2015 Carp and Barbel captures

Just thought I would share a few of my 2015 fish captures

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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 nice about going fishing after work for a couple of […]

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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!

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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 as many as I can and I also watch quite […]

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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 sense it’s true because at the end of the day […]

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The Ups and Downs of Carp Fishing

As I drove to my syndicate I thought that Pegs 12 or 16 were the ones I wanted for the next 48hrs as the warmish southerly winds would be blowing straight into that bank. On turning up they were already taken by Paul and Dave. After spending far too long talking to the both of them (thanks lads for the drink!) I finally decided on […]

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Shimano Ultegra 14000 XTC Big Pit Carp Reel

Ok so I have to admit it I am just a little bit excited as I have just picked up my new set of 3 Shimano Ultegra 14000 XTC reels. I have been using the original Shimano Big Pit Baitrunner reels and have had them for about 7 years, they have done me proud but they are not as good as they once were. The […]

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Early Spring Carp Fishing

Well it won’t be long now until the clocks go forward, it starts to get a little warmer (fingers crossed) and the Carp are hopefully waking up from there winter slumber. It is at this time of year that I change the mainlines on all my reels, check all of my kit and carry out any maintenance that is needed. As always dusk and dawn […]

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Skee-Tex Field Boots

This is probably the wrong time of the year to write this review as we are now approaching spring time but I thought as I have put these boots through there paces this winter now was as good as time as ever. For the past few years I  have suffered in the winter from cold feet well in truth cold toes and I have tried […]

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Custom Built 3.25lb Harrison Torrix Carp Rods

Well I have had my custom built 12ft 3.25TC Harrison rods for jut over a year now (built by Tony Kay and I am very happy with them. They are an absolute joy to use, they cast extremely well and I believe  they have added to my accuracy and distance. Best of all they are excellent when playing fish, they have plenty of power […]

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