Trip 41 Carp Fishing – 2019


With a hot week in the gardens this week, it was looking like a good weekend for fishing.  Ian arrived on Thursday night and had already bagged a nice 30.  By the time I arrived on Friday evening, there were a few anglers on and it was very obvious that if I wanted to stand a chance of bagging a few carp, I would need to double up with Ian.  If I blanked for the first few nights there was a good chance that Sunday night would produce.  By then the lake would be pretty empty.

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I had studied the Lakebook on my home computer and I knew the spots I was looking for when I arrived.  I arrived just before 7 pm and got straight to work with the maker rod.  There had been a great deal of weed growth this year, I didn’t wish to spend too long thrashing the water this evening any fine-tuning.  This would be best done on Saturday at noontime well away from the carps feeding times.

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These are small areas I haven’t mapped yet, you still get the full picture of the lake and where I hoped the fish would be or transit at some point over the weekend.  I just need to stop them there and get them to put their heads down.  This swim is full of features and can be very tricky, you can see why.

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I baited up with my ground bait mixture of crushed hemp, Catalyst ground bait, hemp and a good load of the Catalyst particle syrup, I also spombed out a few of my boilie mixture.  Both rods were fished with a 15mm Catalyst wafter and a 12mm natural pop up which are perfectly balanced.

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With the sun setting over the estate, it was time to relax with a bottle of ale and look for signs of carp.

My first take happened at just after 3 am and after a bit of a fight the fish was in the margins.  I had managed to keep it away from all our lines and I was just getting ready to next the fish and the hook pulled out. Joy!  These things happen from time to time, just to test you.

With the rod back out, I settled down in the to reflect on things and soon drifted back off to Dreamland.

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I was awoken by a single beep and a kingfisher sitting on my rods, it was diving after the minnows.  I watched him for sometime before I decided to take some photographs and a short video for my vlog about my trip.  It was wonderful to watch and makes you realize it’s not all about fishing.

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Around 11 am, I flicked the Deeper out and much to my amazement the Deeper had picked up a nice show of carp; just at the back of a weed bed.  This made me re-evaluate my tactics and moved my rods two wraps closer.

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Within an hour, I had a take, it turned out to be a Tench.  It must have been one of the smaller fish in the above screenshot, but at least there was some action.  I gave it until 1430 and then baited up with more ground bait and boilies all set for the afternoon, evening, night, etc

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The day drew to a close with another magnificent sunset, but not much carp activity.  I was still feeling very confident after seeing all those fish on the Deeper early on in the day.  This was clearly a holding area and with a nice amount of bait out there, they would surely feed at some point tonight.  Just before midnight, my right-hand rod was off and a long battle ensued, not helped by the fact I had been in a very deep sleep.  I was struggling to completely wake up.  The carp finally was in the net and I was greatly relieved.  I set about sorting out weighing and photographing the fish. Lucky for me, Ian was about to help, I just couldn’t fully wake up.

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20lb Common

Photo done and fish returned.  I set about sorting both rods out, I managed to pick up the other line on the way in (this was also was very hard work).  I finally started getting my head together and got both rods back on the spot.  All I had to do was to write up the capture and get my head back down; this was going to be hard going, as by now I was fully awake.

Ian, unfortunately, lost a carp about an hour later as it kited under the tree’s to our right.  I was awoken in the morning by the Kingfisher on my rods fishing again, I never get bored of this and is just fantastic to watch.

Do I stay or do I go?

I can do another night, however, it’s going to be a hot one and those carp are not going to be in the mood for food, not until at least dark hours again.  It’s a shame I don’t live closer as I would surely head home for the day, return and set up again tonight.  I do believe I will be heading home this morning.

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With some thought put into this decision and checking the diary, I felt it best to head home and come out another day,.  I was pretty tired and felt that I would not fish my best tonight – unless some sleep was had.  So, a day trip was planned the next day on the Estate Lake and a quick overnighter in the week, this would be a lot more beneficial and productive.

 

Until next time

Richard

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Bankside Again


With the school holidays just around the corner, just got to make the most of it.

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Zero Gravity’ Pop-Up


Our famous ‘Zero Gravity’ Pop-Up and Wafter mixes are now back in stock and available to order!
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Friday Night


Another quick night on the bank, as the weather is looking spot on.

