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Ginger9991

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  1. not read all the messages but im not sold on the whole washed out bait thing, How does a fish know a bait has been in the water longer? Most baits washed out or not are slightly different shades of colour. I also think it would be niave of us on most venues to think we were fishing where there is no other bait around. If a fish is leaving fresh bait and eating the washed out bait....is it because the fish thinks its been in the water longer so safe? or that the food signals are maybe less and now more attractive to that particular fish? or is it the flavour you have added when washing out a bait that has made it more favourable.....We will probably never know. Every angler will have a different opinion, The question is, are you confident in what you are doing? If you washing out your bait and its catching fish...continue, If your not catching, Give it a try and if it doesnt work youve lost nothing. Fishing well if all about confidence.
  2. have a search mate, I asked this a few months ago. What helped me was fishing deepers water and 7 to 8 " hook lenghs....I was fishing 3/4" solid bags before and it wasnt getting them!
  3. Why has no one mentioned Reel big fish? they done the work for you!
  4. Two weeks left on the ticket and I finally caught a grass carp. 15.6lb on one other in there and that's 27lb. Backed up with a couple 20's from the margin
  5. Well this looks set to be my last "session" before the baby drops, I will get some more work overnighters in but i have Thursday to Saturday to finally get my 2 target fish. Anyway, On this venue i tend to move between 2 or 3 swims on the same side of the bank but at opposite ends, each area doing me well but i have noticed over the last month or so alot of repeat captures. Now at 1 end of the lake theres a big island, from the side i usually fish its about 18 wraps and from the other is about 8 wraps, The short side i havent really liked fishing as it gives no view of the rest of the lake and if the fish are not in front of you your in trouble, its also the deepest part of the lake by a ft or 2. Now i have noticed when the sun gets up the fish tend to get round there and cruise around the top, So over the last week work overnighters i have fished round there. This has led me to catching fish i havent caught before and also consistantly catching (even though not as often as with the otherside). so anyway over the few days that i will be there i plan to set up shop behind the island, Close the the island its inches deep dropping down to 7ft then to 11ft. I had some joy at 11ft this past overnighter....So im thinking that during the night i will fish down on the bottom of the shelf in 11ft of water and during the day i will either zig over the same spot of fish tighter to the island in shallow water depending on what i see. However im thinking if i go shallow i will move the next swim down so to "rest the spot a little".......Do people ever fish past the baited spot into shallower water? Do they have a problem with doing that? I feel that because there is such a difference in depth that my lines will be no where near the bait.....but the lines will still be there so maybe i should just cast left and right of the baited spot of move the rods down a peg..... Any thoughts on this? It must be common to fish shallower during the day over and past baited areas and drop back down into deeper water in the evening?
  6. Mental work overnighter last night!
  7. Hi All, I think its time for me to get some new alarms and move the solaces into the 9ft foot couple of hour kit. Those alarms have done 5 fishing fishing at least 1 night a week through wind, rain and snow and they havent let me down but i did notice this week that on 1 of the alarms the bobbins could move a fair bit before notification. so whats every one using? What do people recommend? Im sure i read there was one where the reciever light up the bivvy if there was a run? Want to avoid Delkims if possible...just because everyone has them!
  8. I wonder if their metabolism is also influanced by the amount of naturals and the amound of fish in a lake also. i have had repeat captures through winter, 3 or 4 of them usually during the night over a 5 or 6 hour period (that in the last fortnight has begun and finished a few hours earlier). this lakes been a bit of a freak anyway but i do wonder....
  9. Yeah working at the moment and im pretty in touch with people there so i know theres fish coming out, and i have done all winter so that helps. Decide on the day is the best plan.
  10. im currently doing over nighters and i always start with 8 spods and fish solid bags. 10 spods isnt much bait at all, Fish one rod over bait and roam with the other. If you catch on the baited spot, Then put another copy of spods over the top, You you get another bite...Get that second rod on the same spot! I give it 3 spods after every bite, Regardless of time.
  11. Thanks mate. Yeah im giving up the ticket in June, Just hope i get my 2 targets before then. Me and the wife are expecting again in September so i think that will put a stop to my night fishing! I still have a Colchester Angling ticket so on the odd evening she lets me out i will just do a couple of hours at Layer as thats good for a bite.
  12. Fished into the wind again, very uncomfortable and a nightmare getting the tent up at in the dark with the wind like that. Had 12 in the end all before 1am when the wind died and it began to hammer down. Woke up to find my ground sheet under water... Fail! 27 Then 3 doubles 19,18,17
  13. unfortuntatly i have seen them cruising on the top in summer but your not allowed to surface fish or have a zig in the top 6" of water.......i might be a little naughty and put a rod on the tigers for the night...see what that does for me. I have heard about them destroying nets but im clumsly enough as it is so in the net then straight out of the water i guess.
  14. Hi, Never caught one before, Not even seen one on the bank but i know theres a couple in the lake im currently fishing up to 27lb, I have 3 months left to try and get one out. Does anyone have any advise for these? At the moment im using solid bags with short hook links, i saw an article mentioning they have bigger mouths then common carp so maybe i im hurting my chances with solid bags. Its a 3 rod venue so its not like i have to completely move away from a successful tactic on this water.
  15. a couple from Thursday night, i also managed to catch a 25...which is the same one i caught 2 weeks before( pic above) Was really on fire through the night i think i had 9 fish in total, i was the only one on the lake to catch. I decided from the off to go with particle and went with 8 spods, introducing more every couple of hours or 3 every time i caught a fish. All fish were from 11PM which has become normal over there. I got to sleep at about 5AM after i decided to leave 1 rod out and stop spodding because i was knackered! 28LB 20LB
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