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Canadian Adventure
many English anglers that I knew,
including Scott ‘Geezer’ Grant and
Tim Paisley – two greater extremes
would be hard to find in English carp
The venue was Little Lake this
time, located in downtown Peterborourgh. We fished a full day on this
venue, and we caught quite a number
of carp including the only mirror carp
of the trip which fell to Roy’s rods – a
fully scaled mirror of around 20lb.
They were beautiful surroundings
once again and we had lots of hardfighting common carp.
The last couple of days of the trip
were fished on Rice Lake, and I’m not
joking when I say Jim had saved the
best until last. We had a couple of
superb cabins side-by-side right on
the lakefront and a boat provided for
baiting up. They had done a bit of prebaiting for us, but we decided to do it
UK style once we got there, and emptied out a hundredweight sack of
maize and about 50kg of boilies right
in a line out in front of the two cabins.
Within minutes of casting out we
were into our first of many hard-fighting wild American commons from
Rice Lake – all superb looking fish.
The bites were coming so fast that if
you wanted to have anything to eat or
(Top left) A proper boat for baiting up.
(Left) Rods are out over a shed full of
(Above) The bites came thick and
(Below) Two at once was common
(Bottom left) The action was fast and
drink you had to reel the rods in otherwise you’d never get the chance to
do it. It was here that Jim caught his
first carp on my rods, and we spent a
fantastic couple of days fishing in the
company of our amiable host, Pete.
The amenities at Rice Lake are second to none, with around about 30 or
40 five-star cabins each having three
or four bedrooms each, their own
kitchen and living room, flat screen
TV in the living room, and each one
with a boat – the facilities couldn’t


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