Friday, March 30, 2012

Carp and Lake Fishing Photos 2011


A post with loads of pictures of fish- what could be more interesting than that huh?!


As I mentioned, myself and Brian have been doing an awful lot of lake fishing this last year. We’ve joined a local angling club, EADAC (Eastleigh and District Angling Club) which gives us access to loads of lovely lakes and I can fish for free being Brian’s spouse. It’s a great club with many great fishing lakes and stretches of river.


We’re not your typical hard core carp fishermen, more day anglers. We fish most Saturdays and Sundays and we really enjoy it. I prefer to fish for other fish as well and don’t just target the carp. I find carp fishing can be a quite boring sport when you’re not going for other fish too. So I tend to fish with one rod for carp and then use my pole or another rod to float fish for fish such as roach, bream, perch etc.. and sometimes I catch carp this way too.


Anyway, enough of my chat. Here are some of my favourite pictures from our fishing season 2011. These are just our fish from the UK- I’ve not included the fish pictures from our holidays. Maybe I’ll do a separate post with those one day.


Our best ever first off-


17lbs 12oz Common Carp- Brian’s personal best, Stoneham Lakes, Southampton:
P1050455

12lbs 7oz Common Carp- My personal best, Broadlands, Southampton:
12lbs 7oz- biggest of the day! (and personal best)

All the others now…


Bream at Manor Farm Lake, Ower:
bream

Common carp, Whinwhistle Fishery, Wiltshire:
big carp 1

My first Tench, Whinwhistle Fishery, Wiltshire:
My first Tench

13lbs 8oz Mirror Carp, Stoneham Lakes, Southampton:
P1060355

7lbs Common Carp, Stoneham Lakes, Southampton:
P1060555

12lbs 9oz Mirror Carp, Stoneham Lakes, Southampton:
P1060364

3lbs 13oz Tench, Stoneham Lakes, Southampton:
P1060367

11lbs 10oz Common Carp, Stoneham Lakes, Southampton:
P1060371

4lbs 9oz Pike, Brian’s first! Stoneham Lakes, Southampton:
P1060378

Common Carp, Botleigh Grange Lake, Southampton:
P1060014

Tench, Botleigh Grange Lake, Southampton:
P1060018

Common Carp, Botleigh Grange Lake, Southampton:
P1060076

Mirror Carp, Botleigh Grange Lake, Southampton:
P1060082

Little Common Carp (maybe a Ghost Carp?), Witherington Farm, Salisbury:
P1060119

My favourite fish I’ve caught yet, ornamental common carp, Witherington Farm, Salisbury:
P1060126

Big Brown Goldfish, Witherington Farm, Salisbury:
P1060132

10lbs Mirror Carp, Stoneham Lakes, Southampton:
P1060303

15lbs 8oz Common Carp, Stoneham Lakes, Southampton:
P1060295

5lbs Mirror Carp, Ninham Country Park, Isle of Wight:
5 lbs mirror carp

6lbs 8oz Common Carp, Ninham Country Park, Isle of Wight:
6.5 lbs common carp

15lbs Mirror Carp, Stoneham Lakes, Southampton:
P1050407

12lbs 9oz Mirror Carp, Stoneham Lakes, Southampton:
P1050447

8lbs 12oz Common Carp, Broadlands, Southampton:
8lbs 12oz common comp

8lbs Mirror Carp, Broadlands, Southampton:
8lbs mirror

My first Pike, 3lbs- scary stuff! Broadlands, Southampton:
big pike

7lbs 11oz Mirror Carp, Broadlands, Southampton:
brian 7lbs 11oz mirror comp

4lbs 3oz Mirror Carp, Broadlands, Southampton:
4lbs 3oz mirror

4lbs 6oz Common Carp, Broadlands, Southampton:
4lbs 6oz common

7lbs 11oz Mirror Carp, Broadlands, Southampton:
7lbs 11oz mirror

8lbs 12oz Common Carp, Broadlands, Southampton:
8lbs 12oz common

Phew- so that was the best of the UK fish we caught in 2012. Obviously, we had more… I just thought that was enough pictures already!

There are more pictures on my Flickr page don’t forget. I’ll be back soon with some new posts.