November 1, 2018

I gave up last week's fishing entitlement in order to participate in a netting exercise on the match lake instead. Hence, after a gap of four days I finally got to wet a line on the specimen lake on the following Monday. The subsequent session turned out to be one with...

October 8, 2018

I must confess that one aspect of carp fishing I'm woefully poor at is that of carp identification. Certain high profile anglers are amazingly adept at the art, even being able to distinguish between Common carp of equivalent weights, that have no missing scales or ble...

September 23, 2018

I’ve mentioned before that carp catching success at Wetlands Lakes is often dependant upon making a carefully considered peg choice. As ever, carp location is key. Regrettably, the practice of making that choice in advance, based solely on previous form is generally re...

September 9, 2018

Thumbing through my dusty old fishing diaries, I was thrilled to come across the account of my first ever night fishing session on Wetlands specimen lake, dated Wednesday 18th September 2013. Along with Dean, I was one of the first few anglers to enjoy the privilege of...

August 25, 2018

Baiting strategy, is always a frequently debated subject, especially in regard to the profound influence that the revolving seasons have upon it. Just recently though, I've found myself using a drastically modified approach to baiting, in consequence of my stock contro...

August 10, 2018

How can you catch the largest and reputedly more desirable specimens from a widely stocked carp water? That is a question that has exercised many an angler's mind over the years. And of course, there is no definitive answer. Over time, various tactics have emerged to s...

August 2, 2018

To my shame, my peg choice on Wetlands specimen lake this week was influenced more by proximity to the stock pond than any serious attempt to locate carp. This demonstrated a blatant disregard for the fact that a south westerly wind was predicted for later during the s...

July 29, 2018

In spite of the recent and persistent heat wave, my last two sessions have been unexpectedly productive. The abundance of wild fowl at Wetlands means that surface fishing is not allowed, but catching carp off the bottom in temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius can be a...

July 5, 2018

I begin with a conundrum that has exercised my mind quite a bit over the last couple of weeks. Having been deprived of angling whilst on holiday in Iceland, I got my fix of piscatorial pleasure courtesy of a pile of carp fishing magazines that were secreted within our...

June 28, 2018

For some strange reason most of my fishing at Wetlands Lakes over the last 12 months has been concentrated on pegs 6 to 10, with occasional visits to pegs 3 to 5, but hardly any sessions in pegs 1 and 2. So after breaking with tradition on my last couple of outings and...

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