rain storm coming across the lake

Carp Fishing is a Dangerous Sport

It has now been three weeks since I managed to fall into a freezing cold lake. Whilst I try to keep the majority of my blog posts light hearted and not too serious I have come to realise that things could have turned out a lot worse. So here are a few of my top…

North West Angling Centre

Support your local tackle shop

So you may be wondering why I would write a blog about this when there are loads of bargains to be had out there on the World Wide Web! At this point I am going to be honest and say yes I do use the internet and order online but hand on heart I think…

Winter Ice

Surely it can’t be another blank!

Most of my family and friends think I am completely mad when it comes to fishing and arriving at the syndicate at just before six in complete darkness does tend to make me agree with them! I could not believe that it was a barmy six degrees at this time in the morning in January.…

Last few sessions of 2016

I managed 48 hour sessions in October, November and December, I also managed to blank on all 3 sessions. The first session I opted to fish Pads again which was a mistake as I had seen fish in a swim just along the bank from Pads but still opted to go in my favourite swim.…

Catch of my life

The 29th of October 2016 is a day I will remember for the rest of my life. No I did not catch a PB Carp but it was the day that Lucy and I got married. If it was not for Lucy’s support and ability to put up with my strange little ways I would…

aqua products

Aqua Products Bedchair cover

Following on from my review of the Nash sleep system I thought it only right to do a full review of my bedchair cover. I have had this one for about 5 years which goes to show just how well made it is. Made out of the now legendary Aquatexx material with a poly cotton quilting;…

Fishing Doldrums

Maybe just maybe the title of this Blog post is a little on the dramatic side but 2 months without getting on the bank is driving me a little stir crazy. I had no free time in August due to work and family commitments. I know I could have done an overnight session here and…

Nash Indulgence ss4

Nash Indulgence Sleep System 4 Leg

I have now been the proud owner of this for over 18 months and I have got to say that it is the warmest and most comfortable bed chair I have ever used. It has a deep pile insulated mattress which is removable to allow air to flow through as a cooling system on hot…

Nash Fang X And Twister hooks

Nash Fang X and Twister hooks review

If you have read my earlier post about My Golden Rules of Carp fishing you will know that I believe a sharp hook is of great importance. I think that hook choice is a very personal thing and I would say that it has a lot to do with confidence more than anything else. As…

27lb Mirror Carp my biggest carp so far from Selby 3 Lakes syndicate

A couple more Carp from the syndicate

Another trip to Selby and guess which swim i went in? Yes the same one again but to be fair in my mind I was planning on fishing a different swim as I travelled to the lake. Unfortunately it was already taken and as I spotted 6 different fish in front of my favourite swim…