Sam Whittaker embarks on a Belgian road trip, which all came good in the end!
Tom Loraine – Into Autumn
1st November 2019
Autumn is now well upon us and the first frosts have shown themselves. This time of the year can be a very special one in the carp diary. The ever changing days, light hours and very changeable weather creating some very sporadic feeding spells. Often feeding for just an hour or two and if you hit it right you could almost spend a few hours in right spot and get very lucky indeed…
“With the Essex Manor being my main focus over these colder months I’ve managed to keep those bites coming, with only one blank trip over the past two months, my confidence is high!
As with my previous captures of late, these latest two resulted from feeding signs out in the deeper silt. Tungskin Hinges as usual but in the slightly softer 25lb b/s and Recoil .50 finished off with Out-Turned Eye size 4’s firmly nailed in the bottom lip tissue.
Autumn has always screamed bait big to me, and with this I apply around 5kg – 10kg Krill 16mm over the 3 rods, glugged in the Tuna liquid, a great replacement for the Krill liquid which is in shortage, dusted off with the Krill powder to give them that little shell of extra goodness.
Lets see what the rest of Autumn has in store and hopefully the forecasted “Baltic” winter is just another mild one!”