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Everything posted by kevtaylor

  1. I used to feed the carp bread in my lunch break around the weir at King Power Stadium, sitting on the lock gate, fish were often there, some good ones too. Wanted to fish for them but didn't feel comfortable in the area. Said to have done a 40lb fish and I believe it possible from what I've seen - many years ago mind! Unfortunately lots of evidence of predators south of the City, not sure what the score is in town?
  2. December is fast becoming my favourite month - just booked the wrong week off - this week is banging!
  3. No more fish through the night but what a great session and waking up to this view you have to feel blessed! Thanks for the comments guys 👍
  4. 11.10pm - well actually a double take - was still on after landing the last one- thought I had crossed lines - anyway 15lb
  5. I ain't done yet mate 🤣 11pm - 24 12lb
  6. 10pm 4th fish a mid double - on a roll - need food and sleep - been a busy day!
  7. Just had another about an hour into dark - same rod 27.8lb - happy with that 😊
  8. Another mild spell, so another 24 hours - should be shopping but couldn't resist. Same lake, same swim - and again I saw bubbling late morning and the rod placed on that went off early afternoon - resulting in an 18lb mirror, hopefully more to come - fingers crossed
  9. Thanks mate so good to have quiet banks at long last! 👍
  10. Had one more late morning whilst packing up, a low double certainly a looker for the future.
  11. Carrying on from November catch result - I'm still here and its now Dec 1st, woke up and moved my 2 rods in open water over to the causeway bank where last nights fish came from - all 3 now on the very back of the wind. Not long after and whilst eating well earned breakfast the new right rod was away and it resulted in a bigger fish of 23. 4lb - fingers crossed for one more whilst I pack up but no complaints - more than happy. Oh had a giant bream as well last night - absolute donkey no pics though sorry.
  12. Just got one in for November last knockings on 30th. I've got the week off but only this mad mild 36 hours looked worth a try so off to bluebell lakes I go for 24 hours; arrived around 10am I got on the lake I wanted and furthermore it was empty, the whole complex is super quiet, ended up in the same swim as last Dec when I had a few. 6pm the tight hander ripped off - the rod I moved towards the causeway after seeing tiny patches of bubbling late afternoon. 18lb and ounces, been a while it felt massive at first. 🤣
  13. They also make good cooler blocks so you can take a few frozen to use in a few days time for the longer session 👍
  14. Had my biggest hits ever on a particle mix from Hinders, can't see it on there now but it contained aniseed, was incredible fishing. Mix probably wasn't important just right time, place, food. I prepare mine and freeze with water in the bags.
  15. Like it - can I borrow your dog mine would run the other way lol It was amazing hearing the Coot alarm calls sounding around the lakes - I will remember that for a long time. I think 99% of the anglers around the lake were completely unaware.
  16. I'd agree with this - sounds like an otter unfortunately. I was on one of the busiest waters in the country a few weeks back on a full lake, had to call the bailiff first night as an otter swim past my rod tips at dusk, spent the next 3 nights on watch. Whilst I didn't see him second night the Coots gave his presence away by calling out to one another in turn around the lake - then the next lake and so on until I had a 360 degree chorus. It was a real Terry Hearn and the Fox and Pheasants moment. These hand reared otters have zero fear of humans, every swim is taken, many anglers have dogs yet here he is bold as brass!
  17. Welcome to the forum, keep learning and promote catch and release whenever possible 👍
  18. Appropriate NO - but excited to use these new Rapala bad boys lol Sorry theres always one!
  19. 'Storm Overflow' - the legal dumping of raw sewage into our rivers. Said to be a measure for dealing with rare weather occurrences, but water companies have been seen to do this for six months non stop, utter disgrace!
  20. Taken my son Pitsford twice now - both times we struggled for perch, he hooked the only one first trip and a pike took it near the boat - landed neither. Ended up with a few Jack's each first trip. Second trip zero perch, more Jacks and a few rainbows. Great fun - I love it Good luck with your session 👍
  21. I should add: most of the time I keep the distance the same, if it's shallow the bait will fall a little behind the rods which is good IMO, only if it's deep I start subtracting a little for the spod.👍
  22. If you want the distance the same for the rods and spod then the spod will need an extra foot adding when wrapping up coz the rods are different lengths. On deeper lakes you need to have the spod a little shorter to allow for the swing back on the rods. If the lake is 12 foot deep I subtract a third from the spod, so 4 feet less than the rods. Distance between the sticks can be anything - 6 feet, 10 feet whatever, but should be consistent each time you go. I lay the spod rod on the floor and put the sticks in the ground at each end of the rod, 12ft for me.
  23. I had the Greys 12.6 Distance Marker, gotta say I hated it from day one, so tip heavy, completely unbalanced. Spod wise I recently replaced my old Greys 12ft Spod with 'The Tackle Box's' Spod rod after reading a price bracket rod testing review, it won the mid and top end groups. Cost about £160 - not used it loads yet but like it a lot. 👍
  24. Thanks mate - I can't tell you how excited I was at seeing my mates 3.15lb Perch - I nearly went overboard lol
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