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...

April 11, 2019

At last the carp at Wetlands lake seem to be waking up, showing themselves more frequently and most importantly, getting caught a little more often. Sometimes though, I question the value of pursuing a winter campaign, when the bites are few and far between. Overall, I...

April 10, 2019

Myself and Lucas ventured out for our first day session of the year. We had booked on peg 1 after seeing the weather was going to be quite warm. Although i did not check the wind and instantly regretted it.
With a cold easterly and a shallow swim i thought we had no ch...

May 18, 2018

What on earth have carp fishing and world championship snooker got In common? Well quite a bit it seems. Like many others I greatly enjoyed watching the recent 2018 world snooker final when Mark Williams finally triumphed over John Higgins in a monumental battle that h...

April 21, 2018

At last, after a real 'head banger' of a winter on the specimen lake, the uncharacteristically rock hard venue had begun to give up some of it’s hard earned prizes. It started with the odd carp being caught here and there during March, followed by Pat amassing an aweso...

April 21, 2017

It comes as no surprise, that I rarely do as well at Wetlands when the place is stacked out with anglers, as I do when I'm alone on the lake. I suppose you might reasonably expect the number of bites per angler to reduce, in proportion to the number of anglers present,...

April 7, 2017

It's amazing what difference a mid-session change in barometric pressure can make to one's fishing, transforming a seemingly barren experience into something far more productive. Such was most definitely the case this week, where the first 14 hours were a bit of a head...

April 7, 2016

I've been called many things by many people over the years, but one rather derisory title that could never be justifiably leveled at me is that of 'tackle tart'. As it happens, carp fishing is not the only obsession that consumes significant amounts of my time, money a...

April 29, 2015

At last! After weeks of concentrated striving and many a disaster along the way, everything finally came together for me in this milestone session, as one of Wetlands A-Team jewels was cradled in my arms for a euphoric, triumphant photo.

 

In most forms of human endeavou...

April 23, 2015

"Tis better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all." That somewhat corrupted version of a famous quotation from a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson floated around my mind at regular intervals throughout this week's session at Wetlands. Having lost a sizeab...

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