Ryan15/10/2014Leave a comment

Daiwa 75 Seatbox Review

A seatbox is one of the most important pieces of tackle to get right.

You sit on it for anything up to 9 hours on a normal day session, it contains all of your prized terminal tackle and securely protects those rigs you spend hours on getting to perfection.

This is why I needed and upgrade from my old shakespeare box that I’ve had since starting pole fishing. Yes it’s served me well and they are probably the best box to buy a young budding angler. They can fit loads inside, and are lightweight only being made from plastic. But that’s what they are, cheap, light and basically for beginners. Fair enough right?

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Ryan09/08/2014Leave a comment

Method Feeder Fishing at Elm Tree Farm Fishery

I recently visited Elm Tree Farm Fishery and had an absolutely fantastic days fishing.

I went with the sole intention of using just pellets either on the Method or Waggler. This was from reading a few bits online and contacting the owner via their Facebook page, who got back to me straight away!

There’s 2 main ponds at Elm Tree Farm. The Horseshoe lake with LOTS of features to fish to, which is a course lake for Match and Pleasure anglers. The lake is well stocked with all breeds of fish, but a large proportion of F1s. There is also a productive carp lake with carp ranging from 14 Ib to late 20s.

I obviously went coarse fishing so went for a walk around the horseshoe lake and ended up settling on peg 21. It looked a great peg, with open water to the left and a lovely bay to fish into straight in front towards the island. With the weather slightly overcast I decides to fish the method feeder.

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Small Mirror Carp One of the decent Common Carp One of the Ghost Carp The bait I took - Keep it simple View to the left from Peg 2

Ryan01/06/2014Leave a comment

Candy Corner | Hoskers Lake

It’s been a while! This was only my second fishing session of the year! Where’s this year gone!?

Anyway, you’ll notice this is only my first post this year. That’s because a couple of weeks ago I had an absolute mare of a session and there was really nothing to share. I was in a Yorkshire social match at Birkwood Farm fisheries, but drew a blank and caught nothing, zero, zip! It was a ridiculously warm day and the pond we were on was Oscars. I’d heard it was full of F1’s so went with the intention of getting them going on luncheon meat. It just didn’t happen. The match was a disaster all round to be honest, with the biggest weight being about 20 Ib and most people getting around 6-7 Ib. The pond gets some really decent weights on a good day but it was just too hot and they weren’t having it at all!

So, after that I had to get my confidence back, so I headed to my new favourite spot, Candy Corner. There were no match’s on Hoskers lake which is unusual, so I decided to fish on the opposite side where I can’t usually get. I fished peg 2.

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My Winning Bag

Ryan14/08/2013Leave a comment

Lindholme Lakes Strip Match

My third yorkshire fishing social match was at the prolific Lindholme Lakes on the Strip pond.

I was really looking forward to this one, knowing there would be a lot bigger stamp of fish available, with carp in the 5 to 10 Ib bracket not unusual.

The forecast for the day was overcast and windy, but with decent temperatures. I drew peg 10, and having not studied the pegs before I hadn’t a clue where this would be. It turned out being a corner peg, with the wind blowing into it. Bang on the money!

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Kppax Park Fisher Osprey Lake

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Kippax Park Fishery | Yorkshire Fishing Match

After having last weekend off for my birthday in Edinburgh, I decided this weekend I was going to go fishing both Saturday & Sunday.

Perfect, because the Yorkshire Fishing Forum had a match booked on the Saturday for Kippax Park Fishery, then Sunday gave me the availability to go my usual pleasure fishing.

Kippax Park Fishery is a lovely setup, and the ponds looked very “fishy” if you know what I mean. I drew peg 6, but I wasn’t that fussed where I drew because all pegs were the same distance from the island in the middle, and all had similar margins.

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If you are thinking it, do itA great saying but can’t remember where I saw it

Lindholme Lakes Oasis Lake

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Lindholme Lakes | Oasis Lake

A very miserable day with high winds made it difficult fishing on the pole today at Lindholme Lakes.

With 8 lakes, I thought I’d chance it and arrive without enquiring whether there would be any pegs available for pleasure fishing. I was lucky as I asked the man in the tackle shop, and he said no,  but a guy in the other room stated a few had come up on the Oasis Lake, Pegs 51 – 64. Lesson learnt, from now on I will always ring the pond before hand!

Not knowing much about any of the lakes here apart from the odd bits I have read online, I headed to peg 60. It had a few far bank markers, and a nice feature margin to my right, so this is where I settled for the day.

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Ryan18/06/2013Leave a comment

Fishing with Luncheon Meat | Flavour

Making your bait that little bit more attractive could mean the difference between a decent days fishing and an epic days fishing.

Simply adding spices such as Turmeric, Curry Powder and Hot Chill Powder to luncheon meat is not only cheap and simple, it’s a not brainer just to take to the bank as well as your plain meat.

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Ryan17/06/2013Leave a comment

Social Match at Sunrise Lakes

Since joining the Yorkshire Fishing Forum I have learnt a lot, all be it in a short length of time. I had been keeping a keen eye on the YF Social Match section. As you will have seen I only usually go Pleasure fishing, but, to develop my skills, and to get a feel for adult fishing matches, a Yorkshire Forum social match sounded ideal. It also gave me a chance to put faces to names from the Forum!

I couldn’t make the first 2, but decided to book onto the 3rd Match at Sunrise Lakes in Spofforth near Wetherby, North Yorkshire. What a great decision it was. I was made to feel very welcome by all who attended and a great day was had by all. There was 10 of us in the match.

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Ryan10/06/2013Leave a comment

BobCo Tackle | Awesome Service

OK, I decided my current netting gear needed upgrading so I needed a new Landing Net and landing net Handle. I searched on all the various online shops looking for the best deals I could, being the tight wad I am; Ted Carter, Angling DirectChapman’s Angling & Fosters of Birmingham all good sites don’t get me wrong, but I then came across this gem of a site; BobCo tackle!

An hour or so later having been browsing through all of their product categories, I got to what I came here for.  My products of choice were the very well priced Preston Quick Dry Landing Net and Daiwa Sweepfire Handle. These two together should stand me in good stead for the forceable future. I also had to chuck a few baits in my basket to try, of which I will probably review in a post soon.

I placed my order with BobCo Tackle at about 2 o’clock on Thursday AND the items arrived at 9.40 am the next day! How good is that? To add to that, postage was only £1.99! I order loads online, and £1.99 for next day delivery is quality, and nearly unheard of!

A couple of my items weren’t in stock so I emailed asking when they would be delivered, I got a response within half an hour! SPOT ON! We sorted the 2 items and with helpful advise from one of the guys and they got them dispatched the very same day, arriving today! All the items were exactly how described and pictured on the website, as-well as being packaged extremely well. What great service!

I would highly recommend the guys at BobCo tackle to anyone, especially anglers in Yorkshire with them being based in Leeds. They’re ACE and I will be using them from now on for all my online tackle needs!

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