23lb 14oz Selby 3 Lakes Mirror Carp

My Golden Rules of Carp Fishing

have five things that I feel I must get right to be in with a chance of catching a Carp or in fact any type of fish that I am targeting be it Carp, Barbel or Pike.  In reality what getting these things correct gives me is confidence and being confident means that I fish…

23lb 14oSelby 3 lakes Common Carp

Selby 3 Lakes Syndicate Update

I have been out on 2 more sessions since my first session in March and I am pleased to report that I have managed to catch on both occasions. On both occasions after a walk round the lake I spotted fish in front of a swim that is as far from the car park as…

Do you really need to use Rig Tubing?

Well in my opinion it is a resounding no and I haven’t used it for years. There are a number of different reasons why I don’t feel the need to use it. First of all I think that it sticks out like a sore thumb on the lake bed even if you try to break…

No Selby 3 Lakes Carp

Decisions, decisions!

February this year proved to a bit of a difficult month for me. First of all I had to renew my ticket for Tyram Hall by the end of the month but just as I was going to do this I got offered a place on Selby 3 Lakes Syndicate. Now if you have read…

pike on corn

No 2016 Carp yet!

Well the last 3 months of 2015 was a complete none fishing last quarter of the year due to many different reasons, I won’t bore you with the details. This year I have managed two 36 hour sessions and I am afraid to report that so far I have not managed to catch a Carp!…

A Bit of Barbel Fishing

  Well this year saw me doing a bit of Barbel fishing on the River Wye. I really do love to be by the river and I enjoy this more simplistic way of fishing. Don’t get me wrong I love my 48hr Carp sessions with all that it entails but there is also something really…

Crafty Carper Hall of Fame

Well I was not the overall winner but I did win the December Fox and Crafty Carper Facebook Competition which made me very happy. Would have loved a session with a famous angler but there you go!

A selection of Fishing DVDs

Watch and Learn

I often read on forums people berating the videos made by Fox, Korda etc that “they are just marketing tools”, “what a load of rubbish” and “would rather stop fishing then buy their stuff”.  Comments like this go on and on. Well I think that they are invaluable and try to get my hands on…

Do Round Baits Catch More Big Carp?

I would like to introduce and thank avid blogger Mike Samways for doing the very first guest blog on Ian’s Fishing.  Please check out his blogs (Homemade Boilies Quest, Carp Tackle Reviewer and The Catch App Blog) Are the bait companies brainwashing anglers into thinking round baits catch big carp? Sounds harsh but in a…