Why fish a chod rig in weedy conditions?

Mike Green carp 27lbs

In the gin-clear water I could see that the weed had started to grow so, as a bit of an experiment, I decided to fish a chod rig for the third rod, with pop-ups on the end.

First spring carp

Ken's middle pool

I have just returned from my first trip of the spring season. As well as a cut finger, I managed my first spring carp – a lovely leather of exactly twenty pounds. Roll on the warmer weather…

Men who love carp

Carp fishing twins

Just had to share a few carp pictures I’ve accumulated over the last few months. It just goes to show how much we love this sport of ours. Ladies and gents, I give you… men who love carp.

No groundbait wins the day!

Kens-mirror carp

Before I could cast the third rod out – and just as Ken arrived – the first one was away! Unfortunately that fish came off almost immediately and, winding in, I discovered that the hook had broken!

Carp fishing girls

Carp fishing girl

I thought I’d share these contrasting pictures of two ‘other halves’ holding fish for the camera. One looks pretty comfortable – the other not so much!

Holmes Farm Fishery, Leicestershire

Holmes Farm Fishery, Leicestershire

Yesterday I spent the morning walking Max, then acquiring hanging baskets and flowers for the garden. After hanging up the former and planting the latter, I had four free hours before a planned evening barbeque: just time, I thought, to pay another visit to that nice little day-ticket fishery near Lubenham, Holmes Farm. With not […]