Claire Corlett

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Korda Carp Fishing Masterclass Vol. 4 Chapter 4: Spring Fishing (13 LANGUAGES)

Korda Carp Fishing Masterclass Vol. 4 Chapter 4: Spring Fishing (13 LANGUAGES)

Normally I wouldn’t come and do
a project like this at this time of the year. The spring is my English fishing, but I’m more than happy
to sacrifice that this time because of what
is swimming around in that lake. It’s not just ticking it off the list,
this is the start of things to come. While we were at Zwolle at the carp show
meeting the European Korda team, we got to see some of the pictures
that some of the German guys have caught from this lake
and I haven’t seen many, but the big one I saw
was a hell of a carp, so I’m absolutely buzzing
to get amongst them. And if that one turns up, yeah,
I’ll be jumping over the moon. The weather next week
is nothing short of Siberian, so with the fact that it might snow, and it’s going down to seven degrees
or something in the day, one degree at night, when it’s been
up to 15, 16 degrees recently, is not ideal, but the good thing is
in the spring the fish have woken up. The weather, if we start moaning
about it, that’s just excuses, I’m not having it, they’re up and awake,
we’re having them. And the spotlight’s on us. The German team know we’re coming,
everyone’s expecting big things and as long as we can hold our own,
I’ll be happy. Is there an element of competition? I like to think not, but I wouldn’t like
to be on the receiving end of a 20-0 drubbing. At the same time as long as we catch
and we work well as a team and we catch a few fish and
the DVD comes across a success then, yeah, then that would be perfect. Well, we broke the back of the journey
and there’s not too far to go, but literally
the temperature has plummeted. Every single 50 miles
it seems to go down by a degree, currently reading three and a half
degrees with the little frost sign and, yeah, it’s looking absolutely
Savage Garden out there. Sleet, hail hitting the windscreen. What chance have we got? There’s only been the
four carp out this year, we’re rocking up at prime time, mate, and this is not how it’s meant to be. – Hey!
– Good to see you. Hello, mate. How are you doing? – How was the trip?
– Yeah, really good, mate, really good. – Hey, man.
– Hello. Peter, how are you? Hey, Bjorn, hey. Been fishing for a while, yeah? Yes, yes,
got a couple of days of burning. This week it’s going to be
really, really cold. Colder than we expected. I think it’s
the coldest April in years, to be honest. Yes, same in England,
exactly the same in England, yeah. – Still, they’re awake.
– Yes, of course. They’re awake, so, yeah, I don’t think they’re going back to sleep
again now. No, the lake is really shallow, so the wind
moves the fish and keeps them… Do they move on the wind then or not? Well, as far as I was told they don’t,
they normally don’t. And I would say
they stay the opposite of the wind. If the wind is relatively cold
and the water ten degrees, but I don’t know, it’s really difficult
at the moment, I would say. And how many fish in total? Well, it’s difficult to say. There are lots of fish they do see
but that haven’t been out yet and it’s a little bit of a mysterious place. There was a 24 kilo,
like a UK 50-pounder which was caught a couple of years ago
but hasn’t been out, but nobody found it dead.
It’s definitely going to be here still but I would say it’s around 70
to 100 fish, and beautiful fish, pretty nice ones, yeah. The pictures are amazing. – Well, what do you think?
– What do I think? I’ll I want to keep looking until I see
something, I don’t just want to set up. 100 fish in 65 acres is…
Location’s everything, isn’t it? But bearing in mind
we’ve got an hour of sunlight left just to get all the gear out of the van,
load it into boats and just head off into areas where
you’re uncertain if the fish are there, you’re going to be creating
loads of work for yourself, trapping yourself in a swim behind rods, when I think the best course of action
will be to get a good night’s sleep, have a walk around a bit into the dark
and have another look around, look at it from a few different positions, but, yeah, I don’t think it will pay
any dividends to just rush out, get all the gear out, throw them out and then be trapped to a swim in the
morning when we could be looking. I want to get out into a lake
with as little disturbance as possible and here I was expecting that everybody
clunks around in the boat and spends hours looking and
doesn’t just fish on what they see, they’re probably not even
looking for fish a lot of the time. They’re looking for clear spots or out in the boat looking for bow waves
or something and I hope to be able to creep around,
fish from the bank and just cast onto showing fish
and that’s how we would nick bites. But with so much unfishable bank, they could easily be
well beyond casting range and nowhere near
where you can set up on the bank, so you’re forced to row over to them, and that means we have to do it similar
to most other people. In that respect you’ve got to do it
the same, but better. In true Darrell style, he saw a fish show
within minutes of getting to the lake and on closer inspection the fish
were on the end of a really cold wind. With only a few hours left
before it got dark, we decided to go back to base camp,
rest up for the night and start again in the morning. Well, the weatherman was right for once.
It was arctic conditions, not the most encouraging thing
to wake up to, but in true Darrell style,
he wasn’t fazed by it one bit. What’s the plan then, Mr Peck? I think we should get the gear around
there as soon as possible, mate. Yeah, are you confident? Well, I’m always confident. With snow on the ground, you still
reckon we’re going to get a bite? Absolutely no drama, mate. All right, we’ll boat around,
we’ll start over there, fling out singles, I guess, to start off with
and see what happens, yeah? Yeah, put them out where we saw them
and hope for the best. Come on, let’s do it. What are you laughing at?
I’m a professional. Regardless of whether or not we have
to use a boat or wheelbarrow, fishing is always the same. As long as you can locate them,
you can present an efficient rig with an attractive bait
that they want to eat, you know, it’s all the same. So it doesn’t mean anything to me
that I’ve got to use a boat, It doesn’t mean anything
that I can’t use a wheelbarrow. I’m just going to keep looking
at the water. When I see them I’m going to position
my rods accordingly to where they show and over the course of this session,
hopefully we’ll track them down. Dan to Darrell, come in, Darrell. Come in, Dan, come in, Dan. Mate, it’s looking decidedly better
than it was this morning. I’ve still not seen anything,
I’ve been watching like a hawk. Yeah, it feels much better.
I’m actually able to look at the moment. I was a little bit bamboozled
with all that snow blasting my face and I was hiding
so I wasn’t really looking properly. What’s your gut feeling, mate? Do you think they’re still at similar
ranges to what we saw them yesterday? Because it feels to me
like because we’ve cast out, we might actually be keeping them
further out than they want to be. Yeah, well, there’s every potential
for that to be the case but we haven’t really
done much casting about and we haven’t really seen them. We might have seen
a couple of maybes further out, but until they actually pop up
and prove where they are, yeah, it’s guessing, isn’t it? Yeah, mate. I think at this early stage
I don’t want to sort of overcook it or panic or anything. I’m just going
to keep them where they are and if something dramatic happens
to the contrary, then I’ll have a change. We were led to believe that quite often the fish
are on the back of the wind in here, maybe because there’s no sun, then that’s not really
a great option for them. But with the wind pushing in and the
house martins on the end of the wind there’s obviously something here
and with the fish being here if you put two and two together
it seems logical that that’s the reason. Observation is such an important part
of successful carp fishing. The tiniest of shows,
especially at this time of the year, can lead you to the pack of fish
and Pecky is an absolute master at it, and it wasn’t long
before his efforts were rewarded. Well, the only activity I’ve seen, I thought I saw one in a big gap
on the tree line on the horizon, wasn’t 100%, but I caught something
in the distance. It looked about 150 yards out,
something like that and I just smashed a single
