Author: Brian Coakley

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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Sticking to a plan

A return to Cheshire fisheries on Sunday but this time a new pool for me and I went with a plan and was determined to stick with it even though as the week progressed the weather forecast was giving heavy rain and strong blustery winds which wasn’t ideal to my plan The plan was fish Bait tec special G paste and meat 8 meters out as the shelf drops off and try to target a better stamp of carp but with these conditions presentation was going to be hard Paste and trigonella pellets feed Mussleberry red glugged meat rigs...

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