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   Old Thread  #268 14 Aug 2012 at 3.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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hi all.

I primarily fish for pike on the glacials in the lake district but have some local ponds where i am a member that has a decent carp population. as i have gear that can be used for either fish i'm looking at trying my hand at it. I'll prob just buy ready made rigs to begin with. Is there any particular brand eg fox, korda etc you's lot recommend?
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   Old Thread  #267 14 Aug 2012 at 7.50am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi guys...My first posting...Just like to say hello from Perth Western Australia...and before anyone asks..No we dont kill carp....lol...Lived in Oz since 1990 after imigrating from Prescot on Mersey-side with the wife and kiddies...if it,s not carp it,s not worth talking about..???....Cheers..atb..Paul...
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   Old Thread  #266 13 Aug 2012 at 7.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi all. Recently started my mission to catch a river carp. Forums have helped me no end already thanks everyone.
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   Old Thread  #265 13 Aug 2012 at 7.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
This forum looks excellent. 10/10 i'd say.

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   Old Thread  #264 31 Jul 2012 at 1.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Welcome to the forum dude...

Try posting that in here mate....!
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   Old Thread  #263 30 Jul 2012 at 3.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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hi all i am new to this can u halp me i want to da a spod mix wot can i put in it
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   Old Thread  #262 29 Jul 2012 at 9.16am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Some things you will need headtorch bivvy light two must have items worm change of clothes spare batteries just a fue simple things for a start uf like me you fish alone at night always tell someone where you are and time you will be home hope this may help
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   Old Thread  #261 28 Jul 2012 at 7.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi guys,
Newbie to the forum but not to carping, been fishing properly for 7-8 years now and my pb is a 26lb mirror hoping to smash that this year. Any way i moved to bournemouth about a year ago but havent managed to get much fishing in so would love to know of some decent specimen lakes round here instead of tiddler bashing.
Cheera guys
Matt.
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   Old Thread  #260 21 Jul 2012 at 9.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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As in a profile picture or to post a picture in a thread......
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   Old Thread  #259 21 Jul 2012 at 1.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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hia to all how do you put picture photo on the forum thanks
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   Old Thread  #258 18 Jul 2012 at 2.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
welcome all noobs!
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   Old Thread  #257 18 Jul 2012 at 1.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for your great response,

I will try to ask a question in the correct thread next time, or start my own.

Great photos by the way, it has certainly inspired my to try again.
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   Old Thread  #256 18 Jul 2012 at 8.16am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers Andy.
Got to love a bit of Canal Dangling.
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   Old Thread  #255 18 Jul 2012 at 8.01am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Stunning fish Gert.......
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   Old Thread  #254 17 Jul 2012 at 9.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Matthew.

Welcome and are sure you will learn allot on this forum.

Not really the best thread I think to post questions in but seeing as your question stir's up some dear memories I will try to answer you as quickly as I can.

In short Canal's tend to be very shallow, next time you are out take your landing net and poke it into the water in the margin till you find the bottom, this will answer your question I think.
It would generally be the deepest in the middle of the Canal but this won't be much deeper than the margin a couple of feet at best.

Each stretch of the Canal you fish will be different though and will differ in the makup of the bottom but my advise to you would be to pull up your lines when a boat is approaching and to recast it after the boat has passed.

I know this is very frustrating and one of the main reasons apart from the crayfish that I don't fish Canal's much threw the summer no more.
In the colder months the traffic on the Canal's will die down and I find the winter months VERY productive for catching carp from the Canal and best of all the banks will be empty.

You will also find that the carp on the Canal tend to follow the narrow boats down the Canal as the boat turns up the bottom and they love this.
I have had numerous captures just after a boat has passed and then just casting behind the boat.
Give this a try.

Then but definitely not lastly as far as Carp Safety is concerned, much better to rather pull up lines when a boat is approaching than to risk having a cut off and maybe even leaving a baited rig behind in the water for a carp to be picked up.
Remember Carp Safety always first and foremost.

Canal fishing is exciting and one of the best places I think personally to learn to catch Carp.
I hope this helps, tight lines and remember to look after our Canal's.

2 Canal Carp to wet your Appetite.

A Canal 20.


Not alway's about the size but some 'Minters' to be had.


EDIT: My appologies to the mods but the question flooded me with memories.
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