FINSKIN – By Spotted Fin


 

This hook-link material is just perfect and I us it on all my rigs and have done for the past year, with some great results.

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Trip 70 Carp Fishing – 2017


After see plenty of fish on Friday morning out to my right, as I was packing up,  After having a nice 20 lb Carp, I felt that the rest of my bait just had to be put along that area (between me and two swims down).  When I arrived back down the lake around 0930 Saturday morning, I was amazed to see so many fish crashing about over the area I had baited.  With that, my friend and I dropped into the same swims as last weekend.

And I lightly topped up the swim with some Catalyst boilies and a groundbait mix.

Then the rain came.

It was not long before my friend had one on the bank.

18lb Common

He had gone for a different tactic to me as he was using 22m Catalyst bottom bait and a stringer with 5 baits on it.  We settled down to a very pleasant evening, once the heavy rain showers had passed.  The night was very peaceful for me with not a bleep, until about 0630 when the right hand rod screamed off (as they always do in here), with absolutely no warning.  It was a nice Common around the 11 lb mark who had woken me up.  I recast, got the kettle on for a brew and watched as the day unfolded.

What a stunning start to the day

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The deer were on the far bank again and this time in the sunshine.

I gave it until around lunchtime, had a quick look around and then headed home.

Until next time

Richard

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Trip 69 Carp Fishing- 2017


I am out for another mid week over nighter.  When I arrived there was only one other angler on the lake – not bad for a 56 acres.

I had a good look around as usual and even flicked about with the marker rod in a couple of swims.  I just couldn’t get a feel for anywhere.  Then I spotted a couple of fish showing along this bank.  So I quickly jumped in the car and went around the other side.  Sure enough, there were a couple more topping along here – decision made.  With the spots already in my note book, I flicked a lead out to double check and yes they still felt good.  With that, I made up two bags and put them on to the spots, with five spombs over each.  There was also a mix of catalyst Pellets and boilies over the top for good measure.

Time for a brew, watch the sun go down and a few more Carp showed themselves.

I drifted off to sleep, only to be woken at midnight, my car alarm was going off for absolutely no reason that I could find.  Perhaps a deer walked by.  Could I get back to sleep after that?  Nope, it took me hours.  Another alarm went off, this time it was the left hand rod, this was on the bottom of the margin shelf.  The fish gave me the right run around and tried to get in the overhanging bushes to my left, more times than I care to remember.  Finally it slipped over the cord.

20lb on the dot

That will do nicely.  I put a fresh bait on and another small mesh bag.  I put the rod back on the spot as I had a couple of hours left to go – you just never know.  Well other than the swan taking both rods out, that was it for the night.

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Spotted these over the far side of the lake this morning.

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Richard

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A brave new world – Articles – CARPology Magazine


Definatly worth a read


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Trip 68 Carp Fishing- 2017


After seeing the Carp in this area at the weekend and looking around other areas, I just didn’t feel the love for anywhere else.

As I knew there are a few hidden obstructions out in front of another swim.  This would have given me better spots to fish but a 90% chance of losing the fish!  I am not prepared to do as fish welfare is paramount to me.  I fished this swim and baited across the entrance to the bay, placed my bait in the middle where the most boilies had been put.  I then found a nice area along the drop off in front of me, I felt the fish could also access the bay along this bank.  I was fishing just off the gravel shelf into the silt area.  I also baited this spot with  Catalyst Boilies and  Betafin pellets.

About 3 am, the left hand rod burst into life and I was away with my first Carp on my new rod’s (I also christened the Fox Warrior landing net, which performed very well) and a nice 12 lb Common was in the net.  No Photography’s as the mosquitoes where bugging me way too much.  The fish was safety returned, flicked out a bag on to the same spot and tucked myself up in the bag.

That was the only action in the night and a quick pack up in the morning to avoid the on coming rain, I was all home safe and dry by 7 am.

Until next time

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48hrs Of Freedom 


 Just fancied the area again, after seeing a few the last time.

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Bivvy Upgrade Time – Aqua M3 Compact


I was lucky enough to have a friend, that was selling his Aqua M3 Compact which he had only used once before, I bit his hand off, at the chance of getting my hands on one of them.

 

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Trip 67 Carp Fishing- 2017


I am out for 48 hrs this weekend for a social with a friend and the conditions are looking spot on.  A nice bit of wind and rain pushing though over the next 24 hrs, this should stir them up.

We have gone for a swim on the back of the wind for a change, mainly because this is the deeper part of the lake.  We both feel this will give us the best opportunity to both catch fish.

Well, the first night didn’t go according to plan – mostly down to me, a small lapse of concentration and tiny lack of attention to the detail, as I thought I had a small bit of putty on my pop up rig.  However that was not the case and you guest it, I was fishing 7 inches off the bottom, oops.  One rod wasted for that night, the other rod was perfect but still no fish.

After a brew with my friend, who hadn’t suffered the same problem as me.  He had banked four low double figured Carp, all on bottom baits and had a good laugh at me.  He did tell me that there were plenty of fish in my swim over night.  Attention to detail catches the fish.

With another band of rain moving across the county around lunchtime, it was time to mix up some more groundbait balls for me to Spomb out.

With a mix of groundbait, 8mm Catalyst pellets, catalyst boilies, it was Spombing time and a good opportunity to test out the Fox Warrior s&m rod, which Tackle Fanatics had sent me to put it through it’s paces.

Nice action shot, thanks to my friend (and his camera/video work).  Plenty of action shots for me to play with.

I changed over to a 22 mm Catalyst bottom baits and a 18 mm Wafter.  I flicked a couple of bags back out onto my spots, let’s hope the carp move onto my baits this afternoon or through the night.

Another very wet and rainy night had passed by with no fish for me again.  I can’t believe it, reports from around the lake by other anglers the lake is fishing very slow and quite hard at the moment.  I normally don’t find this, I will just put it down to bad luck.  I have also not been here for a month and have lost touch a bit with the lake.

Very pleasant morning and a nice sunny day coming, which is nice after all that rain.

Until next time

Richard

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