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Rigs, Simple or complex ?

June 28th, 2009 Comments off

A lot of thought goes into modern carp rig, some have little rings in them, some have slidey bits. All are intended to do one thing – catch carp. I have noticed in my years carp fishing ( for I have been doing this for a fair number of years) that rigs on the whole have become far more complex and I am not sure if it helps. I am certain that one of the greatest discoveries after the hair rig was the knotless knot and it is certain that it has put a lot more fish on the bank. However I am not certain if all of the other rig components that we buy really make a difference. ie

baiton rigThe above rig is just a simple SSBP pattern hook on 15lbs flurocarbon with a loop at the other end to attach to a quick link. Simple and effective.

I am sure that the really complex rig patterns that we see so have a use but to anyone considering ” what rig shall I use” you can’t go wrong with the above.

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Big for the banana

June 28th, 2009 Comments off

Just back from the bosbaan, again fishing the banana as the main lake is closed due to the rowing, power boating etc etc

Any way CCMoore Meteor did the business again.. honestly it is the best and most consistent bait I have ever used. Fishing over a bed of Meteor pellet and 10mm boillies with 20 mm boillies on the hook to deter the bream. The crowning glory was this 24 lb almost fully scaled mirror as well as 6 others.

IMG_1082I am exhausted but happy

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Success

June 21st, 2009 Comments off

Well finally some successes on the Bosbaan, despite the fact that the lines are out ( and out till mid Aug) , I fished “the banana” a small canal / inlet that connects the Bosbaan to the niewermeer. As suspected the action came at night once the crowds had gone and I managed to get 2 carp out. The 1st was the biggest at an estimated weight of 18-19lbs ( I was using my stalking / small water kit and I don’t have a set of scales int here yet) and the other, a common, was estimated to be 11lbs.  Also forgot to take another bank stick or a sack so all the pics are just on the mat ( and yes I could have cleaned up the weed etc but I didn’t)

fullyscaled

Anyway might try for perch tomorrow evening as my darling wife is out at her course.