Thursday, 30 September 2010

From hero to zero!!!

Manor Farm

Middle Pool 29/09/10

Peg 23

Weight 170lb 14oz

Pole at 16 meters, sorry to say was tapping!

Caught mainly f1's at 3 foot, 0.18 Vespro Line to 14 Drennan Carp Match with a mollesa f1 bait band. I used Vespe Yellow Bi Core.

I know so people regard tapping as a "noddy method", however which ever angle you look at it, it is a devastating and you can build up a weight extremely quickly.  On this match I must of spent twenty of the waggler feeding, after feeding it for fifteen minutes with me casting constantly and varying the depths to catch one common carp for 3lb.  I also have a proper carp on the pole first cast for 6lb.  So the first 35 minutes I have 9lb.  I had a gut feeling the fish were there, so out come 3 foot of line, and within 5 taps of the pole I had an F1.  After ten minutes of catching and feeding eight 6mm pellet, I had four more fish to end to the net!  Now I felt it was fading from me, so chucked the waggler at eighteen meters, no response.  So I chucked it at sixteen meters, nothing! Hmmmmm, I thought the fish had gone, so refed at 12 meters with fifty 4mm pellets, just in case I have to fish on the deck.  However shipping back out to 16 meters and tapping I never looked back and caught throughout the day, at times very quickly.  So I felt I would of would of have had half the amount of fish fishing the waggler.  Also the conditions for the waggler was prefect as the wind was off my back!  So who would be the idiot for not fishing it????

Island 30/09/10

Peg 3

Weight 44lb.

Waggler at 20 meters, 2 foot caught f1's and caught 6 fish for 15lb in the last 40 mintues tapping 17.5 meters. 

After yesterday been wet and wild, today was bright sunshine and flat clam.  This isn't the ideal condintions to catch fish, and speaking to a couple of anglers, we were going to be in for a tough day.  Which we were.  Tapping needs ripple to have the maximum effect.  Therefore I felt a pole line at eleven meters and a waggler at twenty meters would be a good bet...... wrong.