Claire Corlett

Fish Food, Fish Tanks, and More
Korda Masterclass Vol 7: Day Ticket 48hrs Carp Fishing | Back to Basics

Korda Masterclass Vol 7: Day Ticket 48hrs Carp Fishing | Back to Basics


I’ve brought AJ here because it is
something completely different to what he’s normally used to. It’s going to test everything
that I’ve learned already, but also, add a lot more to it. It’s going to be carnage. It will be full on
like this the whole time. That spot is rocking now,
isn’t it, hey? Oh mate, she’s beautiful as well. Yeah, the frustration has certainly
gone to happiness straight away. AJ and myself
are here at Norton Disney. This is Embryo’s new day ticket
complex, and we’re on Billie’s Lake. This is about 27 acres,
and holds 800 stunning carp. They range from sort of mid-double
up to the 30lb bracket and they are absolute belters. You’ve got beautiful linears,
banging fully scaleds, and everything in between. We’re here to do a 48-hour session, and this place
is something completely new for AJ. It’s gin clear,
there’s plenty of weed about, the topography is up and down. We’ve got depths
from one to eighteen foot, and this is going to test AJ’s skills
with finding spots, putting the right rigs
in the right situation, and applying the right bait,
and the right amount of bait, to get the most out of our session. We’ve rocked up. We’ve had a quick
snoop in a couple of swims, and straight away, we’ve found
a few fish right tight in the margins, and in this gin-clear water
they really, really do show up. So, we’ve quickly got a rod together. We’ve got a little leadcore leader
with a leadclip, a 3oz lead that’s going to drop off
cos there’s plenty of weed around, a little 4-inch rig
with a Supernatural braided hooklink, a little Wide Gape hook,
a Goo’d up bottom bait, a little bag, and we’ve got that
on a little hard spot. So, hopefully, a fish will rock up.
If it doesn’t, we’ll get back on our toes and find a nice area
where we can apply some bait and hopefully
get a spot rocking for tonight. After previous sessions
on Masterclass, I’ve always fished somewhere
where I know what I’m doing, there’s features
that I can always fish to, and I’ve got comfortable with it. I feel today I’ve turned up,
it’s out of my comfort zone, which… nerve-wracking,
but I think I’m going to enjoy it. It’s something completely different, which means it’s going to test
everything that I’ve learned already, but also, add a lot more to it. All right, mate.
Not every opportunity results in a bite, but the important thing is
we’ve had eyes on the water. We’ve been looking. We’ve been… seeing a few fish now
a little bit further out. So, instead of being
on a shallow plateau, they were just pushing
into the deeper water. So, I reckon we get
the kit out of the van and try and target
some of these fish out there, yeah? – Let’s get some fish.
– Good lad. Come on. Nice. That’s fine. Here she comes. Lovely. Rod back and feel down… – Bang. That went down rock hard.
– A lot better. Yeah, much better. After a few casts with a bare lead, AJ found a lovely little gravelly area
just by some weed, which is great because
that weed’s going to hold the fish, they’re going to hopefully drop
onto our little clear area, and we’re going to get a few bites. Much smoother now, isn’t it?
It’s not jolty at all. It’s on some sort of maybe silty
with little flecks of gravel in it, so… Now, when finding a spot,
especially on weedy lakes, it’s really important
that you don’t just cast out and drag your lead through the weed. All you’re going to do
is clog your lead up and potentially drag
that weed over a clear area and you’re never going to feel it. So, I simply just literally
pop the lead out of the weed and feel for another drop. If I do get a drop, I’ll then investigate that area
by just throwing the rod back. If it’s still cloggy, again,
just jolt it out, jolt it out, get your drop,
and have a little feel. We’ll have one more,
just want to make sure we’re happy. Not bringing any weed
back on the cast, either. So, and then we are there.
So, as it comes back up the shelf, or the weed’s got taller,
we’re then hitting the weed. All right.
There’s only one more thing to do. – What’s that?
– Put two rods out. Oh, yeah. Wrap up first of all.
