The Big Red Carp Fishing Blog
Recently the weather has been up and down, one day very cold and another warm overcast and wet/drizzly…
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This can be a funny time of the year weather-wise…I remember the first time I took Carole to France… It was early-May and naturally I thought the weather would be fine and kind to her, but it rained for two days, then hailed for another two days, then snowed for a further day. She fell in putting a fish back so I have no idea how the rest of the holiday’s weather went as she insisted we came home!
Many people think that seeds, particles and groundbaits are less effective in winter. They are making a BIG mistake! I will happily use as much groundbaits, etc. in winter as I do in summer and I have found that a particle-based approach is actually more productive than one based purely on boiled baits.
There are many contradictory opinions about particles in winter, with some pundits saying they are a big no-no and others telling you they are better by far than a boiled-baits approach! In fact both are effective and while boilies may rule the roost on one water, particles may be dominant on another. And of course, there will certainly be waters where BOTH boilies and particles work well in the colder months.
The period from October through to Christmas is generally accepted as being the best time of the year to go carp fishing. The days grow shorter and the water temperature drops and carp recognise these seasonal time clocks as nature’s way of telling them that winter is coming; time to fatten up for the bleak times ahead. That said, don’t make the mistake of thinking that the carp are suddenly going to drop their guard and throw caution to the wind. As fish that has been suspicious of bait all summer is not going to loose that suspicion just like that!