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!!

Big Carp Comeback!!

Another great early evening fishing trip with my very lucky pal! Steve takes the pound bet with a late in the day carp which took a chunk of the finest “Stevie Welsh” secret recipe luncheon meat.

Check out this short vid of the whole affair.

My Top Tip of the day: Always check down the margins for those late in the day carp, as you can see this tactic worked out just fine for the jammiest fishermen of them all!

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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Tench Time

Without doubt one of my all time favourite fishies, although this is disappointingly the only Tench of the season so far! Where have all the green beauties gone? The water where i am fishing in this photo is stuffed full of them, however they are few and far between. Weird, its like they are in hiding! Anyway i have been having some great days here, carp to 15lb, roach to 2lb and plenty of skimmers and bream. If you have any magic Tench tips please pass em on.

Cheers FJ

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