Come on. Because AJ has got –
or we’ve got – 48 hours to fish, we’ve gone in with quite a bit of bait:
20 large spombs. Now, there’s a lot of food items when it’s just sort of pellets
and small, 10mm Cell boilies, but hopefully,
as the session progresses, we’re going to get more
and more fish on the spot, he can keep topping up the spot,
and gradually build a hit. Before, AJ was sort of nicking bites
with single bags and single little sticks and stuff, but now we’re sort of trying
to get that confidence through bait, and that steady bait application is
going to be the key to swim building, and get as many fish as possible
on the bank this session. Now, because we’ve got
a nice clear area, we can throw
a multitude of rigs out there: solid bags, spinner rigs,
all that sort of stuff. But we’ve covered that stuff with AJ, and I want him to sort of take away
something else from this session. So, I’m thinking,
because we’re feeding like a 10mm boilie
and a little bit of pellet, we’re going to keep
to the small bait theme. We don’t really want a big snowman
amongst that bait, because they could
quite easily ignore it. So, I’m thinking we’re going to use
a 10mm Banoffee wafter, glugged in some really,
really strong Buttercorn Goo. That way, the fish hopefully will be
directed straight to our hook bait. Couple that with a little bag of pellet, just so we don’t get
any tangles in the cast, and then we can get
sort of 10 or 15 rigs made up, 10 or 15 little bags, and we can clip on,
add a little bag to it every cast, and AJ will be fishing
really efficiently and really quickly, and hopefully that hit will happen. So, one of the first things I got AJ to
change this session was his main line. Previously, he’s been using
Touchdown, which is brilliant, and at Todber I was using back leads
to get our line pinned to the bottom, and away from the fish.
But here, the water is a bit deeper, it’s very weedy,
and it’s also very, very clear, and that’s where Kontour
Fluorocarbon comes into its own. That line is going to sink
bang on to the bottom, away from the fish, and not
spooking them while they’re feeding. It’s also very, very strong,
and in that weed out there, that’s exactly what you need:
strong, reliable line. And another little great feature
for it as well, is because it does sink so, so well, and AJ’s got two rods on the
same spot, when he’s playing fish, the other line
will be so far on the bottom, it won’t get in the way when
we’re playing fish, get tangled up, and we could also
lose fish for that reason. So, they are the main reasons
I got him to change. Now AJ’s got his rods
absolutely bang on the money. He’s got plenty of bait out there,
and it is looking good. Fish have a tendency
to show right on dark, so we’ve kept it till now,
just on dark, for him to set his bivvy up,
and get comfy for the night. Well, last night didn’t really
come up with any fish and this morning, we woke up, the wind was howling down
this end of the pond. We’ve got a big south-westerly wind
blowing down here and the fish have really got on it. I’ve had a walk around here,
seen several shows in a few minutes, so, I ran back, grabbed AJ,
and we’re back repositioned over here. He’s had a few casts with bare lead. We’ve found a banging little spot just
as the Canadian pondweed finishes. A lovely little silt area there. We’ve got him eight or ten Spombs
out there to start off with, a couple in meshy bags. Fingers crossed
the fish can rock up and we can
keep repeating that process, keeping the bait going in,
keeping the spods going in, and hopefully the fish
will keep coming. Oh, they’re probably on… Well done, mate.
That didn’t take too long, did it? Ah *** I’ve lost it. You’re on, mate.
You’re on, you’re on, you’re on. *** I’ve lost it again. Now we haven’t been
in the swim for too long, and AJ’s already lost
two fish on the bounce. So, it’s obviously something
that we need to change, and change it quickly. First thing: heavier lead.
I know we were using a 3oz before. We’re going to put a 3.5 on now. That’s going to help drop the lead, and a heavier lead
is going to come off a lot easier. We’ve changed our lead clip as well from a normal lead clip
to a Hybrid lead clip. This basically means the quick-change
swivel is built into the lead clip. So, that swivel
can’t pass through the lead clip. This helps drop the lead
a lot more efficiently, bringing the fish up in the water
away from the weed, and in the back of our net. Go. Go, go, go… It’s going to be carnage. It will be
full on like this the whole time. Take your time, mate. Take your time.
