Catch Reports

New forty for Rich!

Posted in Catch Reports on 28th October 2013

Fresh off the press today is a catch report from Richard Kelly who has banked yet another forty on the B5, just weeks after his fishing partner Andy 'Whacker catcher' Waller banked a 48lb 2oz mirror from the same venue (see Andy's picture also below).

Andy's '48' has only been out twice this season and both times it fell to the B5! Richard's latest specimen weighed in at 41lbs and is a new forty for the venue. Further proof that the fish have been 'troughing' the B5 this autumn as they prepare for the coming winter.

These two guys really do catch a consistent amount of big carp and the B5 has proved phenomenally successful for them. Well done guys from all the Essential crewe.

Fluoro pop-ups

Whilst carp are not generally recognised as sight feeders, there are undoubtedly times when they are visually drawn to a food source and bright pop-ups are a classic example of this. It's not surprising therefore, that fluoro pop-ups have proved very effective, particularly if just using a single bait with no free offerings. The winter and spring months are a classic example of this and a single fluoro pop-up cast to a 'showing' fish has resulted in the downfall of many a carp.

But it would be a mistake to think fluoro pop-ups should be just restricted to single bait presentation. Quite often, a fluoro pop-up fished over a bed of bait can fool the wariest of carp and a little 10mm fluoro pop-up mounted above a standard bottom bait can act as a very good visual sight and lead to a bite or two when other methods fail to produce.