as far as I could, probably went out there 120 yards,
something like that, and, yeah, a really funny bite. I think it dropped back,
not giving me a proper indication but, yeah, we’re into one,
coming in pretty easy now. Yes, get in there. Here he is, my first-ever German carp. 26lb, absolutely over the moon
with this, taken on the IB pop-up and a naked chod,
slammed up to a showing fish. An amazing result
in these horrendous conditions. Well, recast the rod off after that fish
and I didn’t put the bobbin on because I was sorting another rod out,
letting the line sort itself out and when I come to recast, the line’s all dropped slack
and there’s another one on. It looks like another mirror
of a similar size. Another one on the naked chod,
size-8 Choddys I always use. I’m going to tempt fate here
and say great hook-to-land ratio, on my local syndicate water
I’ve landed the last 22 in a row and this is going to be number 24
on the spin on this rig. Here it comes. Get in there, yes! Darrell’s absolutely on the money. He tracked down the pack of fish
and with two already in the net, he had a bite
from his third rod in a matter of minutes. It’s absolutely going off out here. Caught one on that, the first one
was cast towards a showing fish and then the recast out there
has gone straight away. So I’ve fanned one to the left of it. I was just about to fan
one to the right of it and the one to the left
of it’s gone as well, so, yeah, it’s going crazy out here. I only brought one landing net,
which is a bit of a schoolboy error. I didn’t realise
it was going to be like this, but I’ve got the boss man over there
sorting it all out. He’s going to get the net sorted and
hopefully we’re going to get this one in and then show it to you. Come on, have him. – Beautiful.
– Yeah! Mate, I reckon that is your first German
30-pounder by the look of it. Yeah! Well, here he is, the third fish in a quick
hour spell, all on the IB pop-ups. When I come to a lake
with really clear water and I want to get out there
with no disturbance, I look no further than the
naked chod and an IB pop-up. Absolutely devastating. Often in the spring you can get a little bit
excited thinking that the fish are awake and they’re really, really eating,
but from my experience I’ve found that they’re
not often eating loads of bait. Most of my spring success
has come on single hook baits, or a small amount of bait. They’re up and about
and the bottom’s relatively clear, not a lot of food down there, and, yeah,
one bright one in the right spot can be all you need. The right spot
was a massive understatement. The fourth fish in just a few hours proved that Darrell was making the
absolute most of these Baltic conditions. Today couldn’t be a better example
of location, location, location. It was really obvious
when we got round here today that with the wind changing and
the odd fish that we saw out there, they were to the right-hand side
of Darrell’s swim and you put a brilliant angler,
and he is the best I’ve fished with, on the fish, and he’s going to absolutely
destroy it and fair play to him. He’s done that and it just shows you
what can be done with the right angler, with the right tackle
in the right swim. I’m 100 yards away.
I might as well be 100 miles away because the fish are to Darrell’s right
and beyond him and the wind’s pushing
into the out-of-bounds area, so there’s no reason for them to come
back up the lake towards me. I’ve tried going out further. The rigs and baits are bang on. If they were on me,
I’d be catching them. Well, the rods have not been out
too long at all. A change of hook bait. This one is a Wonderberry
and Bumbleberry combo Goo. And look, look, he’s here. Yeah… Yes. Check him out. 33lb 12oz
of berry-loving mirror carp, my favourite one so far,
over the moon with him. I’ll try and catch some more. Well, when we arrived on the first day
I was able to get straight on the fish and get out with the naked chods,
pretty minimal, you know, without creating much disturbance, but obviously the pressure
that has come from my captures, the recasting, the playing of the fish
in shallow water, that this morning
I’ve seen them further out and the logical explanation for that is my
casting is pushing them further away. The only real thing I can do
is go back to the car and get some tapered line that I’ve got and that might enable me
to get another 20 yards further and hopefully or potentially
I might be able to nick one more. I’ve got a bite, I’ve got to go. It feels a bit bigger, this one. Really not letting me
pull it through the water, really using its weight to stay out there. It’s a good fish. It was on the right-hand rod, the one
that I cast towards the showing fish that had pushed out
to the no-fishing zone and it’s always the case –
the rod closest to the fish is the one that’s going to get picked up. I might have to
wade around the corner here, guys, because it’s trying to go into that bay. Well, it looks like it could be
the biggest one so far. I don’t want to count my chickens yet,
it’s a decent fish. Another one on the Wonderberry
and Bumbleberry combo, giving that bait a nice orange look
and they certainly seem to like it. It’s freezing out here.
I’m shaking it’s so cold. I’ll tell you what, that is a big fish,
that’s a big fish. Oh, hello. Meet my net, get in there, yes. Let’s have a look. Well, there he is, 39lb 12oz. Maybe I shouldn’t have pulled those
leeches off him, he might have gone 40, but who cares? He’s absolutely amazing. Taken on that size-8 Choddy,
20lb Mouth Trap and about an inch off the bottom with that Bumbleberry and
Wonderberry hook bait. Amazing. Going into the night ahead,
I’m a bit reluctant to recast. The fish have already pushed away
from me with the angling pressure, but the wind’s been beating down here. I don’t think I can get the rods out
any further, so I’m going to sit tight. I’ll leave them be
if the wind doesn’t drop off. If it does, then I may recast them but they’re out there, pretty much as far
as I could chuck them anyway and just to keep the disturbance down
I’m probably going to sit on my hands. Despite our best efforts of keeping
disturbance to an absolute minimum, Pecky’s 39-pounder was the last fish
we saw on that trip. Despite my blank, which did hurt,
there was a lot I could take from it moving into the weeks ahead. Do you know what’s going to happen
next week, don’t you? The roles are going to reverse. I’m going to be over there,
you’re going to be over here and all the fish will be over here
and you’ll smack them again. Well, yeah, we’ll see about that,
you never know. We’ve only been here once. The weather’s
meant to be better next week so hopefully we’ll both catch. Yeah, man, that’s the plan. Yes! I am into my first ever German carp and it has stripped a load of line
off me at range. The old legs are shaking.
First one from a new lake. This one is on a Bumbleberry
and Wonderberry-infused IB pop-up and it’s on my favourite little pop-up rig which incorporates the new
fluorocarbon hook link material called Boom. Very, very stiff, really easy to use
because you can crimp it. Basically I’ve got a quick-change swivel
on the end of that and the hook goes straight onto that,
so the hook is just popped up, just the length of the hook
off the bottom, and I’ve been catching loads of fish in
the UK on it, first bite’s come on that. Well, it’s not a monster, but I don’t care.
It’s my first German carp. You little German creature,
get in the net, yes! Got him, come on! First German carp, wicked. There he is. 17lb 8oz, my first-ever German carp and I
am absolutely over the moon to get him. What a difference
being in the right spot can make. A total turnaround
from the pain of last week. Well, they’re coming thick and fast now. Darrell and I spent a lot of time
looking yesterday. We didn’t just rush into swims and we saw fish
on both sides of the lake and then saw one fish show in the area and bang, two rods
have gone off almost simultaneously, and I think that’s the major difference
between what we’re doing and what the local anglers are doing, is a lot of them have made their swim
choice before they even get to the lake and we’re letting the fish tell us where
to fish and it’s paying dividends. The fact that we’re
not going out in the boat, neither of us have put a single boilie
in yet, just fishing single hook baits and that just sort of proves the power
of these really boosted-up hook baits with a real tangy, fruity liquid on them. Come on, come on,
you lovely German beast, get in that net. Get in that net. Yes! Get in! That’s wicked, man. That’s a nice carp. Well, check him out. Just shy of 40lb, but who cares? Lovely little withered fins,
