‘A Pads Lake group booking’ – Darren Blunt

‘The pads lake is a mature gravel pit with extensive gravel bars, weeds and an average depth of five feet historic carp fishing on the west side of the Yateley complex’ It’s my second time to fishing the venue last year. It was in April and was was awful weather conditions, very cold and temperature had dropped big time but I had two double  figure carp in the ‘Points’ swim. […]

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‘It always comes good in the end!’ – Daren ‘Tinpot’ Norman

‘Last July I decided it was time to have another crack at very special 40 acre pit I’d unsuccessfully dabbled on in the past. The pit still has a bit of mystery to it but is thought to hold around 40 fish including one very large mirror.’ I got off to a great start and managed to catch the Adidas fish at 42lb 10oz backed up by couple of nice […]

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On borrowed time – Terry Bell

‘This winter has been a long hard slog for me like many others…’  Off the mark! After the birth of our little boy in March I wasn’t really expecting to get much fishing time in at all but my wife agreed that I could drop my daughter off at the childminder at 8am on a Friday and fish before picking her up at 5.30pm. With such tight time restrictions on […]

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A cold north-easterly haul – Kev Hewitt

‘When you think of cold north easterly winds you hardy envisage rods ripping off left right and center, especially when fishing a tricky venue where a fish a session would be classed as a result for anyone’ I shall not be so pessimistic in future when I see a cold north easterly forecast. So I arrived at the lake after work on Saturday evening and in all honesty I didn’t […]

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For the buzz – Terry Bell

‘This winter has been a long hard slog for me like many others…’  An idyllic club lake setting Back in 2010/11 while fishing a locaI club water I met someone who would become a friend as he walked around the lake I was fishing. We got chatting about the lake and the club and the waters he had been fishing. On both that occasion and several times after, he would […]

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An overnighter ‘thirty’! – Kev Hewitt

‘With the daylight hours stretching out, a quick overnighter between work was in order to take advantage of the wonderful weather this week.’ I instantly dispatched a rod right into the rings on the surface and pushed my buzzers into the ground and clipped on the bobbin…. I arrived at the lake on Wednesday evening and knew I only had an hour and a half before it was dark. I […]

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Spring at Last! – Terry Bell

‘This winter has been a long hard slog for me like many others…’  The December capture before the quiet… I’m fishing a tricky history water that has no winter form yet all winter I have still made the trip down on my one night a week I get to fish and tried my luck. Turning up in the dark after work is always a nightmare but none more so than […]

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Matt Parry – A few special seasons on the Woolpack

‘I’ve been on this particular lake for the past few seasons, steadily building my knowledge of the lake and it’s inhabitants, most of which are over 40 years old and have seen everything in that time, being under constant angling pressure…’  A lovely Woolpack mirror As with most campaigns, it started with a smattering of fish caught as I became familiar with the behavior and habits of the stock, which, […]

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Alfie joins ESP!

Alfie Russell joins E-S-P!

London carper Alfie Russell needs no introduction and in recent months has been warmly welcomed into the E-S-P fold… We’re delighted to welcome Alfie Russell to the ESP team! Londoner Alfie will already be well known to a lot of you – at just 20 years old he has caught an incredible amount of big carp, both from his home city and also further afield with many special ones among […]

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A wild and special mirror...

A Prairie Summer – Erick Maybury

‘In my early teens when I began exclusively pursuing carp I would absorb all the information I could which primarily came from the UK, and strangely enough was written by some of those who may possibly be reading this article. This content from the UK was in stark contrast to the environment, fish, and approaches in my home state of Texas, I admired the quiet and secluded lakes that were […]

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