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Zorbeen98 last won the day on July 27 2020

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  1. Yesterday I caught my first carp on the lake (14lb). 😁 Thanks so much for all of the advice and hopefully the below will inspire others. So first of all I tried to take very little with me as I knew having a lot of gear would limit me on being mobile. I had two rods (1x chod rig + 1x standard hair rig), a bucket of bait (whole + chopped + crushed boilies, pellet and sweet corn), and my tackle bag. I checked the weather and decided to leave the brolly behind. I left my chair in the car which didn't do my back or comfort any favours but with only a bucket to sit on, it meant that
  2. Hook sharpening and bait glugging is something I've been doing. Vodka and rum is a new one to me! 😳
  3. I believe size 8 but could be wrong as going from memory! What would you suggest?
  4. These are the two rigs I've been using. I've used the chod rig on the new lake because of all the weed but was using the standard knotless knot rig last year as well.
  5. I think you're right and I have been considering it. I think I just want to prove to myself that I can do it the other way. At the moment, I feel like I can't catch fish by sitting on rods and until I prove myself wrong, I'll still feel like I'm doing something wrong. I'll post my rigs when I get home to get those checked.. If I am to give it a go, do I just throw my usual rig out? Should I only drop it in if I actually see fish or should I also just consider dropping it in a likely spot? How long should I wait before moving on? (P.S. @cromiee Hope you don't feel like I'v
  6. Wow, that's really kind. Unfortunately I'm in Essex but appreciate the offer.
  7. For me it's a 4 acre weedy lake with lily pads. Average Carp range from 8lbs to 20 something (and one or two 30lb apparently). They have a Facebook group and from what I can gather I'd say there's probably about a 60-70% chance of catching (though obviously not everyone who fishes it is on FB). Would appear the regulars who do a night a week usually catch a few but even they sometimes blank. My work life and the fact that I'm only just starting out means that nights aren't quite an option for me just yet so limited to days atm.
  8. I'm in a very similar situation. Started again last year and only caught 1 on my own + a few when with someone else who told me exactly where to drop the rig. Both of these were at what would be considered close to a 'runs' water. Last year I was changing a lot at once including baits, rigs and venues. This year I've take a much calmer approach. Became a member of a syndicate lake and plan to only fish the one lake the entire year in order to actually learn about it. I've been taking less bait and less variety of bait with me so I can focus on ensuring I'm actually on the fish instead
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