Choose life. Choose a lake. Choose a swim. Choose a bait. Choose a rig. Choose sleepless nights under the stars. Choose the nocturnal music of branches creaking in the wind, leaves whispering, and the eerie night-calls of owls and wildfowl. Choose bright moons shattered in the rippling surface of lakes, and purple skies at sunset perfectly mirrored. Choose silent mist-shrouded pools at dawn. Choose visions of white-flowering waterlilies turning green-gold in the half-light. Choose the flashing bronze flanks of carp, twisting below the surface, on the edge of visibility. Choose a heightened heart-rate. Choose an emotional rollercoaster. Choose the psychological assault-course of planning, watching, locating, preparing, casting and waiting. Choose the endless hours of strung-out anticipation. Choose the rush of striking, hooking, fighting, and landing (or losing) the fish. Choose to walk the tightrope between desperate failure and the adrenaline-inducing, life-enhancing triumphant high of success. Choose life. Choose obsession. Choose Carp Fishing.
"Greg Freestone, Carpspotting 2011"

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Nick Burrage - Gardner Tackle & SONIK

Here is carp catching machine and Gardner Tackle team member Nick Burrage, cradling yet another mega looking carp.

 Nick landed six fish during the session using Pro XM main line and a simple blow-back rig tied using 20lb Trickster Heavy and a size 6 Covert Wide Gape Talon Tip.

Sonik Consultant Nick Burrage with a stunning warrior. Nick uses the Gravity X 3.25 and commented:
"What an awesome set of rods. The more I use them, the more I feel if been missing out on the real joy of playing carp! A real carpers rod!"

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