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Coarse fish provide a cheap alternative


Coarse fish provide a cheap alternative
At a royal banquet 2,000 carp and 700 pike were served to the guests in various dishes, and in one year another royal household ate its way through 1,587 carp, 140 pike, 140 tench, 160 eels, 25 bream and 15 perch.

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Episode 6 Carp Fishing at Winsford Bottom Flash with Harry and Friends after some River Carp


In this video Harry has a short session over night at Winsford Bottom Flash in Cheshire. He uses a marker float and finds a deeper channel about 50 yards out to fish to. First cast he catches his first ever Bream and the video shows a typical Bream take. The Flash holds a good head of Large un-known Carp and a lot of Large River Bream. The Flash is a very beautiful relaxed place to fish. Harry talks us through his rigs and the baits that hes using. We capture night fall and Paul checking out the Sexy Models in the new diem-angling gear insert. On this session we had no Carp, but we do capture the angler on the next peg playing and landing a nice Mirror Carp. The flash also holds some specimen Roach and some nice sized Tench. The venue address can be found at the end of this short video. Thanks for watching!


Fishing In Essex

With lakes, ponds and rivers with many tributaries or even the odd reservoir with fish such as carp, perch and roach and a large coast line bordering the North Sea, you can see why Essex is the perfect county to consider when planning a relaxing and pleasurable fishing trip.


The Rivers Chelmer & Blackwater running through the town of Chelmsford are a known angler’s hotspot for their course Fishing in Essex. Although often known as ‘The Canal’, the Chelmer & Blackwater are for most of their length classed as canalised rivers and as such are subject to the closed season regulated by the Environment Agency, from whom a rod licence is required to fish the waterways. Species caught here include roach, bream, tench, chub, perch, pike, dace, barbell and carp to over 30 lbs.

If the challenge of the sea is more to your liking, you can find a wide range of charter boats offering angling trips from the many ports along the Essex coast. Professional skippers will take either individual fishermen or groups of sea anglers on all day fishing trips to fish for bass, cod, plaice, conger eels, shark and many other species of fish found around the cost of Great Britain.

Back on dry land you will find that Hanningfield Reservoir, built in the 1950s, offers some of the most picturesque Fishing in Essex. The reservoir is the second largest in Essex and when full holds approximately 26,075 million litres of water. The reservoir stocks 50,000 fish each year and the record for the biggest fish caught to date stands at 24lb 1oz and was landed by John Hammond in 1998. Hanningfield reservoir is also a great place to fish for rainbow trout, which are regularly stocked.

Turn off the A12 at Kelvedon and follow the signs to Tiptree and you will discover Brookhall Lake. This 50 peg, 4 acre site situated in the beautiful Essex countryside is heavily stocked with bream, carp, tench and roach. The venues match record was recently broken in a club match with 252lb of carp to 14lb from peg 30.

So if you are considering Fishing in Essex, we think you will find our counties waterways have enough diversity to challenge anyone, from the amateur angler to club matchmen and even the “speci” boys.

For more information and resources on Fishing in Essex please visit our website via the link: http://www.essextouristguide.com/Fishing_in_Essex.asp
Neil Bell.
Essex Tourist Guide.com

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Episode 5 Credit Crunch Carp Fishing with Harry on a FREE un-named Cheshire water.


In this video Harry takes us to a FREE local water in Cheshire and gets a screaming run from a 9lb Mirror Carp up tight to a snaggy fallen tree. Harry talks us through his rigs and the baits that hes using, he also covers the importance of having a rod licence and how to obtain one. The lake holds a head of approximately 30-40 Carp from 5lb to 20lb. The lake also holds some specimen Roach and some nice sized Tench. The venue address can be found at the end of this short video. Thanks for watching!