SF Coarse – News


#TeamFin angler David Grocer has been having some recent success whilst tench fishing, catching some lovely fish on a variety of #Fin baits including Smokey Jack tipped with a Pink Pepper Squid popups, and Catalyst with a Pineapple NButyric Acid popup… David tried both combinations recently and was delighted with the results! www.spottedfin.com

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Moody Sky’s


Lots of rain and even thunder today.

Richard

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Deeper – Chirp+


Deeper have a new product coming your way

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

Deeper CHIRP+Deeper CHIRP+Deeper CHIRP+

 

 

 

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GO2 100% Milled Betaine


The GO2 100% Milled Betaine is one of our best selling groundbaits, but it also makes an amazing paste!
Simply add it to water (around a 1:1 ratio works great) and mix it well until you get it to a soup like consistency. At this point you’re going to think, what do Spotted Fin know, i’ve just ruined my bag of groundbait!
At this point, leave it for 15 minutes, write us an angry email saying how we haven’t got a clue what we are on about. After a quarter of an hour, as if by magic it has turned into the perfect paste. Mould a lump around your hook and start bagging…
#SpottedFin #TeamFin #MilledBetaine

 

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Trip 33 Carp Fishing- 2019


Its been far too long since my last trip.  But with kids birthday party’s, spawning carp and a week camping in Wales, time soon passed and we are in June.  There are only 7 weeks until the school summer holidays.  Time to get the fishing hat back on.

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After plenty of walking and looking, I decided that the best area was off one of the island swims.  The southwesterly wind had clearly pushed some carp down into this area.  As I didn’t wish to disturb the fish, I only cast out two small bags into the area the carp were showing themselves.

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I set up both rods with a helicopter-style set up, a Ronnie rig made up from the SF end tackle range and would use pop up on both.  I was just to try and catch the carp’s eye.  I would then switch one over to a wafter later on for the night.

It was just before 3pm when the left-hand rod burst into life.  As always, the carp kite left as hard as possible in this swim.  Doing their best to get around the small island which is to my left and leads into a small shallow bay area.  This links to a channel which runs around the back of the island.  It was fighting hard and gaining ground on me fast; it’s the shallow water and their big tails.  You just can’t spot them.  At one point, I was convinced that the fish had come off, but it was charging towards me.  I think it was heading for a small gap between the island and my bank.  At this point, I was knee deep in the water, the rod tip hard on the bottom and I was just holding on trying to gain line.  Finally, it was under the rod tip, but no sooner there, it was off out into the lake once more in.  It attempted to repeat the process – no way.  I was very lucky the first time and didn’t fancy my chances a second time.  I managed to turn the fish, gain control and slipped it nicely into the waiting Nsr.

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15 ish Common

It may not be a monster, but these carp can give a brilliant fight.  This is what it’s all about.

With the rod rebaited, I was very happy, particularly as it had been a long time since I had had a take in daylight hours from here.  Let’s hope there are more to follow.

It was just after 8pm when the next take happened.  I was more prepared for the fish heading left this time and had control a lot sooner, which was a great relief.

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14 ish Common

A bit smaller than the last, but very welcomed after my long break.

My next take came just after 3am.  It was a similar size to the previous 2.  Interestingly, it didn’t try to head for the tree this time (just as well), it headed into open water.  No pictures this time.  With the rod re-done, it was back in the sack.  Just before 5am, I decided it was worth rebaiting the right-hand rod.  I had not heard a single beep on that rod.  It goes to show that if you’re not quite in the right spot, they will not pick your bait up.  With that in mind, I moved that rod more to the right.

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It was certainly worth re doing that rod, as it was off within half an hour.  My 4th fish of the night was landed, also a similar size to the last.  It’s amazing how this lake changes after they have spawned each year.  I am 100% sure the high water temperature caused a lot of the blank nights last year.

Well, its nearly time to head off home and I am not going to moan about this trip out.  It had been a few weeks wait and it’s great to get amongst some carp again.

