Ritchie McDonald Mindset film out now!

A look into the mindset of Ritchie McDonald and how he went about catching the biggest and most sought after carp in the country.

When it comes to targeting and catching known big carp, few have been as successful at it over the years as Ritchie McDonald, and back in the 1980s and 90s, it seemed as though no fish were safe once he turned up on a venue!

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This Mindset film takes a look at his approach to targeting individual big fish, and the importance of learning how that particular carp behaves and where it likes to live and swim, in order to give himself the best chance possible of catching that particular one.

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This film features some amazing old footage of when Ritchie caught Bazil from Yateley North Lake, having worked out the patrol route that it was regularly using, and at the time it was one of the most sought after, and largest, carp in the UK. This was just one of the iconic captures which set Ritchie apart from others, and many of the biggest fish in the country ended up falling to his rods.

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These days Ritchie can be found on the banks of the Embryo Angling Norton Disney complex of lakes, in Lincolnshire, and where he still employs similar boilie fishing tactics to those that have served him so well over the years.

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He talks about why he likes to spread his bait around and just fishes boilies, which he believes tend to pick out the bigger carp, using a catapult or throwing stick to bait an area and then fishing his rods to it, or ideally just off of it as he has found this tactic often produces a better average size of fish as compared to fishing in the middle of the baited area.

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This film is a great insight into the mindset of one of an angler who has been at it for decades and has fished for some of the hardest carp to catch in the country.

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