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...

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...

June 20, 2018

In my experience, fishing the same peg, just seven days apart, rarely produces similar results, especially if there is a significant difference in weather conditions between the two sessions. Accordingly, this blog recounts a recent testing of this theory, with an inte...

June 22, 2017

My session last week was such a disaster, that I couldn't even bring myself to write about it at the time. Having set up in peg 5 for all the wrong reasons (namely, that I'd had lucrative sessions from there, in the preceding three weeks) I inevitably paid the price. I...

June 16, 2017

Ive Been on another 48hrs fishing adventure with my Carp catching partner Patrick State. Well we turned up to the lake and had it all to ourselves . We could see carp all over pegs 3, 4,5 and 6. Pat decided to fish peg 4 and I got on peg 5.

Got all set up ready for what...

June 8, 2017

"Pride cometh before a fall!", or so they say. A mid-session text to Pat (gloating over my two banked carp in comparison to his pair of losses) proved to be my downfall and heralded a turn of events in which the tables were emphatically turned. Next time I'll endeavour...

June 19, 2016

No doubt, to the non carp anglers of this world, our sport must seem rather puzzling. Aside from the customary inability of the uninitiated to understand why we catch for pleasure (rather than the table), it must seem strange that we can sit, seemingly motionless, for...

June 8, 2016

Inevitably, some sessions are remembered more for what might have been, rather than what the final outcome actually was, and this week was a definite case in point. Oh well, that's carp fishing, and hopefully, I've learned from the experience and as a result, the chanc...

June 2, 2016

Decisions, decisions and yet more decisions! Perhaps, in hindsight, I should have braved Bank Holiday Monday madness this week, instead of opting for a somewhat quieter Tuesday session, which regrettably, coincided with a significant deterioration in weather conditions...

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