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   Old Thread  #37 4 Jul 2020 at 11.27am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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All my fishing is day sessions now getting on in years now so leave the nights to the young ones and with been a trucker l'm up at stupid o clock 6 mornings a week l don't have the energy,l use to fish a couple of estate lake in cheshire which you couldn't do nights on which was great trying to get there 1st to pick ur spot but with opening up to nights now it's getting harder and harder to find waters what aren't bivvy up when you arrive at dawn nowadays so if anyone knows any decent club waters around Cheshire which don't allow nights l'd love to know



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   Old Thread  #36 3 Jul 2020 at 11.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice work sir... 👌🏻
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   Old Thread  #35 3 Jul 2020 at 10.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's very good angling. Well done.

Many years ago me and my other half spent 2 weeks travelling 200 miles a day for her to have medical treatment. The treatment last 3 hours a day so I literally had 2.5 hours a day to fish while waiting for her treatment to finish. I found a local lake and did a few very short sessions. In about 15 hours total fishing I landed 6 fish, nothing huge by todays standards but up to low 20's. The interesting thing was that 2 guys were bivvied up all week in the same swims, they landed one fish between them all week. They saw me catch some of the fish I had, they never once changed tactics or swims.
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   Old Thread  #34 3 Jul 2020 at 8.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well done mate, good work
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   Old Thread  #33 3 Jul 2020 at 8.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Plus the drive home with the massive smile on your face mate. Brilliant

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   Old Thread  #32 3 Jul 2020 at 8.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I did a dawn 'till dusk yesterday on a well trodden Essex syndicate water - most of the chaps do long sessions and it isn't any easy water. I moved swims four times before getting a fish, then I had two more as the day drew to a close. Two upper 20's and a 38 was my reward for a lot of hard work. As I loaded the car up at 10.30pm, one of the lads fishing came and chatted to me. No one had caught a fish for over a week. Just shows that sitting in a bivvy for days on end isn't always time well spent. Day sessions rock
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   Old Thread  #31 1 Jul 2020 at 11.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i reckon i caught 80% of my fish on singles back in the 90's matt i'm quite fond of fishing 'off the barrow' too, specially as i get older and struggle to carry my gear, as you say it's very efficient
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   Old Thread  #30 30 Jun 2020 at 3.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Some great advice already on this thread. Mark and I were on the same days-only lake in the 90s and it shaped how I fish to this day - mainly early morning sessions in the week nowadays and gone by 8.30 for work.

A couple of extra thoughts... Iíve always travelled really light, but have combined that with using a small barrow recently too, and fishing off it. Makes things really efficient when you get to your peg with rods out on top ready to take off tip tops and cast, buzz bars already on sticks, baited rigs ready to attach once Iíve made one or two casts to get clips right on spots.

I generally fish for about 3 hours, but choose lakes with a morning bite time wherever possible. Lovely way to fish and often pretty rewarding.

Fishing to features often tends to be most productive for me on short trips - reeds, pads, bushes, margins or any kind of structures.

When fishing overnight sessions I often blank the night fishing open water, but end up nicking a bite with an early recast to shows or tight to features (that I wouldnít be comfortable fishing whilst asleep).

Last point, and I find it a huge edge - for this sort of angling a single hookbait is so effective. Matt coloured pop up in summer/autumn, bright one in winter/spring. Have lost count of how many of my better fish came on a single pop up all year round, definitely not just a winter tactic.

If you can find a spot where you can pinch early bite, theyíll often keep coming. Early on, early off and keep it under your hat 😉

Hope you go well 👍🏻
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   Old Thread  #29 30 Jun 2020 at 12.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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get them on eBay and make a killing Ken
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   Old Thread  #28 30 Jun 2020 at 12.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Going go tomorrow for first time in 4 years. Float fishing in the margins for the carp. 7am-6pm opening times for now but Iíll take that.
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   Old Thread  #27 30 Jun 2020 at 11.58am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I have not fished nights since 2015. Still got my bedchairs and bivvies but they are gathering dust in the shed and don't look likely to get an airing any time soon. Not missed doing nights one little bit.
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   Old Thread  #26 28 Jun 2020 at 10.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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can't argue with any of that scozza, it's pretty much how i fish except i rarely do the overnighters these days, i'll get up at 3.30am if i have too, like you say you just need to have the right mindset for it
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   Old Thread  #25 27 Jun 2020 at 7.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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This is how I have fished for years. My advice is to play to your strengths and to not emulate other fishermen on the lake.

If you only have a few hours then:
- be mobile
- be prepared. Turn up with rods tackled up, hooks sharpened, cast out before you put your banksticks in
- be careful about putting too much bait in for a quick bite
- use rigs that present well over a lakebed that isnít clean (to avoid the need to market and make multiple casts)
- be quiet
- recognise that you are aiming for one bite. Margins and snags are good for this. Other anglers may be aiming for a big hit and spodding lots of bait into open water

Watch You Tube videos of people in a similar position e.g. Alan Blair fishing quick sessions, Tom Dove at Walthamstow etc.

Good luck
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   Old Thread  #24 27 Jun 2020 at 6.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Exactly this, try and develop feeding spots and patterns. Your be smashing the water in no time
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   Old Thread  #23 27 Jun 2020 at 11.00am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I know it sounds obvious, but find a water where you can get takes in the daytime.

One of my waters, no matter how hard I try, I (and other anglers) have only had fish between 10 at night and 5am in the morning, and it is not like it is mega pressured by carp anglers either.

Some waters do respond to baiting areas up, wandering round, and then if you see fish almost stalking them, on the float or basic tackle. Others can be see signs near lilies or weed beds and you can (quietly) put a rod or two on them, then you may have some that respond to a single bait or putting a bit of free (ground) bait in and waiting for the carp to come in, or even regular feeding a few pellets every few minutes.

The most important thing is obviously location; don't just jump in the first swim.

Learning a water can help. By that keep I mean keep on fishing one lake, and try various different methods as mentioned above and see if one works to catch you fish.
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