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  1. Good evening all, hope all is well 

    Anyone have any experience fishing lonsdale park? 

    My brother and his friend has booked us a few nights on the 23rd of October 

    Has anyone fished there recently or within the past few years and can shed some light on the place please? Not expecting to be told how to fish it 😁 just what lies within its waters fish and feature wise 

    Some bad Reviews I'm praying they're not true. It's a three hour drive 🙄😅

    Kind regards 

  2. 16 minutes ago, elmoputney said:

    At least you two aren't fishing on my baited spots any more 😂

    That reminds me must take my boiler suit to the dry cleaners, 👹👻

    Seriously though I think I might done a Todd in my pants and packed up too, no need for that sort of behavior at night when you are fishing 👀



    See you next Thursday 🎣🎣 

    Seriously won't be going to that spot on my own again mukka. 

    Not right at all. It was a Feeling I haven't experienced before anyway 

  3. On 07/08/2020 at 22:57, Brutus said:

    As the title says, what’s been your scariest moment carping?


    Today, whilst fishing, I experienced someone hiding behind the trees and heavy breathing, this was at night time. I shone my head torch on for what ever it was to run off.

    packed up most of my gear in two minutes flat and then I get a run on the rod that was out.

    quickest landing, unhooking and pop back I’ve ever encountered. Plus sides, I’ve obviously still got it. I also didn’t blank...


    So what are your tales?

    Aha don't suppose he was wearing a white boiler suite and a ski mask?? 😂 

    I went out river fishing for carp last Thursday evening to a spot I've seen and caught  a few carp from. Arrived at location around 6pm  raked my spot got gear in order ect and started fishing around 8.30pm

    Around 10:15pm I hear almost  footsteps, more of a rustling sound 

    So I open bivvy door to see a white silhouette walk past around 20 yards away 

    I ask are you OK mate 

    He just ignores me and turns his headlight off 

    At this point I'm thinking what the (I know this naughty word is banned but I decided to use it any way because I can't control myself) is someone doing in out here and why is he ignoring me 

    So i decided to stay outside tent and make a tea, just to see if he/she walks back 

    By the time the kettle had boiled I could see this individual walking back down towards me with head torch on.. As he approached i  called you OK mate? He turns his light off and as he walks past I realise he's wearing a boiler suite fully done up with hood up and  all I could see was a black ski mask 🤪🤪😪🤢  as he goes past he just looks back  

    The chills it gave me pure fear 😂😂😂 and not embarrassed to say 

    And to top it off as I'm stuffing my gear into the van 

    My alarms start going mental... I'm thinking nooooo he's robbing my rods 😂 😂 lucky it wasnt the looney in the boiler suite 

    Have never packed up so quickly 




  4. 2 hours ago, bluelabel said:

    Well I blanked my bottom off friday and saturday and whilst it was sheeting it down this morning, I had a screaming run which took me straight through a weedbed.... one cut off hookink later and I was holding a straight rod after seeing a huge orange tail move a ton of water in a huge swirl.... gutted... my only chance and i miffed it up... ho hum...

    Couple of nice fish out though... a 28 to my buddy Neil which tied his B.James MkIV  into knots and left it permanently bent,  and and another chap had a 34 at midnight last night... couple more 20's out too.... sadly I blanked

    All fun and games mukka 

    When you back next 

  5. 12 hours ago, bluelabel said:

    Me too... this is my 2nd trip here... apparently its bone hard for the bigger fish so just any size carp will be an achievement for me... vintage gear will be used with the Sharpe's and my Merlin pins... lets hope I'm graced with a carp this time round

    It's looking good for it mate 🎣 

    My fingers are crossed for you 🤞 looks a beautiful place 

    Keep us posted 😁

  6. 2 hours ago, Big Bass said:

    I was on a lake in France bite time was 6pm-6 am then I would bring the rods in and bait up then a cup of proper coffee and set off with a light spinning rod. I was returning  a jack when Madam the owner of the complex came running out of the mist waving her arms cursing in French and could have been a bit of Italian mixed in shouting Nonnnnnnnnn !!! ‘Non fishing English style! I replied in perfect broken French sign language that I wasn’t English but Welsh pointing at the Welsh flag high above my bivvy The good Madam disappeared back into the mist shaking her head and still cursing. We later agreed a bottle of her homemade wine for a jack... The wine was delicious. 

    Classic 😂😂🍷🍷🍷

  7. 19 minutes ago, carpepecheur said:

    A French guy stopped at as he was leaving the lake today. “Any luck?” he asked.

