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    The fishery I frequent is stuffed with carp, I for one never fish for them.
    Silvers are my bag. I have on a regular basis fished for everything and yes carp have put their noses in.
    The silver fishing has really exploded in commercials even though there's a lot of Ide in my chosen fishery, not my favourite fish. There are also aa good mix of roach, skimmers, and chub besides the dirty carp.
    I have much more fun catching silver fish rather than carp.
    The only trouble is if I fish with casters I need 3pts a session, in some cases even 4pts when the fish are up in the water where they generally are.
    Fishing on average 3 times a week is expensive to keep fish coming.
    Of course I could just buy a pint of maggots and catch next to nothing. Fishing would be cheaper but is sitting waiting for the odd fish to slip up really fishing, not to me it isn't.
    I don't match fish now but still use match style methods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayner View Post
    The fishery I frequent is stuffed with carp, I for one never fish for them.
    Silvers are my bag. I have on a regular basis fished for everything and yes carp have put their noses in.
    The silver fishing has really exploded in commercials even though there's a lot of Ide in my chosen fishery, not my favourite fish. There are also aa good mix of roach, skimmers, and chub besides the dirty carp.
    I have much more fun catching silver fish rather than carp.
    The only trouble is if I fish with casters I need 3pts a session, in some cases even 4pts when the fish are up in the water where they generally are.
    Fishing on average 3 times a week is expensive to keep fish coming.
    Of course I could just buy a pint of maggots and catch next to nothing. Fishing would be cheaper but is sitting waiting for the odd fish to slip up really fishing, not to me it isn't.
    I don't match fish now but still use match style methods.
    Why do casters score better than maggots? Any tips on avoiding the carp?

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    And the carp in most commercials also have terrible mouth damage. Another reason I don't like to fish for them.

    I like carp, but proper carp, at a proper venue, with carping gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antiquea View Post
    I like carp, but proper carp, at a proper venue, with carping gear.
    What on earth is a proper Carp/proper venue/carping gear?

    I reckon you are just a wind up merchant.
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    I know three carp waters , I fish all three at times , one is an easy runs water in Lincolnshire, another commercial in Derbyshire and a carp complex near the Notts border. They all get loads and loads of bait fed in by the visiting carp/match/session guys that helps bring on other species to a bigger size than they would reach under more normal circumstances and are unwanted by the mainstream anglers.
    A big big plus in my book!

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    some good opinions, i dont mind catching a few carp but i much prefer the other species. mentioning canal anglers there was a match on a local canal a few months back with 147 anglers fishing it, there are quite a few anglers now fishing the canals with often 40 plus entering

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    I do think we have lost the art of striking, with the bolt rig and all? In my case not a bad thing as I can miss bites on the float better than anyone, about a minute behind most dips. But seriously in the pre-bolt days it did get your heart racing missing a few bites had you hanging over the rod in anticipation, a little sad I think?

    Rich.

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    I should add I think the commercials are worth a visit in winter (something I planned to do this season) as some are stuffed with big Roach and Perch that in summer don't get a look in. Any experience anyone, winter fishing on commercials?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dicky123 View Post
    I do think we have lost the art of striking, with the bolt rig and all? In my case not a bad thing as I can miss bites on the float better than anyone, about a minute behind most dips. But seriously in the pre-bolt days it did get your heart racing missing a few bites had you hanging over the rod in anticipation, a little sad I think?

    Rich.
    Sorry Richard but there have always been methods that are self hooking and well before the bolt rig was popularised, those 3 ft twitches from Barbel were because the fish was hooked, tight lines on running leads were self hooking if they were not where did those handle churners come from? Tow can cause a free running lead set up to become self hooking, fishing close in with the reel line tight to a float that is set almost dead depth can be self hooking.
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    Yes I do like to fish carp free waters

    All of the local fisheries near me are full of carp which is shame and can be a pain and being pushed on to the general angler like it or not. Its a case of if I want to fish near home I have to put up with them.

    I do catch carp but they are not my favourite fish or targeted fish

    I will travel miles to fish a fishery or canal, river to catch Tench, Crucians, Chub, or to be able to fish light for Roach, Rudd where there are NO carp.
    Last edited by chrissh; 01-07-2018 at 18:21.
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