As the weather conditions were super for carp fishing I planed a session with tony cotter for Saturday. Each night this week we put in only a half a kg of boilies. As we arrived yesterday we could see that the council were putting out the barley straw and were rowing across were we intended to fish. we decided to fish the road side of the lake as it was the only place that the council were not using their boats.
What Tony uses when he goes carp fishing, rods are Harrison torrix 3.25 test curve 12 foot, reels shimano medium long cast bait runners with shimano invisitec 15lb line, solar globe trotter pod to keeps your rods low under water and away from passing birds on the lake, a good 42 inch landing net and carp mat. Tony would point out to any angler that fish the Lough that a good net and mat are required it is very important for carp safety . ANGLERS HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT THERE IS A CLUB ON THE WATER THAT HAVE BOUGHT THE FISH YOU ARE FISHING FOR AND HAVE BROUGHT IN BY-LAWS TO PROTECT OUR CARP SO EVERY ONE CAN ENJOY A GOOD DAYS FISHING, so put them back
A picture of Tony gear
With Tony and my gear set up and casted, it only took about 15 minutes before tony was into our first fish. The carp fought a lot harder due to the water temperatures are up.
Tony with his 13lb carp caught on sticky boilies 20 yards from the bank
As the morning pushed on we could see a lot of carp jumping and topping, I believe it was down to the lads putting in the straw. We had another few carp around 10lb before the council were finished. Within the next hour you could see that the carp were starting to settle. we decided to put out a good bed of boilies to see would the carp move to it and they did. We landed a good few around 8 to 10lb but only had 4 over 12lb the largest was 14lb
I had this 14lb common on a double 16mm krill boilies over a bed of krill
Tony with the last carp of the day a old original Lough carp that once was a 20lb
Met my friend Nick Ward 9.30am today to show him were we seen most of the carp yesterday, I hope he lands some crackers.