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  • Big Chub CANNOT Resist This Lure!
    This was the last day of my two days off and I decided to pop back down to the new mark id found on my river where the sea trout was. I wasn’t expecting another trout but in the back of my mind, I was hoping violently hoping for it to happen. id armed myself […]
  • Miniature Surprise!
    Welcome to another JT Carpers blog, this week we go over a short session myself and Jack had whilst away with our families for the bank holiday weekend last month.  So, as I was already on holiday with my family at Waldegraves Holiday Park on Mersea Island, Jack and his family joined us for the weekend, obviously with a […]
  • Ultralight Dropshot fishing for Perch – River Chelmer
    This session was a full on busy Perch session down the river chelmer, so far our luck had been great and we have really had some great sessions. With Rose catching loads of fish as well! Our setup is simple, a normal drop-shot rig, with a 5g weight, we use mainly worms, however sometimes can […]
  • South shields
    Setting off at 8 a.m with a friend, heading towards some rockpools that we’d never fished before. Expecting nothing but hoping for everything, or at least a new species. It turned out to be harder than we thought it would be, more frustrating than we thought it would be, warmer than it was meant to […]
  • Chub Fishing With Crazy Surprise Catch!
    Today I somehow managed to get up at 6:00 to get down to the river to get the early morning bight, but today proved that whether it’s at 6:00 or 9:55 in the morning the bite is hot! I got down to the swim and got my waders on I jumped in and started walking […]
  • Brixham and Plymouth LRF
    During my long and awful 10hr drive home from Brixham to Hartlepool, I had time to think about the fishing I had done and the people I had met. While my family slept and gazed out of the windows at mostly stationary traffic, my mind wandered to the week we’d just had, specifically the fishing. […]
  • Ledgering Prawns for Big Fish!
    So on this day, I went out for an evening fishing trip from 16:00 – 20:00, I was out on my buddy charter that runs out of Ramsgate called “better days”. I arrived at the marina early to try and see if there was any mullet and if there was I was going to have […]
  • I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for…
    Welcome back once again, we thank you for your time 😊  This blog is just a short one on a recent session I had on a lake near myself in Lincolnshire called North View Fishing Lakes. This complex is your typical complex with 3 lakes, 1 Match Lake, 1 Carp Pleasure Lake and 1 Specimen Carp Lake.  […]
  • River Chelmer – A Successful evening Roaching
    Today’s session is a quick after work trip down to the River Chelmer. Hoping to target some of the lovely Roach which reside in this stretch of River. I have personally caught them up to 2lbs, and heard of some 3’s. The approach for my River Roach fishing is to keep things as simple as […]
  • Blasford hill carping
    So the day was going to be a chill one of showing my mate Daryl and his son how to fish, set them both up and myself with float rods (I bought my feeder too incase I wanted a tench) Straight away as they both started casting in not even 2 minutes roach and Rudd […]
  • Good Chub from TINY Essex River!
    Well this after work evening session brings me down to the River Crouch again, a small river which has really produced some lovely fish for me during this season so far, including some very nice Roach and Dace. I have found that bread seems to be the best bait to get more bites and from […]
  • Chub Chasing
    So on this day, I took the heavier gear and some jerk baits around 10cm and smaller. I went to the clear part of the river it sits at about 2ft with deep holes of about 4ft chub central. I found a lot of shoals but being a bright day it’s difficult fishing and managed […]
  • Cracking the code
    Welcome back to another instalment of a JT Carpers blog, we appreciate you all giving us a read 😊  So, on this trip we visited White Lakes again for a 36-hour trip on the Top Lake, having fished it a handful of times previously and having the following 25lb Common for Jack and 23lb Common for me we […]
  • Dropshot for Perch on the Chelmer: A Ruffe End!
    Today’s blog is a bit of a wet session back down the River Chelmer, targeting Perch using the Dropshot technique. This time I had my dad with me again as he fancied a taste for some Perch. It really is great fun this type of fishing, a light rod (Fish Rig 180) and some worms! […]
  • Trout Fishing In Town Centres!
    So a while back I went fishing with a mate in a local town with a river that has prominent trout running through it. I was still pretty new to the ultralight fishing scene so was using a 4000 size sea fishing reel on a 1-7g UL rod don’t know what I was thinking! We […]
  • Roach Fishing a Tiny River
    Well today’s blog is a quick after work session down a local bit of river on a lovely sunny evening. I was fishing with bread/worm in hope for a few good Roach and maybe the odd surprise. I have learnt this bit of river holds some great roach for the size of river, but also […]
  • Catching My PB Carp On Fly!
