Paul Cooper’s 2012 Fishing Diary
Jim Kelly and I have just returned from One of Angling Lines top runs waters and managed to land 161 carp between us. This video shows some of my 101 carp and some of Jims 60 carp captures during a very hot week in July. The temperatures were in the low thirties with very high pressure and the fish fed all day, every day. We got through 70 kilo of boiles between us which was made up of HG42, HG47 and Squid and Orange boilies in 18 and 16mils. Brilliant bait on a brilliant water.
One of my 101 carp Haul at Alder Lake
Alder Lake video
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Paul Cooper’s 2012 fishing diary continued:-
Another biggy on HG47
This year has been an exceptional year for my carp fishing. Since joining Quality Baits as a field tester I have had success after success on the new HG range of bait.
Due to lack of freezer facilities on a couple of my planned French trips, Simon put together my HG range of boilies in shelf life. I had tried out the baits on some of my local waters with immediate results so I was brimming with confidence for my next few trips abroad.
At the end of March I visited the new Angling Lines venue, Le Monument and had a new lake record while carp fishing in France. A few weeks later I was on another A/L venue with Jim Kelly, known as Blue Lake. Jim had 40 fish and myself 29 fish, all on either HG42 or the HG47.
Late April I turned up at on one of my syndicate lakes for a quick session having seen carp feeding in a shallow corner of the lake the day before. Out went a single 18ml HG47 boilie on my ever faithful blow back rig and 10 minutes later I was into a large common. It is a fish that I have caught before and it still showed an impressive weight of 40lb 7oz.
single HG42 boilie cast to feeding fish
2 days after this capture I was back at the lake and once again came across a small shoal of feeding fish. Out went a single bottom bait and an hour later I had this lovely common at 23lb 5oz.
In May a trip to Margot saw an additional 33 carp on the bank, again on HG42. The carp here loved it and I got through 25 kilo of HG42 and 8 kilo of HG47.
Back to my local lakes and I am doing short sessions of a few hours and the bait just keeps on producing.
I have another trip planned at the end of July and I have already placed my HG bait order in with Simon for hopefully another successful week on a new Angling Lines water.
Simon has asked me to try out a new boilie that he has put together, this being based on the HG42 base mix. This new boilie has a savoury fragrance to it and is to be called HG47. The bait that I was trying was the shelf life version.
It is early days but the first signs look good. I have tried the HG47 on the carp in my garden pond and they have gauged themselves on it despite the cold weather. The HG47 boilie has a dark red colouring and is well textured giving the appearance of a frozen boilie rather than shelf life.
I went down to my local lake where the last fish caught was in late November last year. Despite a number of anglers trying their luck the carp remained inconspicuous with not a single fish caught.
With a slight rise in temperature I decided to try a 24 hour session fishing 2 rods on the new HG47 and one on the HG42.
It was not until 1.30am that I had a single bleep on my indicators then a screaming run eventually landing the first fish for the lake in 2012, a 23lb 12oz leather.
The fish was caught on a 16mil HG47 bottom bait on the blowback rig.
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I,ve just got back from 24 hour session on a 17 acre Staffordshire lake and fished all my 3 rods on HG42 bottom baits. I baited an area around 90yards out with my throwing stick with about 2kilo of Quality Baits. 18mil HG42 boilies. Around 8 oclock last night I had one bleep on one of the rods. Watching the rod tip I could see that the rod was knocking very slightly. I struck and soon landed my 1st fish of the session a pristine conditioned 34lb 10oz Common carp.
It was 7am this morning that I had my next bit of action and yet again I landed another Common at 29lb 4oz, both on the new bait HG42.