just like a lot of the mirrors in here and this one was absolutely nailed
on a naked chod with a Mystic Spice hook bait. It’s my favourite hook bait
in the Goo range. Very few people use it
and I’ve caught loads on it, in South Africa, in England, in France. It just does the business
absolutely everywhere. It’s a good tip
you can put into your own fishing. Darrell was using naked chods last time
and absolutely smashing it. I don’t use them very much myself
but I thought I need to get on them because he’s doing so well on them. So if there’s a going tactic
on your lake, get on it. There is absolutely no shame in
following the lead of people like Darrell. A third bite in quick succession. Is there any more proof needed
that location is everything? Well, they are coming thick and fast now, just like they did for Darrell
in the first session. I tried and tried that session,
moved and moved again, and just couldn’t get on the fish and you do start to think
that what you’re doing is wrong and being on the fish now proves that there is absolutely
nothing wrong with the approach, I just wasn’t on the fish and it shows you
how important location is. Fortunately this time it’s much milder,
the fish are more spread and we’re both getting bites. I’ve got to go up to the right here
because it’s really kiting into this bay. Well, into the third fish
of a very hectic morning, using pretty much the same tactics
as last week, casting a single pop-up
towards showing fish. These have all come on the Bumbleberry
and the Wonderberry combo. The only thing that I’ve changed
are the lines. We’re fishing quite far,
as far as I could cast last week with 15lb line
and I wished I could cast a bit further, so this week I’ve spooled up
with the tapered SUBline in the 0.30mm, which is roughly a 10lb mono,
and the leader is 0.50mm, so that’s giving me
the heavy-duty end section that allows me to put a big lead on,
in this case a 3½oz lead. Give it a fair old whack
and it goes straight down, onto that thin line, nice and quick
and the friction through the rings, or less friction through the rings allows it to cast much further
than a 15lb mono. This morning the fish have been
showing between 100 and 140 yards. I’m probably fishing at 120, 130, and going out there with a flick. I’m not having to break my back
and that’s when things go wrong, when you’re really, really pushing it,
you’re trying to go too hard and your timings go wrong
because you’re trying too hard and that’s when you get crack offs
and frap ups and bad things like that. This is just making the job
that much easier and there’s not a drop of weed in here.
I don’t need 15lb line. Looks like a good one. I’m going to go towards the fish
rather than the fish towards me. Come on, get in that net, get in that net! Yes! Get in! That is a big ’un, man, that is a big ’un! 40-pounder, definitely. Get in there, boy, yeah, yeah! Doing it, absolutely doing it. Check him out. 34lb 6oz
of German mirror carp, absolutely chuffed to bits with this. Taken using the tapered line and it’s a product that doesn’t
get used enough in my opinion. It’s helped me to catch loads of big fish in Belgium a couple of years ago
and again here in Germany, helping me hit range
in clear-water conditions where there’s no weed and no snags, so you haven’t got to worry
about the strength of the line and that ultra-thin diameter
and thick leader helps you to gain those extra yards. When it’s absolutely rocking,
the most important thing by far is having your rods
back out on the money and then you can have a look
at your prize and what a prize it was. How about that
for a German super beast? 49lb 8oz, just missed the 50,
but who cares? What an awesome, awesome creature. And this was taken after a recast
on one of the little Mystic Spice. No-one uses it but I think it’s wicked and the little rig with the hook
on the swivel that absolutely nailed it. Fought like a demon all the way in. I knew it was a big one, so I kept schtum
and this is the result. Absolutely over the moon. Dan to Darrell, come in, Darrell. Hello, mate, are you all right? Oh, yeah… Oh, yeah, how big, then, mate? I’m pretty sure it’s one
of the A-team, mate, it’s not the big ’un. 49 and a half. Right, so not the big ’un, but is it their second biggest one,
that the yellowy-looking leathery one that we had pictures of
before we came, mate? Mate, I really think it is that one, yeah. I’ve looked back at a couple
of the pictures and it looks very similar, but that picture we saw, it was very
much sort of front towards the camera and very wide angle, wasn’t it? Did you get it on your new rig
or on the naked chod? No, on the new rig, mate, with the hook
on the little quick-change swivel. Absolutely nailed, it was. Just after you landed that 49,
I was standing here thinking I haven’t seen a fish
on my side of the lake for ages and told Rich the cameraman
that it weren’t going to happen, don’t worry, we can chill out and out of nowhere
the middle rod just bust off and I’ve had a 41 and a half and all. Get in, son. That’s good angling,
that is, mate, I tell you. We only saw a couple over there
yesterday, didn’t we? I know there’s a few there this morning,
but that is really good angling, mate, to be bobbing around the lake
and catching everywhere. Still getting all yours on a naked chod? Yeah, you know me,
if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Always stick to what is working, I’m not
going to be changing anything, mate. What about hook bait-wise? I done up those Wonderberry ones
just on the yellow IBs but I haven’t got around to using them because I already had rigs
left over from last week with the Bumbleberry
and the Wonderberry, the orange ones and literally just been casting out
what I had ready-tied and, yeah,
that’s what’s been doing the do, mate. Right, dude, well good luck for later. I dare say whatever hook bait you put on
you’ll catch one on it and let’s try and
catch that big ’un between us, yeah? Yeah, man, definitely.
I’d love to see it either way. If you catch it
I’ll be coming around, mate, nice one. It’s so nice to finally be on some fish
and get a few bites. I don’t mind admitting
my head was going last week with Darrell smashing it in savage
conditions, you know, I was suffering. And all the doubts creep in. You think you’re doing it wrong. I knew
I wasn’t, but to be around here, be on some fish
and to be getting a few feels great. The next morning
we were greeted by thick fog and it looked absolutely amazing. The atmosphere was electric and it wasn’t long
before the first rod roared off. Have a word! Have a look at this! What a morning, I tell you. The fish
and the whole atmosphere, really. It was thick, thick mist,
it lifted off, a nice sunrise, a couple of fish showed. Got the rig out there,
had a bite fairly quickly and as it was coming in I could see
it was a serious, serious carp. And when I saw those sunken eyes,
wrinkly skin, that dinosaur-like back, yeah, I’m buzzing my absolute **** off. – Can I say that?
– Yeah, yeah, I reckon. Oh, yeah, oh, yeah. You lovely man. Go on, then. I don’t think it’s the big ’un, but it’s still massive and it is the nuts. It’s a beautiful fish, it’s a little bit deeper,
really wrinkly, grey. I don’t know how big it is but it’s big. We’ll have these
and then we’ll weigh it, yeah? Yes, mate, yeah,
I’m excited to see what it goes. It is 51 and a quarter on these. 51 and a quarter. – Is that enough?
– Yeah, more than enough. – Is that heavy enough?
– Heavy enough, mate, heavy enough. Good angling, son. It’s the nuts. Here he is,
my biggest ever German carp, 51lb 4oz.
I’m absolutely chuffed to bits with him and probably the highlight of my best
ever single hook bait session. It’s all gone a bit quiet, mate, hasn’t it? What’s your assessment
of the situation? It appears similar to last week. They were out there doing their thing,
sort of free living as such and we’ve got on them, given them
a little bit of a beat down and they’ve gone to ground a little bit,
but the last fish that I saw were to my right
and I’m hedging my bets if they’re not sitting in front of us then
they possibly have moved that way. Yeah, mate, I’m thinking the same. I’ve seen one out near me today, one
around the corner in the bay we heard but didn’t see, but, yeah, just before
you had that big ’un this morning, I saw some out in the middle of the lake, which would have been
directly opposite you, but on this side. And I’m keeping them skinned. I’m not going to sort of be rooted
to this spot as such. Tomorrow morning I’m going to have
