Friday, April 24, 2009

Boilies - the end result!

The recipe produced around a kilo of bait. I've made "mis-shapes" rather than rounds. The pic shows about half of what was produced.

a. cos it was easier
b. the irregular shape will catch me more fish

Really please with the outcome, however crushing the hemp by hand took some time - I might process it through a coffee or pepper grinder next time.

Right - on to trying it out on a new lake I've joined for the year. Gardners Pool in Frampton.

Wish me luck!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Initial Boilie Recipe

Having purchased 10kg of Dynamic Source base mix and some glug recipe No.1 will be (approx)
  • 4 eggs
  • 250g base mix
  • 100g maize flour
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 50g 1mm response pellet
  • 50g crushed hemp
  • 25ml of dynamite source glug

Will let you know how I get on!

Monday, April 20, 2009

DIY Boilies

No excuses this time.

Plenty of freezer space.

And a bigger kitchen.

I'm making boilies myself this year - woohoo!

As I loved them when I first started carp fishing I've gone for the Dynamite Source base mix plus some of my own surprises.

I'll let you know how I get on....

Friday, April 17, 2009

3 different 40s out from Hooked in France

News from the underground suggests that this week (11th - 18th Apr 2009) produce 3 different 40s. 2 from the Natural (43lbs + 41lbs) and one from the Big Double.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Catch Report from Hooked in France Apr 2009

Went during the first week of the Easter break this time and met up with not only the fantastic hosts Ian and Sue but also Mike and Mike Chisholm from the world this is Grimsby up-norf.

Had a brilliant time once again catching 16 carp to 42lbs and also drinking a rather large amount of "tea".

Tactics this time was Mr Snowman featuring a Pineapple nugget bottom bait popped up with a pineapple popup. This fished over a bed of mixed pellet and particle.

Anyway, here's my catch report:
1. Common 29lbs 04/04/09 at 10pm

2. Mirror 14lbs 04/04/09 11.45pm

3. Common 18lbs 05/04/09 06:00am

4. Common 26lbs 4oz 05/04/09 1pm

5. Common 25lbs 8oz 05/04/09 11pm

6. Mirror 28lbs 06/04/09 1:30am

7. Mirror 42lbs 06/04/09 1pm "Gobby"

8. Mirror 14lbs 06/04/09 3pm

9. Mirror 25lbs 8oz 06/04/09 10:30pm

10. Common 31lbs 06/04/09 11:00pm

11. Mirror 18lbs 07/04/09 05:00am

12. Mirror 31lbs 08/04/09 06:00am

13. Mirror 29lbs 08/04/09 11:00pm

14. Mirror 23lbs 09/04/09 01:00am (I couldn't get Mike Chis jnr out of bed to take the photo of this one)

15. Mirror 41lbs 2oz 09/04/09 11:30am

16. Common 15lbs 11/04/09 01:00