Keep the tension on, buddy. If you let that go slack at any time, that barbless hook
can quite easily come out, yeah? Come off. Solid weed there. So, what you’ll need to do
in this situation is literally – let go – is literally very carefully, okay,
flat rod it, but you gently, gently… and now she’s come in,
and then you can lift back up into it, okay? So, one of the little techniques
that I’ve learned from over the years when fishing weedy lakes
just like here, is flat-rodding fish
out of the weed bed. Now, don’t get confused with me
sort of pulling for a break because it’s not that. Everything is done super slow,
and it’s very much a feel thing. So, all I do is actually flat-rod the rod,
point it towards it because you can never get enough
tension to get that weed bed moving when you’ve got a full test curve,
battle curve, in the rod. So, put the rod into a flat position and walk back until the line
gets sort of super-tensioned. Now it’s all about a feel thing. I’m basically getting
that weed bed moving, and once that happens, I can then get the rod back up
and start playing the fish effectively. That weed on the line, don’t worry
about that too much, okay? You just concentrate
on keeping that rod nice and bent and don’t do that, whatever you do, because it could easily
put the hook out, yeah? A little bit of weed is not going to
cause too many problems up there… Tension on, buddy.
Just keep her coming in. That’s good. Remember, pump and reel,
yeah, pump and reel. That’s nice. Good lad. There she is… on the top. So, that lead has obviously ejected because that fish is now right
on the surface, which is brilliant… Yeah. That’s it, just gently, gently, mate. So, don’t worry about the weed
on the rod, it’s fine. There’s a good lad. Beautiful. It’s perfect, mate. There she comes. – I’m going to jump down with the net.
– Thanks, mate. See if we can get this one in the back. Oh, mate. She’s beautiful, as well. That’s it, mate.
You’re doing a great job. Ayyy! First one. Oh, I’ve never played a fish so… ah… Weed can be very frustrating,
but it’s very rewarding as well. When you get them through it, and
you get them in the back of the net, and you’re learning the whole time
as well, you know? But I would never have put my rod flat.
I would have been too scared to. Yeah. You can’t always
get enough tension when you’re sort of bent into it.
Plus, it’s quite a soft rod. So, it looks like you’re being
quite brutal flat-rodding them, but it gets them moving,
gets them out of the weed, and gets them in the back of the net,
mate, hey? That will do, well done buddy. Ahhh. Excellent. Yes! Now, AJ had a very good mentor
in Neil Spooner, and Neil taught him the fundamentals,
and one of them being fish safety. Now, at Norton Disney,
one of the very important rules is to transfer any size of fish
from a net into a retainer before bringing it onto the bank. This eliminates
a lot of the mouth damage, and especially when we’re using
small, 10mm hook baits, it can easily get caught
in the net mesh, and this is where
mouth damage happens, and we want these fish
in tip-top condition. There you go, mate.
She can show off her colours now. – Let’s have a look at her.
– Beautiful. Oh, mate. She is a banger. That will do, won’t it,
for your first one? Ah, that’s just… – Relief.
– Yeah. After losing two, you just…
your head starts to drop there. Definitely, mate, but the important
thing is, we made the changes. We put a bigger lead on,
so it drops off. We changed that lead clip
to a Hybrid lead clip. So, again,
it’s going to help that lead drop, bringing the fish higher in the water
and in the back of the net. Right. I reckon we should look at
the bait we’re putting out there, because they were right on the bait
now. It’s the third bite in an hour. So, we’ll have a look at that,
get a bit more out there, and then hopefully catch one
just as beautiful. Right, mate. As you know,
here at Norton Disney, it’s a boilie and pellet only, okay? So, obviously
we’re going to stick to the rules, but we’re going to get
the most out of our boilie and pellet. So, there’s a lot of fish in here,
and as you can see, once you get them feeding,
they’re ravenous. They’re going to go
through bait real quick. So, we’re going to use
quite small boilies, and the pellet as well,
to try and keep them rooting around and keep as many fish feeding as
possible over a long period of time. So, boilies. I’ve got some 10mm Cell.
