Mixing up my fishing
I’ve been really mixing up my fishing of late. I’d every intention this year of making short evening trips after work to gain extra fishing time. So far the strategy is working well.
A recent evening foray was after bass on plugs. It was a flat calm night, sunny and warm. Frankly, after all the bad weather we’ve endured it was a real pleasure to be out and stood in the surf again.
I’d chosen a patch of rough ground close to an estuary mouth which has a light run of tide...
It's all about Tim
Well I was looking forward to June this year as I do every year but sadly for me the month has been somewhat of a disappointment. It has just been one of those months where everybody else seems to have been catching there target species and fish but I have just ran around not really catching a great deal at all.
As we left the end of May things were looking good for me in my own angling bubble. I’d been on the river Severn and caught more spring salmon than I expected wi...
BACK TO THE SYNDICATE.............. Gary Maddison
Still on a high from the day ticket lake it was back on to familiar ground for another day session again with Neil, this time though the weather was a far cry from the last trip with warm sunny spells forecast, fingers crossed that the weather has now turned a corner at last.
Arriving at around 6.30 - 7am, pulling onto the lake it was great not seeing another angler in sight, after a look round I decided this time to fish the other end of the lake,this due to the fact that t...
Hard Going.......Chris Johnson
Hi all I’m fairly new to the gulp army this is my first blog so here goes. As you all know the weather has been affecting all of us and the carp all-round the country. Worst start to the season I’ve ever had I’m sure many of u can say the same I’ve done 20 30 sessions to no avail. OK enough about blanking and weather. I have been fishing my local lake it’s not easy to say the least but there are some stunners in there so one day last week the weather was looking good for a fi...
Hinge stiff rigs.....Charlie Fenner
In my eyes the hinge stiff rig is one of the most effective and well-presented rig you can possibly present in almost any situation.
This month June I have been working hard and incorporating this rig into my fishing and not only has it brought excellent consistent results in my fishing it has produced several stunning little fish.
I tie my hinge stiff rig in the following way.
First of all I tie a size 6 choddy hook to around 2 to 3 inches of mouth trap I use a kn...
Weymouth mixed species fishing......
Kim Lum from Eastbourne on his first trip aboard Flamer IV for two years landed a superb 7Ib 6oz Plaice while drifting the Shambles Bank. Kim's successful bait was a strip of Ammo mackerel present...
Hard time on Dream Lakes....Dan Charlesworth
Venue - Dream Lakes (Lake 1) France Rig - Inline Lead System, Stiff Hook link and size 8 Hook Bait - Red Crustacean Summary - After a hard week during spawning I fished and tempted only two, but well deserved after all the hard work and effort put in.
Fishing for wildies on the farm....Danny Boorer
It has been a while since my last blog, I have been busy moving house and working an extra day on top of the 5 I do already, but carp fishing has been at the back of my mind all the time, so with the absence of fishing for a long time I decided not to set my sights too high, so I was off to a local farm pond that was brimming with carp, and they were wild most of these fish have barely seen a hook let alone a boilie, and I heard there were fish present that went to 18lbs imag...
8 Hour Session – Neil O’Connor
Bank Holiday Monday and I got to the 8 acre lake in Cambridgeshire about 6.30 am, some 50 miles from home, expecting to find the lake full with carp anglers, to my amazement the lake was empty not a soul just me and my mate, Gary, also a Gulp Army recruit.
We decided to fish a corner of the lake after seeing some fizzing on the far tree line some 30-40 yards out, and put out 2-3 handfuls of 12 mm Tuna & Spice Boilies. My rig choice was a lead clip set up with 1 metre o...
Mixed bag....Jack Hudson Edwards
WOW May and June have been quite a jam packed few months! I have had the amazing experience of being able to write for the under 21 section in Crafty Carper! This is such a privilege and I would like to thank everybody who helped me in some way to achieve things that I could of only dreamed of doing in my fishing career so far. Having just finished football I now was able to concentrate and get my head down to my fishing. I had done a few sessions previous to the holidays but...