Sunday, 28 May 2017

Rudd Rudd Rudd 27-5-17

First tench session of the season and I arrived at a water I havnt fished before for tench and a maggot approach would be my Gameplan.Now this water has a high stocking off Rudd so I fished maggot corn rigs on both rods with maggot feeders.This would prove to be a bad idea ,any way I chose my peg and was fishing two rods.
It was a lovely day,quite muggy with rain forecast so the plan was too fish till lunch and if nothing happens I had the float rod and centre pin as back up. For most off the morning it was beep beep beep,the Rudd were stripping maggots from my rigs.Then mid morning I had my first bite,a small Rudd wasn't complaining as it wasn't a blank now.At lunchtime I went on the float rod,maybe should of done earlier.I started catching greedy perch from the off,then plenty of Rudd.Nice breeze on the lake and it was cooling down nicely.
At around 1pm the rain came so I retired to the umbrella and decided to scale my rigs down ,strong enough for tench ,but I knew I might get through the Rudd to get at the tench.I kept my right hand rod as it was,changed the rig on the left hand rod.I never got chance to put the bobbin on before the Rudd came like buses one after another,I lost count of how many till I had a bite that felt decent and thought this could be a good Rudd.
1.4 lb and a new PB ,was well chuffed to get this fella.The bites were coming fast and furious and as I had to collect Julie from work I packed in at 5-30.An enjoyable day and will be back,but and its a big BUT,No Maggots on the alarm rods.And the float rod will be out again definitely.Anyway I'm off Bloggers and Tight Lines .

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Short Evening Carp session

Thought I'd update where I was up to with my carp fishing.29 April 2017 I went for a short session and as the lake was busy I decided to try the other side of the lake.Boilie on both rods ,one fished to a floating island and the other to open water.Wasnt long before the island rod was off and produced biggest carp of the season and I had no scales with me.
Really pleased with this one.It was probably an hour later before my next bite,Not big but lovely all the same.
These little carp are tricky to hold during self takes,they won't keep still.It was getting a bit breezy now with the wind pushing into this side of the lake and around 7-30 pm I managed another .
I packed up at about 8pm,3 bites from a few hours fishing ,can't complain.
Till the next time bloggers ,Tench Time .

Monday, 15 May 2017

Rig It Tackle 15-5-2017

Well it's been a while since we had a tackle review or in this case tackle I'm using.Rig It Tackle is a company based in Manchester which sell let's of great products.Im not saying this to big any one up or I get it for free,I pay for my tackle .ive been using there products for over 18 months and all orders whatever you order is only a £1 Delivery which is excellent value for money in my eyes.Im always on the lookout for good products and believe me just because it doesn't say a well known tackle company on the packet ,it's top Quality.They also do a hook sharpening service whether you want your own hooks or there hooks sharpened.Ive ordered these in the past for my canal carp fishing and these hooks are so sharp.Have a look on there website rig it tackle ,you will not be dissapointed
Products arrived today,skin tech braid which is stripable,wide pva mesh and narrow mesh which is a fantastic pva and I've used plenty and this is the best out there.
Bait screws and R4 hooks which are wide gape size 8 with an in turned eye for my barbel fishing ,a super strong hook in Matt black.
Give em a try,let me know what you think.
Tight Lines bloggers .

Monday, 24 April 2017

Short Carp Session 23 April 2017

I decided to go Sunday afternoon for a short session for carp on a water near where I live,I arrived at 
2-20pm and decided to fish in Peg 2 as the wind was pushing into this side of the lake,it was a lovely day for April ,nice and warm to be fair.Tactics were one rod at about 60 yards ,the other at 30 yards basically open water .I cast both rods out,both with bottom baits and scattered about 15 baits over each rod.The plan was too top up every hour.It wasn't long before I had my first bite on my right hand rod,it felt like a bream,it came off.I would have to wait nearly an hour before I had a drop back,fish on and an old mirror graced my Net.
Nice to get off the mark.I re casted and topped up the swim with more bait.
I decided to reel in my left hand rod and change to a bigger bait,re casted and topped up with some more bait.It wasn't long before my right hand rod was off again.Yet another stunning mirror this time.
As the sun was dropping now the temps dropped slightly ,but it was still a lovely evening to be out catching a few fish.At around 7-30 pm my right hand rod was off again and a nice common went over the net cord.
Then the fun began,as I was taking this pic my left hand rod screamed off,I got the common back in the net and as I was playing the other carp I could tell it was a big in,it wasn't to be as my hook pulled and the fish was off.Note to self always match the hook to the bait,I will next time.A very enjoyable short session and I will be back .Looking forward to some Tench fishing soon.
Till the next Time Bloggers.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Lee Martin Memorial Match Bradshaws Lake 3 .April 8 2017

Well another year has gone quick and we're back on brads 3 for Lees memorial match and what a cracking day it was with the weather.I Drew peg 9,not a bad spot inbetween 2 islands.It took nearly 30 minutes before I had my first bite.I was fishing the Tip with a flat bed pellet feeder ,micros and various hook baits.I was losing quite a few fish and I upped my hook size .I managed to find a snag twice and I carried on catching and still losing fish .As the day progressed it got warmer,everyone seemed to be catching on this glorious sunny day.Come afternoon I went on the pole for a short while and decided to knock it on the head and go back on the tip.I caught a few more and lost a few too.I caught a lovely ghost carp but it slipped out of my hands.One more Ide late on,and it was all out.I finished the match with 7 lb 6.
The winner was Dave Batchelor with 39 Lb.
Too my Left Peg 8
Too my right Peg 10 

My Swim
The Bait.
Till the next time .

Saturday, 25 March 2017

First Blog of 2017

Well it's been nearly 5 months since I last fished.I had just lost all my enthusiasm to get out there to do something I love to do,whether it's soaking up the countryside and relaxing,catching or blanking .
Well today I got out with carp on my mind .I headed out to a water near home,small amount of tackle and one rod.Tactics try to find some carp.First peg I fished to an island.,Solid bag cast out with a white pop up.The sun was shining,it was warm and I couldn't believe how much I'd missed being out again on the bank.Two hours flew by,lots of ducks and geese roaming in and out of my swim,I decided to move.I scattered about 6 boilies next to an overhanging tree cast out and sat back.Id been sat there for over an hour and I had my first bite,felt like a small bream,it came off.I moved again ,fishing to another island .The temps were dropping now as it was 5pm,I didn't start fishing till 1pm,how time flies 
When your sat there.I saw carp moving around to the left of the island ,so I recasted,sat back and nothing.I packed in a 6pm.It was great to be back out,it was a blank ,who cares.
Till the Next time Bloggers,Good to be back.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Not been out 29 -12-16

Well I havnt fished since the 28th October a week after the death of my mum.I fished the ribble 7 days after her death and managed 1 Barbel .I have just lost all enthusiasm at the moment .My mum meant the world to me and now I feel as though my world has come crashing down in front of me.I am hoping to get out again in 2017, but when who knows.So have a great what's left of 2016 and new PB,s in 2017.
Tight Lines Till the next time