CarpForum - Fishing Forum
  Already registered? [Log-In]  New user? [Register]

Want 11,000+ anglers a day to see your product or service?  Click HERE to see how
Home Who's Online Member List Gallery Downloads Fish Ins Weather
Rules / Usage Help / FAQs Search Articles The Carp Shop
  New Posts: 0
   Personal bests
 [Log-In]  [Register] 
jason_h is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of jason_h (Jason)
jason_h
Posts: 60
   Old Thread  #39 6 Apr 2021 at 1.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #38
Nice GTs, I wish everybody could hook into one at least once in their life to see what a proper fight is like !!

Mine would have to be :

1. 12lb Tigerfish, always dreamed of catching these one day since watching a JW program
2. 6lb 4 Chub from a tiny local river
3. 85lb Roosterfish
4. 100lb Almaco Jack
5. 170lb Blue Shark
Bristolsaint40 is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of Bristolsaint40 (Damian)
Bristolsaint40
Posts: 83
   Old Thread  #38 6 Apr 2021 at 8.55am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #37
450lb Blue Marlin
Goose is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of Goose (Glenn)
Contact details supplied to MODs
Goose
Posts: 10427
   Old Thread  #37 4 Apr 2021 at 9.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #31
Some huge roach, perch, tench and eels in the southern pits that on the whole aren't fished for and the Bream potential I've seen carpers chuck 14lb plus fish back without even wanting to net them never mind weigh them.
ocelot is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of ocelot (Ocelot)
ocelot
Posts: 1361
   Old Thread  #36 4 Apr 2021 at 9.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #34
That's what good anglers do, crash burn and learn whilst respecting their quarry and environment. Sure you'll get amongst what you're after situations allowing.

I'd take that Thames (The Weaver would be better as it's nearer) carp on conventional carp gear any day mate



wandle1 is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of wandle1 (Adam)
Contact details supplied to MODs
wandle1
Posts: 5384
   Old Thread  #35 4 Apr 2021 at 9.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
A 12lb common,yes thats right, I have had literally 000s of carp,but that 12lb common,from a ressi up the road from me..see ,its an acidic moorland lake,with no course fish present .

Until ,the late 70s,early 80s when my parents split up and father put 80 small carp into 117 acres of wilderness...

One day,a few year ago,I seen these black shapes,on the back end of the lake,I spent a lot of time there,that 12lber won't be forgotten..was it one of my long passed fathers?..I will never know..interestingly I met John Sidley from the Midlands eel fishing it once years ago..wow..!!


2lb Cornish grayling
3lb.12 perch..just few examples
noj is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of noj (Noj)
Contact details supplied to MODs
noj
Posts: 10176
Social photographer...
   Old Thread  #34 4 Apr 2021 at 8.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #33
As you well know mate itís like nothing on earth Even on a stout spinning rod 47kg mustíve been like stopping a Land Rover, well trying to...
Cost me £1400 on 2 broken sage rods and about 4 lines before I realised I knew nothing and got some pointers from a couple of locals, apparently I was shark bait wading where I took the missus first time
The aforementioned offspring mean itíll be a while before the next attempt!
Agree re size and experience. Have had some fish in double or even single figures that with all due respect to carp angling, could not be bettered with what I am aware is still alive. Unless I had an unknown dinosaur from the Thames as black as your hat on single maggot and 2lb bottom
ocelot is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of ocelot (Ocelot)
ocelot
Posts: 1361
   Old Thread  #33 4 Apr 2021 at 8.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #32
Top angling that Noj, what a scrap that must've been

Had GT's to 47kg but not on a fly rod! Proper bruisers of the ocean. Think around 98 did a 36 hour trip for broadbill on the fly, hadn't been done before, teased a couple up but no luck. Two weeks later a well known angler called Jeremy Block managed to achieve the feat on the same boat with the same skipper, a good friend of mine Richard Moller. He's now head ranger and helicopter pilot in Tsavo game reserve. Great angling by all involved. Pb's too me are the whole thing not just the weight.
noj is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of noj (Noj)
Contact details supplied to MODs
noj
Posts: 10176
Social photographer...
   Old Thread  #32 4 Apr 2021 at 5.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #30
157* for me
2 baby boys (not me personally, I just supplied the raw materials)
And an estimated 30kg GT unguided with a fly rod.. donít think Iíll better that experience before I pop my clogs
vinniecole has used site within the last 10 mins
View the profile of vinniecole (Vinnie)
Contact details supplied to MODs
vinniecole
Posts: 4590
   Old Thread  #31 4 Apr 2021 at 4.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #15
Thatís a huge perch
frothey is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of frothey (Dave)
Contact details supplied to MODs
frothey
Posts: 2692
   Old Thread  #30 3 Apr 2021 at 7.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #29
Mine in a league game is 54*, but my sons is 220* off 100 balls. Talent obviously not from me........
Frenzy is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of Frenzy (Joss)
Contact details supplied to MODs
Frenzy
Posts: 9909
[ MODERATOR ]
   Old Thread  #29 3 Apr 2021 at 5.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #28
PB's, now there a subject. Difficult to choose really

perch 3.14
pike 24.10
Tench 9.14
Roach 2.2
Rudd 2lb
Carp UK 48.12
Carp france 84.4
Enut is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of Enut (Paul)
Contact details supplied to MODs
Enut
Posts: 1357
   Old Thread  #28 3 Apr 2021 at 11.04am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #27
A true wildie of about 8lb, back in about 1978 when I was 13.

It absolutely decimated a quite big set of lily pads in front of me as it tore through them and took about 15 minutes to land on my Bruce &Walker MkIV rod and Mitchell 300 reel.

Sadly there don't appear to be many true wildies left now.
tight-line-lew is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of tight-line-lew (Lewis)
Contact details supplied to MODs
tight-line-lew
Posts: 551
   Old Thread  #27 2 Apr 2021 at 8.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #26
My first 20lb pike from the fen drains
oldbeal is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of oldbeal (Sean)
Contact details supplied to MODs
oldbeal
Posts: 793
   Old Thread  #26 2 Apr 2021 at 7.12am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #25
My personal best is a 79lb 8oz mirror from holme fen
tomsher01 is not surfing CarpForum at the moment
View the profile of tomsher01 (Tom)
Contact details supplied to MODs
tomsher01
Posts: 858
   Old Thread  #25 31 Mar 2021 at 12.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In reply to Post #1
my pb is 28lb2 and was caught in a haul of fish over 2/3 summers when I seemed upon a huge edge on a lightly fished reservoir... the edge involved a ton of effort several mid 20s in immaculate condition, some proper warriors and amazing memories... since then I've moved to a place with no stock record and absolutely loving the challenge biggest so far 13lb but a great fish
Page: 1 of 4  
  
  © Copyright 2002-2021  -  www.CarpForum.co.uk contact : webmaster@carpforum.co.uk