So, they can go in the mix. We’ll have a couple of handfuls
of there and there, and then what I like to do
to the boilies… In here is something special. Mainline’s new Smart liquid. We’re going to get
a good blob of that in there. There she goes. A good blob of that,
but as you can see, it’s quite thick. So, what we’re going to do… a little bit of water in there,
just to separate it… -Is that lake water, yeah?
-That’s just lake water, mate, yeah. Look at all that nice cloudy
liquid in there now. That’s really infusing the baits,
and what I’d like to do is leave them soaking in there
for a good sort of couple of hours. They’ll draw
all that good Smart liquid in there so when it gets to the bottom,
they’re releasing all that smell. So, once that’s all been
nicely soaked up, add some pellets in there as well. I don’t like to add the pellets in there and leave them in there
for a couple of hours. They go very soggy, very mushy and I don’t think
you get the best out of the pellets. So, what I’d like to do is let them soak, drain off any sort of excess water
or Smart liquid out there, add the pellet to it,
let them draw a little bit of it in and then we’ll get it out on the spot, and we’ve got a great little mix there
that’s going to… loads of smell, loads of attraction, but more importantly,
hold loads of carp for us. All right? So, let them soak, add some pellet
in a little while, and get Spombing. Right, mate.
We’ve had our lovely Cell boilies soaking in that nice
Smart liquid there, yup? Now we’re going to get it
into our Boilie Caddy with a little bit of pellet as well,
and get on the spot. So, what I’d like to do…
grab a couple of handfuls of boilie, leaving the Smart liquid
at the bottom of the bucket, just to let them boilies soak
in there for a bit longer. The longer the better.
That will do for them… and then a couple of handfuls
of pellet… Yeah, a couple
of handfuls of pellet, mate. We give that a good mix up,
and that way, them pellets haven’t got too much
water in there to go too soggy. – Nice.
– Okay? Cos you want them pellets to break down
and release their good stuff as well. Clip that on your waist,
and let’s get a few Spombs out there. Sweet. The Boilie Caddy, with a solid insert,
allows AJ to refill from the hip, so he doesn’t have to bend down, which helps to maintain accuracy
and get the baiting done a lot quicker. AJ uses a Daiwa Longbow DF
Spod rod, and Emblem Spod reel loaded with Spod Braid that flies off
the spool easily, helping casting. That’s finished off
with a 30lb Arma-Kord leader, to take the force of the cast. Oh, you’re in, you’re in.
You’re in; you’re in… Go, go, go… Watch out, watch out… The thing about weed fishing,
you give him half a second, they get their head in it, it’s…
I mean, potentially, game over. So, you’ve got to be absolutely
bang on it all the time. That’s good. That’s the good thing about
these reels with the Quick Drag. It’s so instant that one minute
you can let them take line, the next minute, you’re in control. That’s perfect, mate. She’s cutting across lovely.
Lead’s definitely dropped. She’s well high in the water. That spot is rocking now, isn’t it, hey? And that’s what it’s like, man. With big hit fishing you get
the Spombs in, and it’s hard work, and the more effort
you put in, though… Yeah. …the more reward there is. You go to bed tired tonight. Hey. Who said we’re sleeping, hey? Exactly that. I like that.
I like that a lot. Got to make up for last night. Hmm. That’s it, mate. When it’s your turn,
you’ve got to make the most of it. Get that net… Yeah, boy. Give a good account
of themselves, don’t they? Considering they’re… Like you say,
they’re young, aren’t they? They are young fish, mate, yeah. They have not been hooked before,
a lot of these, so, they’re… Not used to it. They’re experiencing this
for the first time. So, they’re…
yeah, they’re full of beans. Now with the fish in the net, it’s really important that AJ
gets that rod back on the money and tries to sort of make hay
while the sun shines. These fish might not be
on the spot for long, so we want to try and nick
as many as possible. That’s it. Mate, you’re running me
ragged here. What’s going on? Hauling the boy…
Has she got you in the weed again? – Yeah.