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Quick Overnighter Time


I’m trying to get as many trips in as possible, before the school holidays and with the prospect of a bit of rain tonight, just had to be on the bank.

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Deeper Sonar – YouTube


Head over to the Deeper Sonar Youtube page.

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Deeper – Chirp+


Deeper CHIRP+

The Deeper Chirp+ is the next step forward in cast-able sonar/fish finder and being part of the testing team was a great privilege for me.  Being able to pass on information that has become part of this product, is just amazing.

I was lucky enough to get my hand on one quite early and I have been using it over the past 3 months.  What can I say is that the Chirp technology is by far the best and to have this in such a small castable device is amazing.

It has helped me catch a number of carp since I have had it.  Notably, the 9 fish I had in the February school half term this year.  Without the advice the Chirp gave me to pinpoint the perfect spot, I could have easily blanked.   Read the blog  (no Chirp images, as I was testing it at the time), this trip was a real red letter session.

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What can I say?  Other than another brilliant bit of kit from the Deeper team.

Deeper Chrip+ Spec

What is CHIRP?

A traditional sonar sends out a single frequency pulse at a time. A CHIRP (Compressed High Intensity Radiated Pulse) sonar sends out a continuous flow of frequencies, ranging from low to high and because of this, the sonar readings are much clearer and have a higher resolution compared to traditional sonars.

Why Deeper CHIRP+ is the Best

Unbelievable Target Separation

Unbelievable Target Separation

With a target separation of 1cm / 0.4”, you’ll be able to easily pinpoint target species even when they are amongst a school of bait fish or track the tiniest lure when vertical jigging.

Extreme Depths Precision

With CHIRP, surface clutter and noise are minimal, so you can expect precise sonar readings in very shallow water and locate fish as close as 15cm / 6”  from the water’s surface. To the other extreme, you will be able to distinguish bottom huggers in water as deep as 100m / 330 ft.

Extreme Depths Precision

3 Beam Frequencies for Versatility

Discover fish holding spots faster by scanning an area with the wide angle beam, 47° (100 kHz). Use the mid angle beam, 16° (290kHz) to drill in on that hotspot you’ve located. Home in on your target species with the very detailed, 7° (675kHz) narrow angle beam.

3 Beam Frequencies for Versatility

Super Fast Charge

80% in 45 minutes, 100% in 75 minutes. Get back on the water, fast.

Super Fast Charge

What You See on the Deeper App Display

  • Extremely detailed and crisp visuals. Distinguish predator fish from bait fish, bottom huggers from bottom contour.
  • Extremely detailed and crisp visuals
  • See vegetation, structure, fish and bottom contour as well as bottom hardness and consistency. Know water depth and temperature.
  • bottom contour and vegetation
  • Reduced clutter and sonar noise in water as shallow as 15cm / 6”.
  • Reduced clutter and sonar noise
  • Choose from three color palettes for a perfect visual display in any weather condition.
  • Choose from three color palettes

Any Angler that Wants to Go Fishing Anytime Can Take it Anywhere

  • Shore fishing
  • Kayak/SUP fishing
  • Boat fishing
  • Ice fishing
  • Ice fishing
  • As an ice fishing flasher, Deeper CHIRP+ makes hole hopping easier with no transducer or wires. The 1cm / 0.4” target separation lets you see when your target species is about to strike. The 7° (675kHz) narrow angle beam ensures precise readings with very little sonar noise. The Deeper App has a traditional ice flasher display, a-scope and zoom mode.
  • Shore fishing
  • CHIRP sonar technology, along with built-in GPS, makes it the most advanced, portable and castable fish finder on the market for shore anglers. Create lake maps from the shore or scan the water to locate holding spots and find fish.
  • Kayak/SUP fishing
  • With the flex arm mount, the Deeper CHIRP+ installs on your kayak in seconds, no drilling, no cables or batteries. Ideal for SUP fishing, it fits comfortably into a hatch or tackle pack. Troll and map or cast out to reach those hard to access areas.
  • Boat fishing
  • Ideal for small boats. Cast out or troll from your pontoon, jon boat, dingy or belly boat. Troll smoothly at a low speed of 3kph (2mph) for accurate sonar readings or cast out to hard to reach places. It’s really a great device to have on any boat, regardless of size, because you never know when it might come in handy.
  • Ice fishing
  • As an ice fishing flasher, Deeper CHIRP+ makes hole hopping easier with no transducer or wires. The 1cm / 0.4” target separation lets you see when your target species is about to strike. The 7° (675kHz) narrow angle beam ensures precise readings with very little sonar noise. The Deeper App has a traditional ice flasher display, a-scope and zoom mode.
  • Shore fishing
  • CHIRP sonar technology, along with built-in GPS, makes it the most advanced, portable and castable fish finder on the market for shore anglers. Create lake maps from the shore or scan the water to locate holding spots and find fish.

