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   Old Thread  #12 19 May 2013 at 10.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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hi there,,,i have fished the royalty for many years manly barbel in summer an pike in the winter.
i have had some good fish including my PB common carp from the river of 23lb .
thats was caught from the pipes area around 5 years ago...i have seen a decent shoal of carp here including a rather nice koi.one particular day i did see a hugh carp being a mirror.
this was easy 40lb i would say and hate to say what it could have been.i have caught carp up to 37.5 lb so have some idea of a good fish.
i watched it swim up the margins in only 3 foot off water..i believe there are massive carp and pike that stay in the tidal reaches and only come up every now and then if at all.
same for the pike they feed on sea trout ,mullet and must get to a big size.most seasons a good 30lb fish is caught.when i was carp fishing down there i only new of one guy doing it also..i would think there is huge potential there maybe....good luck
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   Old Thread  #11 6 May 2013 at 2.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i have also heard stories of the same fish being caught in the stour and avon - so they do travel between the rivers via the harbour....
This is the case for some of the larger barbel and also carp.

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   Old Thread  #10 6 May 2013 at 12.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mike have you seen the picture in the window of Davis tackle, upper thirty if I remember correctly. Like yourself my biggest is 25lb common, though had a few ancient mirrors around the twenty pound mark from the royalty. Seen a few pictures of what appear to be thirty plus fish (three) from a certain area where the fish hold up later in the year. I had plans to fish for them myself as had aquired a boat, though moved away from the area. If I go down this summer, I will try and get copies of the pics. Though is unlikey as is all quite hush, hush.
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   Old Thread  #9 6 May 2013 at 12.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mike have you seen the picture in the window of Davis tackle, upper thirty if I remember correctly. Like yourself my biggest is 25lb common, though had a few ancient mirrors around the twenty pound mark from the royalty. Seen a few pictures of what appear to be thirty plus fish (three) from a certain area where the fish hold up later in the year. I had plans to fish for them myself as had aquired a boat, though moved away from the area. If I go down this summer, I will try and get copies of the pics. Though is unlikey as is all quite hush, hush.
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   Old Thread  #8 6 May 2013 at 10.01am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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there always used to be a few carp in the throop stretch - but they are very nomadic as all river carp tend to be.
I havent been down there for a good few years & i know the otters have had a few of the barbel out unfortunately - not sure on how the carp population suffered - if at all....
As mentioned - barbel corner could be a good bet (if they are in the area) or even the mill pool if the water levels are right....
I know throop has done fish to over 20lb in the past.

There also used to be a few nice carp around christchurch - particually from the harbour up to ifford bridge - but again these are extremely nomadic and hard to find let alone catch!

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   Old Thread  #7 6 May 2013 at 8.53am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Guys,would be extremely interested to see photo evidence of said '40s' from the tidal stour or lower Avon! I live in New Milton and have fished both rivers for carp since the mid 80s..but have never caught or seen anything approaching 40lb's.The largest GENUINE carp i know of are a couple of low 30 commons from the royalty,a 29lb mirror caught by Chris Ball from the Stour( have seen pics) and the low 30 common caught by a mullet angler on Christchurch quay many years ago...as mentioned,Throop has a reasonable head of carp,mainly commons to upper 20s,and there was a rumour of a 34lb common caught by Nick Peat from the stretch below beat 3 about 20 years ago,but again it's just 'rumour'! Christchurch harbour has long been touted as the most likely area to produce a giant,and of course anything is possible,however the few resident fish in that area are old,battered commons mainly,and not the right shape or strain of fish to suddenly become monsters.In reality,i believe you are fishing for a few mid doubles and 20s,but with the CHANCE of a slightly bigger one coming along.Personally,the largest i have caught is a 25lb common from the Royalty,and upper doubles from the Stour in Christchurch,but they are incredibly nomadic and it takes a bit of leg work effort to track them down.That said,it's very enjoyable fishing,and you won't find many others bothered to make the effort! If anyone has pics of the mystery 40s then feel free to send them by pm,I'd love to take a look
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   Old Thread  #6 6 May 2013 at 6.27am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for all your replies....I think i will take a drive down to Christchurch and have a chat with Tom in the tackle shop. On his and the tea drinkers advice, i will go and have a look around and bait up a few areas and see what happens.

Thanks Ken > for the Link, I found it very helpful ...Ive got some Pigeon Conditioner from Haith's and I will add some frozen snails, chopped boillies etc to it as well some method mix as groundbait..
Looking forward to the challenge of catching my first river Carp this year
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   Old Thread  #5 5 May 2013 at 6.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i don't think Tom actually owns the shop just manages it,unless he has brought it in the last couple of years, top lad and he does have a good knowledge of the rivers, most of the tea drinkers in there are match anglers who have no interest in the big carp so are useually happy to tell you where they have seen them Kevin has hit the nail on the head with the top spots, with a couple of them areas produceing 40LB+ carp
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   Old Thread  #4 4 May 2013 at 5.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi,

Carp are thin on the ground on Throop these days, due to the otter problem. Though there are still carp there, the better optuion would to be to target beat three and below. There are a fair amount of carp though they are quite nomadic and travel between the Stour and the Avon via Christchurch harbour. IMO, you would better off targetting the lower end of the Royalty on the Avon, if you have aRingwood book this can be night fished as well. Christchurch harbour is also a good bet, though is better fished outside of summer unless you have a boat. In the autumn there are some big fish to be caught from the harbour, though the productive areas can only really be fished by boat-chance of a salt water 40 if you know here to fish. If you want to the Stour beat three and below, try the army camp bridge slack or the area above tuckton bridge.

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   Old Thread  #3 4 May 2013 at 11.34am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Go to Christchurch Angling by the Iford Bridge pub, they sell day tickets and keys to the different stretches of the River. I fished it for years for Barbel and pike mainly but stumbled across the occasional carp but always fished Throop Mill / Barbel corner

Go to Christchurch Angling and ask for Tom (he owns the shop) and will get you set or one of his regulars in the shop having a tea and a natter with him will be able to really help you.
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   Old Thread  #2 4 May 2013 at 8.29am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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This may help with some of your queries.
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   Old Thread  #1 4 May 2013 at 8.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi all, has anyone fished for Carp at Throop Fishery on the river Stour?

I'm interested in having a go but have never fished a river for Carp.

Any advice on where to fish bait and tackle etc would be a great help.

Thanks.
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