Finally looks like we are getting a break from a long and brutal winter, with a glimpse of spring. It won't be long before mother nature sounds her wake up call and the start of carp fishing comes to life for another year.Rising temperature and the start of the larvae hatch's, sightings of the first mosquito searching for your blood. It's that time of year when those in the right swim in the right conditions will have a result, there always seems to be the one who finds the carp in feeding mode, and true to form at the last CarpBaitUK Social and pairs match Jay Hill was that one who stole the weekend with the biggest haul of fish. Well Nailed! Jay Though Carlos who caught the biggest fish and his team member Mr T who was poking around in the margins sneaking a few out from under his feet, were close on Jays tail. 'Nice One Carlos' Thanks guys it was a another cracking weekend despite the early morning frosts, most went home with wet nets. Looking forward to the next! It was on my cards to sneak a bit of fishing in Late February / early March before the company 'goes into overdrive' for another year. Obviously I did not 'come up trumps' like most carp anglers across the country fishing became redundant especially on the flooded waters. Though, did manage to sneak out once the water levels allowed and on my second session on a new water was welcomed by a 35lb 8oz common(Right) The fish fell to the New Project X, bottom bait, with thirty or so free offerings. Very made up - Patrick Bilman has ticked another fish off his target board, in the shape of the River Bay Linear (below), from Bawburgh. The fish fell to THE FORM freezer bait . A right result from a difficult water. Putting his stamp on Linch Hill - Harry said 'it was looking good for a bite', and he was absolutely bang on, bagging seven fish up to 27lb 4oz, these all being a share of some stunning old mirrors and commons that the Cotswolds are famous for, all fish were caught on the KT30 Freezer Bait. Harry braved the cold water, with a absolute stunning Mirror of 27lb 2oz (Below), Ryan Dayman (below) was blown away with this stunning Common of 31lb 4oz, during some extremely early winds - Ryan said 'I saw the fish on the wind so I set myself up right in the thick of it, and got the take at 1.30am in the morning' taken on the FORM Frezzer Bait. 'Well deserved' What a Peach!Not left out of the action was Bobby Tinkler (below) from Lincolnshire, who landed this peach of a fish, on the Form weighing in at 28lb. 'Nice One Bobby'
What a Start to the year! Other team members getting amongst the fish this month included....... Left: The Yorkie has been up to it again! Dave Lees with a 23lb 6oz - Taken on a KT30 fished over Form. Centre: Matt Bracken A.K.A 'Monkey1', was absolutely gob smacked with how the new tester bait performed during a 48hr session - taking 12 carp and 6 tench. Right: Dan Goult was well pleased with a number of fish from his Cambs still water, including this 27lb 2oz mirror. Below Left: John Cheeseman is back at his old tricks again this year - stunning 32lb 10 taking on the NAIL. Below Centre: Craig Banks - was delighted with an early fish from a very deep syndicate water. Below Right:Jerry Hunt also on FORM - took this 24lb linear, during a recent session on Bawburgh.