• Another 3 hour session - Isla Baits blog

    The other night I managed to squeeze in a very short 3 hour session on the day ticket gravel pit due to fish at the syndicate still spawning.I turned up and scanned the water, also asking a few angler ...

    Monday, 08 June 2015
  • Lancashire team catch report - 22 April 2015

    After a hard day session at Bradshaw hall fishery Bolton I'm glad to say I caught this stunning 14lb mirror carp on the Isla signature range. I baited my area with half a kilo of Signature and within ...

    Tuesday, 28 April 2015
  • Short ISLA success - 06 May 2015

    On short day sessions, keeping light and always on the move is vital in the success of my fishing says Andrew Barnard. Being able to move quickly to showing fish definitely improves my catch rate. ...

    Tuesday, 28 April 2015
  • Woods Lake in France with some Scottish Carp Group members

    On a recent trip to Woods lake in France by some Scottish Carp Group members resulted in a very successful week with 160 Carp caught. Included in this was  1 x fifty and 10 x 40’s  and 33 x ...

    Tuesday, 28 April 2015
  • Bradshaw Halls Fisheries - 20TH feb 2015

    Lancashire Isla Baits fishermen: Mike Delves, Joe Delves, Ryan Hamer. It started off as a bitterly cold day on the bank at Bradshaw hall fisheries but it was briskly warmed up by a nice mirror j ...

    Sunday, 22 February 2015
  • Hall Farm - October 2014

    Having planned to fish a new lake with the new Signature bait range this morning we arrived at Marsh View lakes to find that an Open match had taken away the chance to fish so we headed to a known lak ...

    Monday, 16 February 2015
  • Scottish Carp Group AGM

    Isla baits first invite to the Scottish Carp Group AGM was a success and the members quickly have taken advantage of the association made between Isla and SCG which sees all members obtain large disco ...

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014
  • First time out on Isla baits Tigernut bait

    First time out on Isla baits Tigernut bait. It wasn’t particularly cold, but with estate lake being around 4ft deep with little variants, the water temp had dropped and fish had slowed down. I c ...

    Wednesday, 03 December 2014
View more blog entries


Latest articles and information direct from the Isla Baits official website.

Bradshaw Halls Fisheries - 20TH feb 2015

  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Print

Lancashire Isla Baits fishermen: Mike Delves, Joe Delves, Ryan Hamer.

It started off as a bitterly cold day on the bank at Bradshaw hall fisheries but it was briskly warmed up by a nice mirror just as were setting up. It fell to Ryan’s rig which was baited with a drilled out Isla boilie, popped up around 1 inch off the bottom. It was quickly pictured and safely released and just as we started to settle down again Ryan’s right hand rod screamed off again! This time it was a feisty common which fell to the same tactic using the lethal Isla signature boilie. Just as we were pausing for breath after an amazing 30 minutes Yes you guessed it Ryan’s rod roared off again .. (3 carp in 45 minutes!)


As soon as the action had started the fish turned off completely. After an hour passed Dad and I sat wondering if that was it for the day and the possibility of blanking started to creep into view ..

Changing tactics we threw out a few Isla signature freebies and recast with PVA stringers. 

It was not long after when Dad’s left hand rod screamed off and bent around nearly pulling the rod pod over and battle commenced. 10 minutes later and victory was ours and with a new PB for dad 25.5lb ….. Amazing!!

After celebrating with a few trophy photos we released the fish which we later found out was the lakes biggest!


The day could have ended right there to be honest and logged as one of our best days winter fishing but an hour or so later my rod roared into life and I got my new PB as well 22.5lb.

Winter fishing has never been so good…. Check out the ‘Isla signature’!


Written by Joe Delves.

  • Polaroid 10A
    angler 8
  • Polaroid 1

  • Polaroid 3
    angler 2
  • Polaroid 4
    angler 3
  • Polaroid 5
    angler 4
  • Polaroid 6
    angler 5
  • Polaroid 7
    angler 6
  • Polaroid 9
    angler 7

BEST CATCHES - Click to view


Custom fitted vans available through Isla van conversions, adapted and styled to suit individual needs and requirements in your carp fishing.


Click to follow ISLABAITS.COM on facebook, twitter, youtube and instagram.