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    Budgie Burgess Guest

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    What with pole cups being used to place carp baits and rigs in tight areas and now this great idea it wont be long before a pole is a standard part of the specialist carp anglers armoury!

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    jason fisher Guest

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    not likely what is this obsession with using poles to catch fish for which they are unsuitable it used to be called a roach pole for a good reason.

    i do own a pole though use it regularly to catch some lovely roach especially on the pain in the a@@ days when the winds playing havoc with your float rod

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    I use me pole a lot on the rivers for placing end tackel right under the snags (Brilliant).

    I would not be surprised at all if the Barbel record was caught by somebody using a pole. What would the Barbel police make of that I wonder?

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    jason fisher Guest

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    it's a good idea if your only using the pole cup to place the bait in some where you couldn't realistically cast to without leaving end tackle in bushes all day.
    but not if your trying to land them using the pole

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    Nick Austin Guest

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    Poles unsuitable for CARP Jason?......i'm no expert, and have no intention of fishing with a pole, but there are certainly poles available that will land fair sized carp, they are super tough and elasticated with bungee chords!...lol...

    Composite materials used for pole making in autoclaves are have an extreemly high level of strenght.

    Budgie, Iv'e been fishing several times when i thought to myself "****, if i had a really long pole i could drop bait on top of em!...." is that what you mean, purely as a baiting device?...

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    jason fisher Guest

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    i know you can use a pole with 20's elastics to land quite big carp from the commercial lakes but that's not proper fishing to me. It's a case of just because you can do it doesn't mean you have to. whats next that silly situation of people going for 50lb + fish on the pole. oh yeah i forgot it has already happened.

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    A pole balanced correctly with the right elastic/power gum etc is capable of landing just about any normal fish in this country and quickley to. Only downside is the distance you can fish at.

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    Oh, I forgot to mention that its great fun too.

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    Budgie Burgess Guest

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    The article I was refering to was about using a pole to suspend a floater rig attached to a carp outfit.Carp anglers for a fair few years now have been using poles to "cup" out both free baits and baited rigs (once again attached to a carp out fit) into otherwise inacsessable places.That is what I meant.However I must disagree with Jason about poles themselves not being suitable to catch carp on.Just go down to the nearest commercial where the size of fish has got out of hand and watch how easily and quickly the match boys get upper doubles in.Not every ones cup of tea of course but a perfectly legitimate way of catching carp.

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    Dave Rothery Guest

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    if you read it again jason, the pole is only for holding the bait. the rig then detaches and you play the fish on normal carp gear.

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