Trip 54 Carp Fishing- 2019


Location – Meadow Lake

Hours Fished – 18hrs

I made it back down the lake for another quick overnighter and the angler pressure from the weekend gone (and the fact that no one had fished in the swim I was in Friday night on a Saturday night), I was just drawback there again.  Not sure why but it just felt the right place to be.

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I baited the same spot I had fished my right-hand rod on my last trip.  The left-hand rod, I moved to the bottom of the drop off on the left-hand side of the small island.  I’d seen carp there a few times before when fishing on the other side of the lake.

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The wind was due to swing from NW to SW this afternoon, and a cloud front moving in.  The pressure was due to fall not supper low, but falling.  It was leading up to a very wet day on Monday; which if I was lucky, I would just about pack up in the morning before it arrives.

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Just after 1am again, they like that time in this swim, the left-hand rod screams off and I pull into what feels like a nice fish.  No sooner than I did, the carp bumps off.  Not that again.  I thought I’d fixed that issue – apparently not.  I got the bait back out and got back into the sack a bit, there is always time for another one before my 6am packing up time.

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It turned out to be the only bite of the night, but I’m happy.  It does show that I was right with where the fish are, just unfortunate not to land it.

Until next time

Richard

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Smokey Jack


Smokey Jack: A complete fishmeal boilie, made with Skipjack Tuna and a blend of individually sourced spices.
These boilies are a beautiful Red/brown colour and we have packed as much fishmeal into it as we can get to hold together, specifically LT94. We include other high protein based meals to ensure high digestibility content and they are laden with Tuna Paste, Liquids and exotic spices and attractors. To round it off we use ground kelp meals for added crunch. This is an out an out fishmeal based food bait.

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How Fishing Saved Me


As it was mental health week, a few weeks ago, I thought I would share how I believe fishing has helped me get through all the years of suffering and into many more.

My depression started, way back when I had no idea what was going on.  It is only in the past twenty years when the illness has been brought out into the open and less of a stigma attached to it.

Unfortunately, there is still a vast gap between people who suffer and people who don’t.  There is just no real way to explain that one second I can be perfectly ok and the next unbelievably sad and wishing I could burst out crying.  Which in a nutshell, is how I have lived my life for decades, there is no trigger that I can spot.

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I was prescribed medication a good number of years ago and took them for about a year when things were really bad.  But after reading lots about the long time side effect, I discided this was not the way forward for me and I just have to deal with this down moments in time my own way.

What I (and my wife) noticed it never happened when I was fishing.  In some ways, I thought was odd, as I generally fish alone and have done for many years.  I think we fish better like this; don’t get me wrong, you can see from my blogs over the years I have started to fish more, with other people.  I often wondered whether it was due to having fewer things going on.  Which can’t really be the case, when you consider how much time I have spent by myself before I took redundancy.  Work was so full-on, over 12 hrs a day and my mind was occupied with work 24/7, it still would kick in but a lot less.  However, over the past 4 winters, since finishing my shipping days and doing gardening now, the Winter months have become less active for both work and fishing.  There is a clear difference between the weeks where I can fish and the weeks I can’t.  I have come to realize that fishing is definitely my happy place or it could be just getting out into the countryside and the freedom of it all.  For me it’s the best therapy there is and I’m not sure where I would be without fishing.  There has been the odd time where I just could not get out of bed, but I found that I just had to go and tell myself, just go for a walk around the lake.  Inevitably, I would stay and fish, probably not to the best of my ability, however, I was out there.  It also goes without saying that my wife & family have been so understanding and letting me out in the bank all these years.

I have also found that it’s a great satisfaction for seeing my friends catch carp – it must be the emotion of the moment which rubs off on me.  I get a great sense of well being.

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I do hope this helps people and maybe, it’s worth taking up fishing of some sort.  It may just turn out to be the best therapy you can ever get.

Richard

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I love this time of the year.


Autumn sunset, never stop amazing me.

Richard

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Range of Particle and Pellet Syrups


Our range of Particle and Pellet Syrups are a super cost effective way matching your feed to your boilies and hookbaits. The thick liquid will cling to pellets and boilies or add it to the liquid you are soaking your particle in…

Just £9.99 per litre and available in a full range of flavours including Smokey Jack and Catalyst to match the boilie ranges!

 

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Spotted Fin News


You can all breath a sigh of relief! These beauties are back online, along with their brand new labels…
Same great hook baits with a clean new look.

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The Catalyst’ continues to produce!


Since being launched to the public, wayyyy back in Spring 2016 (although it’s been catching carp for many more years!) we have lost count of the number of UK 50’s landed on this special bait.

Any water, in any country ‘The Catalyst’ continues to produce!

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Interesting Feature


Interesting feature I found using the Deeper the other week.

Richard

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Stunning Sunset


Stunning sunset the other weekend.

Richard

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Spotted Fin Pellets


Brilliant combination, Catalyst, Betafin and sSmokey Jack pellets.

Richard

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