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Big D’s Carp Wall

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Howdy sports fans. It’s Thursday, and we all know what that means… Yup, it’s time for the latest edition of the one and only Carp Wall. So without further ado, here’s a fine fishy to whet your appetite.

This weeks fish came once again from the Oxford Canal (spent rather a lot of time down there it would seem). This time I was fishing a prebaited spot close to the Jolly Boatman pub near thrupp where the overhanging trees and moored boats were just a bit too much to resist. In went the boilies and out went the rigs, a couple of hours later this little chap ended up in my net. It just goes to show, It’s not all about size. Look at the scale pattern on this little beauty, I think you’ll agree with me… Gorgeous!! at 10lb 3oz. It’s certainly one of the smaller canal captures but it’s always a buzz to get the first fish from a new area. Especially one as handsome as this!

D offered a whittled down 14mm hookbait on a size 8 korda wide gape tied to a 4 inch 15lb sufix stealth hooklink on a 3oz lead. This was fished below a bush on the opposite bank with a pva bag of whole and crushed freebies. BINGO!!

May pop over to linear this weekend for the world carp championships… See how the pros do it!


Big D’s Carp Wall

Friday, October 1st, 2010

I arrived at the office today to a whole bunch of angry emails from the many carpers that tune into BIG D’s Carp Wall. All with one thing to say.

‘BIG D. What’s going on? Has the Carp Wall been axed already!?’ Anon, Oxford

‘… Come on!! This is useless, Carp wall brightens up my week, Is once a week too much to ask? Pull your finger out!!’ Mr J.Bloggs, Banbury

So without further ado, here we are! Octobers first Carp! With water temperatures beginning to drop those carp are getting harder to find. However they’re still there for the taking and October can produce some Excellent fishing as the carp go on a munch in anticipation of the colder months ahead.

This weeks carp came from the Oxford canal in kidlington in 1998, a favourite venue of mine. Fishing a 3 inch 18lb flurocarbon hooklink on a 4oz inline lead, D offered 18mm Tails up Protavit Shellfish boilies tight to a barge on the opposite bank. Prebaiting was the key to his success and resulted in the downfall of many carp between 13 and 20lb from this spot over a period of weeks. The big common put up a terrific scrap and weighed in at 19lb 07oz. Flippin Mint!

See you next thursday!


Big D’s Carp Wall

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Has it really been a week since the last installment of Big D’s Carp Wall? Welcome back, to what is undoubtedly the best feature of the big blog. Dig out your 3oz leads and buzzers because we’re going fishing!

Off to the year 2002 this week, and we’re heading back off to Hunts Corner Lake to see if we can wangle out another whacker or two on the back of last weeks success. What do you know, we’re in!!

Big D fished a 14mm nutrabaits trigga boilie over a scattering of crushed free offerings and hemp in a 6ft deep marginal trough 4 ft from the bank to tempt this awesome, hard-fighting mirror of 23lb 02oz. The hookbait, offered on a size 8, Fox series 1, tied to a 5 inch Kryston snakeskin hooklink just proved too much to resist for the scaley beauty.

Happiness is carp shaped!

See you next time my fishy friends