June 2016 - Rick Golder

Rick recounts what he’s been up to over the months of May and June as he takes on his new target water while getting a bit of practice and confidence in using a boat for the majority of the fishing on this lake, it’s a steep learning curve, but one with huge rewards to be had. I had been on one trip to the big pit, my new adventure for this year, and as well as proving a considerable new challenge, it was a massive learning experience too. Fishing using a boat is indeed a new skill, and whilst it has...

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You Gotta Go Lookin' - Steve Metcalfe

At the start of June last year (2015) I was offered a ticket on a very special pit, one which I had known of for a long time, as a few friends had fished it some 15 years previous. The pit in question is very mature, maybe around 10 acres in size, gin clear water, littered with weed beds, bars and snags a-plenty. Not only that but the pit is positioned in a prime location, surrounded by woodland and wild farmland, it is a true carp hunter’s paradise if ever I’d seen one.   When I first met the owner, we had...

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January 2016 - Rick Golder

Continuing on from my last blog, I’d had a single night session on the new water, one that held only a handful of carp, but my target being a historic old mirror, a daunting prospect in 16 acres of snag and feature filled pit. The positives were that the lake was nice and quiet; in fact I only really saw 2 others fishing it, which gave me a decent chance of finding an area and priming it up. My two friends who had caught the big mirror in the past had given me lots of help and advice, and as...

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October 2015 - Rick Golder

In early August I began thinking about my autumn fishing, and where I wanted to fish more precisely. The summer school holiday months I tend to only do single nights, fishing close to home and taking the kids for a few sessions. I’d taken my older boy to a club lake a couple of times for day sessions, and we’d had a fantastic time, with him catching fish up to 17lbs on his own rods, in fact he out fished me on each occasion! It was great though, and as well as us spending time together, I’m sure these activities...

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A Weekend With Friends - Romuald Laurent

France has lots of venues and lakes to be fished. The region where I live is surrounded by water. Lots of magical destinations offer their swims to let me indulge in my passion. This also enables me to test and try lots of products and approaches but also to admire mother-nature in various ways. The aim is always the same, live my passion at its most. This being kept in mind I decided to take two of my team mates on this journey. The issue to find a common date is always quite tricky, but ‘where there is a will there...

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