everything sort of packed down so that I can move
with a minimum of gear if I see them first thing in the morning. I’ll just be winding straight in
and flicking out onto them. Yeah, mate, it sounds
like a good ploy as such. I’m going to sit tight here and hope
that they haven’t done the off, but I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled, too, and, yeah, we’ll be in contact obviously
and see what’s going down. Bag a fat ’un. Cheers, brother. A quick move onto showing fish
and we’ve got one already. Haven’t even turned the buzzer on. It just shows, getting bites on this lake at
this time of the year is all about location. Come on, fella, this time. Get in that net, bosh, in he goes, get in! As soon as the fish were safe
in the retention sling, I waded back out and got the rod
back on the spot first time and it wasn’t long
before that rod was off again. Well, another one in quick succession. They’re in front of the swim next door,
but time is of the essence. You’re only going to get a short feeding
spell, I guess, with this weather and I want to make
the absolute most of it. So not ideal from a bite indication
point of view. I’ve got about 250 yards of line out,
but it’s getting bites, that’s all that matters. You see a lovely battle curve
in this 12′ 3.75lb Longbow X45, same rods as Darrell’s using
and they properly bang a lead. And a lot of people are frightened off
by the 3.75lb test curve, but it’s the only one I would use. With a lighter rod, in this situation, I wouldn’t be able to punch it far enough
to get to the fish. With a stiffer rod
you just don’t pull as hard, just using the tip part of the rod
to take the strain and you will notice
I’m playing the fish pretty low and that does a couple of things; one, it brings them up off the bottom. If you have the rod up in the air,
the fish dives down deep. If you have them low like this, they tend
to come off the bottom a little bit. Not always, but especially
seeing as we’re dumping the leads off the Heli-Safes, it really does help
keep them away from anything on the bottom. It’s pretty barren
out there at the moment, so we’re lucky we can play them
on this 10lb tapered Touchdown with no real issue
of them getting snagged up and it’s getting us the distance we need and coupled with the rod, you know,
it’s a really balanced set-up. And it’s not top end. It’s got the Minima guides on it
just like the Infinity X45s, but it’s definitely a more affordable
long-range set-up. The X45 basically is a type of carbon
that helps the rod to recover and stops the blank
from twisting in the air, so it comes back perfectly straight
rather than just twisting slightly, which all carbon rods do
and that makes it more accurate and also it means
it snaps back straight faster and the faster a rod goes back straight, the smoother the line
runs through the rings and with these huge rings
with hardly any surface area, it’s a banging combination
and I would use this from one yard up to like 140 yards. Come on, baby, you are nailed,
get in that net. Yes, get in! With two fish in slings already
and the rod back out on the spot, it looks bang on for another bite. Ooh, we’re in again. Another one on the Mystic Spice,
get in that net, yes! Three in the morning. Get in! This is what we came to Germany for, amazing leathery carp
like this scraper 30, again, nailed on that spinning rig
and loves the Mystic Spice hook baits. The action’s coming thick and fast now.
They’re still showing out there, so I’m going to get the rod back out
as quickly as possible and that is the beauty of that rig. All I’m doing is unclipping the hook,
clipping another one on, sometimes even using the same bait
on the Micro Rig Swivel and we’re back out
onto the fish in seconds. Once again the third rod
goes back out on the spot whilst we have a look at this upper 20
from that morning treble. Here’s my naked chod presentation and it’s absolutely perfect
for the single hook bait fishing that we’re doing here in Germany. The bottom is relatively silty and in my mind I had concerns
about the lead plugging in and conventional pop-up rigs being
propped up off the bottom, giving you really bad presentation. So I picked this knowing that that lead
could plummet into the bottom, up to say six, eight inches,
safe in the knowledge that this will rest down
on top of any debris out there. It’s silty, there’s no weed and it’s
a really minimal, invisible presentation, perfect for the clear-water,
soft-bottom situation that we’re facing. To tie the hook section, the first thing you need to do
is cut yourself six inches of Mouth Trap. I then tie it knotless knot style using a seven-turn knot
to a size-8 Choddy hook. From there I thread it through the eye of
a size-11 ring swivel, about an inch long, using a two-turn blood knot,
and then once that is formed, pulling, using the Pulla tools, I thread the remaining tag end
back through the eye of the swivel and that just keeps it nice and tidy. From there you slide a rig ring
onto the hair of the rig, thread it through the back of the eye,
pull it down, leave yourself about a 10mm tag
and blob with a lighter and that will just make a nice sized D. You don’t want it
too big, too small, just enough to give the bait
a little bit of movement. Once your hook section is constructed, it’s a simple case of threading a medium
Sinker up to your main line, and then pushing a 5mm bead
up behind that. They just sit on top of each other. You push the medium Sinker just into
the bigger hole of the 5mm bead and that just keeps it in position. From there you thread your hook link on,
your little Choddy section and then the next piece
is your Line Saver Bead. Now a Line Saver Bead
is a new product, relatively, and I would say it’s vitally important because it really protects
the main line during the fight. The next thing you need to do
is to put the Heli-Safe on and to do that you break it apart
and then you thread on the top part, which is this, and then the spring and
then the next piece is the inner sleeve. From there you tie on your swivel. I used a four-turn grinner to tie that on
and then once you trim the tag end off, pull it back inside that inner sleeve. From there you have a little groove and
a little nodule bit that has to be lined up, so once you look inside
you can see where it all goes. You slot it inside the outer sheath and then the two pins
that are on the top section drop into a little recess and then
you twist and lock it all into position and as I said,
when you set it up like that, obviously when the line’s under tension,
the lead can drop off as so, like that. So in a nutshell,
there’s my Naked Chod presentation. It’s great for the single hook bait fishing
that we’ve been doing here in Germany but also you can feed boilies over it. It’s more a presentation
for fishing pop-ups that’s ultra invisible and ultra reliable. This feels lumpy. Really holding ground,
this one, out of range. Much more than any of the fish
that I’ve caught so far. Normally that’s a good sign of a big ’un. It just feels
like I’m pulling in a sack of spuds, I can just imagine like a big fat
carp wallowing in that shallow ground just trying to spread his pecs and
use the side of his flank not to come in. Boom… Not the absolute enormodon
that it fought like, but a really nice fish all the same. With the fish in the net
and the rig back out on the spot, Pecky was rewarded
with another quick bite. This morning
it is absolutely going mental. Dan had had three small ones
last time I spoke to him and I’m pretty sure
he’s just had a double hook up involving him having to pass over a rod
to one of the cameramen. Two in the same net. Ooh, get in. Yes, get in! Wicked! Oh, mate… It looks like he’s got both of them in.
I just heard a shout for the last one, which would indicate to me
that it’s a good ’un, and ,yeah, I’ve got one in the net myself
back there and another one on, so if he’s had five and I’ve had two,
that’s seven takes in a couple of hours. Absolute mentalness. Boom! It’s clearly going off a bit out there,
so I’ve got some ready-tied chods, pre-sharpened, all I’ve got to do
is thread it on the line, tie a bait on and then get it back
straight out there on that spot and hopefully we’ll get another one
before the sun gets too hot. And there he is. Check him out,
the other half of that crazy brace. Didn’t even think
there was a carp on the end, let him swim around
with an open bail arm. There might have been a fish
on that one the whole time and you’ve just opened the bale arm
like a pike angler, but we shall see. Let’s wind up the slack
