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...

October 8, 2018

I must confess that one aspect of carp fishing I'm woefully poor at is that of carp identification. Certain high profile anglers are amazingly adept at the art, even being able to distinguish between Common carp of equivalent weights, that have no missing scales or ble...

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...

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...

July 15, 2017

Well i did my first 24 hour session last night and what a fantastic 24 hour session it was . I had 3 carp landed and lost 2, but im still debating if one was a fish I lost or a train, either way was a monster .

Last night i enjoyed a take away thanks to Patrick State (o...

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...

March 17, 2016

Aside from carp fishing itself, many things in life are unpredictable and long may it be so. Probably, it's a blessing that we don't know everything that life has in store for us, as it's mysterious episodes unfold successively before us. Our rich tapestry of experienc...

August 7, 2015

No doubt we all experience the odd set-back in our carp fishing. Occasionally, one mishap is quickly followed by others and before we know it, the situation has descended into what we all too readily label as a disaster. Not being in the slightest bit superstitious, I'...

July 23, 2015

Most of my old school reports have long since been forgotten about, or more likely been permanently blocked out of my mind, to avoid painful flash backs. However, one particular comment will remain forever etched into my memory.  It read thus: "Kelvin is a dreamer! He...

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