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 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...

September 1, 2017

Last week's session didn't merit a blog of its own, on account of the fact that much of it (or at least a good eight or nine hours of it) was spent cutting down shrubs and trees on the central island area of Wetland's specimen lake. This work was done to facilitate the...

August 17, 2017

After suffering a severely lacerated finger tip last week, by the hook wielding, headshaking actions of a revengeful carp, I was hoping for a less traumatic session this week. My wife tells me that her sympathies lie with the poor carp, wrenched unceremoniously from it...

August 10, 2017

"A Carp's Revenge" would be an apt title for this week's blog, in view of a middle of the night incident that caused me considerable pain and some loss of blood, not to mention damaged pride, but more of that later. To most people, angling is a relatively hazard free p...

August 5, 2017

On this occasion, a combined blog is in order. Last week, two solid days of intense maintenance work on a troublesome PA system (at church) robbed me of the opportunity to put my exploits in writing, so here goes with a double whammy. One feature that stands out regard...

August 4, 2017

Well me and my Carp catching partner Patrick State had a session to remember.

We arrived at Wetlands in the afternoon on Monday and we saw Alex on peg 5 and had a chat then Dave and Andy popped over. Dave being Dave was winding us up saying we couldn't fish pegs 1...

August 25, 2016

This week's session will be remembered as one which started with much promise and went on to deliver some spectacular results. Unfortunately, the results were not mine. They were for the ever consistent Pat, who gave me a sound thrashing in an eye watering period of qu...

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