and see if there’s anything on the end. It just shows you
how good that rig is to keep him on. 34lb, look at it, it’s purple.
Amazing, amazing creature. Last night I decided to stay put,
hadn’t really seen anything and nothing happened overnight,
first thing this morning I got up early, was scanning the surface for activity
and when that mist lifted, a couple of fish
showed around to my left. I repositioned the rod and this
36-pounder’s the result – excellent. It was absolute carnage.
Pecky was properly in the zone. Oh, my God geez, that is not small at all.
It’s a big fat boy. Oh, whoa! **** the bed, geez. Oooh hello. Around the back door! Get in there. Have a look at him. 45lb 4oz of perfect German mirror carp.
Just look at him, wrinkly old thing, taken on the IB pop-ups once again and these ones were soaked
in the Wonderberry Goo. I’ve done them a few
weeks in advance and it ensures that they’re
pumping out attractiveness for the length of your session. Glastonbury to the Ritz Hotel,
come in, the Ritz Hotel. – Is that in reference to our swims?
– Just a bit mate, yeah. We’re getting stuck in the mud over here
like you wouldn’t believe. Feels like about six years ago
that I last spoke to you. What, this morning at first light? Yeah, man, but a lot has happened
since then. I mean, it was frantic. I was just rushing to get rods
back out again the whole time. I’m guessing the fish that you were
catching were part of the same pod, yet it’s gone really quiet.
What do you reckon is happening? I just think in the morning they were
obviously having it in the morning, like you can tell when it gets light, the mist lifts off and then a couple show, you cast out there
and the bites come quick, you know. None of my bites, the rods have been
in the water for more than an hour or so and then they stopped showing
and then you stop getting takes. Yeah, it’s really weird, man. I’m going to commit
the ultimate sin today. I’m going to go out in the boat
around the margins and skull down
to that out-of-bounds area. With the wind pushing down there
and the sun on it, I want to go and have a look and see
if there’s a massive pack of fish there because I left it till last light last night
to move and they didn’t move until literally it was dark, did they? And then there was no opportunity
to move round to them. If there’s big groups over there
then I might move around but if not I think we’ll be twiddling
our thumbs for the rest of the day. Twiddling our thumbs sounds pretty
good to me. I’m absolutely knackered. I’ve been up since half four
and I just want to get horizontal. All right, dude, I won’t radio
unless I see the big ’un. HMS Carp Spotter to Ritz Hotel, come in. Hello, mate, are you all right? I had a scoot around the margins
all the way round and there is absolutely loads of them
over there, mate, it is black with them. So I’m going to move down
into that corner swim. Roger that ,mate. Good move,
loads and loads of them sounds good. Scare them out onto me, will you? I’ll do my absolute best. After chatting to Pecky, I decided
to put a marker pole out at 120, take the rod in the boat
and cast the final 80 yards once I had got to the pole, take the line out of the clip
and then go back to the bank with minimum disturbance. This new tactic
proved to be an absolute winner and it wasn’t long
before I was into my first fish. I think it’s only just here. I know you’re not happy. Come on,
get in that net, come on, get in that net. Yes, got him! I love it when a plan comes together. Check him out! Wow, look at the depth of it.
We’re going to call it Deep Pan. 40lb and ounces,
just absolutely amazing. And if you use the boat in your fishing,
don’t row over the top of them. cast from the boat and get bites
as quickly as this. Awesome! – Happy?
– Yeah! Big Blue, come and make yourself
a movie star. Big Blue, he looks half tidy. Oh, Yellow Belly. Come on, big fella. He’s big. Yeah! Doing it! On the final morning of our second trip,
my swim had gone a bit quiet but Pecky being Pecky,
he was still trawling. I got round to his swim at just the right
time to see a lovely morning mid-30 and see him bent in to yet another fish. Yes, got him! – Good work, sir. Is that 11 now?
– It’s 11, mate, yeah. Would you mind
doing me a really small favour? – I’ll do any favour you want.
– Just hold that one second. Are you going for a wee? He’s angry. Here comes the dorsal. Yeah, man, look at that. Throughout the course of this session I’ve been using
a couple of different Goos, mainly the Bumbleberry
and Wonderberry. I was using the Bumble and the Wonder
together as a combo on the IB pop-ups and that was giving the bait
a nice orange look. Done really well on that
on the back end of the first session and also
the start of this second session, but since then I’ve been using the
Wonderberry straight on the IB pop-ups because I wanted to keep the bait yellow
because like I say I always like to use yellow in clear water
and that’s done exceptionally well here. The other one that has done
really well for me in my other fishing on the various waters is the Squid Goo. I like to use the Supreme version
and I don’t go mental with it. I reapply it little and often,
I put a little bit on, let them draw it in, little bit on,
let them draw it in. I don’t like to go too mad with it because I just think you can affect
the buoyancy of the pop-up if you go too crazy. Come on, get in that net. Yes, get in, come on! Nailed, absolutely nailed. Yeah, check him out. Look at that, 43lb on the button. This is just turning into
an absolutely dream session. Just can’t believe it. We love Germany! Casting from the boat
is just an absolute edge. In you get. In you get, in you get. Yes! Get in that net. Wicked! Check out the colours
on this crazy creature. 44lb on the button.
Just absolutely made up. That’s four 40s for me,
just in this session alone and it could not be more different
from last time. I couldn’t get on the fish,
they just weren’t showing. Darrell made the most of it and I was sitting there wondering
if what I was doing was really worth it and it’s all come together
on this session and we’ve still got
another session to go. Can’t believe it! It’s amazing how quickly
nature reacts to some good weather. Only 14 days ago
we had snow on the ground. now we had absolutely perfect
spring conditions. The rising water temperatures
have played right into our hands with our plan to introduce a bit of bait and we were both
absolutely raring to get going. We’re in our third and final session
in Northern Germany and after the successes of last time
we felt we wanted to mix it up a little bit at the end of the session. We could have come back on here
and just fished single straight away and we know it would have worked. The wind’s blowing down
into that out-of-bounds area, it looks fantastic down there, but what
we’ve done at the end of the last session is we’ve baited a huge area
and we’ve done that for one reason; to try and bring the big ’un that’s in here
into this area and try and snare him early. Now up until this point
we haven’t put any boilies in at all. So we’re just catching on singles
the whole time. We have some fantastic fish,
but the big ’un has eluded us and that fish could be close to 60lb. So the idea was Darrell and I
would fish opposite each other, we’ve put our floats out
at a similar distance, I’ve gone 115, he’s gone 120, so a comfortable casting distance
for both of us, and then we’ve mass baited
in between them. So a long line at the same range, up
and down in front of those two swims, and then we’re basically
fishing singles over the top. So I’ve put two rods out already,
I’ve got a third rod to go out there. It’s exactly the same rig and bait
as before, so a helicopter rig with a little tiny boom
and a hook standing up off the bottom on a little quick-change ring swivel and then my favourite Mystic Spice
hook bait over the top. We’re going to do this for today and
probably up ‘till the middle of tomorrow and see what happens. If it looks like the fish are down
the other end, obviously we will move, but we feel that
if we’re going to catch the big ’un, we’re probably
going to catch it over bait. So hopefully that Banoffee’s been
doing work for us over the weekend and whacking these out onto the area
will produce that elusive monster. Dan to Darrell, come in, Darrell. Come in, Dan, you all right? Lovely over here, mate,
just nicely off the back of the wind, but I have to say the old carp
tractor beam is dragging me down to that far end after that last session,
it looks wicked down there. Yeah, roger that, mate,
