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Everything posted by emmcee

  1. Good angling again mate. Nice fish.
  2. Good angling mate, you were certainly rewarded for your efforts. Nice one
  3. I was thinking the same 😳🀣
  4. Thought it was just my phone, obviously not then.
  5. Not too bad, £1111.48 was my bill for my van😒. Dpf filter had gone, some liquid was low somewhere and something else. As you can tell, I know sod all about motors other than I need one so have to pay the money. Time to move it on soon though as its starting to cost more than its worth lately.
  6. Its utter nonsense isn't it. I managed to fill up on sunday morning only for my Van's engine management light come on as I drove homeπŸ™„. It's been in the garage since, hopefully get it back for the weekend but it's not a cheap fix 😒
  7. Are you sure a Typhoon didn't pass through your swim in the night 🀣. Sounds a busy session, nice one πŸ‘
  8. That's a corker of a linear, fair play πŸ‘
  9. emmcee

    August Catch Reports

    Cracking fish, good angling
  10. Any wholesale place will do it. A Costco, Makro type place or look out for special offers in the mainstream supermarkets.
  11. When fishing deep silt I nearly always use the chod rig. I'll use a length of leadcore to suit the slits depth and add a couple of feet. Set the top bead a couple of inches down from where your mainline is tied to the leadcore and the rig is always fishing. Used this method on a gravel pit where the fish would regularly visit an area where the old gravel wash was, the silt here was 3ft plus deep in places and when the fish were there the water was the colour of milky tea. The fish could be from 20yds out to 100yds out in this area. The further out then I'd plump for a 3.5oz lead, when that is buried In 3ft of silt it becomes one hell of a bolt rig.
  12. If you tend to "get into the larger ones" then in my opinion that is good angling. Is it luck you fish the right spots, use the right rigs etc etc, not for me. That's all down to good angling. Don't get me wrong, i used to think the same but I'd find the fish, find the spot, apply bait correctly and present my bait in an acceptable way, no luck involved there, just good angling. Is that big headed, no it's a fact. I'd rather be a good angler than a lucky one.
  13. Day session? That's what I take for a 72hr session Haha.
  14. Agree 100%. There are a lot of "top anglers " around today, put a few on the same lake and that lake becomes a lot harder because you're competing with not only the fish but anglers that are very much on the ball. As for the ones under the radar I personally think a few would put the "famous" anglers of today in their places.
  15. The FG knot, YouTube it. I've gone over to this with my sea fishing braid mainline to tapered mono shock leader.
  16. When you say missed takes I'm guessing you mean hook pulls? I only ask as how do you know the fish has picked up your hookbait and spat it out or not? Unless you fish the margins and see what is happening. I've watched numerous underwater videos of carp feeding with rigs present and nearly all are picked up and rejected, have you witnessed carp take your rig in to its mouth?
  17. I'm curious as to where the hook holds are in the carps mouth with this rig?
  18. Carpy, as in "that looks carpy". Hate the word.
  19. Yes exactly, the different species at different times of the year makes it interesting. Let's face it, you never really know what will pick your bait up next.
  20. It can be as simple as that for some I guess but for me personally there is a lot more to it than that. Scouting the beaches you intend to fish at low tide to look out for snags, any gullies the fish might use as the tide comes in, whether there are any worm casts and which casts, mussel beds etc, this can point you to which baits will work. Learning the tidal pulls, learning the tidal strength as the tides build day on day to "spring tides" then the reverse when they drop to "neap tides". Some beaches can only be fished 2hrs before high tide to 2hrs down from high tide. So learning depths etc is important. There is a lot to learn, each beach will be different just like each lake is different. Each beach will fish better on certain parts of the tide etc, like a lake you got to learn them. Of coarse you can catch by just turning up and launching to the horizon, but as with lakes, the fish can be a lot closer than you think.
  21. Where abouts is this can I ask? I fish the south coast, west Sussex, Hampshire and Dorset.
  22. Any hounds about where you are?
  23. I started beach fishing 4yrs ago now and since then probably only been carp fishing 20 times In that time and now not carp fished since may last year. Like you say, guaranteed a spot on the beach, never know what you might catch and it's free to fish, what's not to like Haha.
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