Spotted Fin – Carp Report – 2019


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Below are just a few of the fish landed on Spotted Fin Products

Spotted Fin – Catch Report –  2019

Stuart Abbot managed to fit in some time on his syndicate water with some awesome results! After a fruitless few hours trying to stalk fish in the shallows, he set about getting the rods sorted for the night ahead. A clear spot at 80 yards was baited with a 70/30 mix of Smokey Jack and Catalyst boilies with the matching pellets and glug.

After a quiet night, at first light a 27lb 14oz stunner was his reward, after re-baiting three more followed upto 24lbs! With the tactics obviously working he couldn’t resist popping down after work the following day and it paid off in fine style.

Once again the night passed quietly but they got on the bait at first light and after a long battle, Stuart was finally reward with a new PB at 41lb 5oz. What an awesome fish too!

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On a recent trip to Windmill Lakes, Rich Bevan managed a number of good carp, but the real show stopper was this MASSIVE grassy at over 44lbs!
Caught over a mixture of Smokey Jack and Catalyst, Rich opted to keep it simple for his first ever French trip using the same rigs and tactics as he would in the UK. Safe to say that it worked.

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Andy Beach has been back on Old Mill’s Birch Lake, after arriving well into darkness on Friday night, he was back up awake at 4:30 the following morning with a gut feeling he was in the wrong area!

Wasting no time Andy made the move down to a quiet corner known as shallow bay, having had no angling pressure for a couple of days he had a hunch they might have pushed down there on the wind.

A mix of Smokey Jack 12mm and 15mm boilies, which he had soaked in the matching food dip and dusted with the stick mix to give them an extra boost of attraction, along with his favoured pellet mix, was dispatched onto the spot followed by a Pink Pepper Squid Wafter.

It wasn’t long before a new UK PB was sulking in the net, known fittingly as ‘Big Pauls’ and weighing in at 53lb 3oz! Effort had definitely equaled reward!

 

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Charlie Hayes continues to plunder the stocks of the famous Wellington Country Park, using the ever faithful Catalyst!
A couple of kilo of mixed 15mm and 20mm Cat glugged in the matching Pellet and Particle Syrup with a hand rolled corkball over the top was enough to temp this 38lb 6oz stunner… Sadly he had managed to break his camera earlier in the session so could only get a couple of quick snaps on the iPad

 

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A wild looking common from a French public water for Stuart Medway, caught over a mixture of Smokey Jack and Catalyst!

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This one ticking all the carpy boxes from David Herridge, after spotting a few carp on the canal which runs behind the restaurant which he manages, he set about a mission to catch one. After getting there confidence up, regularly baiting with Smokey Jack Floaters in between serving guests, once it had quietened down, he grabbed the rod out the car and the bite came within 5 minutes.

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Colossal Catalyst Carp!
German customer Dirk Joos sent over this beast which weighed in at over 77lb! A Catalyst/Fruit Zing snowman over a mix of Catalyst goodies got him that all important bite, beating his PB in the process. What… A… Fish!

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Scott Kelly checked in with this awesome 30lb+ Yorkshire leather, once again falling to his favoured Pink Pepper Squid Pop-Ups!

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So this is what 66lb 12oz of Jurassica Lakes Carp looks like then ! Spotted Fin Team Angler, Susan Ward, with the capture of her lifetime and a new PB, tempted over Smokey Jack crumbed and chopped boilies coated in our luxurious Liquid Tuna and fishing a SJ Pop-UP over the top. This one may even make it onto the the wall at SFHQ if we ask nicely !

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****** Yorkshire Carp, 3 Scale at 61lb 2oz ******

So here we have it ! The first time 3 scale has exceeded the 60lb mark.. and at 61lb 2oz this is a sight to behold. Caught by Spotted Fin Team Angler,Paul Owens, from Erics Angling Willows Lake, on a 15mm Smokey Jack Wafter topped with half a 12mmFrank Warwick Classic Corn Pop-Up over a mixture of Smokey Jack and Catalyst Boilies. Congratulations from everyone at Spotted Fin HQ Paul ! Well deserved.