it does look really, really good with the wind pumping down there. What’s your assessment
of the baiting up, then? Because I’ve been out
about probably an hour and a half now. Amazingly I got out before you did. I’ve had a couple of sort of little lifts
on the bobbins, I don’t know if they’re liners or what. I’ve sort of gone to the back edge
of my bait for the daytime, thinking that perhaps
there’s not much left. What do you reckon? Do you think
it’s going to spark up some bites? It’s hard to know what’s happened
in our absence obviously. I’d be able to give you
a better assessment of what I thought’s happened
by tomorrow morning. At the moment
it would be an absolute wild guess and I did see some birds in the middle
of the lake when we arrived, but obviously they scarpered as soon as we’ve come down
the lake in the boat. Roger that. I didn’t see
any bird activity out there actually. I was quite surprised there weren’t
a big group of tufties out there, but from other places that I’ve baited
at this time of the year, with this many fish in here, I would strongly suspect
all the bait has already gone. All of it’s gone? Yeah, that’s
quite a bold prediction in my mind. I was thinking that’s a lot of boilies. I’d like to hope that even if
they had been on it, some of it’s left, but, yeah, I haven’t got a genuine idea
of what I think’s happened, to be honest. I’m still none the wiser. I’ll tell you one thing, mate. I’ve swapped that line around
the other way, so reversed it and brought the other leader to the top. It’s like being born again
casting that stuff out. I realise that this is the same line
that Spooner used in Croatia last year. He lent me his spools and it must
have had a right caning out there, and then I’ve used it over here
obviously swapping it back so you’ve got new stuff at the top,
it’s just awesome. Yeah, you can’t beat
a nice fresh spool of line when you’re trying to chuck it a long
way, it definitely makes a difference. All right, well, if you see anything
radio through, yeah, but I’m going to keep them skinned
as well. Be nice to get one before it gets dark. Well, we are into our first fish
off the baited area. Chose to not fish last night,
wait until this morning to see where the fish were showing and in true Darrell style he was up early
and he had seen fish already on the bait. I think he’s had a small one already
and after a bit of a disaster, I cracked one of the rods off,
my own stupid fault. I didn’t straighten the leaders out
after reversing the tapered line, so I had fresh line at the top. You should always, always
run your fingers down the leader and basically straighten it out,
take any coils out of it. I didn’t do that, whacked it this morning
and cracked the third rod off. But fortunately there was enough
leader left and it sailed out there, but this has come on the middle rod,
the fish has gone well right now. Come on, first one of session three,
get in the net. Yes, get in! Wicked! And there he is,
first one off the baited area, 28lb 8oz, and as you can see
the sun’s getting up so I’m mega keen
to get the rod back out. It does seem to be this area
is really producing in the mornings and the afternoons it goes a bit quiet. So if I was fishing here all the time,
I’d definitely been noting how far I’m casting,
which in this case is 29 rod lengths, 116 yards,
and what time the bites are coming, and need to make sure I’ve got
rods in the water bang on bite time. We both used what we’d learned
on the previous trips to make the absolute most
of this final session. Rigs were tied, baits were on and it was no surprise
when Darrell got a double take. Yeah… Get in there. Right, onto the next one. Two for the price of one, yeah! Yeah, yes! For anglers like Darrell,
it’s second nature to get the rods out and make the absolute most
of every bite time. That’s the difference between
a good angler and a really great one. In spite of the fact that I’ve had a couple
of chances over here this morning, it doesn’t feel
like the bulk of the fish are here and after those results last time
down in that bottom swim, I was itching to get down there
all morning, really, but I thought I’ll wait it out,
see if the bait did produce a big ’un, but it looks so good down there, the conditions are exactly the same
as last time I was here, strong easterly wind pumping in, bright sunshine
and it’s shallow water down there so the fish normally move into it
in the daytime in the afternoon. So I’m going to move down there,
see how it goes. Obviously if it’s slow and the fish are
back up here, I shall move back again. There’s no point sitting around
not being on the fish if you have got the opportunity to move and a lot of people
pay a lot of attention to their camp, their bivvy and their pod and their rods
and everything else, but you’ve got to take a leaf
out of Darrell’s book, you’ve got to have your baits
underneath where the fish are and all the tackle in the world isn’t going
to catch you them if they’re not there. I was out in the boat yet again and was now really getting into
this new style of fishing. Keeping so far away
from the pack of fish was getting me bites much faster than
the local guys and just like Darrell, I ended up with two on
at exactly the same time. Come on, fella. In you come, get in that net. Yes, get in! One down, one to go. In you go, in you go. Bosh! Got him! Wicked. And there he is, check that out. 40lb 8oz, fought like an absolute demon
all the way in. If I had lost it I would have said
it was the big ’un, so that one is still out there swimming and hopefully it’s going to like the Mystic
Spice just as much as this one did. Blown away. And there he is, check that one out. 37lb 8oz, without doubt the top priority
in carp fishing is location. Priority number two is having a bait
on the end that they want to eat and priority number three
is a super sharp hook, and in this case for me,
it’s a size-4 Kurv. I still find it really easy
to get excited about a 30lb fish. That’s still a massive fish to me and although I’ve caught fish
more than twice that size, every time the bobbin goes
it’s a genuine surprise for me and when you’re playing one
the excitement’s still there, and you get one in. There have been
some spectacular fish here and I think you’ve got to take every carp
for what it is and appreciate them all
for their individuality and just enjoy the whole experience. So bigger is not necessarily better,
in my opinion. This is what carp fishing is all about. The sun going down, big carp
on the end, out on your own in the drink. Just nursing one to the net. Come on, nice and easy does it. Get them big shoulders in that net. Come on, you big German creature. Get in… Yes! Got him! That’s wicked man, wicked. These fish are absolutely wicked. I am blown away by these carp.
Look at this. Lads back in England
fishing the Car Park Lake at Yateley have fished their whole life
trying to catch this one. Awesome, awesome fish. Nailed again on that spinning rig and the sun is setting
on a fantastic day here in Germany and this is what dreams are made of. As the last couple of hours have passed, the odd sort of really subtle show
has appeared out in front of me. Couldn’t be sure if they were tench, but I put them out anyway
and after a couple of hours this is the first bite this morning. It’s definitely not going off
out there in front of me. There’s a small amount of fish,
if hardly any, to be fair, but, yeah, I’m going to play this one
carefully, it feels like a really big fish. Boom, he’s in there! Well, what a morning. Initially they were showing
on the far bank and I was umming and ahhing
about a move, but had seen a little
activity which I cast at and what with the action
I’ve had on the previous days, I was reluctant to move too easily. And all three rods went
one after the other and I quickly got them back out there
and they went again twice more. And the real key to the success here
is maximising that morning spell, pre-sharpening my rigs, tying a few baits
on and I was ready to rock and roll in those important feeding hours. This is the biggest of the bunch.
38lb. Absolutely buzzing. I was having a similar morning to Pecky,
landing a couple of carp, albeit smaller than Darrell’s,
but who cares when they’re this scaly? The next action didn’t come
until the following day but it was bang on bite time. Tea was drunk, eggs were devoured
in preparation for the morning mayhem. It’s our final morning in Germany
and what a way to start. We’ve had a flurry of action already
and I went out in the boat last night, baited up, put loads of Banoffees
out there, about a kilo spread all over the area and then put the rods back out
