Search For The Unknown

Since I have started fishing, I always loved to search for the unknown. Where carp don’t have a name or where we don’t know what carp or how many carp are in that specific water. Last year around this time I started to fish on a big public lake nearby my house.
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I’ve fished this placed a couple of times, but never decided to fish here for a longer time. Just for the reason I was fishing a side where more people were fishing. Me and my brother found a place where it was hard to put up a bivvy. Most of the anglers need luxury and will avoid this spot. Last year October we went for a short overnighter to see what it would do. We pre-baited our zone the day before and we didn’t had to wait long until the first take. A small common was landed!
The weather wasn’t ideal with the eastern wind, but still we could land 4 commons that night.
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At the beginning of this year we decided to start our baiting project. Every other day we went to the lake to search for activity and for pre-baiting.
After a couple of weeks, we were fishing when we had the time. Only if I had 3 hours to fish, I was there. Sometimes I caught. Sometimes I didn’t. But still I could do some research at the lake. After a big search on the water I knew the interesting spots, but did not wanted to bait up only on these kind of spots. The fish will feed everywhere. Unless there is bait!
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When the days are getting longer and warmer I started to bait up some more kilos a day. Manuel Krehl, owner of Waterworld Baits and More send me a package with 2 different type of boilies. The White Magic and the French Star. The white magic is coloured white off course. And the French star is red. I always loved to bait up with two different type of boilies. We as human do not all love cauliflower, do we? ;).
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From that day I didn’t blanked.. because I baited up a whole area it didn’t matter where I dropped my rig. The fish was on it! The funny part is that I started catching the bigger ones. I love it when a plan comes together!
During the last months we caught lovely fish over there. And I think there will be some more interesting carp in this water. The best part of the year is coming and I can’t wait till it is there!
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Rig wise I keep it very simple. A flexible but strong hooklink with a Curved shank will do the job. NTEC will make sure their material is strong enough to hook the fish and keep it in place. I am fishing with their stuff since it was in his test period. And I know it will resist the strongest fights!
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Later this year I will write a new article with hopefully some more beautiful catches. I know for sure we did not caught the biggest yet.

Danny Mastenbroek.

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