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They say that 90% of the fish are hiding in 10% of the waters


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Red Letter Trip


I had a lucky call from the wife this afternoon, saying she had to pick up a workmate in the morning and didn’t need to go to work until after 9 am!  As this is after school run time and would I like to fish tonight?  There would be no need to come home until before school collection time at 3pm the next day.  Well, I jumped at the chance, quickly sorted my kit out and once she was home, I was on my way.  When I arrived there were only 2-day anglers fishing and they were all in day swims.

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As my favorite swim was free and the wind was pushing from the south, there was no other choice.  My Deeper lake book map had certainly paid off the other night and the spot was looking good.

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The spomb was still clipped up from my last trip (which was a help).  I got about 10 Spombs of a mixture of SF tiger & hemp Particle, a mixture of the pellets I have been playing with and some catalyst boilies all out there.  I then did the rods with a mixture of the same in small bags with 15mm catalyst Wafters on both and to my amazement, the first take came about 2130 to the left-hand rod (again) and after a very hard fight, I had a nice 22lb common sitting in the Nsr 50.

 

 

 

22lb Common

 

Not a bad start, I was feeling very happy with myself after throughs hard months.

The second take came on at 2330, around the same time as my first take the other night.  As I was playing the fish, the other rod pulled up and then slowly dropped down, after another good fight the next fish was in the Nsr 50.  I picked up the other rod, unfortunately with no fish on but the rig was in a right mess, the fish had managed to shed the hook.

 

 

 

22 lb Mirror

The fish in the Nsr turned out to be another 22lber on the dot.  I’m glad I use digital scales and a zero them every time otherwise I would have thought I was seeing things.

I got both rods back out there again and settled back on my bedchair, thinking this is more like it.

This is turning into one of them trips to remember.  Well in fact it has.  My next take came sometime around 0045 and it was a pretty good fight.  I avoided the tree to my right and the fish slipped over the cord of the Nsr very easily.  When I looked in the net, oh wow now that’s a lump and when I lifted it out the water, oh boy.  After three times of checking the weight of the sling and zeroing the scales again, I settled on a weight of 40lb 1oz and the joy filled the air.

 

 

 

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I was well over the moon and this had been a long time coming.  No sooner than that fish was back in the water, my right hand rod was away and with an amazing battle this time another fish was in the net and ready for some snaps.

 

 

 

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This one was like a torpedo, which was why I had much difficulty getting it in the net. With both rod’s back out, it was time to spomb some more bait out to keep them in the area.  Not sure if I will get any sleep tonight, it’s just after 0200 but I don’t care – I’ve just had a 40lber and a new PB.

I think the next run was about 0245, it was a very hard fight avoiding the overhanging tree to my right.  Which unfortunately resulted in me picking up the right-hand rods back lead, oh boy but the fight was soon done and a lovely 29.6oz common was in the net.

 

 

 

29.12 Common

The next take came along at about 0340 with another nice common gracing the net.

 

 

 

24.11 Common

There was a break in action until about 7am, which gave me the chance to a little bit of sleep until the next run arrived. I also took all the rod’s out again the fish kitted left under and around the tree.

 

 

 

24.2 Common

With the rods back out, I topped up the swim with a few more Spombs of the particle mix, I was low on boilies and pellet, so I had only for bags now.  As I really needed to use them as I was fishing weed, there was an amazing amount of weed floating around, (which was partly due to me and the rest due to the carp ripping up the bottom), there were still signs if fish, so you never know.  The sun was very much up and on full blast.

Well, folks that was it and what a night it was.  I’m not going to forget that for some time to come.

Think the pictures are all in the right place, does get a bit hard with these common carp.

Until next time

Richard

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How to avoid incorrect readings while using a Deeper sonar?


