THE FISH WITH THE BOILIE PHOBIA
FINALLY MASTERED VIDEOING AT NIGHT.
HOWEVER ITS THE WRONG TIME OF YEAR.
I WILL RETURN TO THIS EXITING NEW
DEVELOPMENT LATER WHEN ITS DARKER EARLIER.
Here I try using size 12 hooks in an attempt to catch more fish.
Sadly this resulted in abject failure.
Wont be using small hooks again for a while...
CARP, BEHAVIOUR OF FEEDING FISH
Watch as I spook the feeding carp, and how soon they return.
FEEDING FISH ALWAYS RETURN.
Here, I have got everything right, but don't catch the fish.
I believe this is due to the hook being blunt.
Not blunt in the sense that it wont dig into your skin, but blunt enough not to catch the fish.
Someone asked if I could video this, and I am glad I did.
It is noticeable how often the carp spook off this setup, as their barbules touch the lead and hook link. Watch....
Here the PVA bag is hooked onto the end of the rig.
The camera appears to show that this draws the fish directly onto the hookbait only.
and not onto the lead, hooklink etc,
ANOTHER LOOK AT THE SNOWMAN RIG
Here is another look at the snowman rig.
It does seem to fly up into the carp's mouth due to the semi buoyant nature of the rig.
Here is the classic Snowman rig. Don't use em myself but there is something to be said for the technique as you can see here.
Here I poke a camera into some snags hoping to catch a glimpse of the carp before they spook off. However, they don't spook. They just swim in front of camera.
This is the first rig I have videod which wasnt mine. Made by James from Chessington.
Watch as the fish tries to eject the rig but the weight of the putty stops the hook coming out. Nice......