this morning, had a flurry of action, a couple of small ones just into
the 20lb mark, and then this beastie – a proper prehistoric monster,
38lb 8oz. All of them nailed on that same
spinning rig, Mystic Spice hook bait and they’re clearly loving this Banoffee. Location is without doubt the single
most important aspect of carp fishing and to put it really, really simply,
if they’re not there you can’t catch them. These sessions for me and Darrell
in a brand-new country have proved once again it doesn’t matter
where you are in the world, carp fishing is 98% location,
1% bait and 1% rigs. If we’re not on them,
we’re not catching them. As soon as we move on to them
or cast to a shower, we get bites straight away. And if you can be bothered
to move in your own fishing, it will definitely get you more results. If I was to advise people
on how to locate carp, my greatest tip would be to make sure you’re looking the first couple
of hours of dawn in the morning and I advise you to get up an hour
before light, get your tea drinking, your tea making, your coffee making
or whatever out of the way, get it inside yourself,
get yourself fully awake and get yourself
to the front of the swim, not watching from your bed, either in waders, if you can,
or just stood out there and if you watch like a heron
in those first two hours, I’m pretty certain on most,
most venues, you will see fish. This is the rig that has been
so effective for me in Germany. I’ve been using it
for just over a year now. We didn’t put it on
last year’s Masterclass because I had only used it
for a few months, but I’ve carried on using it
on places where you do get more bites and it’s just been absolutely devastating and I’ve used it in my big-fish fishing
in England as well and it’s been brilliant there, too. It seemed like the obvious choice here,
we wanted to fish pop-ups because we’re fishing
single hook baits. We wanted something standing up
just off the bottom. Darrell’s fishing
a really short Naked Chod and I’m achieving a very similar thing
with this one and it centres around a new material. it’s a fluorocarbon
and we’ve called it Boom because that’s what it creates,
a boom section. So first of all basically you use the
crimps and Krimp Tool and the Boom. This is the 0.55mm diameter material
and that goes through an 0.6mm crimp just about,
go through one side of the barrel, around a quick-change size-11 swivel,
and then back through the other barrel. Pull it up almost tight,
not completely tight, almost tight and then crimp it down
and that is absolutely rock solid. You see here the boom’s
only a couple of inches long so the rig reacts really,
really quickly in the fish’s mouth. As soon as they suck it in
that hook just turns and catches hold. The other end is crimped as well, so through one barrel, over and
through that size-11 ring swivel, back through the other barrel, crimp it up tight and then
I’m basically using the crimp just underneath the hook
to attach my putty. So I’ve got some
Dark Matter putty on there. I like my pop-ups to sink really fast and the reason for that is if they sink
down and they’re really slow sinking and there’s a little bit of weed
or a little twig or something like that, they can end up settling on that
and sitting off the bottom too far. If you overweight them, they seem
to find their way past those things and sit right next to the bottom. And then the really clever bit of this, because you’ve got
a quick-change swivel on there, you open it up a little bit
with a sharp knife and then just clip the hook
straight onto it. So, so simple to do
and so easy to change. And then to neaten it all up I’ve got
one of the medium-size Kickers. I’ve cut it down just a little bit,
slid it over the hook, so it goes right down
and covers up that join there, so no need for shrink tube, no need
for taking a stove with you or anything. Keeps it super neat
and then the bait goes on. So you’ve basically got a Micro Ring
Swivel on there, that gets slid on, the bait is tied to that with a bit of floss,
it goes through the eye, pull both bits through the bait, pull them out of the other end
of the top of the bait and then tie a succession of granny
knots round just a normal hair stop and that holds it in place. And that is super secure,
even if there’s crayfish in your lake, they will not be able to get that undone. And then to stop it
coming back off the hook, I’ve got one of our hook beads on there. That’s nice and high up the hook so it helps it turn
and catch hold really, really quickly and it’s coupled with a size-4 Kurv. That’s my favourite hook at the moment, super sharp, straight point, curved
shank that turns and catches hold. And this reacts very much like
the 360 rig which I don’t like using. I don’t like those long
shank curved hooks. I think they cause damage in the mouth, that with the hook sliding backwards
and forwards through a swivel, it just gets caught in the net
when you take the fish out the water and the whole thing, I think,
just causes damage. Fishing it like this, the amount of fish
I’ve caught on this now and it’s caused no more damage
than any normal rig. It’s just plum in the middle
of the bottom lip, absolutely nailed,
almost every single time. And in this case, the whole thing
is fished on a helicopter rig because it’s so soft on the bottom
out there, the lead is plummeting into the bottom,
there’s nothing we can do about that. Even if you were dropping it out
with a boat, it would still do it. And basically what happens on the cast is that hook link will slide up to
the top bead on this leadcore leader and it will allow the lead
to plummet into the bottom and fish that really short hook link
just sitting on top of the bottom. Now the leadcore leader is a ready-tied
one, it’s the ring swivel version. I’ve cut it down by about a foot
just to make it cast further. So I’ve re-spliced the end
and then at the bottom I’ve cut the last eye and the ring off the
ring swivel and then put a Heli-Safe on. We thought it was going to be really,
really weedy here, but there’s actually
not that much weed at all but we’re fishing for big fish
at real long distance, so we’re dumping the lead to make sure that every fish
goes into the landing net. So to put that Heli-Safe together
there’s a collar that slides down over the top of that half a swivel, that remains
on the bottom of the leadcore leader, then the spring, then the cap
and then the outside part gets slid up from the other end,
the whole thing’s joined together and then the lead is attached to that and the pressure of the hook link
coming down onto the top of it will open it up
and release the lead on the take. And then at the other end, we’ve got a leadcore version
of the No-Trace system. So you’ve got a little tiny tapered collar
and then there’s a bead with a split in it, so if the line does unfortunately snap,
the bead will pull off, the hook link gets off
the end of the leadcore leader, down the line and the fish is free. And that’s really, really important. Everything that we use
is super-duper safe and having a leadcore leader like this is really hard-wearing so I don’t have
to keep cutting it off and retying it, can play loads of fish on this and
that system there for this kind of lake where we’re casting single hook baits
out into real soft bottom – bleep on the right-hand rod,
might get another one in a minute – this is absolutely perfect and the results
we’ve been getting on this session has to prove that this is a fantastic rig
for this sort of situation. It’s my number one pop-up rig
at the moment. If you find yourself in these same
conditions, that’s what I recommend. Stop messing me about. Get in there. The fish continued to feed right up
until our final evening in Germany and with the light fading,
the lake gave us the perfect send-off. Come on, get in that net. Get in that net, you angry creature. Yes! Get in! Man, that’s wicked. This could be possibly my last
German carp for quite some time and a very fitting end
to an amazing session. The fish have just been
absolutely off the scale. So thank you very much to Peter
and everybody at Owschlager See for looking after us so well. Thanks obviously to Darrell,
my angling partner here, always an inspiration,
always makes me fish harder. And obviously thank you very much
to all the other people that have been
on Masterclass Volume Four and all those companies that support us
and make the whole thing possible. We sincerely hope
it puts more fish in your landing net. Thank you very much for watching
and we’ll see you on the bank some time.