    “About half a dozen carp but nothing very big”, I replied “How about you?”

    “I was fishing for perch (for the table)” he said “but caught nothing” then he added “I see you are fishing English style “

    “Why, because I am fishing on the bottom?” I queried.

    “No” he said “Because you are put them all back after you catch them”

    Not surprising really the French eat snails! 🙄 I get asked that question do you eat them?!more than ever in the UK now!! In fact more times than sightings of Harry Potter (otter).

  8. Hello folks hope all is well 

    Will get straight to the point 

    Have a small budget to aquire some new or second hand rods around the £200 mark 

    Have been using wychwood A101 3 1/4 tc that I paid 50 for both rods. 

    Hated them with a passion they were like poker sticks no feel of any fight to the fish and a fair few hook pulls 

    Have been catching carp mainly on the rivers

    And have been offered x 2 greys air curve rods 3ib tc for 200

    Or some free spirit ctx 2.75 x2 rods for 160 used twice 

    Or again  the free spirit ctx x2 rods  3ib tc brand new for 200

    Now I'd like something that can reach me at least 100 yards. 

    Has anyone had any experience with the above rods are they good prices 

    I've also been offered some greys gt3 £50 a rod they've been used 

    Kind regards in advance 

  9. Good sunny afternoon all, hope all is well 

    As the title says above I'm looking for someone to spend a few or lots of sessions with fishing. 

    I'm mad crazy for it but would love to share ideas information and memories with someone as infatuauted as my self 

    My target species is mainly gojng to be carp along stretches of river and of course a few lakes. Other species will be targeted on the way of course 

    Im based in the Birmingham West Midlands area, I'm willing to travel where is needed of course 

    So please feel free to contact me if your interested in spending some time on the banks or just trading information please pm myself 

    Kind regards all stay safe and well



  10. 22 hours ago, jimmyhoffa said:

    All the big carp are dead in the root or have either been poached or removed, I haven't seen a big carp in there not heard of a catch from there for a couple years now, all the old girls from beyondthebivvy door pages  have died, there might be some pasties in there but nothing of size, 

    ive heard rumors of a 40 in Powell s pool and cats in there too but again I have seen any photos but to be fair if I caught a 40 from there I wouldn't tell anyone neither, something makes me believe it as I see the same bunch of lads fishing it when I go down, and judging by the gear they look like they no what they are doing

    If you do fish the root try and chuck them out in the middle where the old wooden platform thing is, I've seen them topping there before and have caught at that spot before, I know a load of guys who fish on that spot religiously 



    Thanks for your reply mate much appreciated.im hoping your wrong,surely there's got be some, I'm meeting a fella on 16th of this month,  he fished it last year who says he knows there's carp in one of the lakes,(I hope he's right) either way it will be a beautiful place to place a rod.

    Yeah tbh mate I would not tell a sole either. Haven't had the chance to walk around Powell's yet.

    Will keep my eyes peeled for that spot when I'm down there.

    I heard you mention lakes in great barr, are they safe too approach mate? Would like to pay them a visit,

  11. On 14/01/2020 at 20:31, Jake sadler said:

    I’ve fished the reservoir ever since I was 7 when I used to go down with my dad and catch perch but now it has become very overgrown with weed and now people and stealing the fish to eat but the local anglers who always fish it have been taking the fish out and putting them in Sutton park’s Blackroot pool most of the upper 10s and low 20s are already in there and reports of the 30 has been recently put in blackroot now it is still a good lake to fish but very hard to 

    First time visiting blackroot today,what a beautiful setting, was mesmerized as soon as I set eyes on the lake, certanly a big old walk..didn't see any carp tho, just a few dead bream in the sides.

     Do you know if blackroot is pressure fished mate?? Considering giving it a go in a few weeks time 

    Any help from anyone would be great 

  12. Good afternoon all,hope you are all keeping safe and well in this glorious sunshine 😊 ive got the fishing bug back after watching countless hours of Chris Yates and Wilson, only snag Is I've only ever specialised in fishing on rivers for Barbel ect

    Have never been one for fishing a hole dug in the ground surrounded by 50 other fisherman/fisherwomen(latter would not be so bad) looking for some where with a bit of character and some decent fish to learn pool & lake fishing 

    Which leads me to my question 

    Where on earth are there any decent pools lakes near longbridge Birmingham area?  Willing to travel beyond those areas of course.

    Sorry If it's long winded folks but any help guidance would be glad appreciated 

    Kind regards marvoulous barbless 

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