Your browser currently doesn't have javascript enabled. To use this site please enable javascript!

Loading icon

Loading, please wait...

Blogs

Viewing entries posted in 2015

Subscribe to receive notification when the latest blog posts are posted.

Quest Baits Boilies for different species

IMG 9449

We regularly receive enquiries as to whether we produce baits for species other than for carp. Several of our baits have proven to be totally outstanding for other species, so to help you narrow your choices down Shaun has listed some of the baits here that have really stood out.

The Problem With Freezer Baits

IMG 1606 300x199

One of the problems of ready made freezer baits is that they can be nearing the end of their most effective life by the time the consumer buys a ‘fresh?’ bag.

Autumn Harvest of Golden Barbel

12140123 487818874734362 2847766000562615202 o Copy

I was up and about this morning far earlier than I needed or indeed, wanted to be. I had awoken in that comfortable snuggled state when you know you still have a good hour or so lounging time before the alarm clock will sound. But then my brain kicked in thinking back over this last week-end, for the gods of Sir Izaak had done so much more than smile upon me. They had rewarded me richly with a bumper crop of golden autumn barbel. I couldn’t turn my brain off so it was to be an early rise and soon the tea pot was mashing my favourite Assam/Earl Grey blend. I glanced at the pictures again and really couldn’t believe how incredibly fortunate I had been with my timing. If the truth be told it wasn’t really any sort of judged timing, it was pure fate and poor carp catching conditions mixed with a bit of idleness and lack of motivation that had me fishing for the barbel this weekend.

Traditional Angling on a Glorious Autumn Day

12094953 487827598066823 8788571850491887085 o 300x199

It is nice once in a while to be able to angle with people we haven’t or rarely get to fish with.

I guess I must have known Bob Brookes for 30 odd years now after swapping many a brown paper bag of fishing tackle for his hard earned, for many years before his retirement. I guess a lot of the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire based anglers used the tackle shop for a little lunchtime therapy after a gruelling morning at work.

I always enjoyed serving Bob, his cheerful face would brighten many a day and one of the minority you could enjoy a sensible relaxed conversation with.

Hang on a minute, time to change tract, it’s starting to sound like a obituary and after watch Bob stomp across the fields the other day with a full pack, shortly after a session in the gym, this is far from being a obituary.

Snippets from my Diary – The first 6 months of 2015

10170795 732701083428659 278535775 n

Well, last night I sat down and read through the first 6 months diary entries I have made this year and it hit home once again the amount of joy and pleasure being alongside water out there in the great outdoors brings to me. So, I thought I would share a few of these moments, as we pass through the changing seasons.

 

Posted by Shaun Harrison on 4 June 2015 | Comments Tags: Read the full post

Braddock’s Sugar and Spice for Tench

IMG 25901

Targeting a silty gulley on 15 acre lake over three separate two night sessions spread over a six week period the approach was to use maggots enhanced with Braddock’s Sugar Spice additive over a bed of scalded pellet and hemp. Action was not necessarily instant as the fish generally took a few hours to home in on the bait, but once they arrived they stayed. I don’t like to be shy with bait at this time of year and typically use 7 pints of maggots and 4 kilos of spod mix over the 48 hour session.

Posted by Shaun Harrison on 2 June 2015 | Comments Tags: Read the full post

Patience is a virtue – ‘build that swim up’!

PIC 11

This blog piece is a brief follow up to my last article where I detailed my latest week’s fishing in France with my brother David Gillett. Now regular readers of this blog or the Angling Lines blog, will see that a number of the bloggers such has Shaun Harrison, Paul Cooper, Ron Key and myself are forever preaching the virtue of correct bait application, starting off lightly and gradually building a swim up over the week. The week in question perfectly highlighted this philosophy!

Posted by Pat Gillett on 26 May 2015 | Comments Tags: Read the full post

A Week in France and the biggest in the lake.

pic2

I have just come back from another really nice weeks fishing in France with my brother David Gillett. As I have written before, David doesn’t really fish at all so I would be his guide and ghillie for the week, finding the spots, casting and baiting etc. It can make it hard work at times (preparing 6 rods), but we have always had a good laugh and get on well

Posted by Pat Gillett on 12 May 2015 | Comments Tags: Read the full post

Shaun’s Diary April 2011 – Part 1

IMG 6670

I thought it an idea to start a Blog Diary in here and starting off with last month run through how I have approached my fishing through the different venues I have visited and how I adapt to differing weather conditions through the season.

It has only just occurred to me how many different tactics I have used this past month alone to keep those bobbins moving. So, hopefully there will be points of interest in here and possible little tips you may pick up on to start getting those bobbins moving on a regular basis. So, with no further ado, let us start off with my first trip in April…

Save on Gas - Free Brew Ups!

20150504 IMG 1388

Having been a Kelly Kettle user for some years now, I really like the scenario of being able to create heat and boil water with natures waste, rather than the umpteen gas cartridges I used to get through in a typical year.