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  1. 4 points
    yonny

    October Catch Reports.

    Lovely little common this week but lost one of the bigguns which really hurt after so much hard work baiting etc. I'm still feeling it now, absolutely gutted.
  2. 3 points
    yonny

    What is your newest purchase

    This is the kind of lighting you can expect with the rhino beam plus built in flash buddy. Not perfect, but very good for the low price.
  3. 2 points
    yonny

    October Catch Reports.

    I'm just making the most of limited time mate: Twice a week in the evening when the mrs puts the little'n to bed I'm driving like a madman to the lake, baiting up like a lunatic, and scooting back home before she's finished. I'm fishing Friday mornings. I only work half days on Fridays anyway so I can get the day off for a half day holiday. Getting there at first light, few hours fishing, job doneπŸ‹
  4. 2 points
    yonny

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    It has been a very healthy year weather wise. No mental heat waves has meant the carp have continued to feed throughout the entire summer and this is reflected in fish weights. All over the country fish are coming out at top weights, MASSIVE weights. It's also done the environment the world of good. The grass is green and the water is clear, unlike last year when the grass was brown and the water was pea green!
  5. 2 points
    chillfactor

    October Catch Reports.

    Yeah Been feeding retro baits ... but double tiger nut was on the hair.
  6. 2 points
    chillfactor

    October Catch Reports.

    46 1/2 lb absolutely mint common what a fish 😁
  7. 1 point
    commonly

    October Catch Reports.

    You seem to be back on the bank quite regularly, so I guess it's safe to say that the little fella and mum are doing well?? I wish my missus was half as understanding!! 🀣Saying that I hope to get an overnighter in this weekend 🀞
  8. 1 point
    yonny

    October Catch Reports.

    @commonly it's a club water mate. I've had a fair few mirrors too but not posted all of them.
  9. 1 point
    elmoputney

    What is your newest purchase

    Brilliant thanks that's the confirmation I needed as I thought that may help still got to catch one but when I do will be nice to get some decent shots of it
  10. 1 point
    Its-grim-up-north

    What is your newest purchase

    You must have a 2 man bivvy to fit that in...
  11. 1 point
    yonny

    What is your newest purchase

    Imo it's essential to light the scene for self takes. The flash on modern DSLR's are good - good enough to produce well lit pics imo. The problem is focus. With no light source (between shots) the camera will struggle to focus. Therefore the shots my be bright enough with just the flash but they will be of poor quality. The floodlight type lights (Rhino Beam etc) are a very cheap way of achieving great self-take pics at night. I would recommend them highly.
  12. 1 point
    emmcee

    October Catch Reports.

    Carp goods are shining down on you then mate and rightly so , well deserved.
  13. 1 point
    ouchthathurt

    Lead Size And Why

    I often use larger leads than the "accepted" norm - for instance, at the moment I'm using 3.5-4oz leads routinely. I have chosen the lead size to suit the angling situation that I'm in. my last water was tiny, approx an acre, a lovely dinky estate type lake, with a good head of carp to 35lb where the angling was up close and personal. A lead on their head was the kids of death. So I would often use leads of 2.5oz. These were flicked into the margins or lowered under the rod tips. I wanted a lead with enough mass to ensure the hook set properly on bolting, yet minimise disturbance when casting. However I did find towards the end that the carp were used to dealing with leads in the standard 2-3oz range and were often getting away with it. So I went up to the larger 3.5-4oz range but flicking them into the bankside foilage above the spot and lower them in by hand. That upped my catch rate as they weren't used to seeing those leads or dealing with them. Another little trick I used to do was when the carp were stacked up in the narrows (the lake was triangular in shape) they would be in the narrow bay in numbers, the narrows were covered by 2swims that didn't really produce, even if the carp were in the narrows as the water was shallow and placing a bait in the narrows just spooked them out into the main body every time. I would fish the swims to the mouth of the narrows, placing baits quietly along the patrol routes they used to travel in and out of the narrows, then purposefully cast a bare lead into the narrows which made the carp drift off out of the narrows, along their patrol routes and over my baits... Caught every time! My current water is a largish deep windswept pit that suffers from undertow dependant on wind strength. I find the bigger leads help me feel for a drop in the deep water, as well as in the wind and undertow - as well as being larger, it's easier to keep a direct line to the lead without moving the lead or allowing the undertow to pull the lead off the spot.
  14. 1 point
    chillfactor

    October Catch Reports.

    41.5 lb
  15. 1 point
    chillfactor

    October Catch Reports.

    Just landed another big common looks over 40lb again 😎 finally coming good for me that spot 😁 Kate's amazing mate ... she knows I haven't been able to fish much the last couple of years been working to hard & nursing her through cancer , so a couple extra days while I'm all the way out near Germany was cool with her . It's paid off too now big time 😎
  16. 1 point
    chillfactor

    October Catch Reports.

    41lb .... same spot & tactic. Bait had been out there for 30+ hours & eventually ripped off . 😁
  17. 1 point
    chillfactor

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    Upper 40 common in the sling looks over 45 ..... pb common . Absolutely buzzing what a scrap ! 😁 Will get it weighed in a bit 😎
  18. 1 point
    chillfactor

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    Well today it became apparent why we've struggled all week , biggest hatch of damsel fly's I've seen . So should think the carp have been pre occupied with the emerging/ changing nymphs. Just bad timing ... been scratching my head all week & I think I found the answer today.
  19. 1 point
    yonny

    October Catch Reports.

    Two carp this week on my day sesh, this being the prettiest.


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