Tuesday 6 September 2011


It was a Sunday morning,i awoke with a bangin head and ringing ears after playing a drum n bass set for the Reform Records anniversary party at the Exeter Phoenix.

I needed some fresh air and some fishing to take my mind away from the fact that i felt like crap.After spending 99% of the summer wielding heavy carp rods and reels loaded with rope,i needed a change and something all a bit more light hearted.

A Quick phone call to that man called Moxy saw us head up the motorway to meet up with our pals Ads and Nate. (who also happen to be skaters that have caught the fishing bug) We met at Kia ora which is one of the club waters belonging to the Exeter angling association,A good place for a mixed bag and easy fishing.

From the off i was enjoying some serious rod bending action from small carp on my light Quiver tip rod,whilst Ads was getting some action using his dads special boilies.

The highlight of Moxy,s Catch was a lovely trio of Crucian carp, float fished bread flake doing the business,Whilst Nate enjoyed a hell of a scrap with what turned out to be a pb carp at 11,2

 We decided to take full advantage of our EAC tickets and move on to the Exeter canal in search of Ads and Nate,s first pike.unfortunately the weather had other idea,s and after roving the banks for around an hour we were all soaked and ready to call it a day,Over all we all had a great day,but a big croc for one of the lads would have topped it off nicely,you,ll just have to wait till next time boys.

Til next time

Go catch some feesh!

Friday 2 September 2011


First of all I forgot in my last write up to thank Les Wallace. He lent me a set of very nice Century carp rods for the weekend after I snapped one of mine so cheers Les and here's to you catching the Ashmead 50 sooner rather than later.

I must also thank thank Moxy for continuing to bait our carp swims on the Exe whilst I've been elsewhere targeting Cats. Good ol' Mox; must have thrown in nigh on 10,000 boilies into the drink this season. Anyway, this brings me to the main subject of this post.

Last night I nipped down to the river to grab an hours carping; it must have been only ten minutes before my tutti frutti offering was eagerly lapped up. I imagened the river bed looking like someone had spillt a packet of skittels on the floor! With all the bolies that had gone in, the prebaiting had clearly paid off! So nice one Moxy lad.

The culprit turned out to be a very pretty fully scaled mirror, sorry no scales again but when they look like this who gives a rats!

So it would seem i,m now getting back amogst the fish and on a bit of a roll,a big catfish and a wild 30lb carp are still on my wish list so we,ll just have to see what happens next.

 Til next time tight lines