– She’s still there, that’s good. – She’s kicking
– Yeah, she’s kicking. Keep that tension on
for a couple more minutes and then if she doesn’t want to come, we’ll do
that little line pulley trick, yeah? She’s kicking, is she? – Is she coming?
– I haven’t felt a kick for a while. – Is she coming?
– No. Right, let’s try
the little line pulley trick. – So, do the clutch up super-tight.
– Yeah. Super-tight,
so it can’t take any line. Rod flat… come forward. Reel in a bit of slack
so you’ve got it nice and tight. Now, it’s a real,
very much a feel thing. So, you point the rod right at the fish. There’s no… and you’ve got to
walk backwards very slowly, but feel… You know when
you’ve put too much on, and you should feel the line sort
of grating through the weed. Yeah. And, just, it’s a feel thing.
You’ll feel the fish come free, if it’s coming. No… oh… Oh? If it starts coming,
lift the rod into it and away you go. Keep walking backwards. Slowly, slowly. You get to a point
where you can just hold it… and she should come free. – Yup.
– Is she out? There you go. Good lad. It’s very much a feel thing, isn’t it? It feels scary; I know that much. Yeah. That’s it, and let her kick. There she is. Oh, mate. That is stunning! Look at that! Oh, mate. What a creature. Oh my god. – That will do, won’t it?
– That’s a scaly banger. That is a scaly banger indeed. – Well… a couple of bangers there, boy.
– Ah, beautiful. Mate, I tell you what,
that spot is absolutely rocking. It’s not every day you get conditions
like that: big south-westerly winds. I reckon we keep this bait going in, and make the most of this…
this dream session it could be. Mate, if they keep coming like this… Yup, more steady baiting,
accurate casting, sharp hooks, we’ll catch them. Let’s get them back out there. Now it’s time to have a closer look
at the rig that’s doing the business. Until now, the combi-rig
has been a real fiddly rig to tie. Now with our new Loops and Booms,
it is ever so simple. Today, we are using Wide Gape
Barbless size 6 Loops sections and 5.5-inch Booms Loop sections. The first thing I do is open up
the loop section with a Pulla tool, which makes everything
a lot easier going forward. Then I put the loop section
through the small crimp loop on the boom section. Next, I pass the larger loop
on the other end of the boom section, through the loop section. Then pass the braided section,
over the crimp, and pull nice and tight. And now that’s the rig section all done. All you have to do now
is select a hook bait. I’m using a 10mm Banoffee wafter,
glugged in some Buttercorn Goo. There should be about a 10mm gap
between the hook and the bait. If the gap is too big, I tie a simple overhand knot
in the hair to shorten it and if the gap is too small,
I use an Extenda Stop. Now, I’ve decided to add
a small PVA bag of pellet. This will stop tangles on the cast and add a small pile of attraction
right next to my hook bait. I used the Boilie Funnel Web
PVA bag system, which is perfect
for tying the tiny bag I’m after. Firstly, making sure there’s a knot
at the end of the Funnel Web, pour a very small amount of 6mm
pellet into the end of the tube. Slide the PVA
off the bottom of the tube and mould the pellets into a tight ball. Twist at the top, spending a little time to make sure the pellets
are packed tightly. Now tie an overhand knot and pull down on top of the pellets
as tight as possible, followed by another knot
5mm further up the PVA. Simply cut between the knots, leaving the Funnel Web
already to go for next time. Now thread the PVA bag
onto a Splicing Needle and loop it onto the rig. Carefully thread the bag down
and over the hook, making sure not to mask
the hook on a pellet. To finish this all off,
get an Anti Tangle Sleeve, trim off about 5mm at the wider end,
thread this onto a Splicing Needle, then slide it off the Splicing Needle
onto the rig. Now for the leader. Here at Norton Disney, you are allowed
a maximum of one metre of leadcore, so I’m using a one-metre
Hybrid Leadcore Leader. Simply take the rig out of the pack, hook the rig
on the quick change swivel, slide the 5mm of Anti Tangle Sleeve over the quick change swivel,
