Category Archives: Venues

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.

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Winter Roach Fishing at Manor House Farm

Here I am at Manor House Farm fisheries in Nateby on a cold February day..

Me and pal Steve Welsh set our stall out to catch the Roach and Bream using chop worm and caster.

We decided to use the pole for better presentation with light lines of 2lb and small hooks (18-20).

There are plenty of fish at Manor House Farm and it was no stop from start to finish.

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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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Early Evening Session at Woodfold Farm Fisheries

Awesome session at the legendary Woodfold Farm Fisheries with my fishing side kick, Steve.. Fishing off the island directly across from Steve, i baited up great margin swim just under a big over hanging tree.. Now, i know i am usually a pole man, however, there is no way on earth you will stop these Woodfold Carp with a pole! They have awesome power and need to be treated with respect. In this vid i show you how i did it.. Continue reading Early Evening Session at Woodfold Farm Fisheries

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

Best Kept Secret

The fishing at my secret spot in the Trough of Bowland is some of the best in country. This venue had never held any matches and only has a handful of members, two of them being me and my fishy partner in crime Mr Welsh.

A stunning venue that’s been here for many years. It holds every type of coarse fish you can mention, with some monster carp!

Here we have a typical days fishing in pictures.

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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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