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One in the NSR

With pack up underway, the right-hand rod was off!  Straight out into open and then processed to kite right.  This was a big issue, as there is a nasty tree in the water here.  I tried my best and thought I was going to be ok.  But NO, it found the tree and underwater branches.  I put the rod on the rest and opened the bail arm – in the hope the fish would find its own way out and continued packing up.  No such luck.  It was time to strip down as my waders were not on the car, oops.  I grabbed the rod and my weighting pole and headed out up to my armpits, but still couldn’t get out far enough.  I put some more pressure on from different angles, this was a pointless exercise.  I had no option other than pull for a break, which I really hate.  I was confident the carp had already shed the hook.

I bit of a disappointing end to a very good trip out.

Until next time

Richard

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Very Wet Set Up


Despite the rain my youngest and I are out for the night.

Fingers Crossed

Richard

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Few hours on the estate lake


Pleasant few hours on the lake last night.

Richard

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Method Ready Pellets


So much hype surrounding the ‘Method Ready Pellets’ recently, primarily designed for the match fishing market, carp anglers have been finding untold uses for them!
PVA bags, spod mixes, moulding them round leads and hookbaits. Thanks to the unique process used to produce these they stay as a formed pellet on the lake bed for far longer than traditional micro pellets, giving you a totally different baiting situation!

📸Terry Brooksbank

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UK Deeper Team at the 🏆 World Street Fishing


Our UK Deeper Team at the 🏆 World Street Fishing 🎣 wraps up their first day on the waters🌇 🌊

It’s been a tough day, with some 9 miles hiked through the ditches and canals of Metz. Ready to rock it on day two! 💪

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Fishing TV – Hints & Tips – 4


Fishing TV

Hints and Tips

Improve your coarse and match techniques with a selection of great hints and tips from the pros

 

Alan Scotthorne talks about pole, elastics, connectors, floats, rigs and some interesting shotting patterns when it comes to fishing with bloodworm and joker.
Duncan Charman shows you how to get your micro pellets next to your hook bait using a pellet cone – making for better presentation.

 

Mark Barrett discusses the gear you will need to make the most of your pike sessions.
Duncan Charman is a huge fan of the stainless bank range from Steve Neville.
Big fish ace Steve Collett walks the banks of his beloved River Severn and discusses where he would expect to find barbel holding up.
Top match angler Steve Sanders is on Trelawney Lake at festival Mecca White Acres.
Bob James shows how he goes about selecting a swim to target specimen stillwater tench using a marker rod.
Tommy Pickering runs through his tips for pole-fishing set-ups on commercials as he recants how he won a big match from an unfancied peg on Twin Oaks Lake at White Acres Fishery.
Dean Brook catches loads of big chub on lures and here he runs through some of his favourite patterns and makes when lure fishing for chub.
Predator ace Mark Barrett passes on some vital bait enhancing tips that can make the difference between a pike or zander taking your bait, or turning away at the last second.
Duncan Charman claims that the humble prawn is much under used and can provide a successful alternative bait for a variety of species.
Corn, tiger nuts, mixers and even plastic maggots all find a place in Des Taylor’s magic ‘Pot of Plastic’.
Big fish expert Darran Goulder explains his multi rod inline maggot feeder approach for targeting gravel pit tench as they wake up from their winter slumbers.
Duncan Charman shows he goes about ensuring he’s got plenty of fresh worms for his big fish sessions – without having to buy them.
Top pike angler Mark Barrett shows how he sets up the float leger rig he uses for 90% of his for predator fishing.
The England international shows how he put together a big weight in a prestigious open match.
Top piker Mark Barrett with a step-by-step guide on how to make your own two hook wire trace.
Top big fish all rounder Darran Goulder reveals some great tricks for catching big barbel in coloured water.
Darran Goulder passes on advice for targeting specimen running water roach in winter.

 

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