locking the rig securely. To make sure the lead
drops off even easier, I trim off 5mm off the lead clip tail. Slip the 3.5oz lead onto the clip, and push a moistened
Tail Rubber just over the clip. It is essential that you hit the clip
before the bag hits the water, to stop the lead
from ejecting on impact, as the bag slows the rig far more than
a single hook bait would. That’s off. AJ is using exactly the same rod as he has in his two previous
Masterclass sections: the Daiwa Mission DF 3lb test curve. They are perfect for this type of
fishing, accurate up to 80 to 90 yards even into the wind with fluorocarbon,
yet soft and forgiving under the tip for playing fish out of the weed
on barbless hooks. They look far more expensive
than they actually are, with high-quality rings and reel seats,
all in a low key, black finish. It’s fair to say
they look more custom-built than they do factory-built. The reels are Daiwa Emblems,
and have a Quick Drag system. This means less than one turn of the
drag sends them from loose to tight. On the rest, there is some tension, so the fish is setting the hook
before AJ picks up the rod, but not so tight that it pulls
the rod off the rest. Too loose a clutch
doesn’t help set the hook, and allows the fish to move
too far into the weed on the take. It’s always a good idea
to loosen the clutch a little when the fish is out of the weed
and close to the net, as this is the time
when you can easily pull too hard, and pull the hook out of the fish. This only comes with practice,
so it’s better to be careful at the start and then tighten the clutch up
after a fish if you need to. Always keep the rod
high as the fish approaches the net so the soft tip section
absorbs any last lunges, and then push the net out last minute, to avoid scaring
the fish as much as possible. Delkim EV alarms are a very reliable
buzzer, with great sensitivity. I recommend turning
the sensitivity down to midway if you are getting false bleeps
in the wind. Adding extra weight to the bobbins
would also help get rid of false bleeps. The Stows are a great bobbin
because they’re semi-fixed to the line, so they indicate smaller amounts
of movement than any other bobbin, and they look really cool when they
fall off a line as a run occurs. Well, today has been a bag
of mixed emotions. We expected fish last night. A bit demoralising for AJ,
frustrating for myself, but we got on our toes this morning,
we found a few fish, and we’ve put fish on the bank
from observation, finding them, getting on them, getting bait in,
and making it happen. AJ has learned a lot today as well,
playing fish through the weed, keeping calm,
that little flat rod technique. It does work a lot of the time,
so it’s worth taking note of that one. And also, baiting as well,
being consistent with his baiting, keeping that bait trickling in,
three or four Spombs every fish, every other fish,
has brought in more and more fish, and it went for a little mad spell. We had three in one in the nets
at one stage, which is great and that’s a great
confidence-boost for AJ as well where he’s playing fish, he’s baiting
up, and it all becomes very fluent. We’ve had some bangers. It would be nice to end
on a nice 20-pounder. We’ll see what tonight brings. We’re going to be consistent, though, keep that bait going in
through the night, and we shall see you in the morning, when, hopefully, we’ve got
a banger in the net for you. – Yes!
– Lovely. Beautiful common
as we go into the evening. It’s just getting dark. Well, now is dark. So, I’m going to get a few Spombs out,
keep that spot rocking, and then hopefully get some more
as the evening goes on. Now AJ has just had a bite right on
dark, so that spot is still doing bites, but it’s important
that he’s picked out a skyline marker. This way, when it’s pitch dark,
he can still get his baited rods and his bait back on the money
every single time. Now one of the most important things
now is not to move that lead, and you can easily do that
by just setting the bobbin. So, it’s really important that when
you’ve got the rod on the rest, it’s nice and slack.
