November 17, 2016

In carp angling terms, this time of year is never easy, especially after the first proper frost of the autumn. Many carpers believe that lakes tend to shut down for a couple of weeks after the event, until the carp have adjusted to their colder environment. The situati...

December 2, 2015

This week's session received a massive injection of interest due to the much heralded release last Wednesday, of three new Mirror carp into the specimen lake. The event was witnessed by a small team of excited onlookers, in the shape of Richard, Dave, Dean, Andy, Franc...

November 19, 2015

I wonder what impact technological developments will have on our carp fishing 20 years into the future. That's assuming, of course, that the next generation of anglers will actually tread the banks of a carp water, rather than engage in some kind of virtual game, using...

November 11, 2015

 

I have often pondered the question, as to whether I am an optimist or pessimist, when it comes to angling. Certainly, I am not some kind of detached fatalist, who takes life as it comes, without any kind of aspiration. What's more, I always attempt to influence the co...

November 5, 2015

What value can one put on the capture of a carp? No doubt, there are as many answers to that question as there are carp anglers. Whilst some are perfectly happy to spend their days catching 'single figure' and 'low double' carp, at the other end of the scale, there are...

November 29, 2014

I'm utterly convinced, that every self respecting carp on our planet is thoroughly schooled in the ancient art of line tangling, from the moment it leaves the fertilised egg.  Certainly, the piscatorial equivalent of  "Knit with Norbury" must be a No. 1 best seller in...

November 22, 2014

What a transformation walking 20 yards from one lake to an adjacent one can make to one's catch potential. In fact, it can make the difference between blanking and bagging up! All will become clear, as you read on.

I started off my session at Wetlands on the Pipe Peg, e...

November 5, 2014

Recently, my youngest daughter came home with a 1000 piece jigsaw. It was graded as extremely difficult, given that the underlying picture  was of a huge shoal of uniform, bright yellow, silver striped tropical fish, with only the subtlest of difference in shading acro...

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