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   Old Thread  #259 21 Jul 2012 at 1.35pm  0  Login    Register
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hia to all how do you put picture photo on the forum thanks
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   Old Thread  #258 18 Jul 2012 at 2.15pm  0  Login    Register
welcome all noobs!
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   Old Thread  #257 18 Jul 2012 at 1.42pm  0  Login    Register
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Thanks for your great response,

I will try to ask a question in the correct thread next time, or start my own.

Great photos by the way, it has certainly inspired my to try again.
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   Old Thread  #256 18 Jul 2012 at 8.16am  0  Login    Register
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Cheers Andy.
Got to love a bit of Canal Dangling.
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   Old Thread  #255 18 Jul 2012 at 8.01am  0  Login    Register
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Stunning fish Gert.......
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   Old Thread  #254 17 Jul 2012 at 9.49pm  0  Login    Register
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Hi Matthew.

Welcome and are sure you will learn allot on this forum.

Not really the best thread I think to post questions in but seeing as your question stir's up some dear memories I will try to answer you as quickly as I can.

In short Canal's tend to be very shallow, next time you are out take your landing net and poke it into the water in the margin till you find the bottom, this will answer your question I think.
It would generally be the deepest in the middle of the Canal but this won't be much deeper than the margin a couple of feet at best.

Each stretch of the Canal you fish will be different though and will differ in the makup of the bottom but my advise to you would be to pull up your lines when a boat is approaching and to recast it after the boat has passed.

I know this is very frustrating and one of the main reasons apart from the crayfish that I don't fish Canal's much threw the summer no more.
In the colder months the traffic on the Canal's will die down and I find the winter months VERY productive for catching carp from the Canal and best of all the banks will be empty.

You will also find that the carp on the Canal tend to follow the narrow boats down the Canal as the boat turns up the bottom and they love this.
I have had numerous captures just after a boat has passed and then just casting behind the boat.
Give this a try.

Then but definitely not lastly as far as Carp Safety is concerned, much better to rather pull up lines when a boat is approaching than to risk having a cut off and maybe even leaving a baited rig behind in the water for a carp to be picked up.
Remember Carp Safety always first and foremost.

Canal fishing is exciting and one of the best places I think personally to learn to catch Carp.
I hope this helps, tight lines and remember to look after our Canal's.

2 Canal Carp to wet your Appetite.

A Canal 20.

Not alway's about the size but some 'Minters' to be had.

EDIT: My appologies to the mods but the question flooded me with memories.
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   Old Thread  #253 17 Jul 2012 at 1.46pm  0  Login    Register
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Hello Everyone,

I am new to this forum and have a question but don't know where's best to post it, its my first post so this thread seemed appropriate.

I have been fishing on and off for 8 years but over the past 2 years I have been gradually been trying to focus on catching carp.

From reading online I quite like the idea of catching a canal carp, and apparently its good to do this at night. Last night I used my new bivy for the first time and slept on the bank with my fiancée and blanked, best I had was a very small knock. This is fine, my problem is that this morning I hooked into a barge! Fortunately the bloke stopped and wasn't too upset with me. Despite the line being around his rudder he reversed and I rescued everything without any line snapping. The rudder picked the line up from the middle so when my other rod got knotted I could untie both rigs.

My question is why did the boat pick up my line? I had two ledgers out, both with backleads on. The spot I was fishing was a barge turning spot, both rods were cast into this area close to the weeds. My rigs have a 1oz inline lead on the back lead is 1.5oz, are my leads too small?

Any help or advise would be much appreciated.

Sorry for a long first post.
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   Old Thread  #252 15 Jul 2012 at 2.54pm  0  Login    Register
Welcome Guys.
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   Old Thread  #251 15 Jul 2012 at 2.30pm  0  Login    Register
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hi folks new member just saying helow looked on as a guest a lot and just got up the gumption to join hope your all fine and the fishing is the same. regards dadio
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   Old Thread  #250 12 Jul 2012 at 8.58am  0  Login    Register
Morning all,

I've been lurking around these parts for a while now and found peoples impartial views invaluable when lookin for new kit, so i though i'd best say hello!

Fished every week as a kid but as i got into my teens other things took priority. Anyway i've been fishing a week in france every year now for the past 6 years, just a boys holiday really, nothing too serious, but i'm now getting the bug again. Joined a local club with a couple of friends and looking forward to getting back out on the bank

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   Old Thread  #249 9 Jul 2012 at 8.54pm  0  Login    Register
Hi All,

I'm Tom and (was told not to say real age) but around the 15 mark . I live in the east side of England. I carp fished alot when I was slightly younger around 7-13 then gave it up for a while. My brother is slowly introducing it back to me, its not my main hobby but one of my side hobbies that I do every fortnight or so. My biggest catch was a 8lb tench and my biggest carp was a 6lb, I guess they are quite small compare what you must all catch.

I fish off pole at the moment and mainly use lunchonmeat, maggot and sweetcorn but I am looking to move over to rod and do a little night fishing. My brother uses a 16lb carp rod would I be worth investing in the same? Although the lake we are planning on fishing has carp between 10-35lb. Would i need better? Also please could anyone advise me on what else i need for night fishing, alarms, pop up, bollies etc.

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   Old Thread  #248 8 Jul 2012 at 6.12pm  0  Login    Register
Hi all
My names Jerry,
Ive fished since I was 5 or 6 years old and I'm now late 40s. Ive gone from pleasure fishing to specimen fishing to match fishing and have run a small succesfull club. Nowdays I can found match fishing and specimen hunting. Ive had English 30s and now a French Forty thanks to our sponsors Carpe D'or.

Over the last few years Ive been updating tackle and not having pots of money to spend Ive had plenty of good and bad experiances with purchases that Ive made. These are the chief reason for joining the forum to share my views on whats worth missing and whats worth buying. I will offend the haters of TFG gear because Ive had some really good stuff from them, like wise I also have some really good Nash stuff too- I make my purchases by judgement on functionallity/ price...but never by label.

If it works it makes sense.
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   Old Thread  #247 8 Jul 2012 at 1.17pm  0  Login    Register
Hi everyone, my names Dave from Kent, and I've been into carp fishing for about two years now, I've been mainly river fishing since I was a kid and never had too much trouble pulling the smaller species in, but trying to grab a decent carp has been a real struggle
I got hooked into carp fishing by a couple of hardcore Carp anglers at work, and every time we go fishing I seem to either blank or land (according to them) a "pasty" while they pull in some fair sized good'ns on a regular basis, they've briefed me on tips and ideas and told me what tackle I need etc but it makes no difference

I'm not too fussed what I catch as I just like being out relaxing around a lake or a nice river, but it's the friendly stick they keep giving me, saying things like "ALL THE GEAR AND NO IDEA" and ALL THE KIT BUT CANT CATCH SH*T lol

So now my aim is to catch something decent and wipe the smug grins off their faces and shut them up for good, lol so ill be looking and learning from all you forum guys

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   Old Thread  #246 5 Jul 2012 at 5.40pm  0  Login    Register
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No one can see your profile details,only the moderators .
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   Old Thread  #245 5 Jul 2012 at 5.09pm  0  Login    Register
Hi all i'm Danny, just moving up in world from noddy bashing to carp fishing! In afghanistan at the moment with the Army Air Corps so no time on the bank yet! But does give me the time to research all the new kit I need..... watch out for questions in other threads!!

Quick question on profile. Can other members see my address and phone number??
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