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...

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...

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...

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