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...

November 2, 2017

It's that time of year now, when bite rates slow down significantly and for carp angling to be productive, dogged persistence and determination is required. The rewards are definitely there though, for those who are prepared to brave the elements and stick it out regar...

September 6, 2017

After catching "Timms" for the third time last Monday, I was fully expecting an anticlimax of some sort during this week's session, if previous form is anything to go by. Nevertheless, I was determined not to make the usual mistake of dropping straight into the same pe...

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...

July 6, 2017

The season of summer holidays is upon us with schools breaking up in a few days time. For many carp anglers that equates to an annual opportunity to enjoy carping in France, some other European venue, or even a distant continent, on the other side of the globe. In most...

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 6, 2017

"The best laid plans...." and all that! This week's session at Wetlands didn't go exactly to plan, but fortunately the end result was well worth the effort, in spite of a few unexpected challenges. Whenever possible, I try to avoid Bank Holiday Monday's, simply because...

May 31, 2017

A chance remark from Pat on the afternoon of this session, set me off on a train of thought that ultimately may have had a hand in my re-capture of an A - Team carp. Pat happened to mention that whenever he introduces bait via his remote controlled boat, he subsequentl...

April 21, 2017

It comes as no surprise, that I rarely do as well at Wetlands when the place is stacked out with anglers, as I do when I'm alone on the lake. I suppose you might reasonably expect the number of bites per angler to reduce, in proportion to the number of anglers present,...

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