Trip 47 Carp Fishing – 2019


With the heatwave over and we had a free weekend, I was down the lake just after 9 am with my two daughters.  We pitched up next to Ian under the big willow, there was no way I was sitting out in the direct sunlight.  There is an age thing where you become much more sensible and less concerned about catching at every cost; e.g baking yourself.

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We swapped over sides this trip and I was on the tree-lined side of the swim but was keeping well away in the night.  In the daylight hours, I was going to try the small bay to my right, there is always fish in there.  It’s a case of can you get them down on your bait or will they just relax in the upper levels all day?

I found a lovely gravel spot at the back of a hump, opposite to the channel which leads into the sanctuary area.  I placed the other rod on a silty area a few yards away and spombed out a good load of my mixture of Smokey, Catalyst, Hemp, Tiger’s, etc.

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With the sun setting, the wife had collected the kids, so I settled down and watched the carp showing themselves finally.  We were both extremely confident a bite would come to one of use tonight if not both.  Despite the show of fish, it was clearly not happening, not a single bleep to either one of us.  It was time to get the thinking hats on.  The weather conditions were spot on and a nice breeze pushed through the day.  I opted to put a bait on the right-hand bush.

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There would be a good chance of a tench, but hopefully, the carp would push them off first.n  The other rod was left near the channel, but I had changed over to a bottom bait.  We shall see what the day brings.

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With still no joy to myself or Ian, it was turning out to be another hard weekend fishing.  There was plenty of carp, but they were not interested in getting their heads down.  After watching the carp for a few hours moving in and out of the small bay to my right, I decided that I need to place a bait in the far corner of the tree line, to give me some chance of landing anything that decided to pick my bait up.  I recast the other rod, as I had opted for smaller hook baits, as a change in tactics.  If the carp were not really in the mood for feeding, smaller offerings were going to be better.  As there had been no forthcoming action, we both decided that any inclusion of bait into the swim would be detrimental.  Only worth bothering if we had a few fish over the Saturday night, fingers crossed this will pay off.

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That turned out to be another blank night for me.  Ian, on the other hand, lost one at the net – we all know (full well) that sinking feeling.  The swim was full of carp as before but we just could not get a pickup, but that’s fishing sometimes.  You try every trick in the book and they just will not play ball.

But I’m never going to complain too much, as a few days on the bank you should never complain about.

Until next time

Richard

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Trip 46 Carp Fishing – 2019


With the school holidays around the corner, I just have to take every opportunity that I can.

When I arrived, there were two other anglers fishing.  When I spoke to them they were off within the hour and I really fancied those swims.  It’s funny but I don’t like jumping in behind people – if I had arrived 2 hrs later I would have never known and probably gone in one over them.

I made use of the extra time and had a good look about, I didn’t see much at all.  The anglers in the swims where very fourth coming with how they had gotten on.  In fact, everyone is happy to share information on this syndicate and happy to pass on locations where the fish have been showing, etc.  They are all a great bunch, all happy to help each other and this is how it should be.

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Well, I just had a feeling about this swim and really fancied fishing it.  Armed with the Deeper and my marker rod, I had a play about.

 

 

 

 

 

There are certainly a few fish about and with me being in two minds what to do, a nice lump stuck its head out on the far tree line.  Okay, I better pitch up here.  I wasn’t going to be casting anywhere near that far out, but it gave me confidence that there are better fish about in this part of the lake.  Oddly, it’s opposite nearly to where I fished on Friday night.

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With a couple of nice spots found, the spomb was being blasted out and a nice load of Hemp, Tiger’s, Catalyst, Smokey boilIes were out there.  Using the same tactics as before, no point in ever-changing anything that’s working well.

I then set about getting the bivvy up and as I hadn’t managed to dry it out from Friday night’s trip, it was going to be fun.  All sorted, the coffee was on it and was time to sit back and enjoy the wonders of nature.

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Morning arrived – no fish or no bleeps in the night, it came as a shock.  These things happen, these fish feed in the day time.  A nice overcast morning was forecast and I’m the only angler on here at the moment, I’m still very hopeful of the last few hours.

 

It was not to be, this time

 

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Baiting Pole Tips


Baiting pole is amazing bits of kit.  I have found my one incredibly useful and it’s certainly has helped me catch fish.

Now, before you rush out and buy one, there are a few things to consider.

1. Cost – you will probably think that a 12m pole will be just perfect for you.  Not the case – as it’s not even 4-rod lengths from the bank.  This means you will need a few extension sections.

2. Carrying it – I have 1 x 12m pole + 11m extension section.  I carry it in an old brolly bag, which was lucky, as you can’t buy anything to carry them in

3. Practicality – they are not that easy to use in small swims or slopping swims as you need to lay the pieces out.

4. Being able to use it – this is not about the operator, it’s about the condition of the lake.  A crosswind or a strong wind will affect the pole and can easily cause the pole to break.

5. Advise

A. Never use on strong winds.

B. Don’t lift, always push or pull.

D. After 12m add extra floats every 10m.

E. When maneuvering the pole in the water, take your time.  As to many side, strains will snap the pole.

F. Dry the pole and keep the joints free of gravel.

G. Treat it with respect.

Hope this helps and doesn’t put you off buying one.  They are a great bit of kit and used correctly will help you bank carp.

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Hope This Helps

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Ashley Rae loves to fish and she’s been doing it most of her life. But it’s only recently that she’s discovered the thrill of sitting for hours on a frozen sheet of ice in the middle of winter. In this beautifully shot record of one season’s campaign, across the Land O’ Lakes in Ontario, Canada she teams up with a number of local experts to demonstrate the range of methods that can be used. From dropping on to a small lake by helicopter for some lightweight jigging for Brook Trout, to employing all the modern technology in an attempt to catch a trophy Walleye.

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