Chris Douce reflects on the great memories he made last year fishing with his twin daughters Maisy and Ayla
Looking Good for Winter
1st November 2019
Tom Loraine bags two more from the Essex Manor!
Tom Loraine had a very productive winter last year and it looks like he’s set up for another this year. He has continued to consistently find the fish on the Essex Manor, giving him the confidence needed to catch throughout the colder months! His latest session yielded two thirties, topped by a fish known as Averley at 37lb 10oz.
This is what he had to say about his latest pair of fish:
“Autumn is now well and truly upon us and the first frosts have shown themselves. I’ve always found this time of the year to be a very special one in the carp diary. The ever-changing days, light hours and inclement weather creating some very sporadic feeding spells. Often feeding for just an hour or two and if you hit it right you can spend a few hours in the right spot and get very lucky indeed.
“With the Essex Manor being my main focus over the colder months, I’ve managed to keep the bites coming, with only one blank trip over the past two months, my confidence was high!
“As with my previous captures of late, these latest two resulted from feeding signs out in the deeper silt. Tungskin hinges worked as usual, but in the slightly softer 25lb version to combat the silt. I finished the rigs off with Recoil and a size 4 Out-Turned Eye hook.
“Baiting wise, autumn has always screamed bait big to me so with this in mind, I applied around 5kg-10kg Krill 16mm boilies over the three rods that has been glugged in the Tuna liquid, which is a great replacement for the Krill liquid. I finish my mix off with a dusting of Krill Powder, which pulses off attraction from the lakebed.
“Let’s see what the rest of Autumn has in store and hopefully the forecasted ‘Baltic’ winter is just another mild one!”