Category Archives: The Catalyst

Trip 1 Carp Fishing – 2019


I am out for my first night of 2019.  My youngest was have a friend over for the night and my services were surplus to requirement – phew.  I did offer to stay at home but was told it was … Continue reading

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Trip 74 Carp Fishing- 2018


This is most certainly my last trip of the year, there are only a couple of days to go before New Year’s Eve.  It would be nice to bag my last carp of 2018. It was a night time set … Continue reading

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Too Much Bait In Winter??


This is one of the biggest dilemmas faced by anglers, from beginner to someone who has been fishing for years.  Unless you know the lake or person writing the article, you will not understand this situation behind it. E.g venue, … Continue reading

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Trip 73 Carp Fishing- 2018


I was not sure if I would get out again before Christmas or even into the New Year.  My dad had been down for 10 days, as it was this time last year when my mum passed away. Also with … Continue reading

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Hopes and Dreams for 2019


After the ups and downs of last year – after the start I had, who could have predicted I would end up with 2 PB carp.  I am not really sure what to aim for next year. So I think … Continue reading

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48 hrs On The Bank


Happy day, managed to get out again, can’t believe my luck. Let’s hope we can bank a carp or two. Fingers Crossed Richard

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Amazing News


I am so proud to be part of the Spotted Fin Family and over the moon with this news!   It’s so easy to work for a brand that you have utter confidence in (and I have) and always will.  … Continue reading

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Stick Mix & My Thoughts


Stick mixes are a very successful way for fishing (for carp) from margins to long range. But how do you define a stick mix?  Personally, I think it’s any micro-ingredient – be it bread, boilies, particles (refined down to crumb) … Continue reading

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Trip 71 Carp Fishing – 2018


With the weather, work and family stuff, I’ve not managed to get out for two weeks, which is a shame, I just didn’t fancy getting soaked for only 5 hrs fishing. I had a quick look about and spotted a … Continue reading

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Trip 70 Carp Fishing- 2018


With the last mild night for the foreseeable future, Winter is just around the corner.  I had to push myself to set up in the day, I had not planned to do that anymore.  I’m just getting too old but … Continue reading

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