100 comments on “Korda Carp Fishing Masterclass Vol. 4 Chapter 4: Spring Fishing (13 LANGUAGES)

  1. Stunning Vid! Congrats to that awesome Carps!
    Very good subtitled in German. Im a big Fan of the Heli Safe System but seen it on these many Catches it also makes me thinking of that many Leads dropped off in this Lake…. I prefer Stoneleads for this Type of Fishing.

    Greetings BIG

  2. Stunning Vid! Congrats to that awesome Carps!
    Very good subtitled in German. Im a big Fan of the Heli Safe System but seen it on these many Catches it also makes me thinking of that many Leads dropped off in this Lake…. I prefer Stoneleads for this Type of Fishing.

    Greetings BIG

  3. Really loved watching it. But a question to the team: how can you spot carp on a windy day? With waves on the water there isn't much chance to see bubbles of any sort. Apart from jumping fish, there aren't many clues I think. What do you guys look for then?

  4. Hi mate I just wanna thank you for the good videos I have been bed bound for the last 6 months due to a motorbike accident and can't wait to finally get out on the bank when I'm healed tight lines

  5. Great movie as normal nice to see Danny being more humble and not so much of a sales man keep up the good work lads

  6. enjoyable vid, despite the tackle plugs! still think korda have the edge over nash…urban banx is kinda funky, but korda still make a better video imho

  7. great video. massive fan of the naked chod but never really thought of it as a distance rig as ive always used it 30yrds max ultra slack. can you fish it on a tight line at range without the bait lifting off bottom?

  8. Deep Pan ! Wow Professor Peck Doing the Do ! and DF chasing the carp with his boat great angling ! After all the years they still love it ! "Buzzing my tits off !" 😂😂😂

  9. 1Hour of product's presentation, Everything goes around PoP-up & Chod …. Boom line + krimp + korda goo! Still nice to watch carp in this silence period of the year 🙂

  10. Question, could you use Danny's Boom pop up rig with a ''standard'' lead clip system instead of what he is using here?

  11. Lovely vid! Really gives me the spring fever! You guys really destoyed that venue! Well done! 🙂

  12. Have to say the camera work on the Korda videos is spot on and off a very high standard. Plus the Carp a amazing. Well done to all concerned.

  13. Leather carp are more common in mainland Europe and hence are wrongly identified by us Brits as Mirrors. Quite a few of the carp in this video and many other vids are Leathers. Leather carp can have scales at the dorsal line and the wrist of the tail, they are not often totally devoid of scales, there is a difference in the anal fin too, it's difficult in the heat of the moment to identify Leathers correctly, but an absence of scales over the flanks is a big question mark.There are many articles on line here is one.
    hope that's of interest.

  14. By looking through all the comments, there is so much hate towards team Korda. And this video!
    Got to be said what an amazing video it is! Plenty of tips and tricks and as always Danny and Darryl are doing the job!!
    Been a pleasure to watch lads…
    al the best

  15. Hello Team Korda wanted to ask what is the model of the cannon camera? time 12:52 thank you very much for your reply .. I love your videos and your stories ❤️🐟

  16. Excellent watch, some amazing fish caught by truly world class anglers, mad how they were all mirrors, hopefully next time they'll snare the big un !!!

  17. 10:53 almost mate… ( background ) xD
    btw that lead dumping.. what if everyone does that, dumping say 5 leads a day in the pool..
    This is bad….

  18. have to turn down the volume when Danny is landing a fish. By the way its not allowed for germans in korda team to catch the fish? or they have to give up the rod to Danny when they got a run?

  19. Always been curious to know how many ton of bait is sent out before the trip begins ? And how long do the others bait up for before the anglers get there ? Seems that vital information is always missing from these videos.

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