A day Carp fishing on the Lough Cork 25th January 2014
I was joined by Dan Lynch, Jerry O Connor, Mike Hennessy and his son Conor. The temperature was 9˚C and the winds were 45 km westerly for most of the day. We decided to split up into two teams and fish either sides of the wind. Dan got first choice and he decided to brave it and fish into the wind with Jerry. While Mike, Conor and I headed to the other side of the Lough with the wind to our backs. We all decided to put out a 1/2 kg of krill per set of rods to see could we get the carp on the feed. It only took an hour for Dan to land his first Carp that was just less than 12lb.
Dan’s carp just shy of 12lb
Dan landed two more fish before Mike landed his first Carp of the year. All fish falling to krill crushed up into a pva bag with a pop up dipped in krill juice. Mike’s Son then landed his first Carp of the year it was the same weight as his Dads at around 8lb.
Conor’s first carp of 2014
Dan put out more krill boilies and before he had put down the throwing stick one of his alarms was screaming off, it was a cracking Mirror Carp of 13lb.
Dan’s 13lb Mirror Carp
After that fish was returned the weather took a turn for the worse, “I said to myself the fish are going to go off the feed”, until my alarm screamed and my reel was getting striped of line. It felt like a nice fish and with a hard head shake it was off. I put out another twenty boilies over my left hand rod where I had dropped that fish and then re-casted my rod with a pva bag of krill soaked in krill juice. Ten minutes after casting the rain stopped and the temperatures started to rise, just like that I had a fish on, it was only 7lb. Dan landed one more before Jerry got his first specimen carp of the year.
Jerry’s first specimen of 2014
Between us that day we landed 8 carp and dropped one all were hooked on krill not bad for this time of year.
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