Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Photo Contest

Photo Contest

I have entered a photo contest where I can win a week’s fishing vacation for two at lac du Charlou!

Help me win, by rating my picture on the link below! All you have to do is click the link below, enter your e-mail and hand me as many stars you think my picture deserves. 

Thank you to everyone who already have rated, and to all of you who are about to rate my picture!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter weekend

A well spend Easter holiday weekend - by Pali

 48 hours at local water

I had my 14 year old daughter with me on a 48 hour carp session, were we camped out at a small pond 30 minute’ drive from where I live. With the weather forecast said night temps below freezing, so I had packed up well with warm sleeping bags and deer skins to cover my daughter’s bedchairs.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Unpredictable spring fishing

The wonderful and unpredictable spring fishing - by Pali

Out fishing again

This might come as a surprise to some of you, but I do that a lot and I do it most of the year!

In the middle of March the weather got really nice, as far as I recall it’s been warmer this spring and earlier then usual. Have had several days where a hoodie have been sufficient for most of the day, first at sunset it’s been necessary to put on a jacket. There have been little rain and bad weather at all this spring, it’s been awesome fishing weather pretty much since the ice broke after the winter.

A mate called me up and asked me what I had for plans for the last weekend of March; I checked my calendar and double checked with my girlfriend. You know just to keep the air in the house breathable, as I have been fishing A LOT since the ice broke. On the other hand she knows I will have 3 months from middle of April where I won’t be able to go fishing. And I will defiantly not have any chances for overnight sessions, so she is very understanding. This time was no different, so I called back and we planned an overnight session from Friday to Saturday that was what I had free in my planner.

Everything was packed up, the hold-all with my carp rods, unhooking mat, camp equipment and all my wonderful bait materials from Northern baits; Boilies, pellets, dips and particles. The weather channel was checked and I was ready to head out Friday as soon my Girlfriend got home from work, she was going to use the car for the weekend and drove me to the lake. I unhooked the trailer and home she went, I was met by my mate who already had setup camp and had a cold beer ready when I showed up at the fishing spot. We emptied our alu cans with bubbling golden nectar worthy of gods, in beautiful spring weather. My mate helped me carry all my stuff from the trailer, to the camp and I got in place with my setup. Tent, bedchair, baited my rods up, plus everything else needed to start fishing. Now it was time for another cold one, but first my mate had a bream pick up his Northern baits Krill boilie. So while he reeled in, released the bream and got his tackle out again, I got a fire started and prepared to make fire baked potatoes. As most other things I make over fire/hot ambers, it takes a lot of hours and my fire baked potatoes is no different.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bait**** and their representative Pit Bull

Bait**** & their representative Pit Bull – by Pali

 The world of sports fishing is, a world dominated by men?

Apparently there are a few he-bit**es between them, now I’m not referring to female anglers who I have the deepest respect for. But men with tiny little penises, who properly look more like girls missing an orifice. The internet fishermen who spend more time bit**ing about other angler’s with success, than they spend on fishing and lifting their own level of success in sport’ fishing.

I was warned about their 'kind' when I started to become a sport’s angler, evolving from the regular Put & Take fisher visiting the local stocked trout lake. No offence towards P&T, I still do that too from time to time. I love trout fishing and it’s both easier and cheaper, then joining an angler club to get the rights to fish the local streams.
I soon after I started carp fishing met the first carp anglers who didn’t really want to talk with me, as I was not a member of “his” carp angling community. Here there are two carp angling “communities” and if you’re a member of one of them, the other community members will not talk with you and vice versa. I’m a member of non-of them. But I live in a very small country and I’m used to there is a very limited amount of information available in Danish, the info there is are often locked in private online forums that you will need to pay stupid amounts of money to gain access to. Lucky me I am fairly skilled in English, where I can both read, write and talk English, like so many of the wonderful people on the internet. I really don’t care if I have to read a text in English or Danish, it’s all the same to me and when I rarely come across a word that I don’t know. I have Oxfords Advance Learners English dictionary and internet right at hand, so it’s really not an issue to find all the information I needed about Carp fishing online. I just went outside the Bit**ing world of Danish Carp fishing communities; I soon met Carp anglers from England, France, Canada, Australia and many other nations. Who has been nothing but friendly, and egger to let me learn from them about carp fishing. Along with a few Danish friends, who are experienced carp anglers. Especially the Danish friends have been very helpful, with Danish lakes and ponds that aren’t public listed as carp water.