Author: Brian Coakley

Action packed few hours

You cant seem to keep me away from Lloyds Meadow at the moment all the lakes are fishing well and all offer different challenges not letting you get bored or have a easy day , the fish wont jump on your hook but you will have to work for them getting the tactics and bait right Kingfisher lake has prolific catches throughout the year and easy access from the car park with hardstanding pathways suitable for wheelchair users with spotless male and female toilets Choosing a peg with plenty of open water in front of me and tasty looking margins if needed, With this just being a short session I opted for 3 rigs for the pole on the deck for paste,mid water and shalla fishing for pellets A bit slow to start with carp being my main target fish,bream ,skimmers,roach  and some small stock carp getting in on the bait with no sign of  the bigger fish showing just yet,constant feeding of micros and my patience was starting to pay off, loosing a few before I started to get into the better carp on the paste 10m out in the open water As time went on the fish started to move up in the water so I followed them , firing out 6mm pellets to create a splash while shalla fishing and this was keeping me busy for...

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Feeding off the silvers for the rewards

Today was one of those days I arrived with a plan and stuck to it,the plan was to fish paste all day in the open water and feed just micros, this was a bit of a gamble as the weather forecast was mid 20’s no cloud cover and a flat calm lake and add to that I’m a novice when it come to paste fishing Trolley loaded and a short walk upto Heron lake at Lloyds Meadow a quick look around and my peg was chosen ,easy choice realy not much fish movement to confuse me  but plenty of...

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Carp in the dark

Well here we go , a new challenge for me Tonight was my chance to do something I have not done in my 35 years of fishing and that was get my self a carp in the dark and this was all down to Barry who shown me through the rigs and which was the best way to approach the swim After watching Barry land a few in the day time ( he made it look so easy ) but to me the transition to bigger and heavier set ups wasn’t as easy as it looked Fishing 14 wraps...

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Weekend away at Larford Lakes

Rain greeted us on our return to Larford lakes for our Beechwood Baits social and after a walk round the match lake my mind was made up it was peg 43 for me giving me 2 margin swims, Lilly pads and a Island to cast to Three swims for my pole line included some tricky looking Lilly pads to my left and two margin swins at 5m and  8m to my right up against the bank , my feeder line comprised of 34g guru method feeder and a selection of hooks with bands and spikes at various lengths This...

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A morning on the munch

  A decision made at 5am when I couldn’t go back to sleep and the weather was decent seen me pop off to Lloyds Meadow and take the opportunity to fish Badger lake ,having had a few good sessions throughout the winter I was  intrigued to see how the newly introduced stock carp had come on in 4 or 5 months This slideshow requires JavaScript. It was like the weather was teasing me as soon as I got my gear settled on the peg the rain came and stayed for the most of the short session I was there This slideshow...

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