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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. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
  3. 8 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
  4. 8 points
    smufter

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

    Tough going in the heat, but a new pb for me.... 40lb 2oz Mirror!!....
  5. 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. Itโ€™s the first time Iโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽฃ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
  6. 8 points
    jh92

    Rod Shots

    On the tidal for whatever will eat my boilies ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ loving it!!
  7. 8 points
    Old school

    June Catches

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

    July catches.

    managed to get a pic... Well done James...๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  9. 7 points
    Highy

    July catches.

    My lads fish (helping him to hold)...8lb 7oz
  10. 7 points
    smufter

    July catches.

    Do French fish count????? 40lb 2oz.
  11. 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.
  12. 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. ๐Ÿ™ˆ
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 7 points
    smufter

    June Catches

    Brightened up. Nice common at 14lb. On the VNF Yonny ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰
  16. 7 points
    muftyboy

    June Catches

    Had a pb last night at the secret lake. not a carp though, there wasnโ€™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.
  17. 6 points
    From what I have read on the internet, 95% of UK anglers, who go fishing in France head for the many British owned carp fisheries within an easy drive of the channel ports. I wanted to show that there are plenty of opportunities elsewhere in the country especially if you head all the way down to the Pyrenees. I set out this morning to get some videos of the dozens of lakes within ยฝ an hour of my home which are never fished. They are usually fenced off, not because the owners want to prevent people from fishing but to avoid potentially very expensive litigation if someone were to have an accident. I took my drone so that I would not have to get permission to access each lake and I started with the smallest which is just on the edge of my village. I was aware of the lake's presence having glimpsed reflections from its surface through the trees in winter when the leaves had fallen. Unfortunately, I got so wrapped up this morniing with this first location, the rest is on hold for the moment. It took a lot of thrashing through brambles and nettles to get anywhere near the water but eventually my dog found a way through. The third of the lakes, about 4 acres in size, proved to be an absolute gem with patches of bubbles fizzing everywhere. We are suffering from a major heatwave at the moment so fishing is not practical. Meanwhile I will visit our mayor to try and find the owner of the lakes and also do a recce to work out how to fish such an overgrown location. Mostly using footage from my phone (so apologies for the quality), I made a short Youtube clip of this morningโ€™s visit. I hope you find it interesting.
  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 donโ€™t think Iโ€™ve ever lost the buzz of fishing but thereโ€™s no way I could just carp fish exclusively,I know some do but itโ€™s just not me. Had this fella this morning and Iโ€™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. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽฃ
  22. 6 points
    yonny

    What is your newest purchase

    ๐Ÿ˜‚ 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'๐Ÿ˜‚
  23. 5 points
    snowmanstevo

    July catches.

    Found myself with a few hours to spare yesterday tea time so went down the local for a few hours. Conditions was pretty much spot on to nick a bite so a quick mooch seen me find a few in the channel After trying to place my pop up as carful as possible and flicked 6 crumbled down boilies a little at a time as not too spook them I thought my chance had gone as it went very quiet. I needed to be home for 8:30 so was clock watching a bit and thought my chance had gone as it was nearing 7:30. A few fish had drifted back in so I gave myself till 7:45 and that was me Iโ€™d have to go. Seconds later the line shot up and the tip bent round and I was into a fish that did itโ€™s best to bed itself in them lillies. I never gave it an inch and steady pressure and walking back seen the fish kite into clearer water. I only went with minimal gear so didnโ€™t bother to weigh it but it was a pretty fish so did a little vid and took some screenshots,not the best shots but wrapped up my wk end nice and I still got home for 8:30 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽฃ
  24. 5 points
    greekskii

    Casting to a showing fish

    Always put a rod on a showing fish. As yonny said you have to be on them to catch them!! Iโ€™d normally put 4/5 boilies on, singly on the area go gently spook the fish off before using the lightest lead possible to reach it. Minimum disturbance. Ive had fish within minutes after casting at showing fish. Other times Iโ€™ve been made to wait 3/4hrs. The chances are the fish was there for a reason, so itโ€™ll likely come back. If itโ€™s not gone within an hour then I put out a handful or 2 of boilies on top with the throwing stick.
  25. 5 points
    yonny

