Category Archives: The Catalyst

Trip 26 Carp Fishing- 2021


Location Airfield Lake Hours – 72 Swim Big Gravel It’s Bank Holiday weekend, so time for a social with Ian.  We meet up at 11 am on the Thursday before the May holiday weekend, in order to get a head … Continue reading

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Trip 21 Carp Fishing – 2021


I’m finally on my new syndicate (doing my first trip). It was before Christmas that I last did a night and it feels like a lifetime ago and quite strange, to say the least. I arrived just after 7am for … Continue reading

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Trip 17 Carp Fishing – 2021


With my gardening job cancelled this morning, due to the rain and wind.  Once the weather had settled a bit, I headed down the lake and arrived just before noontime.  The only people there were only a couple of crazy … Continue reading

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Trip 16 Carp Fishing – 2021


After yesterday results, I was feeling very keen to get back down the lake (this is a good sign for me at the moment). I arrived down at just after 8am and a few minutes behind another angler.  He was … Continue reading

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Trip 9 Carp Fishing – 2021


With yesterday bucketing it down for most of the day, today was certainly the better option after the rain had passed.  It was forecast to be a lovely sunny day and the first for some weeks but there was still … Continue reading

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Trip 8 Carp Fishing – 2021


The weather was particularly Baltic last week and there was no way I was going outside.  So, by some small miracle I or I should say we, as the whole family was involved, we started to spring clean the house … Continue reading

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Trip 5 Carp Fishing – 2021


With the weather conditions still very mild, it had to be worth another go on the School Lake again. There was also a chance of sunshine later on, this would be nice and could certainly get the carp moving more. … Continue reading

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First trip of the year.


Out of a few hour’s on my local river today, as the local lakes are iced over. Richard

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Trip 67 Carp Fishing – 2020


Location – Meadow Lake Hours Fished – 48 Hours   This is it folks!  My last trip of 2020 and the last on Meadow Lake for some months.  I start a new adventure on a new syndicate for 2021 and … Continue reading

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Trip 66 Carp Fishing – 2020


Location – Meadow Lake Hours Fished – 95 Hours When I come home from my last session I always start to plan for my next.  With this in mind, I spotted a wet, warmer front was due to arrive over Saturday night … Continue reading

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