over the winter and early spring i have been fishing a runs water near me called dog lane, i have fishied it on off for about 3 years, and had carp up to 23lb. since the owner swaped the lakes over it has increased in popularity, so now the carp pool is much beter and has some much bigger carp and a few sturgeon. most the time the carp have been coming at night or ive been on my own so there are a lack of pictures. At dog lane ive found that fishing margins over a moderately baited area works best. Here are a few that i actually got on camera:
I have been having a think over christmas holidays, and tryed to decide wat my targets are for 2010, and this is what i ahave come up with.
1x30lb+ uk carp
15x20lb+ uk carp
5x20lb+ river carp
2x uk catfish
i will review this at the end of the year and see how i did.
I started on saturday morning with perfect weather conditions, strong winds blowing straight towards me and a dark overcast sky. At 10pm on the saturday night i had my first run, which ended up with a 17lb mirror carp on the bank, which was on a snowman rig in a solid pva bag. I also had a few tench during the night. Then as dawn breaks i have another run and land a 24lb 7oz linear mirror carp, on the same rod. After then the wind dies down and i didnt catch on the sunday night.
This year saw me and my mate go to abbey lakes in central france, we fished fox pool for the week, with little succses this year. The week started slowly with only 2 runs on the first three nights, and still no carp in the net. we decided for a change of tactics and moved to the shallow water on the other side of the lake. On the forth night my mate landed himself a 36lb mirror carp. The rest of the week was dull with little carp coming out of the lake, no the best weeks fishing, but there is allways next year.
In 15 days im off to abbey lakes in france, after some monster carp can’t wait.
The session started slow due to most of the carp predominantlyfeed at night, then about 9pm i had a run and landed a 4lb bream, and then caught another one soon after. After putting my rods back out, and a few bait changes at 11pm i had a run, and land a 16lb mirror carp. I caught it on mainline cell 15mm boilies, just in the margins. After that i had one more run about 4am, which unfortunately came off. over all a good session
i sacked the carp up over night and got some better pictures in the morning.
I recently went down to linear for 48 hours on brasnose 1, not many people were catching and the trip was quite unsucsessful, my my hard work was rewarded on the second afternoon with a small 6lb mirror carp
I turned up at Napton to find the whole lake frozen over, i thought i could brake it but it was 3 inches thick, the big lake was amazing to see frozen over. The thing that made me smile was watching the ducks and swans trying to walk on the ice.