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  1. 13 points
    muftyboy

    July catches.

    Back down this evening with the float rod.
  2. 10 points
    finchey

    July catches.

    I had a day session on my local club lake. I worked Monday night and went straight from work at 4am. I had three fish. 8lb,9lb and a new pb 14lb 8oz, well chuffed. Both side's. 😁😁😁
  3. 8 points
    smufter

    Lake Beauregard............

    Tough going in the heat, but a new pb for me.... 40lb 2oz Mirror!!....
  4. 8 points
    snowmanstevo

    July catches.

    Did an after work Friday dinner to today. Ended up with 6 got a suntan Friday and soaked this morning...... and no waterproofs. It’s the first time I’ve been down the local since early spring so happy with my catch and no fish through the night so manage a decent kip after an early start for work for an early dart....... time for a Guinness now 😬😎🎣 The one with me pulling the face was the smallest at around 8lb so did the old hold it forward to make it look bigger trick...... for a laugh like,made my mate laff anyway 😬
  5. 8 points
    jh92

    Rod Shots

    On the tidal for whatever will eat my boilies πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ loving it!!
  6. 8 points
    Old school

    June Catches

    had another PB saturday morning 23lb 10 common
  7. 8 points
    snowmanstevo

    Rod Shots

    Just got a couple of baits out for a cheeky day session........ very still and warm oop north today and a very misty carpy scene 😬😎🎣
  8. 7 points
    Highy

    July catches.

    My lads fish (helping him to hold)...8lb 7oz
  9. 7 points
    smufter

    July catches.

    Do French fish count????? 40lb 2oz.
  10. 7 points
    muftyboy

    July catches.

    Went down the lake with my float rod and a pint of maggots for a few hours. Had a little Perch and a half decent roach to start. Then at 6,30 the tench moved in. Had an absolute beast that was definitely a PB but had no scales with me. Could of easy been double figures and I've seen others that look bigger still.
  11. 7 points
    Its-grim-up-north

    June Catches

    Had a go with the floater rod yesterday and managed to nick a few out. Still amazed how many people sit behind there buzzers with there baits on the bottom while the fish float around on the surface in front of them. πŸ™ˆ
  12. 7 points
    Tree123

    Losing the buzz

    So I took a few weeks and I havnt missed carp fishing at all, but I was really missing catching perch so I went out for a few hours this morning and had one of about 1lb -1lb and 4oz I dont really pay that much attention to weight but I'm got the buzz back well for perch anyway.
  13. 7 points
    bluelabel

    Rod Shots

    One of my club waters in Ingatestone... can't remember if I've posted this before... apologies if I have already.... blanked me bottom off that day
  14. 7 points
    smufter

    June Catches

    Brightened up. Nice common at 14lb. On the VNF Yonny πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
  15. 7 points
    muftyboy

    June Catches

    Had a pb last night at the secret lake. not a carp though, there wasn’t any sign of carp but there were a group of tench patrolling in front of where I was so I got the match rod and sweet corn out to try and tempt them. Hooked one pretty quickly but lost it and I thought that would of spooked them but they were back with 5 mins or so. The one I caught was 7lb 4oz and was definitely not one of the bigger ones, who knows what surprises this lake is gonna throw.
  16. 7 points
  17. 6 points
    Hillydog69

    July catches.

    Had a mega hard day at honeypot pleasure lake in stock with the whole lake not catching a single fish in 9-10 hrs had this beaut at the last knockings 20lb on the method feeder under a tree on a fruity squid dumbbell
  18. 6 points
    andy52

    June Catches

    28:12 one of the Horseshoe A team,know as the party fish, fully spawned out. Usually tips the scales around 36lb. Why didn't I get her 2 weeks earlier
  19. 6 points
    elmoputney

    July catches.