How to Use

pair with your smart device

Place in water, pair with your smart device in seconds

Cast out and reel in to scan water

Cast out and reel in to scan water or create maps

Troll or drop in ice hole to scan water

Troll or drop in ice hole to scan water or create maps

Lakebook™

Save and access your lake maps and scans with Lakebook™

Deeper Lakebook™ – Bathymetry Management Platform

Every sonar scan and bathymetric map you create with your Deeper CHIRP+, every point of interest (aka waypoint) you mark using the Deeper App, all in one place with Deeper Lakebook™, your personal journal for better fishing.

Lakebook

EXPLORE LAKEBOOK™

Deeper Chirp tech spec

Product Details

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Material:

ABS enclosure, Titanium inserts

Sonar type: 3 Frequency CHIRP

Narrow CHIRP 675 kHz (cone angle 7°)

Medium CHIRP 290 kHz (cone angle 16°)

Wide CHIRP 100 kHz (cone angle 47°)

Target separation:

1 cm. / 0.4 in Narrow Chirp

2.4 cm. / 0.94 in Medium Chirp

2.4 cm. / 0.94 in Wide Chirp

Depth Range:

15 cm. / 6 in – 100 m. / 330 ft

Sonar Scan Rate:

Up to 15 / second

Sonar modes:

Standard, Ice fishing, Boat, Onshore GPS

Temperature sensor:

Water surface temperature sensor in Fahrenheit / Celsius

Operating temperature:

-20°C to 40°C / -4°F to 104°F

GNSS (Global positioning systems supported):

GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS

Operating time:

GPS ON up to 4.5 hours

GPS OFF up to 6 hours

Charging technology:

Fast charge

80% in 45 min.

100% in 75 min.

Internal battery:

Lithium Polymer, 3.7V Rechargeable, 950 mAh

Power adapter (not included in the box, recommended):

Input 110V/220V. Output Micro USB, 5V 2A

Connection Type:

Wi-Fi

Connection Range:

Stable connection up to 100 m. / 330 ft.

Color:

Military Green

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Back out for a few hour’s this evening.


Fingers crossed.

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Trip 40 Carp Fishing- 2019


After a long message exchange with Ian, we decided we better get back on the Airfield Lake before it’s too late, as the school holidays are just around the corner.  I thought that it was a great idea.  With that in mind and not wishing to turn up blind at the weekend, I just had to do a reccy trip during the week.

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I was a bit late arriving than I hoped for but at least I was there.  I had a quick look around, the wind was pushing hard on this bank.  A few carp were crashing on the small bay to my right, with the odd fish on the surface.  This had to be the swim.  I had a good view of a fair percentage of the lake, it was also a good spot for watching the lake tonight and tomorrow morning.

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As I had mapped this swim with the Deeper and also fished it a fair few times, I knew where my baited needed to be.  However, I still got the marker rod out as a double check to where the silt beds were and to check the depth.  You can easily end up in 2ft of water when its best to be in 4ft when the swans come to visit!  I spombed out 4 loads over each area, put a bottom bait on one rod and the other with a wafter.  I settled down to watch the lake and eat my packed tea.

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It was some time around 2am when the left-hand rod bust in to live, in the way that only Airfield Lake carp do.  I was fast off and somehow facing into the brolly which caused great confusion for a few seconds as the buzzer was still screaming away!  After what felt like an eternity, I was eventually by my rod and pulling into a low double figured carp who was still heading out like a torpedo in these shallow waters.  It was brought under control and after a poor attempt at running away in the margins towards the reeds, it was safely in the Nsr50.

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With the fish safely returned and the snaps done.  I set about recasting the rod and got my head down for a few more hours.

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There were fish all over the place most of the night and first thing in the morning.  They were still going when I headed for home.

 

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Richard

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Glugged’ hookbaits


We’re already hearing of some mega catches using our new ‘Glugged’ hookbaits, packed with attraction straight from the tub!
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