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   Old Thread  #1000  31 Mar 2011 at 4.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #605 30 Dec 2018 at 3.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi
lads and lasses, am new to the forum , been fishing many years, match and pleasure, started collecting carp gear about 3 years ago and am almost there, just need a set of all round rods (if there is such a rod) been using a second hand set of wychwoods, have been surfing the site and am amazed at the info on it, keep it coming.
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   Old Thread  #604 29 Dec 2018 at 11.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Greetings. My job took up a great deal of time and energy so I think I spent as much time lurking on this forum as did I did on the bank, learning things I didnít have the opportunity to try out. Recently my employer decided that they didnít want my time and energy any more and gave me the rest of my life off. Iím very excited about the year ahead. Even paid for a Ringwood ticket and plan to get my moneyís worth out of it.
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   Old Thread  #603 19 Dec 2018 at 6.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi all, recently joined this forum after getting back into fishing last year after a 25 year hiatus! I must admit to having become obsessed with carp fishing all over again & canít really understand why I originally stopped. I guess life got in the way!

Now living near Reading, Iím spoilt for choice when it comes to quality carp fisheries within a short distance of home.

Itís been a interesting learning curve so far & I still have much to learn, but Iíve managed to put a few on the bank this year so canít complain!

I look forward to contributing to the discussions here & hopefully picking up some useful info too.
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   Old Thread  #602 19 Nov 2018 at 7.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hello, I've just recently joined the Forum so thought it only polite to introduce myself.
I'm Andy and have only recently returned to Carp Fishing after a near 15 year lay off.
Originally from Essex, now living in Norfolk since 2008.
Work, Marriage and Family Life seem to take up most of my time, I try to get out on the bank at least once a week, but just day sessions at the moment.
I've been fishing a local lake and catching on a regular basis which is always a confidence boost when trying old and new rigs, techniques and baits.
I now feel ready to try a harder water hopefully to try and land one of the bigger lumps it holds.
But just enjoying getting back to it all and stealthily sneaking the new items of gear and tackle into the shed on a regular basis without the mrs noticing.....
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   Old Thread  #601 8 Nov 2018 at 10.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi all, not new to carp fishing, quite the opposite but, still willing to learn.
I was a member here a long time ago but lost all my details, so I thought Iíd sign up again and maybe bump into some old mates, although they all, or mostly all seem to be long gone!
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   Old Thread  #600 26 Oct 2018 at 5.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hello, skinnywhite! Welcome to the forum as well! From a fellow newbie.
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   Old Thread  #599 22 Oct 2018 at 10.59am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi! New guy here, great to have found this carp fishing discussion forum. I'm hoping to learn more from the other members here. Whenever I'm taking a break from this particular interest, I'm usually found at home, watching my Pomeranian relax in one of his dog beds and watching TV with the wife and kids. Such a simple, yet, happy life. Have a nice day!
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   Old Thread  #598 21 Oct 2018 at 3.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hello there, new to the forums so just thought id drop a message here and say hello...hello
Ive been fishing since i was young up until 3 or so years ago, mostly for carp for the last 20 years. Im no big fish man by any stretch of the imagination...anyway...
i live in south manchester and and am looking for some waters within 20/30 minutes drive, preferably with night fishing, ultimately a club to join?
I will have have a root around myself on this site to see if i can find venues and clubs myself i just thought you good people could point a thread or two out to help as im not the best reader.
anyway, thanks for reading and hello again

looking forward to tight lines
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   Old Thread  #597 16 Sept 2018 at 9.39am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A 'just being there' angler
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   Old Thread  #596 15 Sept 2018 at 3.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Folks!

Not sure I have posted on this thread, so apologies if Iím repeating myself!

Iím a noddy arm chair carp angler!

Arm chair, because due to my current Mental Health problems I canít leave the house for more than 15 minutes. Otherwise I get the shakes, sweat profusely and get a severe stutter whic is all so embarrassing so I rarely get out. Not carp fished for ages.

Iím a noddy because my fishing luggage doesnít match. Neither do all my rods and reels. I still use monkey climbers. I donít have my rods close to the ground or tight together and in the same place.

My biggest fish (well the one that sticks in the memory) is 15.75 lbs, which I caught at fishers pond which I caught in 1993. However my photo album says I caught a 16.25lber the following year but I have no recollection of that fish.

