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   Old Thread  #55 14 Jan 2021 at 8.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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lucky chap mate.

I'm sure there's decent places about, sadly, a few years ago i simply just lost the love for it and gave up trying.

I really enjoy my yearly trips to mar peche and labyrinth with great people who enjoy the week with me on my whole lake bookings. No one is bothered what anyone else catches and its a just like when one catches, we all share it like we've all caught it. That for me is special.

and yes mate, in all the years ive spent at race tracks and in the paddocks with up to 100 riders, i've NEVER seen any bitching at all, home and abroad. Everyone just gets on and helps each other out should there be any issues from a broken brake lever to an accident.
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   Old Thread  #54 13 Jan 2021 at 3.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I am fortunate Joss, I fish two Syndicate lakes with lovely fish, both have publicity bans and no named glory hunters.

but it is a shame its come to that.

Like you once said before the bitchiness in carp angling is horrendous when compared to the motorcycle racing scene.
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   Old Thread  #53 13 Jan 2021 at 3.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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fair point - i don't do any of them

apart from the lads I've seen on the TV - Hamidi etc. plus Martin Bowler, Matt Hayes and the like - I wouldn't know a 'famous' carper if I hit him accidently with feeder full of maggots...

always have a rod with me when i'm carp fishing to pleasure fish for silvers, perch, whatever else. you'd be surprised how often a passing carp ignores the carp rod and takes the little wigglers instead...

as for the video and the bloke in it - it's a cracking fish and well done to him. much better than a lot of the videos my youtube feed recommends..
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   Old Thread  #52 13 Jan 2021 at 2.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thing is if you're not on social media you dont have those issues
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   Old Thread  #51 13 Jan 2021 at 1.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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far too much info out these day for my liking, no one learns, everyone want instant glory. None of them are anglers, at least not in the true angling sense

Sadly
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   Old Thread  #50 13 Jan 2021 at 1.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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your 100% right mate, but you know when you walk around a lake, and say hello to the angler you dont know, and the ask

"any luck mate?"

their first response is generally summut to do with some crap about being sponsored, team member, im on this or that wonder bait.

at that point i walk away in complete boredom
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   Old Thread  #49 13 Jan 2021 at 1.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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have to agree with that I will be the first one to admit I was in a bad way regarding fishing due to certain circumstances/chasing big ones etc fell out with "normal" fishing, but luckily now I am again just as happy catching perch in the afternoon as catching 60 pounder in the night... pure fun of fishing again, making plans to fish for bream on my local canal here in belgium in spring and learning my girls to pole fish for silver fish, planning weekend family trips to French rivers... fishing truly is great sport/activity if you look at it without pressure...
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   Old Thread  #48 13 Jan 2021 at 12.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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ive had some of the best days fishing with a stick float and a pint of reds.
im only 26 but i strongly believe that 80% of the new so called "carpers" now days couldn't shot a float and plumb the depth!
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   Old Thread  #47 13 Jan 2021 at 11.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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it all changed for me when Maddox wrote that book !!!!!!!!!!

and people that had never known the joys of catching Thames bleak or beautiful coloured Gudgeon or trotted a flowing river catching the lightning biting Dace and plump Roach or Rudd or Chub Barbel or Bream they just wanted a big Carp and so instant carp men appeared
and I ****ed off Sea Fishing for a few years as I was so pissed off with the over night circus
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   Old Thread  #46 13 Jan 2021 at 11.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just ignore all that **** Joss.
To let that ruin your passion is to let commercialism win.
I've fished all kinds of water including circuit waters and I come across these "consultants" all the time. If you can look past the likes and hashtags most of them are sound. Like you, I shudder with embarrassment at the hashtags. My solution is to completely ignore it and just enjoy my fishing. I refuse to cut off my nose to spite my face by letting it ruin what I still love to this day as much as I did 25 years ago.
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   Old Thread  #45 13 Jan 2021 at 11.29am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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the list goes on a tad

waters rammed with carp and the circus turns up
"Promo team" members
hashtaggers
fishing for likes on social media
wanabbes
over sized beanie wearers
instant carpers
Bait consultants ( )
Bloggers
Vloggers
Hoodie collectors
catch a fish at all costs with little or no respect
folded reel handles


I could go on, but i'm sure you get the jist
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   Old Thread  #44 13 Jan 2021 at 11.19am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What's the false carp scene?
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   Old Thread  #43 13 Jan 2021 at 10.51am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I quite liked that video, a very unassuming guy and caught the fish of a lifetime. Certainly seems to be the sort of bloke I wouldn't mind fishing next to.

