Simon Kenny – Cracking Kingsmead

7th December 2018

A very proactive and forward-thinking Simon Kenny recently strung together a three-fish overnight haul during a three-night visit to RK Leisure’s Kingsmead 1.

Simon takes up the story: “The fishing has been slow on Kingsmead 1 lately, but this week I felt confident of a bite. Although I’d blanked the previous week’s session, I had managed to locate some fish by moving swims a few times, and although I didn’t see any show, I’d received numerous liners from a certain area of the lake which told me all I needed to know.

At the end of that trip I had a good lead about and found a nice firm spot in the general area where the liners where coming from, I made sure to bait this area ready for the following week. So, when my next visit came around, I dropped strait back on that area and even though no fish had been caught that weekend, I was positive that my baited area would produce.

It was late afternoon by the time my rods where out and as the sun started to set, I began to receive the odd liner before hearing one lump out just after dark. This was by far the best chance I’d had in weeks, so it’s fair to say that I went to sleep very confident.

At approximately midnight the middle rod pulled up tight, which resulted in one of the lakes smaller residents. Confident of another bite I repositioned the rod, which pulled up tight yet again just before first light and again my net was graced with another mid-double.

Whilst unhooking that fish in the net, I was alerted to a take on the left-hand rod. As you can imagine I hoped and prayed that it wouldn’t be another stocky. When I lifted into the fish, I was met with a solid resistance that slowly plodded around as it stripped line from the reel, this was no stocky.

Sure enough after a very heavy fight I was staring down at a beautiful chestnut coloured mirror, and it was big! She spun the scales round to a very pleasing 44lb 4oz. It was a fantastic feeling slipping that fish back, I really felt that I’d earnt it.

The following 2 nights passed by quietly, but I made sure to trickle some more bait in on the same area before I left. Little did I know what would be instore for me on the following trip!”

…To be Continued.

LATEST NEWS

Terry banks Twenty

Terry Wood continues his success on the Linear Fisheries complex, with a 20 fish catch from St. John’s Pool!

A Winter to Remember

Adam Penning speaks about his amazing winter campaign, which saw him land an incredible 79 fish from three different venues

No Fooling Me

April Fool’s Day provides Mark Cavaciuti with a forty and brace of thirties from Grenville’s

Jack is Back!

After 10 months away, Jack Keating is back on the carping scene again with a Dinton chunk

Keeping it Light

A light but accurate baiting approach pays dividends for Stephen French on Gigantica’s Road Lake

A North-West Wonder

Young Rob Briers finally settles the score with a ridiculously cool looking mirror that has managed to avoid him for the past few years.

Adam Penning Checks In

Lately, Adam Penning has been quietly going about his angling on a new water, banking some lovely looking commons along the way.

Short Session Magic

Sometimes you don’t really need to be on the bank for days on end to catch big-fish from tricky waters, and that’s just what happened for Ian Thrower.

Public Gold

A change of venues puts an end to a slow streak for Sam Verstreken.

Target Acquired

A spot of very stealthy stalking leads to the downfall of target fish for Tackle Den manager.

The Ellipse Effect

With the release of the Ellipse pellets getting closer, we thought we should show you exactly what they’re capable of.

What a Peach!

A swift tactic change led to Marc Cavaciuti banking yet another peach from the Essex Manor.

Golden Glory

Dan Adams finally broke his ‘new tackle curse’, with a beautifully golden mirror known as ‘Spike’.

Overnight Magic

A late arrival to a Suffolk syndicate didn’t stop Lee Wheeler getting amongst the lakes A-Team.

Silver End Success

Charlie Fenner, made an early return to Silver End Back Pit, in the search for his target fish ‘Tri Scale’.

Newsletter Sign Up Competition

If you have not already subscribed and would like to be kept up to date with all the latest news from Sticky Baits, please come and sign up.

Look At The Length

John Claridge describes the capture of one of the Cotswold Water Park ‘big four’, the Look At The Length Fish.

Alex West the Man On Fire!

Alex West describes how he managed to catch three commons over 30lb, from three different waters, in just 24-hours. Oh, and one of them was a forty!

Autumn Harvest!

As we’ve come to expect, Luke Stevenson has been going about his business quietly, but with the usual great results – capped by an awesome autumn haul!

A chance in France

For a little while now, a few of the guys from Sticky have wanted to have a short trip away, so with five days at there disposal, a decision was

Making it count At Farlows

Rob Burgess and Marc Cavaciuti recount the ups and downs of a very tricky round of the UK Carp Championship on Farlows Lake, where the pair's ability to adapt to

England Pair Join Sticky

We are delighted to welcome on board the successful match-fishing duo of Harry Charrington and Alexie Bygrave. Both are superb anglers and have caught numerous large carp from both home

Long Haul Success for Simon Batty

Simon Batty made the long trip from East Yorkshire to The Quarry fishery in Essex, for a social with friends. With a few nights ahead of him, he set about

Advanced Carp Fishing out now!

This months Advanced Carp Fishing magazine is packed full of inspiring photography, informative features, interviews and much more from some of the best names in the game.

Myles Gibson Bags Huge Dinton Mirror!

What a year this man is having! After banking 3-forties during the winter from Linch Hill’s Christchurch Lake, Myles moved on to his target water for the year, Dinton Pastures

Did someone call the A-Team?

Tom Loraine arrived at the 60-acre pit he's currently targeting in the Lea Valley to find it a lot busier than expected, but he still managed to tick off one

Carpology Out Now!

The biggest issue to date is packed full of some of the biggest names in carp fishing, some beautiful imagery, and just an all-round enjoyable read that caters for everyone.

Adam Penning on Point!

Whilst out with clients, Adam Penning couldn’t pass on the opportunity on wetting a line at the historical Quarry, in Essex.

The thrilla in Manilla is finally here!

After years of extensive testing behind the scenes, the Manilla isn’t just ‘another nut based bait’, it has caught from the off including some of the UK’s most sought-after carp