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Those Willows chunks can’t resist the Fin!
Antony Roughley landed this new PB at 45lb 12oz recently using the ever faithful Pink Pepper Squid Pop-Ups on a Ronnie.

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The term ‘Scaley Banger’ is getting a bit over used recently, but how else could you describe this amazing carp landed by Mick Batley!
Catalyst Floaters doing the damage with a trimmed down Caramel Cream Pop-Up as a hookbait.

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Carp don’t come much better than this! A 50lb common landed by Julian Jurkewitz on a recent French trip with his buddy and fellow #TeamFinmember Thomas Keutmann.
a 20mm Smokey Jack topped off with a 15mm Miracle Berry Pop-Up tempted the all important bite… What. A. Carp!

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Scott Kelly checked in with this awesome 30lb+ Yorkshire leather, once again falling to his favoured Pink Pepper Squid Pop-Ups!

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Charlie Hayes has been on an incredible run of form recently, in the last 12 months he has landed an incredible 5 UK 50lb carp!
This was the latest and arguably the most impressive in the shape of a new PB common at a mind boggling 53lb 11oz…
The bait you ask? Catalyst of course, just like the other four!
#TeamFin #SpottedFin #Catalyst
 — with Charlie Hayes.

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What an absolute belter this one is!
After arriving at the Essex Manor to find it mega busy, our man Mark Cooper managed to find a few fish tucked away in a quiet corner. Lowering in Pink Pepper Squid Pop-Ups no more than two feet from the bank with a scattering of glugged up Smokey Jack, resulted in a two fish catch including this stunner…

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It’s not always about size, as this absolute stunner from Ginger Robertson proves!
Comment below with your best looker from the bank holiday weekend…

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Mark Tierney just got back from a rather wet and cold week in Italy, despite the weather and his bait getting delayed in customs (he had to borrow some off Frank Warwick) he still managed to bank an absolute BEAST in the shape of this stunning 61lber!
A Miracle Berry Pop-Up over a bed of 15mm Smokey Jack was enough to tempt the Italian giant.

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***Two UK 50s in Two Days!!!***
Not content with his 50lber yesterday, Charlie Hayes has gone one better banking the ‘Big Sutton’ at a new Personal Best, 54lb 5oz!
Once again tempted on the ever faithful Catalyst… Mega result!

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Charlie Hayes continues his run of form at Wellington Country Park with a fish known as ‘Drop Scale’ which weighed in at a monstrous 50lb 10oz!
After spotting a few fish in the morning, he fished the far margin with a home made Catalyst corkball pop-up on a hinged stiff rig incorporating a size 4 SF Chod Hook and within a couple of hours it was away..

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Simon Ward was on Chilham Mill this weekend, with the freezing cold night temperatures it was far from ideal conditions. The only bite of the weekend fell to his rods, a Catalyst Natural Pop-Up with a handful of freebies soaked in Finamino, it turned out to be a rare one known as ‘single scale’… a good one too tipping the scales at over 35lbs!

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Andrew Wood has been smashing up his syndicate water this Spring, by baiting the deeper end of the lake with liberal helpings of Smokey Jack, the alarms soon started singing!
11 bites over the next 3 sessions proved it to be the right move, fishing Pink Pepper Squid Wafters over the top of the baited area resulted in some stunning scaleys.

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The kids are absolutely smashing it at right now! Here is 6 year old Riley Court who landed this monster on a combination of Catalyst and Sweet Corn fished in the margin… Totally out fishing his dad at the same time 

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After coming to see us at one of the shows this year and walking away with some Catalyst, it didn’t take long for young Declan Priestley to get in touch with this chunk of a mirror.

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The Spotted Fin – Germany boys are smashing it recently!
This time Felix Zimmermann with this epic common caught on the ever faithful Catalyst…

Spring is most definitely here!
Arezue Wright sent over this mega shot of a scaley stunner caught with the help of the new ‘Method Ready Pellets’ in conjunction with the ever faithful Smokey Jack…

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