You can attach the bobbin and then use the clutch on your reel
to set everything nice and straight. Now AJ’s up at first light, but I don’t want him
bringing the rods in just yet. This is a really, really good time
to nick the first bite of the morning. So, it’s really important we chill out, maybe get a few bags ready,
a few rigs ready, give it sort of half an hour,
or an hour into light and then we’ll redo the rods, get a bit more bait out there and see
if we can make the morning happen. There you go, mate.
You’re in, you’re in… That spot’s still rocking, mate, is it? Mate. I’ll keep it rocking
until the end, me. Good lad. Man, that’s a nice way
to end the session, hey? Perfect way to end the session.
It’s a nice fish. Been a productive one, hasn’t it? It has. It’s been tiring,
but well worth it. That is all part of sort of
big hit fishing as such. You’ve worked hard, and that’s
what you’ve got to do in this. You’ve got to stay consistent,
keep the bait going in. Last night you had that fish,
what did you do? Baited up as if it was daytime. Mate, and that is the key,
because if you don’t, the lad next door
that’s doing it correctly, these fish will soon find his bait, and if he keeps doing it,
they won’t come back to you. So, it’s important, like I say, the bait
keeps going in, the rigs go out, just like they did at the beginning
of the session, to your last fish. And I promise
you will catch a lot of these. Yeah? – Good lad.
– I know where you live. Now, AJ this session has learned a lot
in a very small period of time. He’s learned how to find fish. On a big lake like this, it’s really important
that we’re on the fish all the time. He’s then found how to find a spot
really, really effectively as well, popping the lead
in and out of them weed beds, finding them hard areas. And then getting two rods
bang on the money spot as well. Baiting over the top is something
he’s never done before, via a spod. So, it’s took a few casts,
and a few sort of mess ups as well, but now he’s hitting the clip
every single time with his rods and his spod rod. I suppose the first thing is spodding,
it’s something that I’ve always put off. Casting isn’t my forte. I’m not shy to admit that one, but spodding and keeping
that bait going in at the right times, straight after bites, at key times
when the area’s gone quiet, just making sure you’re ticking it over
and the fish are coming continuously. Other things: rigs tying rigs is a big thing
that I’ve always put off as well, but now I’ve got the confidence
to go away, watch some more videos, take back what Rob’s taught me, and actually tie some more rigs
when I get home. With the skills and confidence
AJ’s leaving with today, he’s going to go on,
he’s going to enjoy his fishing, and fish super-effectively and definitely get
a few more fish on the bank. When we got here I wasn’t afraid
to say that it was daunting, the size of the lake,
the fact that it was weedy… it’s something that I’ve never
even looked at previously. Yeah, it was like, can I go home now? But actually, this is why we fish. It’s to change what we do
and adapt what we do, to make sure that we have sessions
like we’ve just had. Those few changes have made sure
that we’ve put fish on the bank, we’ve enjoyed what we’re doing, and more importantly,
we’ve learned so much.

11 comments on “Korda Masterclass Vol 7: Day Ticket 48hrs Carp Fishing | Back to Basics

  1. The “flat rod technique” is bad angling, and for a company like Korda to promote something like that is not good. People will be tearing hooks through carps faces doing this.

  2. Quel intérêt de perdre autant de plombs et polluer le fond !? Je sais pas si on peut considérer cette méthode comme de la pêche de respect des poissons en ne respectant pas leur milieu naturel . Je pense que de choisir des poids a base de pierre serait plus judicieux et moins honteux ! Sans parler du prix

  3. im sorry but that fish you caught using the "flat rod technique" had a massive red line on the inside of its mouth on the left hand side. Most likely caused by tearing the fishing mouth from putting too much tension on the hook hold using the "Flat rod technique". I do not know why you are recommending this, this should only be used when fully snagged and you are pulling for a break

  4. flat rod technique can’t believe I’ve just seen that. Come on dan I want to see you doing this when you are next in this situation your allowing this to go out under your name I would expect to see the flat rod technique to be in one of your what NOT to do videos.

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