The Big Red Carp Fishing Blog
It was great to hear from Simon the main man at Haiths, and almost at the same time from the amazing bait brain that is Ken Townley, both asking similar things, and those being, would I be interested in testing some special upgrades to their already existent range of ready to roll base mixes. Although on this occasion the bait was to be made for me in the form of 15 mm boilies and rolled by the highly respected Rollin baits.
Well I guess the title of this little blog could be misleading, maybe it could be construed as a new way of covert and accurate baiting in the edge, but sadly this is not the case at all but for sure it’s a great angling edge and one I am going to be using more and more due to its simplicity and effectiveness.
Just leading and up to the winter period is one of my favourite times of the year, you see the banks are normally empty of other like-minded anglers and you generally are at one with the elements and nature at its rawest time of the year and I just love it...
Recently I thought to try somewhere completely different to where I fish locally, somewhere with larger than average fish size potential than in my area and hopefully a challenge to boot. So, as you do, I got to thinking, where can I try?
What is the biggest feature on any lake, whether the lake's big or intimate? Some might argue it's an island or a number of other significant features; however, for me, it has to be the lake's perimeter, its margins. Here's why...
'Up the line' or 'Up-country' is a term some of you may be familiar with, especially if you have a connection with Cornwall, and to some, especially the proper Cornish, it literally means travelling over the border, which is the river Tamar. In fact, when I was younger there were a few old villagers who`d never been very far - certainly not over the Tamar river!