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TCarper
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   Old Thread  #1370 13 Jan 2023 at 8.41am    Login    Register
You may remember Russ Burly from a few weeks ago. He was one of the two blokes who won some free GPB2 in a Faceache comp and both caught a 50+ on them. Well heís caught loads more since Xmas on very limited time short sessions. Heís also smashed his PB again, but Iím not allowed to show you that one yetÖ. But there was three 50ís caught on those free GPB2 now. Thatís at least 15 UK 50ís caught in November & December alone. Gawd knows how many 50ís in 2022 😊

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TCarper
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   Old Thread  #1369 11 Jan 2023 at 9.05am    Login    Register
A nice write up from Ricci about his fishing in 2022. The big Wingham mirror was the biggest UK carp I know of caught on our hook baits last year at 62lb4oz. The big mirror was landed three times as far as I know. All three times on one of our hook baits. This has become a common theme with this particular carp. Over the last ten years it must have been banked 20 times now on our hook baits. 2022 was the year it discovered the garlic 😊


🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇬🇧 UK 60lber!!! 🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇬🇧

At the beginning of the year I set my self a target of trying to catch a 30lb plus Carp every month and of course, my target of the huge Common from my Kent syndicate.

I must say it has been a amazing year on the Carp front, fishing lots of different venues, fishing different styles but ultimately catching some amazing fish along the way.

I managed to catch a 30lber every month apart from November, November was a extremely tough month, Iím blaming it on the amount of rain we had, or at least thatís my excuse and Iím sticking to it 😅
I caught 30ís from 6 different venues and thatís certainly something I love, fishing different lakes, constantly learning and fishing like this keeps you motivated and itís something I will continue to do.

I had a amazing summer on my Kent Syndicate, limited to 18 nights I had 20 bites and landed 18 fish. On one of my last trips, my last ditch to try and catch this common, at 9 in the morning my middle rod went into melt down. I couldnít lift the rod as it stripping my braid from my spool at such a rate, with no weed out there it done a 50 yard run before I slowed it down and turned her. My heart was in my mouth. It felt heavy, I prayed it was the one. Eventually I got her close, I saw the massive yellow body plod pass me, I knew it wasnít my ultimate prize but I knew I was attached to the big mirror again only it looked ginormous! This fish fights so hard, it would be up coughing water then flat rod you on 20/30 yard runs. It would do this constantly! Eventually after what felt like an age I guided her into the net. It was massive! With my Mrs on hand help this time we carefully weighed her and the wheel of fortune settled at a whopping 62lb 4ounces! A joke of a carp, born and bred in the lake.

My normal tactics applied, loads of @stickybaitsofficial krill, our in house mixed particle with @specializedhookbaits hookbaits fished over the topÖ the ultimate combo that never lets me down.

I didnít catch the Common, it hasnít been out for over 16 months but One dayÖ One dayÖ

More targets set next year, keep motivated, stay positive and enjoy the journey.


TCarper
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   Old Thread  #1368 11 Jan 2023 at 8.17am    Login    Register
Mark Harris, Frimley S2. Weekend just gone.






TCarper
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   Old Thread  #1367 11 Jan 2023 at 8.15am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1366
Everything loves them mate.

Always get asked if we have any hookbaits that tench & bream donít love. Itís impossible to make a bait that carp absolutely love, and tench & bream do not.

Roach are the biggest problem with the GPB2. They attack them like piranhas.
Goose
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Goose
   Old Thread  #1366 10 Jan 2023 at 8.12pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1361
I've hardly ben carp fishing since I bought GPB2's back in may but I did have seven tench one night in the pooring rain fishing two rods on the same baited spot and five were on your bait with two on corn and I was fishing over a bed of hemp and corn.
Budder
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Budder
   Old Thread  #1365 10 Jan 2023 at 4.57pm    Login    Register
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Cheers Mark!👌
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #1364 10 Jan 2023 at 10.35am    Login    Register
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They would have gone early this morning mate, should be there tomorrow, or Thursday latest.
Budder
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Budder
   Old Thread  #1362 10 Jan 2023 at 10.24am    Login    Register
Ordered myself some pink S2's the other day,to go with the gpd's.
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #1361 10 Jan 2023 at 10.10am    Login    Register
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Happy new year all.

Quote Goose.... And be sold out by the end of the week, anyone going in there is going to have a sniff and get their cash out.

Graham, you are Mystic Meg. They sold an incredible amount just before and over Xmas, and ordered loads more last week. That's why I have not been online. I have loads of fish pics to post when I get a chance.

Pretty worrying for me, exactly how much they sold and how quickly, at the slowest time of the year.
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #1360 10 Jan 2023 at 10.01am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1353
They will be absolutely fine mate, as others have said.
Boo
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Boo
   Old Thread  #1359 7 Jan 2023 at 6.51pm    Login    Register
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Is that the yellow chocolate one? If so I had a few fish last winter on it and sure I had one on it over christmas.

Iím a sucker for a pot of hookbaits and reckon I must have close to 30 pots of Marks baits 😂 I usually just chop and change between all his various baits as they have all served me well over the years
Richpp1989
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Richpp1989
   Old Thread  #1358 7 Jan 2023 at 11.20am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1357
Not used that one but been doing very well on the GPB2 this year I do like the s2 and the gpb1 tho aswell done well on those
bashmeister
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bashmeister
   Old Thread  #1357 6 Jan 2023 at 10.25pm    Login    Register
Been a s2 and gpb1 user for some time now... Has anyone had much success on the s4?
Richpp1989
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Richpp1989
   Old Thread  #1356 6 Jan 2023 at 10.07pm    Login    Register
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They will be fine mate Iíve had a couple pots since early last year still and they are as good as the day I bought them, going to be ordering more next month to stock up for the year (only Hookbaits I use)
Grexory
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Grexory
   Old Thread  #1355 6 Jan 2023 at 9.27pm    Login    Register
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Thanks!

They still smell amazing, but I just thought I'd check, as I don't know much about them, or what preservatives are used, but I'm sure they're fine.

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