Archive for March, 2009

Fill it with Maggots !

March 27th, 2009 Comments off

Well after managing to blank last weekend I am determined to catch next weekend.  I have decided to use the technique known as “fill it with maggots” I have ordered 10L of maggots ( yes that is 10 Liters) for the grand sum of 55 Eur, expensive but not an impossible amount. Myself and Mick will also fish Bosbaan where there is always a chance of a take or 2. I believe that if we fish with 5L per day each we will create a feeding frenzy of epic proportions… either that or a maggot drowning incident of titanic like proportions. Oh well it will be fun fun :o)

The rigs I plan to use will be leadcore with an inline lead. I will set this up helecopter style with the inline inner rubber section chopped back. The swivel at the end of the lead core will have a Korda running lead clip attached. Through this the knot of the PVA bag will be trapped. The rig will then be hooked into the outer section of the PVA bag.

It will be either an epic catch or an epic bream catch, i know that i will be using crushed barb hooks to allow me to unhook anything in the margins if needed.


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Winter colours

March 27th, 2009 Comments off

Often you will see in articles discussions about how it is lovely to catch carp in ” their winter colours” with the author seeming to suggest that carp change colour in the winter (Photoperiodicity ).  A brief google seems to show this as rubbish, however does any one have an evidence that carp can effectively change their colour depending on season ? is it just that the winter sun highlights  subtly different tones on the carp’s scales ? I have to say that my personal opinion is that carp do not possess the ability to change colour whether in the winter or in the summer, they lack the mechanics in their bodies to accomplish this .  Oh well another angling myth.

What do you think ?

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Robson Green

March 26th, 2009 Comments off

I don’t know if many of you have seen the program ” extreme fishing” with Robson Green on 5 ? well I will save you the hassle. The program is rubbish showing an incredibly inexperienced fisherman ham fistedly killing his way around the globe. To make matters worse he recently ( on BBC Breakfast ) stated that he “didn’t see the point of returning fish as 9 out of 10 of them die when released back”. This is rubbish and more importantly, dangerous rubbish. 9 out of 10 fish do not die after being released back if they did then fisheries would be decimated. By spouting this idiocy and the BBC by going him a platform from which to misinform the public, they are creating the impression that anglers kill a huge amount of what they catch.

What an idiot and more importantly what a dangerous idiot.  If you saw it and you feel as strongly as I do register your displeasure with the BBC here remember that the person reading the complaint is in no way connected to the program so be polite and to the point.

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