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   Old Thread  #18 11 Apr 2011 at 3.45pm  0  Login    Register
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good for you mate, welcome back
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   Old Thread  #17 11 Apr 2011 at 2.58pm  0  Login    Register
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1st post on the forum. I'm just getting back into freshwater fishing after a 15 year break!
I had my 1st sesh yesterday and managed a nice carp!
I'm oficially hooked again!
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   Old Thread  #16 11 Apr 2011 at 1.17pm  0  Login    Register
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Good morning all!

Well looks like afternoon to most

Going on my first carp hiatus in about ten years, leaving the Chicago area for South Carolina 4/14 this is where I have my most found memories of carp outings. In my younger days carp tournaments in pay lakes was a great time had, the really big fish came from the Hartwell Lake reservoir and the smaller Broadway Lake. Both lakes We have the common, grass and a mirror population the mirror being much smaller and not even sure how they got in the lakes? Colors range from a muddy rusty gold, the sleek silver look and some blacks. My biggest in 30 years has been a 49 pounder from the Broadway lake in 1984

Reading this forum my entire carping differs from the rigs, baits, strategy etc. than I am used to, you may even call it simple?

Rigs: Zebco 33 on a 6'6 ugly stick rod, wound with 12 pound test Stren yellow gold florescent line, a dual swivel with eagle claw 2/0 snelled hooks (2)

Ground Spike rod holders

Baits: Whole kernel canned corn, dough balls made with simple loafs of bread and maybe some commercial pack baits?

Now back in pay lake competitions we went through all sorts of concoctions rice mixtures, cereals, and a variety of condiments.

I will do some series pics and videos of the trip mid April is a great carp time in South Carolina.
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   Old Thread  #15 11 Apr 2011 at 12.53pm  0  Login    Register
Hello everyone.
New to this site and have just returned to fishing after 20 years messing about with music and doing all nighters of a different kind.
Looking forward to some warm weather and fish on the bank.
Hope to speak with you all soon.
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   Old Thread  #14 10 Apr 2011 at 5.49pm  0  Login    Register
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Hi guys, 1st time here and already found some great information and tips. Just got myself some new gear to have a play with at the end of this week

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   Old Thread  #13 9 Apr 2011 at 4.51pm  0  Login    Register
hi all

and thanks for the advice, tips and views i've picked up already

tight lines peeps
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   Old Thread  #12 8 Apr 2011 at 7.37pm  0  Login    Register
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   Old Thread  #11 8 Apr 2011 at 6.38pm  0  Login    Register

Very fine Forum you have here, sadly still not offering Beer on tap though I see . Have been a reader on and off for quite a while but since selling my business I now have a lot more time on my hands so thought it was about time I pulled up the proverbial chair and joined in.

First I would just like to mention some people have told me I am a bit strange. The reason I believe is because I do all my fishing with a Centre Pin Reel. It started around 10 years ago when my father hooked into a rather large Barbel and got me to take over as he was bursting for a piss! I have not looked back since.

Around 4 years ago I picked up two Ray Walton Rolling Pins these allow me to cast around 70 meters and I have been a happy larry since.

Look forward to shooting the poo with you all .
Liger (Theo)

PS no I do not wear a floppy hat :P
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   Old Thread  #10 4 Apr 2011 at 8.52pm  0  Login    Register
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Hello 1st day on carp forum today hope all goes well and can learn a thing or two.
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   Old Thread  #9 3 Apr 2011 at 9.03pm  0  Login    Register
Hi all,

First time on a fishing forum, mainly because I've only just taken up fishing again for the first time since my teenage years (many moons ago!)

Currently doing a spot of coarse fishing in the lakes in and around Liverpool. Glad to be onboard, and hope to re-learn all those forgotten tips and tricks off you esteemed members...



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   Old Thread  #8 3 Apr 2011 at 11.49am  0  Login    Register
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Welcome back. You'd better get out there and wet a line quick. Won't have much time once new arrival is
on the scene. Good luck
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   Old Thread  #7 3 Apr 2011 at 10.20am  0  Login    Register
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Not really new but haven't been around for a while, good to see some of the old faces still around

I haven't been carping for ages but will get back into it for definite, I get married in 3 weeks though and my mrs is expecting in September so it's a busy year for me - hopefully it will be a boy so I can take him fishing!
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   Old Thread  #6 1 Apr 2011 at 8.03pm  0  Login    Register
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hi everyone
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   Old Thread  #5 1 Apr 2011 at 6.24pm  0  Login    Register
Hi All!!
Recently became a member after a number of years visiting as a guest as and when I could. Now having the luxury of more reliable internet I signed up.
Fished boy and man from early days around Watford, cutting my teeth on the grand union canal at Croxley & Rickmansworth. Rivers, lakes, ponds, given the chance I'd be fishing them. Holidays to North Cornwall, namely Bude, where I would spend all day on the canal there. Trapping my 1st carp by design late into the evening on double corn, Gold hook & a nite lite plugged in the top of my float. From that day forward every water I view with it's carp potential. Although not exclusively a carp only guy, most of the time I'm planning the next trip out with commons and mirrors in mind.
Now residing in West Devon, Totally mad really, my 1st house was a stones throw from Harefield. I was spoilt in that part of the country. I certainly didn't move West for the fishing.
PB came from Farlows on the biggest halibut pellet you could buy at the time. Just went against the norm, as everyone advised I would get "breamed out" using pellet. The carp were often 2nd to the bait so by keeping things different, I dropped my rig on the head of a showing fish & bingo.
Anyway I won't go on as most likely you are bored already? Suffice to say I enjoy all aspects of the Forum and still
picking up the odd tip. Hope, I inturn, can make some valuable contributions in the future.
Tight Lines
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   Old Thread  #4 31 Mar 2011 at 11.34pm  0  Login    Register
Hello and Good Evening,
My name is Sean and I live in Beaconsfield. I don't do as much fishing as I would like to, but have done more in the past.
I am here on the recommendation of cowley as per the forum v forum thread and am predictably a member of the same forum as him
What to say? Am an old git and started fishing in 1954. Used to live in South Africa, but been here since 1988. I enjoy all types of fishing, trout, sea, river, pike, coarse, and of course carp
I will need time to read and ingest the current topics before I bore you any more

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