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...
DAY SESSION SUCCESS .......... Gary Maddison
Well, after the success on the syndicate water, it was then off to the day ticket venue Manor Farm in Biggleswade for a midweek day session on the carp lake.I had visited this place on many occasions but had yet to wet a line. Arriving at the complex on a still cold and windy May morning, the first stop was to the tackle barn to purchase a ticket and talk to the owners to see how the lake had been fishing of late.
I was informed that the carp lake had been fishing quite ...
Rainbow Lake Peg 17....18th May till 1st June...Darren Waller
We started our journey down to Dover on the Thursday evening to catch the 02.00 Friday ferry to Calais, once in Calais we headed to a wine warehouse to get some supplies then fuelled up then started our journey to Hostens.
I decided on doing the national roads this time most of the way to save on costs as I have a few trips down that way, we arrived 18.00 on the Friday after plenty of stops for coffee and a sleep. We were greeted by Pascal and had a beer with him, then went ...
Tarn Opening Session....Steve Peach
Finally it’s the start of the new season on the Tarn and the glorious 16th is with us again!
The week before saw us down the tarn for the draw for the 12 night tickets available for both of the first two nights of the season.
I was lucky enough to have my ticket pulled out of the hat second and picked my favourite swim the Boards and shortly after my dad’s ticket came out too and as he had to work on the Sunday I said he could double up with me to save him having to pack up...