Category Archives: Top Tips

How to Catch Carp from the Margins

Definitely my favorite way to catch Carp! There’s nothing like seeing a big swirl round your feet, then watching your float slowly sail away!

It’s awesome and something you should do everytime you go fishing.

The last hour of light is usually the best time to catch Carp, or any species of fish, right at your feet.

Why the last hour? Continue reading How to Catch Carp from the Margins

Carp on the pole at Crane Hall Fisheries

Following on from the comment that our friend Matt Hayes left last week, i thought it would be better to let you see how i tackle those carp on the pole. So off i went with my interesting fishing buddy, Mr Welsh, to the fantastic Crane Hall Fisheries in Out Rawcliffe. The perfect venue to demonstrate how to land carp on light gear while fishing for the smaller the species.

Check out these photos and video of the whole fishy affair…Enjoy

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Matt Hayes pays a visit… Big Carp on the Pole, Easy Peasy!

Couldn’t believe it when i was looking through my blog posts and came across a comment from non other than one of my fishing heroes, “Matt Hayes“! Check out the comment here http://fishingjunkie.co.uk/?page_id=2 Basically Matt was asking me how to handle big carp on the pole. Sods law that when fishing for Roach and Bream that you will, at some time, hook a whopper..

Here was my response to his question: Continue reading Matt Hayes pays a visit… Big Carp on the Pole, Easy Peasy!

When the Carp don’t play, Bag up on Bream!

Here’s a question

When the carp don’t bite, what do you do?

Most divvy boys, or arm chair anglers will just sit there and read the paper.

It’s a crying shame! Especially when there can be some fantastic sport had on the other species that frequent your fave fishy spots..

So that’s exactly what I did on my favourite North West syndicate water.. Continue reading When the Carp don’t play, Bag up on Bream!

Big Rudd and Top Tench at Tewitfield Fishery

Another superb day’s fishing at the fabulous Tewitfield Fishery in Carnforth. Testing out my new Shimano Purist rod on these amazing Rudd was an absolute pleasure..Just look at the size of these Rudd, they are (excuse my french) bloody awesome! Other top catches on the day included some fine Tench from Steve and some clonking Perch from Beany.. My camera came along this time to capture some of the action, take a seat on your Korum Chair, settle in and enjoy this short video..(this is the first video of its kind so please don’t knock the camera skills!) Continue reading Big Rudd and Top Tench at Tewitfield Fishery

A Ruddy Good Time at Tewitfield Fisheries

The 5th of July 2011 was a momentous day!! For that was the day that i caught the largest Rudd i have ever seen! Tipping the scales at 2lb 2oz this beauty took a double red maggot hook bait fished 1 foot deep..

And boy do these fish fight hard..Using my trusty Shimano Exage Travel Rod and reel, this hardy Rudd gave me a good old run around, but finally slipped over the net to an ecstatic Mr Wing! Continue reading A Ruddy Good Time at Tewitfield Fisheries

Secret Lake Chucks up a Corker!!

Wowzers! It’s not often you get to see, let alone, catch a fish like this beauty..

Tipping the scales at just under 10lb this stunning Koi was taken from a very secret estate lake somewhere in the North West.. In fact the lake is in the back garden of a personal friend, and you can imagine my joy when she asked me and my 2 fishing chums to come along and wet a few lines.. Continue reading Secret Lake Chucks up a Corker!!

Manor House Madness

Todays jaunt had me at non other than the infamous Manor House Farm fisheries at Pilling near Preston. A great fishery consisting of 4 well stocked lakes containing virtually every species of course fish. I sat at the far end of lake 1 and set up my trusty Maver Pole, which i decided was my only form of fishing for today. 3 swims, 1 infront for the skimmers and roach and 2 margin swims on either side.

Plumed up, potted in pellets, corn and caster and laid my rig over, simple’s. A fish a chuck! After catching non stop roach and skimmers for the first hour i decided to come on the inside line.

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