    Just had a quick couple of hours managed 5 fish to 8 3/4lb lost another at the net, these [censored]s went off at the same time the little one got in the reeds, so I put the rod down bought in the other one,quickly unhooked it in the net and the little blighter swum out, to land a nice little brace Finished off this one at 8lb cracking little session, and back to the car before it started raining,
  20. 6 points
    dayvid

    Rod Shots

    As the sun was sinking in the West
  21. 6 points
    snowmanstevo

    Losing the buzz

    Well in mate. I don’t think I’ve ever lost the buzz of fishing but there’s no way I could just carp fish exclusively,I know some do but it’s just not me. Had this fella this morning and I’ll probably be river and silver fishing for the next few months before my carp head gets back on. Well done and glad your enjoying your fishing,mate. 😬😎🎣
  22. 6 points
    yonny

    What is your newest purchase

    πŸ˜‚ Price doesn't bother me to be fair. I've not had to spend on kit in ages so I consider this a treat to myself. How sad does that sound lol - bivvy pegs a 'treat'πŸ˜‚
  23. 6 points
    snowmanstevo

    Rod Shots

    Just on my 3rd brew when this maggot muncher screamed off........ 18,11 😬😎🎣
  24. 5 points
    Highy

    Rod Shots

    Why Not 🎣🎣
  25. 5 points
    elmoputney

    Rod Shots

    You may notice that a white long necked water emu has arrived damnit
  26. 5 points
    emmcee

    What is your newest purchase

    My latest purchase, 90kg of premier baits finest. That's all for pre-baiting for when I return in September.
  27. 5 points
    chillfactor

    Zig fishing

    Agree stevo .... black & white is the go to . But that day couldn't get a take so played about with different combos, that little slice of orange did the trick that day , so definitely worth keeping busy & making things happen for anyone just getting into zigs .
  28. 5 points
    muftyboy

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    Been using the jungle formula and I haven't had a single bite since ive been using it. Just been having a sort out in the shed for my France trip next month. So far I've counted 27 tubs of pop ups and wafters , 57 leads, 17 different hooklinks.
  29. 5 points
    finchey

    Rod Shots

    Yesterday's morning's view 5am.
  30. 5 points
    Its-grim-up-north

    What is your newest purchase

    Sorry to put the thread off topic lads! πŸ˜‚ but just purchased some vass chest waders, realised the importance of having a pair on the lake I’m fishing after losing a couple at the weekend.
  31. 5 points
    Its-grim-up-north

    Rod Shots

  32. 5 points
    finchey

    June Catches

    I finally broke my duck on my new club water nothing big but I feel like I've achieved. ☺️ I caught two commons 5 1/2lb and 6 1/2lb no photo's. πŸ‘
  33. 5 points
    greekskii

    Korda should issue Warning

    the hook knew the other components of the rig were not korda so snapped. common issue
  34. 5 points
    welder

    Fishing an old, unfished lake

    Unless you try you'll never know, Teo. Got to be worth a go. Personally, I'd pop into the nearest frozen food outlet and buy several bags of sweetcorn, cheap as you like and almost always effective. I'd bait up a few margin spots quite heavily and let the feeding fish clear some of the weed. Then I'd fish these cleared spots with several grains of corn on a hair rig. Ian.
  35. 5 points
    Machali

    June Catches

    One single bite on a maggot rig yesterday. A beauty 14 lb Common was landed on my first visit on that lake
  36. 5 points
    yonny

    What is your newest purchase

    Exactly thatπŸ‘ There is one disadvantage.... RUST. When you sharpen you remove the coating (most hook are coated or plated to protect from corrosion). This can be worse on some waters than others i.e. waters with particularly high or low pH can rust hooks rather quickly. There are a few of solutions to this: Vaseline - Not great but does a job Hook protection pens - Reasonably effective but pricey for what they are imo Anti Rust Compound - Very, very effective but also expensive Bees wax - Cheap enough but not great to use And the best....... Crayons (believe it or not lol). Rub a crayon up and down the sharpened section 2 or 3 times - this leaves a fine coating. Then 'lick' the sharpened area with a lighter (don't hold the flame to the hook, just a "lick" is what you want). This melts the wax coating to the hook point without compromising the sharpness. It's important you hold the hook orientated so any wax run-off falls away from the hook point (towards the barb) while doing this.
  37. 5 points
    smufter

    June Catches

    The joys of a tackle addict. Ordered a spool of 20lb Tungsten loaded and just checked my tackle box. I had two spools of it in there anyway!!! πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„
  38. 4 points
    snowmanstevo

