Carp Fishing – September Blog – Kai Richards

Carp Fishing – September Blog – Kai Richards

I started the month of with a visit to Longleat for a session to celebrate a mate’s birthday. We had two days to play with and after finding a few fish, I soon got the rods out and was confident of a bite. I soon had one in the net, only a small mirror around 8lb, but it was a start. As darkness fell, I had a double take and unfortunately one fell off, but the other was a nice 20lb 4oz linear. Unfortunately the rest of the session passed slowly and I only managed another small one.

As darkness fell, I had a double take, unfortunately one fell off, but the other was a nice 20lb 4oz linear.

After a weekend away from my syndicate, I was buzzing to get back. I had a good look around trying to find if the fish would give away their whereabouts. As I entered the woods side, which is very weedy, it was soon clear that there were a lot of fish held up in this area. I didn’t take me long to make the decision to quickly grab my kit. I tried to keep the disturbance to a minimum and after a couple of casts with the leading rod, I soon found a lovely clear area at fifty yards range. After putting some bait out on the spot, I cast the first rod out and placed it on the floor with the clutch slackened off and went back to my bivvy to sort my other rods out. A couple of minutes later the clutch started ticking away and I pulled into a good fish. It was all going well until the fish found a weedbed, everything went solid and the hook pulled. I was devastated to say the least!

The night was eventful and I landed a lush 24lb 6oz scaley mirror known as the bream...

I got the rod back out and just before dark I topped up the spot with a good scattering of boilies. The night was eventful and I landed a lush 24lb 6oz scaley mirror known as the bream, which is quite a rare one and a long grey coloured mirror weighing 27lb 2oz.

That day I repeated the process and got the rods back out. Unfortunately the fish had moved off and that was the end of the action for that session.

Like many of our sponsored angler team, Kai is a big fan of our Covert Incizor hooks.

I returned the following weekend and it was soon evident that the fish were back in amongst the weed in the woods section of the lake. I soon had the house set up in the middle woods swim and found some nice spots. I quickly tied up a three blow-back rigs, a presentation that had worked well for me all year. My rig consisted of a long piece of Camflex Leadfree, a Covert Lead Clip set-up, 25lb Sink Skin and a size 6 Covert Incizor. Hookbait was two 18mm Tuna and Garlic bottom baits from Urban Baits.

...and a long grey coloured mirror weighing 27lb 2oz.

After getting the rods out I sat back, almost expecting some action through the night. I awoke at dawn to motionless indicators; however the fish were still evident in the area. I saw a fish jump just behind a large weedbed, so I raked a little channel out to the area they were showing on. After a couple of casts with a bare lead, the area felt nice and smooth, so I soon had a couple of hookbaits positioned on the spot. During the early hours one of the rods was away, and after a short fight I landed a 22lb 8oz mirror. I got the rod back out and it was away again at dawn and after a good fight, I slipped the net under a good common, which looked a like an upper twenty in the net. As I went to lift it out, I soon realised it was much bigger. The scales pulled round to 36lb and it was a new PB to boot! I was buzzing to say the least and it was a great way to round off the month!
The scales pulled round to 36lb, and it was a new PB to boot! I was buzzing to say the least and it was a great way to round off the month!

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