    Here is my blog from my best carp fly session ever, I haven’t been out for carp in a while but will be going tomorrow to see if I can smash this PB! so sit back and have a read I hope you enjoy this little issue of my fishing! The session was meant to […]
  • Avoiding The Football
    I’m afraid I’m a tad indifferent when it comes to football. I only ever take a mild interest if Spurs, the team favoured through family tradition, or the national side start to perform well and show signs of actually winning something significant. Such was the case with England’s recent Euros performance but I have to […]
  • Dayticket? Pass!
    Welcome back everyone! This blog we look at a session we done recently over on the Guest Lake at White Lakes with myself, Jack, My dad and future brother-in-law.  We only had a day session available to fish due to other commitments so we decided to give the guest lake a go for the day rather than trying to […]
  • Essex Tench Fishing
    Today’s session brings me back to Parsonage Farm, the BDAC water in Chelmsford, after some Tench. A lovely hot day (maybe a bit too hot for fish to feed properly!) and a few fish was on the cards, as well as a sunburn! My tactics for the day was my 8ft quiver rod and a […]
  • Perch ADORE This Lure!
    For a while, now id had owned some NST green machine baby craws when I was learning about perch lure fishing after seeing a 4lb wild perch come up on them! now I have learnt more about finesse methods now and I can really put them through their paces. On the first impression, I was […]
  • Bass Fishing Using a Sliding Float
    In this weeks blog, the focus switches back to those hard fighting bars of silver, the bass and float fishing in saltwater. It’s been really difficult for me this week to synchronise available fishing time and the local tide table, but tides and weather were favourable for a spot of float fishing at one of […]
  • Rigged & Ready – Fish Rig 180 Review – The best telescopic rod?
    Today, something a bit different, a rod review, the Rigged & Ready Fish Rig 180 (This blog as nothing to do with the Car, although a lovely car it is!), when I was first told about this rod, I was very intrigued and had to give it a go. It’s a semi telescopic ultra light […]
  • Making Memories
    Last week, I had the pleasure of fishing my local small river with my dad. Due to him working away in Switzerland, we haven’t been fishing together as much as we usually would so it’s been nice to fish when we can. We were hoping to do some sea fishing in the week however poor […]
  • Clarissa, a catfish and the Frankenpike.
    From the minute the bite alarm announced her presence on that beautiful late summer morning to the bitter sweet moment I watched her great, golden shoulders slide back into the pellucid depths of Marsh Lake, I knew I’d been in the company of one of nature’s rarities, a real gem.
  • A Splash of Colour
    In this week’s blog we look over a recent trip myself and Jack had over at ‘The Lake at Nine Acres’, the main reason for this trip was a little social with a couple of mates. Having been to the lake before and lurking in the shadows of Facebook we knew of some of the […]
  • Tiny River, Big Surprise!
    I had a few hours spare one weekday evening, I decided to pick up my little River Ambush quiver rod and a tub of worms, with the plan of light ledgering some worm, and hopefully getting a bite on a tiny river nearby… The River Crouch, this river had really suffered with pollution spike after […]
  • How To Catch Carp On The Fly!
    A while ago I picked up a second-hand fly rod & reel for £15, an absolute bargain! After buying a brand new floating fly line for £17 I went to my local carp fishery with some bread flys. This was my second ever carp session and first-ever fly session, however, I managed to pick up […]
  • Predator fishing galore
    Starting off the day on the micro crank baits in roach colour! Had 3 nice chublets absolutely bomb them one after the other!  I then changed spots and changed to a rattling hornet in brown trout colour, bringing it through slow and then speeding the pace up a bit, I felt it come to a […]
  • The Elusive Silver Bream
    Spring 2021 has been a season of fascinating rediscovery of my local fishy riches. As predominantly a river angler, but also a scientist working on water systems globally and particularly over recent years in Asia, I have generally saved up my long research trips for the weeks after the Ides of March.  At that time, […]
  • Dropshot for Perch: Easiest way to catch?
    Well, in this session I make a big step in the right way on my dropshot learning road! I head back to the River Chelmer in Maldon, to fish around the bridges for the Perch. Using the dropshot technique, and worms and a variety of different lures on the hook, I head to get going. […]