Spotted Fin – Carp Fishing


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

Spotted Fin – Catch Report –  2019

That’s what we like to hear!
Justin Grassi‎ decided to give The Catalyst a go, first time out using Spotted Fin on a quick overnighter he was rewarded with this lovely dark mid-20… The first of many we’re sure!

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Matt Hollingworth netted a new PB in the shape of this mega 38lb two-tone common from Mallard at Bluebell Lakes.
The bite came on a little 12mm Catalyst Natural Pop-Up over the top of some chopped Catalyst freebies with matching 6mm pellets and a bit of hemp for good measure.

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Catalyst + Charlie Hayes = LOADS of big carp!

Yet another Welly unit weighing in at 42lb 12oz for Charlie, his home made Catalyst Cork Ball Pop-Ups on a Ronnie Rig over a kilo of matching freebies doing the damage.

Good luck to anyone getting out on the bank this weekend 😍

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Oh… My… Days!!!
When this one dropped into the inbox, it took our breath away! James Channell with a new PB of 62lb 14oz, Catalyst soaked in the awesome Pineapple and N-Butyric Particle Syrup doing the damage
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Andrew Wood managed to up his PB from his West Yorkshire Syndicate in the shape of this 37lb 10oz specimen!
He tempted the beast on a 15mm Pink Pepper Squid Pop-Up over the top of his favoured mix of Smokey Jack boilies and chops in various sizes, matching pellets and a liberal helping of Pink Pepper Squid Syrup, Finstim and Salmon oil…

#TeamFin #PPS

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Antony Roughley with an epic common from his recent trip to Vallee Lakes in France, falling to the ever faithful Smokey Jack!

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Spotted Fin continues to grow all over Europe and although Ireland isn’t the first place you think of when it comes to big carp, it does have a growing group of mega keen carp anglers.
Danny Ocallaghan is one such angler, based in County Meath, his life revolves around catching big fish. Carp fishing in the warmer months and switching his attention to big pike in the winter. With an Irish PB of 20lb 2oz and carp to over 50lb to his name from further afield, we are thrilled to welcome him to #TeamFin.

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A quick afterwork session proved to be well worth the effort for Chris Flack! After having his rods in his local southern club water for three hours, he was rewarded with a fish known as ‘7 Scale’ weighing in at 32lb 10oz and a new PB.

A Ronnie rig with a Catalyst Pop-up cast to showing fish, with a few matching bottom baits in the area was enough to tempt the quick bite.
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Ian Miller struck gold on his southern syndicate water in the shape of a new PB of 36lb 2oz!
After finding a small gravel spot in-amongst some weed, he dispatched a couple of kilo of mixed Catalyst into the area. A glugged Catalyst bottom bait tipped with a matching wafter was enough to tempt the immaculate common.
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Charlie Hayes continues to plunder the stocks of Wellington Country Park, with a six fish catch during his recent 36 hour session.
The pick of the bunch was a fish known a C-Scale at 45lb 11oz, backed up with a 37lb Common, a 34lb Mirror and three more 20lbers.
As always Charlie opted for the ever-faithful Catalyst, getting through 6kg during the session. Ronnie Rigs with a hand rolled pink Catalyst Corkball Pop-Up got all six of the bites!
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Mark Cooper recently returned from fishing a private lake in France, which in his own words is ‘in the middle of nowhere’…
As you can tell from the pictures he got amongst some absolutely belting carp, all falling to either Pineapple and N-Butyric or Classic Corn Pop-Ups fished over a bed of maize and barley glugged in the SF Salmon Oil.
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***Off the mark***

Tony Hallsworth managed his first fish from his new water, the ever faithful Pink Pepper Squid Pop-Ups over the top of hemp and tigers nicking him that all important first bite.
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Solid bags with crushed Smokey Jack, GO2 Carp Super Blend and a few of the ever faithful Betafin pellets have been doing the damage for John Glasscoe on his syndicate recently. This was our favourite…

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When you can’t decide between Smokey Jack and Catalyst… Just go for the mix and match like David Guntrip did on his most recent session! This one the pick of four…

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A Catalyst Natural Pop-Up over a mix of Hemp, Maize and 12mm Catalyst all covered in Classic Corn Syrup caught Mick Batley a new PB on the final night of his French trip.
The chunk of a common span the needle round to 49lb 14oz!

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Matt French recently banked one of his target fish in the shape of this lovely old linear! A Smokey Jack Wafter over the top of whole and chopped freebies produced this and two other fish.

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***Anglers Paradise LUMP can’t resist the Cat!***
Paul Stewart got in touch with this 51lb 9oz mirror known as ‘Silver Back’ from the famous Anglers Paradise

“After seeing my fishing partner in crime Ryan Owen land the complex record breaking ‘Silver Back’ at 53lb 4oz last year when we fished the kracking carp lake, and my results not being so good! I knew I had to up my game for this year’s visit…
I thought I would try to get an edge with a new bait which my brother in law had recently started stocking in his tackle shop (Paul Hett ltd) in the shape of The Catalyst.
I fished a 15mm Catalyst boilie tipped with a chopped down citrus pop up over a bed of matching crushed boilies and pellets. At around 5am I woke up to an absolute screaming bite! I knew the fish was big when I realised what I thought was a massive cloud of silt from the fight was actually the carp hooked. This beauty was an absolute pig in size and Ryan thought it could possibly be the same carp he has last year, this has since been identified by Angler’s Paradise. I’m ecstatic that we have both had the same fish that people spend a lifetime trying to catch, the biggest of the complex!”

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Another Catalyst victim for Richard Handel, in the shape of this lovely 31lber!
A 20mm Catalyst hookbait topped off with a Pink Pepper Squid Pop-Up tempting the bite.

 

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Another Abbey Lakes unit for Scott Kelly!
Who else has had a European fishing trip this year? Share your results in the comments below 👇👇👇

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After a run of blanks on his Hollybush Syndicate, Stuart Levers made the decision to start prebaiting with a mix of Catalyst, Smokey Jack and some particle.
It had obviously done it’s job! On his recent overnighter he managed two absolute belters, a common of 27lb 15oz and a mirror known as ‘Spike’ at 37lb 14oz. Both fell to a trimmed down Smokey Jack wafter tipped off with a bit of fake corn.

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When you can’t decide between Smokey Jack and Catalyst… Just go for the mix and match like David Guntrip did on his most recent session! This one the pick of four…

 

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Solid bags with crushed Smokey Jack, GO2 Carp Super Blend and a few of the ever faithful Betafin pellets have been doing the damage for John Glasscoe on his syndicate recently. This was our favourite…

 

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***Off the mark***

Tony Hallsworth managed his first fish from his new water, the ever faithful Pink Pepper Squid Pop-Ups over the top of hemp and tigers nicking him that all important first bite.

 

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Mark Cooper recently returned from fishing a private lake in France, which in his own words is ‘in the middle of nowhere’…
As you can tell from the pictures he got amongst some absolutely belting carp, all falling to either Pineapple and N-Butyric or Classic Corn Pop-Ups fished over a bed of maize and barley glugged in the SF Salmon Oil.

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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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