First time carp fishing

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First time carp fishing

Post by Alan_dalton » Sun Jun 09 2019 15:49

Had a go for the carp today for the first time with George for a couple hours this morning. Fished a small private lake we found that's not been fished. One happy boy. Two wild carp caught on maggots. Second one had had a lucky escape from an otter.
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Post by Nobby C » Sun Jun 09 2019 16:09

I'm not being pedantic and your boy would have been chuffed to bits but they're not wildies per se, but fished for in an environment to suit, who cares about their gene pool. Great isn't it, finding an unfished water?

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Re: First time carp fishing

Post by Happy Hayes » Sun Jun 09 2019 17:34

Nice one Alan
Congratulations to both of you
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Re: First time carp fishing

Post by Alan_dalton » Sun Jun 09 2019 17:47

Happy Hayes wrote:
Nice one Alan
Congratulations to both of you
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Re: First time carp fishing

Post by ChrisWales » Sun Jun 09 2019 20:01

Brill, he'll remember that forever, top dadding :)

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Re: First time carp fishing

Post by Happy Hayes » Sun Jun 09 2019 22:54

What weight were they Alan
They look a Nice size .,and caught on Maggots too.
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Re: First time carp fishing

Post by Alan_dalton » Mon Jun 10 2019 06:34

Happy Hayes wrote:
What weight were they Alan
They look a Nice size .,and caught on Maggots too.
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Small by today's standards, one was 14lb the other just under 14. Good sport though for a few hours fishing and my lad was chuffed to bits. Next thing were going try is night fishing which the boys will love. Bit of an adventure for them! His Harry Potter T-shirt got covered in slime so that's his new lucky fishing t shirt now!

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Post by Happy Hayes » Mon Jun 10 2019 07:30

Alan_dalton wrote:
Happy Hayes wrote:
What weight were they Alan
They look a Nice size .,and caught on Maggots too.
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Small by today's standards, one was 14lb the other just under 14. Good sport though for a few hours fishing and my lad was chuffed to bits. Next thing were going try is night fishing which the boys will love. Bit of an adventure for them! His Harry Potter T-shirt got covered in slime so that's his new lucky fishing t shirt now!
And hopefully more slime to come. :thumbs:
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Re: First time carp fishing

Post by Mattjb » Mon Jun 10 2019 10:33

That's great fish for first carp, my biggest is only around that size though I've haven't fished for them much. Went fishing with Holly my 7 year old yesterday, she had 2 carp but not as big as that at around 4lb. She lost a few though, she ended up flat on her back when the hook pulled on one fish which made us laugh!

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Re: First time carp fishing

Post by Alan_dalton » Mon Jun 10 2019 17:51

Mattjb wrote:
That's great fish for first carp, my biggest is only around that size though I've haven't fished for them much. Went fishing with Holly my 7 year old yesterday, she had 2 carp but not as big as that at around 4lb. She lost a few though, she ended up flat on her back when the hook pulled on one fish which made us laugh!
Good times :thumbs:

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Re: First time carp fishing

Post by Ratty46 » Wed Jun 12 2019 12:51

after getting bored of chasing urban ghosts, i have decided to raget the most abundant urban species, Carp!

Floats only for me as much as possible , they dont half fight some!

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Re: First time carp fishing

Post by Mark Phillips » Mon Jun 17 2019 19:07

Nobby C wrote:
I'm not being pedantic and your boy would have been chuffed to bits but they're not wildies per se, but fished for in an environment to suit, who cares about their gene pool. Great isn't it, finding an unfished water?
Well, you sort of are being pedantic or you'd not have posted the comment :wink: To be fair to Alan, if you read what he's written, he clearly means 'wild' as in not fished for? I've caught true wildies from a water that at one time was 100% unpolluted with any other strain of carp. The same water in fact that a certain Jack Hilton once fished for wildies. Biggest fish were barely nudging doubles, but they were like little bars of gold and fought like tigers... anyway, enough of the willy waving... super pictures Alan and a great day for the lad. Well done both :clap:

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Re: First time carp fishing

Post by Dave Horton » Thu Jun 20 2019 06:47

Top stuff Alan!

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Re: First time carp fishing

Post by Crackoff » Thu Jun 20 2019 18:41

Nice one Alan :thumbs:

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