I decided to do quick over nighter on the Tarn on Sunday evening. Arriving around 3pm the lake was busy and on my walk round I chatted to a few people and there had been only a few fish out, I wandered down to the road bank where the wind was really pushing down and there was a guy just packing up who had just caught a decent carp, so after a long chat I decided to drop into his swim and fish a few hours and watch the lake for signs of fish and maybe move if any start showing...
Val Dore 2013.......Raymond Lynam
This was our second trip to this French venue before I talk about the fishing I need to set the scene for you, we arrived on Saturday the18th of May on a very warm and pleasant morning signed in got to our swims and set up and all seemed to be going well but by seven that evening the weather gods became angry and for the next seven days and nights it rained and the wind turned to a cold northerly. It was so wet that most of our electrical gear at one point or another stopped ...
Gulp Carp passes test.......Luke Norton Parr
Well this month has seen me test Berkley gulp carp baits in two very different situations, the first being a tough overnighter on a new water and the second a day on a very busy commercial match lake.
The overnight session was on mustang lake in Norfolk, and as I was driving down after work on the Friday I didn't arrive until about 8pm so by that time half of the swims were already taken, however the remaining swims were split into two areas at opposite sides of the lake so ...
Zig Fishing - Love It or Hate It......Paul McMinn
This weekend seen me embark on a 24 hour session with my good friend, Steve Cooper.
We opted to fish a lake of just over 5 acres, which allegedly holds specimen Carp, up to 40 pounds.
Arriving at the lake just after midday, we took a walk around the venue, on the hunt for any signs of fish. With the weather being extremely hot, it was not too difficult to spot groups of Carp basking in the sunlight.
With a large congregation showing in front of Pegs 15 and 16, this would b...
Exciting Overnighter on the Syndicate.....Ashley Howard
After finally finishing my first year of college I managed to get myself down to my local syndicate to do my first overnighter since joining the gulp army. I arrived to the lake where there was not a single sign of any carp. Before setting my gear up for the night I decided to take a walk around different swims to see if there was any sign of the carp. after a good hour of scanning the water I noticed some movement next to the island out in front. I then decided to get out th...
FLAMER IV FISHY NEWS July 2013
61 year old Paul Costello from Plymstock,Devon landed a 6Ib Plaice while on his annual angling break aboard Flamerv IV with the Gypsy Mariners Fishing Club from Plymstock,Plymouth, Devon.Paul was using 8Ib class tackle with a two hook flatty trace baited with ragworm and strips of Ammo squid.Paul is pictured with his six pounder.
Back to My Roots - Mike Linstead
It's been a little while since my last blog as my life has had a bit of a change of direction….for the better.
After nearly a decade of living in the North East I decided that it was time for a fresh start and I've been fortunate to land a brilliant new job in York and move back to a part of the world I love, East Yorkshire.
The change of lifestyle has been a real positive for me and not least for my fishing.
Although, I've had to understandably sacrifice quite a...
Short evening session by Kev Stokes.
As a mature student and full time dad I find it hard to do full sessions, so I've been lucky to stumble on a local water to me that is fairly well stocked with carp to over 30lb.
Within a few months I knew that the feeding times were first light and last knockings so short sessions were the key to success which were handy for my family lifestyle. Here is a lovely 20lb 8oz mirror caught on the Berkley squid and liver bottom bait over about 50 free offerings. Tight to snags ...
Rainbow lake peg 18 15th June – 29th June...Darren Waller
We arrived at the lake a 18:00hrs Friday, we slept in the club house over night after taking a walk around the lake to catch up on how the lake had fished over the previous week, peg 17 – 18 incorporated had had 6 fish from 12 runs, both guys fished from swim 18.
Saturday we arrived on the swim at 11:00hrs and set up camp immediately, weather was good to get set up. I put the Mrs. in a two man Titan and I had a one-man tracker with the front zipped off directly in front of...
Scaling down and stalking gets results - Jonny Molesworth
I was back from my sea angling trip down to South Devon, which yielded a variety of species and a new PB wrasse (but that’s another story!). After this short break from the world of carping, I was back and raring to go. With a few warm summer days on the cards I wasted no time in organising a few overnight sessions at the local gravel pit, including a couple of socials.
The first session, however, proved a tricky one. I took up a prime looking swim in the far corner of the...