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Finding The Last Five Percent

In my last article The ‘Test Curve’, I mentioned that I felt like I was getting closer to catching the carp from my syndicate lake.

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The ‘Test Curve’

I’ve had my name down on a few syndicate waters in the region and in March I was lucky to get a place on an incredible water around an hour away from home, which not only has some fantastic fish, it is quite simply a breathtaking place.

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An Exciting New Chapter?

Since moving back to Yorkshire about nine months ago I’ve been enjoying lots of fishing on a variety of waters for lots of different species including Carp.

Whilst it has been great to explore the vast array of lakes and rivers that are at my disposal in this part of the world I’ve felt like there often hasn’t been much consistency to my catch rate as a result of this nomadic approach.

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Observing the Seasons

Over the winter I packed away the Carp fishing gear in favour of targeting a few other species over the colder months.

I feel it’s important to practice a diverse array of methods and also to observe the traditional seasons of our great sport. Not only does it improves your general watercraft but it also keeps your angling year filled with excitement and variety.

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Chasing Swale Shadows

Anyone familiar with my blogs will be more than a little aware that I’ve been relentlessly pursuing the Barbel on the River Swale.

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Last of the Surface Fishing

As the heat of the summer and long days begin to subside into autumn the shift in season prompts a change in the Carp’s behaviour as it looks to bulk up in preparation for the sparser winter months.

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Seeing Double

Earlier in the year I took my niece Katlin on a fishing trip in an attempt to help her catch her first double figure Carp. Although that trip was really enjoyable and she caught some lovely fish, we weren’t successful in landing her elusive 10lber.

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Summer Carping: The Top and Bottom Of It

Anyone who has been reading my latest blogs will know that I’m a massive fan of stalking Carp on the surface in the margins. It’s a deadly method for fish of all sizes and at this time of year it’s probably the most exciting approach you can think of.

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New Water Success

Having spent a lot of my summer months doing a thorough recce of my new stomping grounds I’ve been able to find some really nice waters in close proximity to my new house.

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Unfinished Business

Having had the last few weeks off from fishing to move my life back down to Yorkshire, I’ve had plenty of time to think about what I want to achieve in the months ahead.

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