Top Quality French Carp Fishing

NEW Lake Record caught on 26th. April 2017 at 76lb 15oz

120 -150 different carp of 40lb. or bigger inc. 50+ different 50lb. plus carp

and 14 different 60lb plus carp And 2 known 70lb plus carp.

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Read Iain MacMillans review of his last trip to Moorlands

Chapter Three - All Part of the Dream

At the first opportunity out came my rods and three boilie-baited hook links were cast to a baited patch in front of the lodge. I carried on with my work to the lodge in the knowledge that it would be just a matter of time before my first ever carp from my own lake rattled the alarms. Day one ... blank, followed by another on day two. Time for a rethink.

I was concerned that the bait may be burying into the silt ... or they weren’t used to boilies yet ... or I was just bloody useless.

The fish continued to bubble in the margins so they were obviously feeding. Feeding Carp I moved swims as I worked around the lake and after a couple of days a pattern was emerging. As I moved to a new area I would see large carp roll over yesterday’s baited patch.

The following day would see fish feeding heavily over the bait. It had to be done, a one nighter was planned so that I could fish over an earlier baited patch. Two rods were baited with boilies and the other with critically balanced sweet corn. By midnight all three rods were on corn and by dawn they were all in the hedge and I was knackered.

In one night I had gone from blanking to hauling fourteen fish to twenty eight pounds.

Cracked it ... or so I thought.

Isn’t it strange how you can go from feeling totally confident to wondering how the hell you are going to buy the next fish. We knew that we had the dreaded poisson chat and as the water temperature rose so did their feeding frenzy ... on sweetcorn.

Luckily our lake has sluice gates built in to allow it to be drained and we already knew that this action would be imperative in order to control the unwanted species and to maintain the balance of the biomass of the carp and cats. Anyway, I switched to boilies and, as if by magic, I again started to catch numbers of carp.

The next interesting happening was that I started to experience twitches as well as full blooded runs. I refrained from striking knowing that the baits were hard enough or meshed well enough to withstand the ravages of the small fish until the carp arrived. This was again the case during the early hours of a one night session.

I was fishing a new area to find out a bit more about it in order to be able to offer advice to new anglers. I woke to the bobbin going up and down like a tart’s drawers but with the line still in the clip.

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