Archive for the ‘Predator Fishing’ Category
As some of you may know Ive just returned from a trip to mexico. Whilst on my trip I decided to take a chartered fishing trip in the Caribbean sea which is a sea of the Atlantic ocean. The Caribbean sea holds a wide variety of fish and a lot of big suprises including some big Tuna and Sailfish. In all it was a very enjoyable fishing trip watching the team on the fishing boat at work. They worked hard during the trip to catch us fish although we had nothing jaw dropping, we did catch a lot of fish the biggest being a 15lb Barracuda. We also caught other species such as Silver Tuna, Yellow Tailed Snapper and a Nemo fish.
The scenery from the boat was amazing and it was a thoroughly enjoyable trip even though we did’nt land anything that substantial.
Yes I know it’s not a carp but we feature all species on the Carp Catchers Blog. Regular contributor and customer went on a sea trip to catch some tope and boy did he. These two 30lb beauty’s were caught on dabs, caught earlier in the day. Rob reports that the sea was so rough he had to hold onto the gunnels with one hand as he was playing the fish. The skipper said that had the wind been one notch higher they would not have been able to go out. Rob has got his hands on a new syndicate ticket and is going on a French carp fishing trip soon so carpy reports and photos may be on their way in the near future.
Toothy critters aren’t they!!
The best pike of the season by a Carp Catchers customer so far was reported to us recently by Tom Cox. Toms’ monster pike weighed 25lb 4oz and was caught on a legered roach from our deadbaits section. Tom has been tying his own traces using Drennan Barbed Carbon Trebles , Drennan Slim Crimps and Drennan 7 Strand Pike Wire. Well done Tom that is one big, toothy pike.
Oliver has been putting in a lot of time and effort into his pike fishing over the winter and it has paid off. Below is a nice clean pike of 11lb caught from the local canal, a decent size fish from a canal. Oliver caught his pike on a roach from our deadbait section. Nice one Oliver!
As with the deadbait traces, a good pair of wire cutters and crimping pliers are needed.
Cut a 12 inch length of pike wire and thread a crimp onto the wire. (See picture below)
Now thread a snap swivel onto the wire and thread the pike wire back through the crimp. (See picture below)
Then using the crimping pliers, flatten the crimp in three central positions. (See picture below)
Repeat the past three steps with a normal swivel on the other end of the pike wire. (See picture below)
The finished trace should look like this. (See picture below)
The normal swivel can be tied to your mainline with the snap link at the other end being used to quick hassle free lure changes.