I have only seen one twenty on the bank, when I used to cycle to Keston ponds and fish the top lake. A man and his family bought down an old bathtub which was filled with a pink soulution (reminded me of potassium permanganate from chemistry lessons) in which was the biggest carp I had ever seen in the flesh. He said it was 20lbs and that he would break my legs if I caught it. I think that fish went on to become ďthe petĒ.

My main carp tactic is to pub chuck a rod out and fish another in the margins using float fishing tactics lift style with corn, meat or paste.

I only fish 2 rods but that may well change now you can get a 3 rod licence.

I fish with rods ďon churnĒ

I donít fish zigs.

Floating crust is my go to floater fishing bait.

Iím stuck in the 90ís carp fishing zone, and canít get my head a round modern carp fishing.

I have used shelf life boilies in fact I have some spicy shrimp and prawn which have been soaking fir over 5 years now. However I prefer to make my own. A pound of bait is enough for me. I feel making your own bait is part of the whole carp fishing experience although Iím no way an expert. I guess thatís why I tie my own trout flies too.

I donít own a spod rod, and my marker rod was never used and was recommissioned as great mackerel catching machine until it broke.

I donít post on here that frequently, only when something has been rattling around in my brain which has me searching for answers.

I am fascinated by bait and flavours ever since I made my own in the early 90ís

Although I would love to hook a 20 lber, I would much rather catch lots of singles and doubles on my 1.75lb test curve John Wilson rod, or my 1.75lb korum neoteric. They are carbon rods do I guess I lose noddy points there...

I donít own a rod above 2.75lb TC. Might have to check that.

My carp fishing chair is an old camping job from millets.

What else.....

I enjoy noddy bashing for other fish and usually only have the one rod out for carps

Iím a Delkim user. Not sure this makes me a noddy, but.....

Most of my fishing takes place in my dream world when Iím asleep.

I have never had the nack of catching a lot of carp in the past In real life, but for some strange reason Iím much better beach fishing. Canít seem to go wrong there (apart from trying to catch a bass from west bay pier - 14 blanks and counting!)

Oh I also am fascinated by carp rigs. I have loads of different ones tied up that I will probably never used but like bait making it brings back memoryís and is part of the process.

I wish I had a good thinking mind like the likes of Frank Warwick who can come up with a different idea and not be afraid of not following the crowd.

I donít have a carbon landing net.

I donít have chest waders and get in the water for release shots. Strange that because as a trout fisherman, waders can be useful - also for beach fishing too. In fact the only time Iím in the water is when I fall in.

I donít own a sandwich toaster. Pot noddles and tinned stuff do me proud.

My bivvy is a rather battered Rod Hutchinson amorphous (I think) with ally poles. I bought it in the 90,s from pence angling and it cost a months salary at the time I think.

I have never fished abroad - again, not sure that makes me a noddy.

The most bait I have ever put in whilst fishering was probably 2lbs of home made.

What else to bore you with?

No dvds or radio for me when fishing. I just like to soak in the atmosphere and let my mind wander. I have read a few books though when on the bank. Tim Paisleyís Carp season is a winner.

Iím not doing any social media atm as I find it makes my mental health worse, but I do have twitter and Facebook accounts.

I think Iím a ďjust being thereĒ kind of angler (well not being there atm I know) although catching is nice, atmosphere is just as important. I guess if I felt the lead down, used deeper pro or fish spy it might up my catch rate rather than the usual pub chuck.


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   Old Thread  #595 10 Sept 2018 at 7.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi All,

New to the forum looking around lots of knowledge going about. Brilliant

Been carping since I was a wee nipper so about 20 years.

I try and get out as much as I can day sessions, night sessions 48hrs whatever I can.

Good to be here.

Daz
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   Old Thread  #594 3 Aug 2018 at 8.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi all,
New to the forum so thought I'd say Hi. I've been carp fishing for 20+ years now mainly around Hampshire and southern France. Like all of us, I don't get to go fishing as much as I would like, but still appreciate the times when I do get a chance to get out!!
Looking forwards to being part of this fourm! Looks like a gold mine of all things carpy!
All the best
Mark
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   Old Thread  #593 29 Jul 2018 at 6.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi,

I'm new to the forum, and fishing generally.

Picked it up over the last 4 years, however I have really come a long way in the last year, fishing trickier waters than I probably should but wanted to challenge myself. (resulted in many blanks )

Now have a better idea of goals and what I want to target. 12 year old son tends to tag along most of the time. (he loves it)

Anyhow, nice to meet you all

Tight lines
Hicksy

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   Old Thread  #592 6 Jul 2018 at 1.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wellcome to the forum James
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