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1st UK carp in 15 years

June 26th, 2010 2 comments

As many of you will know I recently moved back to London from Amsterdam where I had been living for the past few years. Fishing in Amsterdam was good, if you are ever considering a place as a fisherman to relocate to I heartily suggest Amsterdam.

Anyway, that is now all in the past and I am now back in London and fishing is a hell of a lot harder šŸ™‚ gone are the lazy days sitting at the side of super easy dutch waters ( thereĀ  are harder ones but guess which ones I chose) pulling doubles and 20’s out by the fistful. Oh well a new chapter in my fishing life beckons.

As I wanted to get some serious fishing in I decelieded that there was only one plce to try Thorney Weir, I joined this syndicate a while back and I decided that as I had holiday to burn now was the time to get down to Thoeny Weir and put some hours in.

The lake was fairly empty as one would expect for a Monday morning and I was brimming with confidence. There was weed everywhere and the wind and been going around in circles for days do I thought it better to concentrate on where I could see fish rather than where I knew they had to be. The back of the island swim was vacant and as I could see fish topping and rolling I thought that this would be a good bet. Knowing that there was a large gravel patch on the left hand side of the island ( thanks Jon) I put out 2kg’s of boilie figuring that in this weather the carp would be super active and with the stocking levels as they are this would be gone in no time. The other rods I fished against a weed bed and in the margin as there was a very tasty margin along the access road where no one can fish to.

To cut a long story short..

After 3 days of precisely nothing I decided to move to the swim called river point. A quick walk around the lake in the early morning showed that there were fish aplenty cruising around and generally sitting in the weed.

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Solar Weed Lead… has lead camouflage gone too far

June 24th, 2010 Comments off

So what is it ?

well it is one of Solar Tackles new “weed camouflage” leads, not sure if it works but I am wiling to give it a try. Over the years we have had everything from glass weights to pebblesĀ  no we have one with faux weed on it. When will the fun ever stop ?

Do you have an opinion on calouflagain your end tackle ? have you tried out outlandish things in the name of camouflage ? post a comment and join the discussion

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New World Record Carp – 99lbs

June 21st, 2010 1 comment

almost the 100 - Pic from the DailyMail.co.uk

Well hot on the heels of Solar Head Honcho, Martin Locke’s, 94lb carp from Rainbow comes this one from Les Graviers.Ā  It is the well known fish called “Scar” due to the massive scar that you can see around the fish. The scar was caused by the fish getting tangled in a rope when it was small and was released unknown if it would live… well now it is the largest carp in the world. My congratulations to the captor, Ambrose Smith for this new record which is tantalizingly close to the 100lb mark. As I reported earlier in the year ”Ā  When will the 100lb barrier be broken ? Will if be from France or from elsewhere ? Will the 91 from Luke Moffats Les Graviers take the title again ?” well it turned out that my prediction was true, the fish from Les Graviers has taken the record.

Ok, prediction time again.

1, There will not be another record this year

2, It will go to an unknown German fishearly next year

Lets see if I am correct

What do you think ? Am I right ? do you have another opinion ? Have you seen a larger fish and want to share ? Post a comment and let me know

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