Tarn Opening Session....Steve Peach
Finally it’s the start of the new season on the Tarn and the glorious 16th is with us again!
The week before saw us down the tarn for the draw for the 12 night tickets available for both of the first two nights of the season.
I was lucky enough to have my ticket pulled out of the hat second and picked my favourite swim the Boards and shortly after my dad’s ticket came out too and as he had to work on the Sunday I said he could double up with me to save him having to pack up...
A quick over night session on Gosfield lake Essex bringing results....Charlie Fenner
I started May off with a quick overnight session on one of my local waters Gosfield Lake. Gosfield lake is around 18 Acres of fishable water that is home to one of the most well-known water-ski clubs in Essex, as well as the ski club it is home to a number of old English carp to 36lb. Fishing is not always made easy by the time the boat and skiers spend out on the water and also the small clusters of boys fixed at various points in the lake. The boat is normally active from 8...
Terry’s Travels A failed hunt for Porgies.
With a break in the weather last weekend, we used this window of opportunity to have a look for porgies off the Donegal coast. Our fortunes altered for the worse, when half-way to the mark, a call from an angling friend suggested we change our plans! Boat anglers had caught absolutely nothing the day previous and blamed it on a large pod of Orca’s that had arrived in the area. I have no knowledge of how Killer Whales would affect angling, but we decided to come ...
Terry’s Travels Wild Irish Bream
I recently asked Sidney Kennedy (Lee Reservoir Angling Services, County Cork) to keep me in the loop on the next Bream foray, and typical of this man, it was not long before he gave me the nod regarding an up-coming adventure. My angling buddy, Andrew Wolsey had also been hankering for a “Bream bash” and was cordially invited. Two days, including one over-nighter is a relatively short stint when it comes to Bream sessions in general, but it was all the time we could affor...
Brighter weather. By Bob Naisbitt.
What a change it has made to be able to get out on the bank in some half descent weather I say half as it never appears to the same from one day to the next. This is an over nighter for me only the second so far this year.
All set up with all four baits out two baits to the left and right in the margins one to open water and one to the far margins at about eighty yards . Again I am using the Berkley Gulp Red Crustacean . The margin rods baited up with 12mm bottom baits toppe...
At Last!!.......Kevin Burgess
Well you may wonder why I have not been blogging over the last few months and that is purely down to one thing...............I have not had a single fish! As you all know the weather has been so up and down the carp just have not had a clue if they are coming or going. The lake I am currently targeting is a very hard water and to give you a feeling how hard the other lads that fish this very special place are some of the best carp fisherman I have seen with a lot o...
Off the top carp......Lee Warner
So the long awaited new start to the season is finally upon us after a really harsh winter. At last a rather late spring is here and it is great to get the rods out and dust off all of the gear. I say that but not really had a break from fishing as like all fishing anoraks I am always thinking about it or
chatting about it to friends or anyone who listens. At the first sign of better weather my good friend Jeff and Started talking about trying a day ticket water called Blake...
Finally the warmer weather arrived and possibly at the absolute worst time as the fish in Cottington decided to start spawning the day before the start of the qualifier which certainly suggested a difficult weekend ahead.
We arrived at 7am on the Friday which allowed for several cups of coffee and a lap of the lake before compiling our list of swims ahead of the draw. The draw started and our names were called out third, and with our first choice swim still available we m...
A sting in the tail
With the local fishing still not up to scratch, I was recently looking forward to a week in Tralee Bay, in Kerry, Ireland.
I’ve been targeting a stingray for my all-time species list which only includes fish caught in UK and Irish waters, and so far a stinger had eluded me. The Tralee area is though, one of the best for stingray. However the late and cold season was just as prevalent there and it was only literally just prior to my trip in late May that news filtered throu...
Practice doesn’t always make perfect! By Tim Swain
We have just returned from...lets just say a less than successful start to the BCAC this year. We came out 10th out of 12 in the draw and sadly went out in the first round.
The swim we ended up in had failed to produce a fish in the previous 2 years of competiton so the fact we managed to land 5 fish was a small consolation.
Fishing with coco & banana bottom baits and pop ups we had been catching a lot of fish from Lake 7, Orchard Place Farm in Kent in the weeks run...