Isn't it amazing the difference that one pick up made? He would otherwise have gone home fishless and his mate having caught a 70+.



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   Old Thread  #42 13 Jan 2021 at 8.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Agree to a point mate, ive never fished circuit waters, nor will i, i was fishing quite heavily a syndicate water that i loved dearly, then unfortunately as the years passed, some members were let in that caused more hassle than i care to mention and were there for all the wrong reasons and ruined it for me. Since then, ive never found a water where i felt fitted my angling.

Today, i just run my own water with some wonderful people who "get it" I hardly ever wet a line in there and get more pleasure out of looking after it, watches others catch.
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   Old Thread  #41 13 Jan 2021 at 8.43am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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UK angling is what you make of it. If you spend your whole life fishing busy circuit waters then yes, I can see why the appeal can wither. However, if you join a close knit syndicate (a proper one, not a glorified club water) whereby catching anything is a reward, then certainly your UK angling can stay the same if not improve, with a change in outlook.
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   Old Thread  #40 13 Jan 2021 at 8.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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ive had fish to 84lb and 2 x 70's in France, they didn't ruin my UK angling, the whole false carp angling scene in the UK did that.
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   Old Thread  #39 13 Jan 2021 at 8.22am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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its simply to say congrats etc really. The clip wasn't a "big i am" just an account of his experience.

i rarely watch such clips as they do my head in for the reasons i stated above.
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   Old Thread  #38 13 Jan 2021 at 7.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thatís brilliant 😂 all tho I do agree somewhat but I have a pb for each country I donít have a over all pb, best way to do it I found. Else I would never beat my french pb in the uk and I do actually just enjoy catching fish I will always get that feeling just by catching a special fish donít matter if itís a 20lb scaley mirror or a 70lb mirror abroad.

I have a friend tho In work who used to go carp fishing almost every weekend he absolutely loved I never thought he would give it up but he went to France twice have a 74lb mirror and then said he never enjoyed his uk fishing again so he sold everything and hasnít been since, he said catching that big mirror ruined his whole fishing everywhere so couldnít go again
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   Old Thread  #37 12 Jan 2021 at 10.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Always one 🙄
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   Old Thread  #36 12 Jan 2021 at 9.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not the sort of person you'd want to go on holiday with is he?
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   Old Thread  #35 12 Jan 2021 at 9.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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YOU said according to his record, his capture doesn't merit any real consideration.

DONT be such a complete knob ? people can ONLY catch whats in their waters they fish ! and he put the right bait in the right spot at the right time and was rewarded

stupid pathetic comment to make IMHO


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   Old Thread  #34 12 Jan 2021 at 8.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Thinking about it, isn't that fish a bit much?

Catching that would be like going on a boys holiday to Ibiza, going out on the Saturday night and waking up next to Kylie. Your knees might be wobbly all day, but how on earth are you going to recreate that feeling in the future? Probably not back home with Brenda who works on the meat counter at Sainsbury's.
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   Old Thread  #33 11 Jan 2021 at 9.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I always fish alone, but, if I was told I had to fish with him, yeah, absolutely no problem, what a smashing guy
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   Old Thread  #32 11 Jan 2021 at 9.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A man goes on a weeks fishing holiday and catches a good fish. Wether by design or pure luck. Who cares. Why can't you be happy for him?
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   Old Thread  #31 11 Jan 2021 at 9.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I don't understand why accolades are exulted because he is a 'nice guy'. He should be humble because, according to his record, his capture doesn't merit any real consideration. As far as I can make out his only real thought was dropping it short and not lining the bed of bait. The real winners here are Danny Fairbrass, Andy Savage, their grain supplier and capitalism. See it for what it is before it all gets really silly.
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   Old Thread  #30 11 Jan 2021 at 8.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Really enjoyed watching that. Thanks for the heads up. He seams like a decent guy so good for him.

Any other recommendations on other quality material (carp 😜 to watch? seen all the esp stuff which is great.
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   Old Thread  #29 10 Jan 2021 at 10.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fishing in Holland, we have more common carp than mirrors.
So for me mirrors are more special.

