August 30, 2019

As I write this rather belated blog, I've been reflecting upon the fact that I declined to make my weekly vigil to Wetlands this week, on the grounds that Monday would be a Bank holiday. Normally, I avoid Bank holidays for a couple of carefully considered reasons, but...

August 23, 2019

This was my first time fishing this venue and boy did I have a fruitful introduction for a 9 hour session. I arrived just after 7am to be greeted by two very friendly bailiffs. They were very helpful with local lake tips and showed me around a well-stocked bait shop.
I...

August 1, 2019

During last Thursday's work party, I spent several hours removing some of the submerged roots and branches from peg 1, to make it safer for fishing. However, there was still much outstanding pruning to be done, so I was keen to make a bit more progress this week before...

July 27, 2019

This week's session represented a major departure from the norm in more ways than one. For a start it commenced on a Thursday, which is just about unheard of in my scheme of things (some people say grand children are a blessing, but when they disrupt my fishing plans,...

July 22, 2019

Occasionally, peg choice is entirely out of our hands, in consequence of the number of anglers present on the lake. Interestingly, that's not always a bad thing. On more than the odd occasion, serendipity (defined as: "the fact of finding interesting or valuable things...

July 11, 2019

Every now and then I like to subject my carp fishing to a totally honest, extensive review, to determine whether or not I have made any plausible improvement, since the last time I put my performance under the microscope. In most cases the result is virtually the same,...

July 5, 2019

 One aspect of carp fishing that never fails to astound me, is the way that a hooked carp seems to instinctively know exactly which direction to race off in, in order to avoid being netted. It's as if they have received weeks of intensive training via an escapology mas...

June 15, 2019

If there's one factor that keeps carp anglers coming back for more, it's the fact that at any moment (whilst ever a baited rod is in the water), even the most unpromising session can be turned in the blink of an eye into a glorious triumph, should a fish of our dreams...

June 7, 2019

To be honest, I've always found May and early June to be distinctly "Hit & Miss" in the carp catching stakes.

Certainly, I have many memories of being sat behind motionless bite indicators whilst indecisive carp mull over the question of whether to 'spawn or not to spaw...

May 5, 2019

These days, I rarely book a peg in advance at Wetland, preferring to give the regular paying punters first choice. Hence, many factors arelikely to influence my peg choice, not least availability on the day.

That's assuming that I fail do at least one lap of the specime...

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