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nigewoodcock

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  1. nigewoodcock

    Your favourite capture

    Horrid mate.
  2. nigewoodcock

    January catch reports

    Went out for a few hours this morning. The lake hasn’t done a bite since September 13th so was up against it with the little time I had available. The trip was really just to scratch the itch and get out the house for a bit and take advantage of these double figure temps. Looks like I’ve found their new Winter holding spot after the last area I was catching from had dried up!
  3. nigewoodcock

    January catch reports

    Haha. That’s what I was getting at but in a slightly less blunt way! Lol 😂
  4. nigewoodcock

    Carp care

    With the spring now upon us (apart from looking out the window to a foot of snow), I thought I would start a new thread so people can post up there do’s and dont’s regarding fish care and looking after the fish on the bank. There has been an influx of new members that are new to the sport or carp fishing in general. It would be a good thread for them to read through tips from experienced anglers so there is a chance to prevent rather than solve. fire away boys
  5. nigewoodcock

    January catch reports

    Honestly??? That’s one hell of a day trip mate!!!
  6. nigewoodcock

    January catch reports

    It’s a canon 6d
  7. nigewoodcock

    January catch reports

    Best of luck with the new lake mate. It really does make a difference keeping in touch with the lake.
  8. nigewoodcock

    January catch reports

    No mate. I’ve not been able to fish much of late. This was only my second trip since the start of November, both being short day/morning sessions. I still try to visit the lake as often as possible, even when I don’t have time to fish, searching for them and keeping up with their movements. This allows me to put a bit of bait in places where I think the fish may be. It’s like I’m fishing without actually fishing. Then, when I do get an hour or two spare, I can try and time it with the time of day I’ve seen feeding activity, making more efficient use of the limited rod hours I get.
  9. nigewoodcock

    What is your newest purchase

    The scopex squid syrup really compliments the candy nut crush. It has chopped bits of tigers in there too.
  10. nigewoodcock

    Your favourite capture

    Love it kev
  11. nigewoodcock

    Cork Handle Butt Grips

    The lads who have cork scopes use our butt locks. They are awesome for corks
  12. nigewoodcock

    Your favourite capture

    I think this one is the smallest I have had out of my lake but it is definitely one of my favourite pictures
  13. nigewoodcock

    Your favourite capture

    A few more
  14. nigewoodcock

    Your favourite capture

    So, when you book out churn pool, you can have the use of the lodge on the site. The lake is set out in a way that you can cover the whole lake from 4 swims. Each of which is close enough to the lodge to fish from safely. The lodge itself has two sets of sliding full glass doors looking out to the lake. When sat in there of an evening, we generally keep the doors open unless it’s really cold, with our receivers by the doors waiting to alert us of any action. Micks screamed off one evening and as he ran out at full pace, he slid the door, thinking he was opening it when in reality, he closed it on himself and smashed straight into the glass, nose first!!!!! phil and I were literally rolling around on the floor in uncontrollable laughter. It was one of those had to be there moments but I still wet myself when ever I think about it!!
  15. nigewoodcock

    Your favourite capture

    I know you weren’t matey.
  16. nigewoodcock

    Your favourite capture

    This fish was just the icing on the cake to the funniest thing I have ever seen whilst fishing.
  17. nigewoodcock

    Your favourite capture

    It’s hard not to post on threads like this without the fear of coming across like a bragger! I have been fortunate enough to select venues that I spend time on, that contain lookers. You can only catch what’s in the lakes that you fish on!
  18. nigewoodcock

    Your favourite capture

    Yes mate. Had Nige’s on our first social there.
  19. nigewoodcock

    Your favourite capture

  20. nigewoodcock

    Your favourite capture

    Some of the ones I have on my phone:
  21. nigewoodcock

    Your favourite capture

    I wouldn’t know where to start. The two lakes I’ve fished most of my time on over the last 10 years hold some real lookers (horseshoe and my syndicate). Then you have the socials at places like churn pool.
  22. nigewoodcock

    December catch reports.

    Well in mufty. Pretty consistent this year again mate.
  23. Just in time to fetch me a coffee then!!! Lol see you tomorrow matey x
  24. nigewoodcock

    What are the best hooks ?

    Same principle as the twister really. Imagine 3 turns (angles) trying to pull one out. A curved hook will come out in one single, fluid, movement. The claw pattern allows you a wider gape than a twister though. So will suit different rigs better. Floater fishing for instance. A shorter shank and wider gape, rather than the longer shank and narrower gape of the twister. The main thing is, what every hook anyone uses, is to make sure it suits the mechanics of the rig you are tying with it. My goto pattern since using the Nash hooks, is the chod twister on my favoured multi rig. It sits absolutely perfect with the semi stiff skinlink hook link.
  25. nigewoodcock

    Spomb stick or catty?

    Haha!!! When we were in France, I had to do that with the cable ties on the one I bought too!!! Most of of my fish this year have come to a heavily baited spot with all three rods on it. Starting off with 5kg of boilie tipped tight to a spot off the boat. That’s my favourite way of static fishing. One of the lads said to me that I could treble my chances of a bite if I fished three different spots with a rod each. My reply was along the lines of ... if I think the fish are going to feed on the spot, why would I put rods elsewhere??? I’ve had numerous double tales and quick, second bites whilst fishing with all three, or at least two rods on ‘the spot’! So in effect, I am trebling my chances by fishing three tight together, not separated. Having said that, I have also had good hits by fishing singles ‘loosely’ chucked to an area. And bags. And zigs. And a lightly baited spot. And particles only. And bookies only. And a mix of both. It’s all down to knowing, or guessing, what will give you the best chance on any given day. One trick pony’s are exactly that. Will do well some days but struggle most others, blaming something else as it ‘worked’ last time! if I had to pick THE favourite way to catch them, it would be stalking them with one rod, close in, watching everything they do.
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