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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 it seemed rude not to fish it. It did not […]

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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 100% better then when my head is full of little […]

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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 you can get. I have to admit I have fallen […]

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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 up the outline with marker pen. I have tested this […]

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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 any of my earlier blogs you will know I am […]

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2015 Carp and Barbel captures

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

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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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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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