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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
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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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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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Biggest of the Day Hard Fighting Common Carp One of the Mirror Carp Another Lovely Mirror
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Ryan21/05/2013Leave a comment

Hayfield Lakes | Adams Lake

Previous holder of the famous Fish ‘O’ Mania, Hayfield Lakes was one of the top lakes in the North of England. At this time I was a regular visitor to the lake with my mates, and enjoyed many a day fishing on the top on floating bred and dog biscuit on the Island Lake (this method is now banned) regularly catching double figure carp.

I wasn’t sure how it had been getting on recently but with it previously to being my favourite commercial to visit, this was the top of my list.

So, on the 19th May I returned to my old stomping ground- Hayfield Lakes – this time with my girlfriend in accompaniment to take some better photos!

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Candy Corner Fisheres Hoskers Lake Carp
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Candy Corner Fisheries

I arrived at Candy Corner Fisheries bang on opening time – 7:30 am on the 12th May 2013 all excited in anticipation.

There are 4 Lakes at Candy Corner Fisheries, two main ones in AJ’s and Hoskers, that usually have matches on at the weekend, and then 2 other ponds that are generally for pleasure anglers. AJ’s was fully matched up as expected & Hoskers had a match on pegs 1-15. AJ’s is the largest lake with all fish types in with carp up to 30 Ib. Hoskers is a lot smaller but of similar ilk that holds its own with Carp up to 15 Ib.

I had a walk around Hoskers, getting my bearings and eyeing up where to fish. I decided upon peg 23, for the only reason that it had the best margin reeds.

Fishing on the Pole, I plumbed up, starting all the way to the island, which was about 11 meters away, and working my way back. The deepest part of the pond was the middle/track, so about 5-6 meters out. This is the swim I decided to attack first.

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