    Rod Shots

    🀘🏼🀘🏼🀘🏼
  39. 4 points
    oscsha

    What is your newest purchase

    I love the different approaches @emmcee 90kg just for pre baiting and then the other extreme @commonly using no bait just bits of foam for zigs .Both will catch shame you don't fish the same water now that would be interesting .
  40. 4 points
    Carpbell_ll

    June Catches

    Just had a couple of days on Stanwicks Swan pool, fancied a bit of pleasure angling so hopped on there, had three commons around the 12- 15 lb mark and a very nice mirror that i would call a leather carp, nice yellowing to the belly and not a full scale on it, just a few scale like marks near the tale. Had a good look around the place while i was there some nice proper waters will be going back armed with a barrow that will get all my kit around in one go. The mirror/leather
  41. 4 points
    muftyboy

    July catches.

    Sorry mate but can you point out the funny face one.πŸ˜…πŸ˜…
  42. 4 points
    Never be in too much of a hurry to catch bigger fish. Learn to enjoy what you have, and learn your waters and fishing. Learn how to handle fish, learn different methods, how to use PVA Mesh, bags and stringers. Experiment with baits, particles, boilies, until no matter what you can catch on any method more than those around you. Learn how to bait up with spod, PVA, catapult or throwing stick. Learn the features that carp like, the snags, weeds, rushes, gravel, or troughs. Learn how to find features, a marker rod and float, or just counting the depth down, so when you do go somewhere harder you can do it quickly with least disturbance. I started carp fishing in 1986, it took until 1992 to catch my first 20. Those years, and the lake I had that 20 from was the only carp of the year. I went back to my 'easier' waters to regularly catch, and strangely enough, I had a 20lb carp out of there in the end. I really don't want to pee on your fireworks, but with bigger fish, be prepared for blanks, it is not as easy as 'just catching'. I have a mate who fishes as much as me, who probably catches more than I do, but his largest fish is only 17lb, he just doesn't want to sit blanking, and wants to catch.
  43. 4 points
    Highy

    June Catches

    22 runs landed 17 between us (7 to me) smallest 8lb biggest 14lb...AFTER SPAWNING
  44. 4 points
    Highy

    Rod Shots

    Good day today...
  45. 4 points
    commonly

    Zig fishing

    This is interesting
  46. 4 points
    elmoputney

    What is your newest purchase

    I just bought a Club ticket for the local lake seems stuffed with fish,including carp and barbel I am hoping I can catch one from it 😁 It's also full of rudd so I can take the girls for a couple of hours, that's the main reason but hopefully I can use it to test my rigs are up to the job and for a bit of Confidence boosting action
  47. 4 points
    muftyboy

    June Catches

    It's all I can think about at the moment mate. My mate hooked into a very large pike on the retrieve last night, reckons it's the biggest he's ever seen. Getting some vitalin delivered today, gonna start doing some heavy baiting in the weedy margins with vitalin and particle. The middle of the lake is quite clean but it's deep, around 20 foot .
  48. 4 points
    smufter

    June Catches

    Out for a rare 24 tonight. Thunder storms forecast. Could be interesting
  49. 4 points
    yonny

    What is your newest purchase

    I'm sure there is somewhere mate. I use the JAG stuff which is pricey but imo it's worth it. There are very few thing that really, really matter in carp angling; hooks, lines, bait. Everything else is superficial. Shelters, bedchairs, bankware etc etc.... even rods and reels. None of it really matters imo, they have little relevance when it comes to catching carp. Hooks on the other hand..... they are the single most important piece of tackle we have. Get them wrong and none of the other stuff matters. Same with lines and baits. I would rather spend Β£1000 on the sharpest hooks available and fish with no shelter/bedchair/bankware etc than use off-the-shelf hooks and be comfortable. They're one of the only things that I won't let price hold me back on. I'll spend as much as it takes to get the sharpest hooks, the best lines, and the most effective bait I can. I bought the JAG kit for 50 quid maybe 6 or 7 years ago. After numerous 40 lb fish and I don't even know how many 30's, all on sharpened hooks, I consider that an absolute BARGAIN.
  50. 4 points
    yonny

    June Catches

    ESP Tungsten Loaded is the best hooklink I've ever used. And I've used a few.


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