Spodding out for success! - Jonny Molesworth
I’m not often one to grab a spod rod and begin filling in a lake with bait, much preferring to fish tighter swims and ambushing passing carp using lighter baiting tactics. However, I’m fully aware that it’s a great tactic for big hits on many carp waters across the country, when used appropriately. After a poorer-than-average session on the local clay pits which yielded only one double and a couple of small pasties, I decided that a change of tactics was in order for my next ...
Earlswood Open – Jan 19th 2014
I’ve not managed to get out on any River matches yet in 2014! All our winter leagues have been cancelled due to flooding.
Anyway I been enjoying a few sessions at Earlswood lakes near Birmingham catching some nice bream and roach on the feeder.
Yesterday I fished a small open on the Yachting lake at Earlswood and drew peg 55 on the dam wall.
I knew this had been a good area and was looking forward to finally fishing a match this year, also as I’d drawn near to some o...
Terry’s Travels A bit of a Gilt Trip!
During the height of our glorious summer that eventually arrived back in July, my angling mate Andy Wolsey and I decided to head for the Cork coastline. This was in search of a new species for us, namely the Gilt Head Bream.
The original plan was to allow three days to find our target species, and possibly stretch to a fourth day if things didn’t happen to go our way. Although day one was a failure of sorts, we tempted a few thick-lipped Mullet and their close ...
It seems a long time ago that I wrote my last blog way back in October. This is not so much due to the time it has taken for me to put this one together but more due to the change we see that happens each year at this time in the weather. Gone are the last of those late autumn nights where despite the fact that the year is heading towards its end, if you get the odd cloudy spell you can still have quite a pleasant evenings angling. The last of the year’s frogs still occasiona...
Weymouth latest......MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
Paul Cross landed his Personal Best Blonde Ray weighing 21Ib while fishing anchored on a bank aboard FLAMER IV. Peter was using a 20Ib class rod with a Sakuma 6/0 and 4/0 hook penell rig baited with Ammo Squid and Mackerel cocktail. The Ray was released alive.
Pictured top Will Power Smith from Northampton with a 3Ib Whiting and above Trevor Pegg with his personal best Whiting weighing 3Ib 2oz.
A Christmas result! - Jonny Molesworth
After the relative success of the pre-baiting campaign on my little local pool during January and March of 2013, my efforts there subsided significantly over the following months. The pool had become laden with weed and lily beds, which made fishing it very difficult. Therefore, I decided to postpone angling there until the Christmas holidays, when it would hopefully be clearer. By the time I’d finished an exceptionally busy semester at Uni, I hadn’t wet a line for an eye-wat...
Rough Ground Roulette
If you are wondering what happened to me from September to late November, blog wise, I was constantly working away and unable to fish. Going for so long without wetting a line was sheer agony and by late November when I finally got home the ache to fish was unbearable.
My first trip out was after conger. It was a flat calm night with no sea swell and a sky full of stars. I hit a conger while the tide was still on the ebb. It felt a decent double figure fish, but got tangle...
Autumn carping - Jonny Molesworth
Since the weather is now really starting to close in and water temperatures will no doubt have dropped, I decided to do one last 48 hour session at the pits before things got too cold. With a busy semester of Uni unfolding, I knew this would potentially be one of the last proper sessions of the year. What’s more, it was an unseasonably warm week, so I was full of expectation. To maximise my time, I made up around 7kgs of spod mix in advance, adding in the usual Berkley Gulp! ...
Fryerning fishery.....Dave Weaver
Bait Berkley Gulp Squid and Liver Boilies
Rig Multi rig tied using a JRC Connect 2 sixe hook with JRC coated hook link and big eye swivel
Catch 31lb Mirror carp
I arrived at the lake to find all the known fish catching swims to be taken as per normal and with the wind chucking up the lake into the out of bounds area I really wanted the lodge swim but no chance of that, So I spent some time walking round the lake and looking at the water in front of the vacant swims, ...
Winter Success On The Tarn....Steve Peach
Being busy at work I have struggled to get much time on the bank but a quick night on the Tarn in mid-November resulted in a brace of carp of 22lbs8oz and 15lb12oz both falling to single gulp! carp squid and liver 16mm boilies topped with a piece of pink plastic corn.
Not a bad result as I arrived in the dark and had to rely on pure instinct to hit the spots I wanted.
The last few weeks of cold weather has really had it toll on fishing and after blanking my last two t...