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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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   Old Thread  #591 6 Jul 2018 at 8.36am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi all,

just thought I would say hello, recognize some of you from the Anglers Forum (previously CEMEX) where I have been a member for a long time.
look forward to joining in on here.

cheers
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   Old Thread  #590 7 May 2018 at 4.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Welcome to the forum.
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   Old Thread  #589 7 May 2018 at 8.32am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #588 7 May 2018 at 7.59am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hello to everyone.

Been reading and enjoying this forum for months and finally I decided to register as a full member.

I am comming from Bosnia, leave here and fish here, and English is not my native language so I do apologize for any grammar errors I make, be gentle .

I started fishing like when I was 6 years old with my father and fishing since then and that is about 29 years. Last couple years I have dedicated myself in carp fishing and found that hihgly interesting, so much that I consider myself as fanatic.

I love camping, nature, so much that I could make my life in tent and I try to pass that passion to my kids and family.

Hope I will be useful member and my experience will help others on this forum, like many of you have helped me with various questions that have get me on this forum in first place.


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   Old Thread  #587 15 Apr 2018 at 9.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #586 15 Apr 2018 at 1.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi all, not long signed up on here and still figuring out how to use the site, got sick of fb and all the rubbish that gets posted on there. Always fished since a kid but got into my carp fishing about 8 years ago. Manly fish the day tickets around the colne valley, Farlows, Thorney Weir, go over to Linear now and again. Looking forward to chatting about all things carpy.
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   Old Thread  #585 24 Mar 2018 at 9.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Welcome mate and enjoy 😉
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   Old Thread  #584 24 Mar 2018 at 7.15am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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