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  1. I used to fish with my brother who's a year older than me we used to get the bus every Saturday 2 and a half hours on the bus to a big reservoir and brought 2 kilo a gound bait between us each time, still remember the hike we did after getting off the bus bout 40 minutes through a thick forest we needed machetes nearly bud as big bros do he let me lead the way we used to catch loads of roach rudd perch the odd trout we loved it and we knew nobody would ever fish that spot we hiked to... the effort alone would probably kill me now at 34 when I was 17 me and the Bro decided we would try carp fishing out on a day ticket lake near dublin to try catch some carp we didn't have a clue bout carp fishing all we knew was method feeder running rigs and hadnt a clue what to do to catch carp So we went the tackle shop the guy in the tackle shop must have spent an hour showing me a knot less knot still hadn't a clue , so we went fishing the following saturday pulled up could see loads of big fish on the top they looked like whales compared to the roach we where used to catching fished method feeders and I had some fake floating dog biscuits the guy in the shop covinced me thats what carp eat so I threaded a piece onto some line and tied it to my hook size 12 still couldn't do a knot less knot ha ,and cast my method feeder rig out and after an hour my match rod nearly bent in half with a take fought him for what felt like an hour(really bout 15 min ) and nearly breaking my rod with the creeks it made and it finally hit the net I reached in to have a look it was massive 7lb 2 , it was trailing a 4 Oz lead and had what looked like a sea hook in its mouth is what it looked like to me at the time ,my scabby size 12 and method feeder was tangled in the line the fish was trailing i removed the hook and let him away was chuffed and since that day I've been mostly a carp fisherman the last 10 years I've jus fished behind alarms and absolutely love the buzz of being outdoors and catching a fish is the bonus
  2. Couple years back few where caught walking between lough gates on the canals wit a net like a trawler one either side taking everything on the stretch that's why lads here keep spots quiet keep em away
  3. That's what we call em here munchers 😂😂😂 they would munch anything rudd roach tench pike carp anything for the table this isn't aimed at all foreign fishermen jus the ones that do actually eat anything they catch
  4. Here's the rocks that saved my bivvy blowing away the pegs where 3 inches out of the ground panicked and found the blocks other than that bivvy was a goner
  5. I love fishing I'm just back from a two day blank 55 km hour winds battering the bivvy had cement blocks on 3 pegs stop it blowing away , ah mate I love been out in the wilderness catching is a bonus can't beat a 20 day blank to hearing that alarm on toning , I appreciate every fish and the hunt of finding them its not all about size the lake has some lovely mirrors and plated commons,,,, my nephew beat my pb on the same lake last year on his 3rd night carp fishing im carping bout 10 years for my pb here in ireland and he's 11 I've never heard the end of it he caught a 16,8 delighted hor him, and it's defo not a runs water tough very tough love to see how Danny Fairbrass would get on on it lol
  6. Cheers for the reply was looking at it but didn't want to change it up would using that with cell be ok ?? and swap hook baits around see what works the lake mostly gets boilies say 80% of anglers jus use em lake has my head done in but I'm not giving up I'm jus trying to up my game it's never done a 20 doesn't mean there's not one in there
  7. Hey just looking for some advice not sure if it's in the right section , I've been jus fishing my club water the past 3 years the first year I dine about 20 nights had 3 fish which all came in the one night ,I fished mainly pva bags spodding cell and pellets bout a kilo a session as this is how I fished elsewhere , The second year I had 8 fish from 40 nights that year I swapped using pellets and jus used boilies crumb and pva bags ,the stock in the lake is bout 100 carp and I've caught fish in random spots around the lake nothing ever gets me more than one fish a day bar the one night the previous year, On my third year I focused mainly on one spot using cell and jus sweetcorn had 15 fish last year 10 off the same spot but same as year before one fish a day it's a tough water and nobody seem's to catch loads other than mid summer , This year I've fished 4 nights so far with no luck as of yet I plan a major baiting campaign in open water where I have seen fish alot last year I'm going to pile bait in and hope to do better than last year's haul of 15 has anyone any tips on a baiting campaign as it's all silty the entire lake with no weed at all there's a couple of inches of debris on the bottom the black sludgy type any help appreciated cheers And tightlines to all
  8. I'm carp fishing bout 6 years in Ireland not to many lakes here with carp my pb is 16lb only a few lakes here with twentys one very public lake has french fish biggest I think is 42.5 , people here keep the lakes to themselves that hold carp very hush hush mostly to keep the munchers off em (polish/Romanians Lithuanians) there's two runs water's here ones free and ones a day ticket most be jammed most weekends I love fishing can't beat chilling out trying to catch that pb fished about 70 night's last year had twenty fish mostly doubles cant beat that feeling of catching a new pb and feeling that rod bend it's tough going the lake I fish so be so jealous of all the other european and the UK anglers so many possible lakes for yous to fish within an hour or two , it's my dream to open my fishery saving at the minute so hopefully within the next 5/10 years if I don't get a mortgage before then to do it , hope to import English fish and make a 3 lake complex 2 runs water's and a specimen lake the people of Ireland need a real carp venue, I'm suprised no English men havnt tried opening fishery's here as it be a goldmine trout/match fishermen here are the only real real fisher men recognised here the by the fisheries board alot of red tape to import carp here as the EU have the whole no foreign species so I hope to find a way to get around it an fulfil my dream , anyways just thought I'd write bit bout myself and Irish carping as I'm new cheers And tightlines all
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