Early Severn Salmon
I promised on the last blog that I would let you know what decision I made regarding what fish species to fish for and how I got on. Well here I am to tell you about my last two weeks. The itch of the river severn and its early season spring salmon was as I said a very hard itch to ignore and as the river height came to a good level on a few of my local spots I made the first few sorties out to try to catch one of these amazing fish.
Since I was old enough to hold a rod I ca...
Off the Mark with a Surface PB - Mike Linstead
With a bank holiday weekend fast approaching I made arrangements with James Davies to meet up at our local club water to enjoy a couple of days fishing and to also celebrate James' Birthday.
Friday afternoon at work dragged as it always seems to do leading up to a weekend's fishing so when the time came I was keen to get down the A1 as soon as possible to get the rods out.
Inevitably every caravan owner in the North of England had decided to gang up on me on the dri...
Latest Fish from Flamer
Steve Lysaght landed Ling weighing 19Ib while anchored on a wreck aboard Flamer IV. Steve was using 20Ib class tackle with Ammo dirty squid and mackerel mounted on a pennel rig.
Iain Adderton from Edniburgh landed a personal best Plaice weighing 5Ib 12oz on his first trip aboard Flamer IV. Iain was using 10Ib class tackle with a two hook flatty trace baited with ragworm, prawn and strips of Ammo squid.
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THIRTEEN UNLUCKY FOR SOME .......... Gary Maddison
Hi my name is Gary Maddison, about a month ago a good friend of mine and all round good guy ( he told me to say that ) Keith Standley aka ’Backdraft’ asked if I would like to become a member of the Gulp Army and use the range of Berkley carp baits they have.
After a few emails and a phone call to Berkley 12 kilos of Tuna and Spice fish swiftly arrived at my door.
Rejoining a syndicate in Cambridgeshire that I have fished on and off for a number of years, it was planned to...
French film trip.......
The marketing team, and consultants from JRC and Berkley had been planning a return trip to Crystal Waters in Burgundy for several months, with the main objective being to cover off some new photography and video for use throughout the year. We were there for 6 days in mid April, and whilst we had a tight work schedule, we were hoping to get amongst a few fish too!
The journey passed quickly (its only a 3 hour drive from Calais on a good run), and we all arrived to find th...
Local Lake fishing...Adam Spearing
I decided to fish my local lakes for this session. I decided to fish the bottom lake as I know it has some lovely looking double figure commons in there. The weather was warm and I know the fish love patrolling the margins which are about 18inches deep. Rig set up was a carp method feeder with a 4inch hook length. Bait choice was 4.5mm Gulp halibut soaked pellets with Gulp Betaine liquid added. Hook bait choice was a trimmed Gulp tuna & spice boilie.
First thing I did ...
Instant success.......Bob Naisbitt.
Looking through my French doors while putting this Blog together from my last session the weather has change to a grey wet and miserable day. Which is a complete change for my area as the weather has been pretty good over the last week with plenty of sun and high cloud and no rain.
On arriving at the lake on this session there is a light southerly wind with some cloud and sun, the making of a good day hopefully. With fish showing in the far margins the swim of my choice has ...
A Mixed Bag
Frankly the weather on my local Cardigan Bay coast in Wales for the past month or more has been generally pretty much unfishable. I still have not had a boat trip out this year, all being called off due to bad weather. Shore fishing has fared little better. It’s been the weed that has made the fishing really tough, and this has been reflected with other anglers as catch reports currently are as scarce as hen’s teeth. The amount of weed on the beaches and inside the estuaries ...
Last Gasp Lump.......Nigel Warner
It started with a text last year, ‘do you fancy a week on Gigantica’ well that got my attention. I checked with the boss and got the ok, having never been to France I fancied having a go. So for 6 months I researched all I could on the lake, the most helpful was emailing Danny T at the lake. As he is there 24/7 his knowledge was invaluable, also the reports on the website from the last couple of years gave pointers to weather and swims which may be an option at the draw. Chri...
Terry’s Travels........Chasing Specimen Roach
We spent the day in search of specimen Roach yesterday, that is to say, fish of two pounds and over. They are one of the most abundant species in Ireland, but certainly not at that particular size, and a specimen is considered a rare achievement.
One local lake on my hit-list has been extremely kind to me over the years, giving up its fair share of quality Roach, and we opted to give it a try. It has been almost twelve months since my last visit, and I was keen to see how ...