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Everything posted by ouchthathurt

  1. Cheque book and pen for me for this session, but was awesome being out in the wild weather!
  2. The rods are out, I’m soaked to the skin, it’s raining and gusts up to 40mph! Come on big fat carp!
  3. A few hours this morning (on the right lake this time!) had a few 3-4lb bream and a nice low double to break the duck
  4. first few hours at a new water, took the 9fters and moved every hour to get a bead on things, didn’t see anything carpy, only swans turned out after a day of nothing that I was fishing the wrong lake… 🙄
  5. Already appeared in rod shots, but here it is anyway, a nice, clean 16lb common.
  6. It got rather nippy last night, but I managed one. Perfect alarm clock really! went 16lb, happy with that.
  7. all set up for an overnighter tonight on zombie sheep lake 👍
  8. Cracking report mate, I’m glad to hear you had a great trip, the 40s can wait til next time! 👍
  9. the lake is a flooded WW2 anti-aircraft position built to protect Lydd Aerodrome. The rocks are huge concrete towers that once supported the searchlights and AAA guns. It’s got to be one of my favourite waters ever, which is strange as when I first fished it, I absolutely hated the place and packed up early. It’s not a huge lake, but it’s full of lovely pristine commons which are pretty clued up, you earn each fish from here. I love it now.
  10. All alone with the wind hacking into my face. Come on monster carp!
  11. Good morning all, the cars all packed ready for a 24hr sesh on zombie sheep lake. Not been there in over a month and I’m absolutely itching to get going! It feels like June 16th all over again. The heats dropped, it’s breezy and cool here, let’s hope the carp feed their nuts off and I can snare a few.
  12. You mean the 8 ball gaming app?
  13. I had a few more commons and both boys had one on at the same time even wifey got in on the action as it got dark, I had finally done a bucket of pellet and several kg of boilie, so I started to pack away in the dark. My boy had one more carp on his “big rods” he continued to fish with the float rod while I packed everything else away ready for the early morning run to wales the net morning. My boy was mocking me for having caught all the mirror carp to my none! I told him to bring the float rod in now as it was dark and time for bed but he wanted one more fish to end on a high, 5mins later his night night topped waggler dipped and he was in… you guessed it… a mirror!
  14. (yes he caught another mirror!) his carp rods didn’t stay quiet either!
  15. My son was float fishing beside me but was having no joy, so I said he could hit the next run as they were coming at a rate of one every 10mins or so. When it screamed off, he went to action landing the first mirror of the trip, a proper prehistoric looking thing! The “mirror” issue became more pronounced as the days went on… next morning I woke up at 5am and headed to the swim, I had 3 small commons that went back unphotographed then my son arrived wanting to fish. So he plonked beside me with his float rod. As I was setting up his rod and plumbing the depth, a rod screamed off - I told my boy to hit it, which he did… another mirror! he wanted his carp rods setting up now, so he ran back to the tent to grab his carp rods. I moved my rods over so he could cast to my going spots and he promptly landed another mirror. I wanted a mirror yet all I was getting were commons. We then headed off to Shrewsbury for the day and on the evening we gathered at the lake for a final few hours. Now armed with maggots, my boy got going with the float rod while waiting for his (and my) carp rods to rattle off.
  16. Posts will be bit by bit I’m afraid… rods out on the first night. My new 9ft Kodex “stalkys” Txi 2.75lb getting a flex. rigs were simple 1oz running rigs with 4” 12lb fluro hooklinks with braided hairs on size 10 nash hooks, (those weird short shanked hexagonal looking ones, I can’t remember their name!) first fish soon popped up to a 12mm bottom bait with 7 bait stringer. Me and the boys posing with carp number one. this was carp number 2 as the sun set behind me (poor photography! Apologies!) carp number 3. Not bad for a few hours on arrival.
  17. Had two days at a campsite in Shropshire before taking my boys to their mums. Only did a few hours in the morning and night. The hedge separates the swims from the tent. We were about 20ft from the waters edge.
  18. Very best of luck Elmo 👍 just the one 40? 🤔
  19. the 9fters have had a workout tonight!
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