Bound for France, part 2......Matt Groves
This is the second part of my "Bound for France" article (the first part is here: http://www.eu.purefishing.com/blogs/uk/james-vincent-2/2013/04/16/1665/) and so I will assume you've read that one, and are ready to start digging into a little more detail…
I hope you found the spreadsheet of some use, without it my last 2 trips would have been much harder to plan, please feel free to offer feedback if you've used it!
I got back from my holiday a couple of weeks ago and onc...
White Springs in June....Chris Raftery
White Springs June 2013
Took a trip to white springs for a week’s fishing with a few mates. What a surprise we got when we arrived, weather was unbelievably hot and to make matters worse the carp were spawning like crazy. Found a nice double swim this covered a large amount of water and an island out in front. All rods were set out in conjunction with pineapple fever boilies and my own prepared particle mix. I had no action for the first two days. At about 0330 on the third ...
I and my good lady wife decided to have a few days away in our touring caravan. I am not one to miss a chance to wet a line. So I scanned the internet and found something that looked ideal. The venue was to be Cobbleacres Lakes located on the doorstep of Norwich. We arrived tea time on Sunday with six days of fishing and relaxing to look forward to. We sorted the van out and pitched the awning, after a well-earned can of beer we walked around the lakes to get a feel for the p...
A busy overnighter - Jonny Molesworth
My tiresome summer exams were finally over and the warmer weather was (finally!) making an appearance. With a week or so to spare before heading off for a week of pure sea angling down in South Devon, I was eager to squeeze in some carping. A last minute decision on a balmy evening had me heading off to fish an overnighter on the specimen lake down at the local gravel pits; a venue I hadn’t fished in months.
Getting down there at around 7pm and after a scout around the wat...
On the Red......Ryan Brown
Hi it has been a long time since my last article and a lot has happened since then. I have been out most weekends and a couple of afternoon sessions and have had quite a bit of luck. Now the weather is warming up I have been introducing more bait into the lakes using the ever faithful red crustacean!! This has resulted in a couple of great results, not getting into the big fish but some lovely Cambridgeshire Carp as you can see in the pictures below.
As I men...
Quick overnighter........Swampy Steve
Well it’s the end of June, where has this year gone? Fishing has been picking up of late my last session was a quick overnighter on the small syndicate lake where I have been feeding the fish with a mixture of Tuna Spice and Squid and Liver on a little and often basis. It appears to be paying off I had 8 fish out the biggest carp being the mirror at 22lb 4oz and a cat of 17lb 10oz just as it was going dark. I was using snowman rigs on short rigs pva bagged with crushed squid ...
Syndicate crackers...Steve Peach
After a successful open to my season on the Tarn I decided to spend a couple of nights at my syndicate lake where in the last 3 months I’ve only managed to catch one fish, which is not a lot to show for fishing two nights every week, but it’s not an easy water so it’s very rewarding when you do bank one if its residents.
The weather was due to be very warm for the next couple of days and as I arrived Wednesday morning it was already getting hot, I knew if I wou...
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...