    Casting to a showing fish

    There is only one way to guarantee your rig is where the fish are and that is to put a rig were you see the carp. The other option is put a rig where you don't see fish which makes no sense whatsoever imo. I wont cast a rod until I've seen fish, that should be a general rule for any serious carp angler imo. You can waste a hell of a lot of hours (or days and even weeks on tricky waters) waiting for the carp to come to you. Fish where the fish are, golden rule. I will not hesitate to cast at a showing fish.
  26. 5 points
    salokcinnodrog

    What is your newest purchase

    I recently went through Abebooks just having a mooch, saw two copies of Tim Paisley's Carp Amid The Storm going for ยฃ2.99 so picked one of the two. When it arrived I discovered the one I bought had been signed by Tim Paisley himself.
  27. 5 points
    Highy

    Rod Shots

    Why Not ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŽฃ
  28. 5 points
    elmoputney

    Rod Shots

    You may notice that a white long necked water emu has arrived damnit
  29. 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.
  30. 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 .
  31. 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.
  32. 5 points
    finchey

    Rod Shots

    Yesterday's morning's view 5am.
  33. 5 points
    Its-grim-up-north

    What is your newest purchase

    Sorry to put the thread off topic lads! ๐Ÿ˜‚ but just purchased some vass chest waders, realised the importance of having a pair on the lake Iโ€™m fishing after losing a couple at the weekend.
  34. 5 points
    Its-grim-up-north

    Rod Shots

  35. 5 points
    finchey

    June Catches

    I finally broke my duck on my new club water nothing big but I feel like I've achieved. โ˜บ๏ธ I caught two commons 5 1/2lb and 6 1/2lb no photo's. ๐Ÿ‘
  36. 5 points
    greekskii

    Korda should issue Warning

    the hook knew the other components of the rig were not korda so snapped. common issue
  37. 4 points
    Its-grim-up-north

    July catches.

    The same way Iโ€™ve been fishing this season mate, short sessions during the week after work when the conditions are right, or doing quick sessions when the temperatures up nicking a few off the top. Iโ€™ve caught more fish than a few of my pals who have been doing 48 hour sessions every weekend. Love it
  38. 4 points
    yonny

    Casting to a showing fish

    At the end of the day you have to get bait out there somehow mate. Normally I'll start with singles, if I don't get a take then I'll pepper a few baits out with the stick/catty, if there's still no take and the fish are still there I'll spod. Their reaction will be different from water to water - I've had them disappear not to return and I've had takes from under the spod. Even when they do spook they'll normally be back come first light.
  39. 4 points
    Dannygooner

    Casting to a showing fish

    To me itโ€™s quite simple. Cast to where you see fish. Always. Cause whatโ€™s the other option. Cast to where you canโ€™t see fish? Im in no doubt it does spook them sometimes. But I fancy my chances if I see activity in an area. Most of my best catches come from such crude tactics. See a jumping fish, bubbling, swirls. Whatever. These are the things I spend hours looking and hoping for. Finding them is 99% of the problem for me. Once thatโ€™s answered Iโ€™ll play the game of chance. The problem Iโ€™ll often then come across is, got the bait on the spot, itโ€™s been a short period, shall I put some bait in. ๐Ÿค”I tend to try pepper a few in or stick a stringer on and glug and leave as is. But if Iโ€™m not get liners at least the mind starts ticking and the urge to pepper some bait in occurs. This is where I probably lose takes. Impatience
  40. 4 points
    salokcinnodrog

    What is your newest purchase

    Even better this week I got my tax rebate, so Season Ticket for my local reservoir paid for. 350 acre reservoir, unknown carp stocks, some big roach (I had some 2's 3 years ago), tench and pike along with a few bream.
  41. 4 points
    smufter

    Rod Shots

    Midnight in France
  42. 4 points
    snowmanstevo

    Rod Shots

    ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ
  43. 4 points
    I fished mallard on Friday and had a great day , lost 2 but had 4 on the bank biggest was 22lb I will be going again next week for sure .
  44. 4 points
    muftyboy

    July catches.

    Sorry mate but can you point out the funny face one.๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
  45. 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.
  46. 4 points
    Highy

    June Catches

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

    June Catches

    Fan Lodge Finch...1 mate below had this common last week...20lb 4oz.
  50. 4 points


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