Welchy wonders what has happened to his favourite season as he starts to get amongst the chub.
As I sit down to write this, the first of my blogs for the new Enterprise Tackle website, it is the beginning of December and yet down here in my part of the world, on the Hampshire / Surrey border, we have yet to see a frost! Not only has the temperature not dipped below zero but my bedside weather station (a must-have for accurate weather prediction) shows that the coldest it has been during the last month is 2.5C and the warmest an almost sultry 19C. As an angler who delights in winter river fishing above all other aspects of our sport it has, so far, been a complete write off!
This little cage makes using soft, easily removed baits easy to use as the bait is behind the protection of the cage. Works with all soft pastes and very effective when loaded with maggots as the are able to wriggle and make the cage rock and roll, creating an attractive action that will draw the interest of fish feeding close by!
One angler who has been using our products from day one has been the one and only Julian Cundiff so we caught up with him to ask him about how he got into carp fishing, waters he has fished and how his fishing is currently going…..
JC: ” The funny thing is that none of my family were ever anglers and the only reason I got into fishing was that riding round a local lake which was Drax Pond I encountered an ‘old chap’ sat behind a green screen and two rods puffing away on a pipe having his ‘Condor’ moment. That man was Eric Hodson the founder of the BCSG with Peter Mohan and a big part of the specialist angling movement…The year ? 1976 and i was all of 13….No idea why it seemed interesting but it was in the next three years I went from being a total beginner to fishing for specimen tench and bream. By the late seventies I was head over heels in love with all my specialist angling and from pike to tench, eels to bream I targeted them all. Then in 1983 I caught a double figure carp when fishing for tench and my fishing world changed immediately.
From our German Consultant – Michael Koester
For the last few years I have fished with plastic baits form Enterprise Tackle and my results are awesome. I fish mostly German gravel pits and also fish in France and in the states. My favourite tactic is to fish a normal bottom bait tipped by a yellow corn (N-buytric Pinnaple ) all fished in a solid PVA bag.
For me, another great Enterprise Tackle bait is the tiger nut pop-up fished with a real one over some crushed tigers.
There is no doubt that Enterprise Tackle makes the best artificial baits on the market and there are many other products which I use in my daily fishing.
The 10mm yellow everlasting Pop Ups is a great weapon, particularly when fishing in France and have to deal with Poisson Chat.
Thanks Chris for the great products!
Enclosed are a few whackers I caught this year. (See Michael’s fish in the Enterprise Gallery)
Presented by Carp TV’s Joe Morgan, this DVD is essential viewing for anyone who uses or is thinking of using imitation or plastic baits as they are commonly referred to. The first section filmed at Fryerning Fisheries Essex, is packed with useful tips and tactics and shows how Joe and top carp angler Frank Warwick use plastic baits in their own carp fishing. Topics covered include the Mag-aligner rig, imitation corn, zig rigs and surface baits, flavours, rigs that work, glow in the dark hook baits, imitation pellets and boilies, bait cages and odds and ends.
My name is Mark Woodman and I have been Carp fishing for over 15 years. Due to my work commitments I only ever fish short day sessions.
Unfortunately this has led to my personal best Carp being only 17Ib 4oz from the Macclesfield Canal, a bit of an embarrassment after 15 years!
During March 2008 I decided that the best way of catching a ‘20’ was to book a weeks fishing down in Devon at Anglers paradise (owned and run by that character that we all know ‘The Beast of Bodmin’ Zyg Gregorek).