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Carp in the Midlands

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  • Carp in the Midlands

    Started fishing very late this year, due to illness, bad weather etc.

    At Shatterford, Masters Lake, all I had was 4 bream all day.

    At Barston Lake, 2 Bream, 8 Carp (mirrors & commons), one at 14½lb.

    At Sion Farm Fisheries, in the big lake, 2 Bream, 2 Roach, & 3 Common Carp (5lb, 9 lb, & 7lb). Tried 10mm boilies hair-rigged, without success. Next tried luncheon meat hair-rigged with maggots on the hook which attracted smaller fish. Finally tried 20mm boilies to stop the smaller fish, and after a long wait the carp started to feed. The 9lb was a nice fish, but where were all the 20 pounders?

    I like the large Preston elasticated method feeders with the moulds. I use a 4" hooklength to a size 10 barbless hook with quick-stop hair. So quick to rebait. To all this I add oil-based Spicy Tuna & Chilli liquid. For boilies I like Squid & Octopus, or Spicy Tuna & Chilli, though Strawberry works ok sometimes.



    The 14½lb Carp at Barston Lake.
    Last edited by andypryce; 6 September 2010, 02:49 AM.

  • #2
    nice fish there fella
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    • #3
      Lovely fish, i had my best on a quarter inch cube of Luncheon, it was minute, I was on Preston Feeder with 3" Middy hook link on a 10 hair rig.It is worth trying small meat. I have had a lot of success on it, although i was reluctant at first,thinking i would only get babies, but my mate convinced me and it payed off. Won,t use large meat again. Also found 10mm pineapple boilies and Pepperami also work well where i fish. I trim them down with scissors while they are on the Hair. Tight Lines

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      • #4
        Just lately I was finding 10mm boilies were catching Bream, whereas 20mm seemed to catch the Carp.

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        • #5
          I think it is a feature of each individual pool that the fish adapt certain feeding characteristics to suit their needs.Where a 20mm will catch Carp on your pool, 8mm does the trick where i fish, and visa versa.

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