But with carp bigger than let say 60lbs or 30 kg, the massive weight suits commons better.

Sometimes those giant mirrors look like having obese, the giant commons look still like proper fish.

And a 96lbs common is true magic.

Never mind of catching a 30kg+ mirror though
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   Old Thread  #28 10 Jan 2021 at 4.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
'wobbly legs all day' Lovely!

This is the video to show non-anglers to help them understand what it's all about, brilliant stuff!
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   Old Thread  #27 10 Jan 2021 at 2.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
So good to see a nice guy catch a great fish and be so matter of fact and humble about it. No Billy big balls and histrionics. Well done to the captor. I'm made up for you mate.
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   Old Thread  #26 10 Jan 2021 at 1.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Actually brought a tear to my eye, the last time that
happened I was watching Lassie 😂
Everythingís already been said , well done that man
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   Old Thread  #25 10 Jan 2021 at 11.06am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Very humble guy. Seen it on the Jag FB page the other day.
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   Old Thread  #24 10 Jan 2021 at 7.00am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Same as that Jerry. Absolutely brilliant.
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   Old Thread  #23 9 Jan 2021 at 10.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Very nice to see a down to earth bloke catch something like that, seemed just like one of us and not a big headed angler. Enjoyed watching that 👍
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   Old Thread  #22 9 Jan 2021 at 9.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I watched it earlier, just so nice when people are just themselves, brilliant

If only everybody was the same, you know, normal!

Donít be a knob head, itís not real and you will come across as a knobhead

Just be your normal nice self
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   Old Thread  #21 9 Jan 2021 at 7.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just incredible what a beautiful massive carp Fairplay to him he only wanted a 40 lol... Always the way when you have a pb it's all just a blur in the moment. Sometimes it takes a while to sink in.. Well done that man and his mate had a 70+..
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   Old Thread  #20 9 Jan 2021 at 5.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Great video, magic fish.
And very humble and honest guy.

No big bla bla story, just enjoying his moment of glory.
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   Old Thread  #19 9 Jan 2021 at 3.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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my thoughts exactly....these clips are normally full of heroics
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   Old Thread  #18 9 Jan 2021 at 3.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Of course they do I was talking about situation where every swim has got mixed bait situation on the bottom not just maize.
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   Old Thread  #17 9 Jan 2021 at 2.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I believe a lot of French Fish Farmers rear there fish on Maize..
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I thought the guys honesty was so refreshing comes across as genuine modest person and I could not be more happy for him
all of us that spend a fortune on a French trip wish for things like this to happen watching this put a very big smile on my face just brilliant
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   Old Thread  #15 9 Jan 2021 at 1.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I was really struck not just at the size but the condition and look of the fish. A very stunning creature.
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   Old Thread  #14 9 Jan 2021 at 1.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What a brilliant video, he certainly comes across as a very genuine and decent bloke and what a fish! Great capture
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   Old Thread  #13 9 Jan 2021 at 12.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What a lovely clip...stunning fish to a very humble chap

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That one is dead now unfortunately
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Great fish and well done to the chap, if you are going to have one fish on a weeks trip must be a great feeling having a fish that size.
I guess the lake will be getting fully booked up already for the next few years.
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Was this beast not registered ?
big un .

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   Old Thread  #9 9 Jan 2021 at 11.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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not sure I am that lucky but you never know
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thanks for doing the link

darkol - feel for you not being able to fish there mate. be sure to post when you eventually do and land the big one eh?
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Excellent. Very humble
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Should be setting my bivvy there today, but corona.... that fish really is immaculate, hope it stays healthy for a long time... it is interesting that it came out so many times on maize, wouldn't say it is getting that big just eating maize... must be really picky eater around boilies.
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Cheers for that. Refreshing to see a normal bloke (not a sponsored Angler) who seems very down to earth get that kind of result. Very y honest interview and an amazing fish
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What a fish and well done to the down to earth angler!
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   Old Thread  #3 9 Jan 2021 at 9.46am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Linky

Awesome fish, and the captor comes across very well, seems a nice down to earth chap
Well done that man
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What a fish. Love the angles that you donít normally see of a fish and it makes you appreciate how big it is
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Apologies if this is a repeat post - my YouTube feed just threw this at me.

96lb common - crikey!

https://youtu.be/CJm_DUTuDYw

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