Monday, 22 June 2015

Longest day of summer 21-6-15

Well I finally got my river campaign under way last night.I arrived at the river at about 6-45 pm,had a quick look around and decided to fish a peg downstream I hadn't fished for a while.I set up and fished a bomb and a bag,pellet on one rod,boilie on the other.I was quite suprised at how windy it had become,I decided to work the peg and cast every 20 mins.I had two raps on the pellet rod and then a good pull,to find I'd connected with a fish,then it was off.
at 8-45 after fishing in that peg with no more action I moved downstream,I set up and cast out,the wind had died down now,I left both rods for about 30 mins ,I decided to make a change and wrap paste around my baits,fresh bag and back out.It took about 15 minutes before my left hand rod arched over and all hell broke loose,I knew this was a good fish,going on surging runs in the shallow water of the river,at the second attempt she slid over the net and she was mine.I looked in the net and for a minute I thought it was a double.
9.5 happy days,not a double but a good start..............

Canal carp

Finally got a better picture to post ,here she is 8.8....
Caught on a solid bag with a mainline pop up..........

Friday, 12 June 2015

Last Canal Carp Session 11-6-15

So after last weeks session in a new area saw me draw another blank. I've been fishing 4 different areas hoping to locate the carp,between 6 & 11pm .Tonight I decided to go and look before I fished,the first area kids were swimming there so that was a no go,I drove to the place where I hurt my back ,as I arrived I decided not to bother and go back to where I was the following week.Upon arrival I baited up the area I fished last week ,then made my way further up to an area I fancied for a while.
Both rods out I kicked back to what was a lovely evening.As the evening wore on I had 2 beeps I was questioning my choice and should I move,I decided to sit it out,fish were topping,perch were chasing fry but no signs of any other fish.At 9-30 a single beep and my left hand rod arched round,fish on,after a short fight,I netted my prize.

my first canal carp,8.8 really pleased after the effort I've put in,sorry about photo.

I bumped into this fella on my canal travels,seems he's happy rocking out.Now with the river season just round the corner,it's time to dust the Barbel gear off.Tight Lines Rivermen.