October 20, 2017

The prospect of Hurricane Ophelia 2017 hitting the banks from 3.00 pm until 10.00 pm loomed large in my mind, as I considered my peg choices at  the beginning of my session. Even though the carp in Wetlands specimen lake are frequently found on the end of a new wind (e...

October 1, 2017

In many areas of life there is a gossamer thin line between what would be considered a monumental success and the diametric opposite, namely abject failure. Such is the nature of carp fishing. Thankfully this week's venture, just made it into the triumphant category, b...

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...

February 21, 2017

I popped down to my local lake, Wetlands for the week end and set up in peg 7 .could see the warm weather had woken the carp up because they were all mulling around in packs, picking food up and grubbing around in the silt. So before I set all the gear up I had a walk...

August 25, 2016

This week's session will be remembered as one which started with much promise and went on to deliver some spectacular results. Unfortunately, the results were not mine. They were for the ever consistent Pat, who gave me a sound thrashing in an eye watering period of qu...

August 17, 2016

These days we seem to hear much about maximizing so called 'customer choice' and I can see why businesses might benefit from increased sales, as a consequence, but sometimes there are just too many options, leading ultimately to outright confusion. My wife regularly sa...

July 13, 2016

The words: "Now follow that" spring to mind, as I begin writing this blog. Those who follow my humble musings will be aware that last week I bagged one of Wetland's 'A-Team', in the shape of Quasi, a magnificent high backed Mirror, that had been introduced into the spe...

July 6, 2016

Some sessions are more memorable than others, for all sorts of reasons, whether it be on account of a catastrophic loss of a monster carp, a frenetic 'bag-up' event, or even better, the rare capture of a much wanted target fish. Happily, it was the latter that came to...

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...

May 26, 2016

For some reason, during this week's pilgrimage to Wetlands, I found myself reflecting upon the significant changes that have occurred in the behaviour of it's resident carp, over the last couple of years. Without doubt, the changes can be largely attributed to an expon...

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