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1. Use the right attachment to ensure the stability of the device;
2. Do not trust the readings made in artificial water (pool, sink) – there is no sonar in the world which can work in such conditions;
3. If your Deeper is attached to a vessel, ensure that it is not positioned too close to its edge;
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Spotted Fin’s range of boilies


Not tried Spotted Fin’s range of boilies yet ? With our new 500g handy packs of boilies you can try them all. Mix and match flavours and sizes without having to buy in bulk. Available NOW at all good SF retailers and online at Spottedfin.com

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It all started here


This was my very first landed carp.  I had hooked a few before but was ill-equipped to land them; between myself and the tackle!  Back then, I was happy to catch anything that came along, if memory serves me correctly I had had a nice pike on that day as well.  I had been fishing the river which was close by and riding there on my pushbike, I then progressed to doing nights on the lakes and have never stopped since 1981.

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Then I moved on to Weybread Middle Pit for a year or two.

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Then back to Barham Pits for a year, until they, unfortunately, had a fish kill over the closed season and that was it.

It was then I ended up on Weybread again and stuck there until I moved down south in 1996.

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I did fish the odd place in between for a short period of time but it never gave me the searching for the ‘unknown’ feeling, I’d become accustomed to. 

                                                 Bexford Lake

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                                   Thorpeness Mere

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Until next time

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Ever wonder how to install your Deeper sonar on a boat?


 

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Shelf life particle range


With our shelf life particle range being completely PVA Friendly they are an excellent option for a PVA bag or change bait or in your spod mix. When. finished just reseal the bag and leave till your next trip.
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Trip 51 Carp Fishing – 2020


Location – Airfield Lake

Hours Fished – 71 Hours

This week’s trip could go one of two ways with the weather, as its going to change dramatically.  The pressure has fallen way down to below 997mb and the lovely warm south westerly is going to turn into a cold north easterly.  The wind is going to pick up and the sun will be shining.

I’ve pitched up with the SW wind in my face, this will mean the cold northerlies will be from behind me and I will be on the sunny/warmer bank.  However, with the openness of this part of the lake, it could all go wrong, but I feel the southerly winds will have pushed them over here.  It has often done this in the past with some cracking results.

The left hand rod burst into life just after 1830 with a lovely but small Airfield Lake common carp.

You definitely can’t dictate what picks up your bait, but it would be nice at some point in time to get a real lump!

I rebaited the rod and got it back on the spot.  This was a good time to have some noodles.

The second take of the session, was in the middle of the night, to the same rod and the fight was pretty straight forward again.  The ease of landing these fish, I’m putting down to, I’m now wearing chest waders, instead of thigh wader and the ability to get out into the lake further.

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Now that’s a lot bigger and hopefully will stay that way.  Possibly double in size!

I was up early watching the lake and spotted a couple of fish.  It wasn’t until 10 am that the left rod was away again.  I was into a nice steady take with definitely a better fish.  It slowly plodded off to my right, I waded out past the tree and slowly pumped the fish towards the nets.

Nice action shot just moments before the hook pulled out!  Joy.  I am not a happy camper.  But, this is what the lake is all about and we will carry on trying.  It would be nice to get another daylight take and with Ian around for a brew, it was perfect timing for some action shots.  The rod was soon back out there.

I topped up the swim after lunchtime, I popped over to Ian’s swim for a bite to eat and a few glasses.  I headed back at just after 1600 and got the rods back out.  I settled down to watch the lake until it was dark.

It was one of those quiet nights, with not a single bleep and not a fish crashed.  I was awake a fair bit after falling asleep way too early; the stars are absolutely wonderful this time of the year.  The sky was perfectly clear and the lake was flat calm.  The NW wind picked up just after 0830, which is good conditions for this bank – just need the carp to think that.

The question today is freebies – put more out or just leave alone?  Tricky choices and one of the hardest decisions an anglers has to make.  I love my bait and on here you need to stop and hold the shoal when it arrives.  There has been no action since my last take and having topped the swim up again yesterday afternoon.  I believe its best to leave well alone.

It was yet another blank night which I was shocked about, the fish should have accustomed themselves to the big weather condition change and they were clearly more active last night, but not happy to pick up baits.

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Richard

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Which colour palette should you use (Deeper PRO/PRO+/CHIRP+)?


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1. Day Colour Mode (1) is used by professional anglers;
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3. Day Mode colours: yellow – the strongest reflection of the signal, red – medium, blue – weak reflection;
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