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Angling

Subcategories from this category: Catch Report

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Fish do not like being removed from the water and carp are no exception. They probably don't really know what's going on and want to get away from what they probably perceive as an enemy. This is probably why fish flap and completely freak out wind out of the water. Even experienced anglers may have difficulties in controlling a large flapping carp. Inexperienced anglers can often become flustered and panic when fish start flapping. What you want to avoid is a fish flapping itself out of the net onto the bank where it could injure itself.

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Luncheon meat, spam, baking grill, hot dogs are a great bait for carp. However, lots of people now use it and the carp must get used to it. So recently I decided to flavour some pork luncheon meat to see if it made any difference. All I did was to buy a bottle of sunflower oil and a couple of garlic from Sainsbury's. I then crushed three or four cloves of garlic and dropped them into the sunflower oil. I left the bottle in the cupboard for a few days until I could really smell the garlic. On the day I was going fishing I chopped the meat up into small cubes and poured some of the oil over the top and gave it a good shake in my bait box. I have a special meat cutter which will cut a whole tin of meat into exactly the same size cubes. However, I decided to chop the meat up with a knife this time as I think using different sized pieces of meat is less likely to make the carp suspicious.

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I went for an afternoon/evening session at Town Parks fishery in Paignton today and had a fabulous day. I had 14 carp on pork luncheon meat that had been soaked in garlic oil. In fact, I actually ran out of meat in the end and hadn't planned on using anything else. However, I bought some Gulp artificial salmon eggs the other day and had taken them with me so I thought I would give them a go. 

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It's my birthday today, 48 years young, oh my God, where has all the time gone?

Anyway, there's not much we can do about getting old, all we can do is make sure we enjoy as much as we can of life. And there is nothing really that I enjoy more than going for a day fishing with a really good friend. Unfortunately, my good friend was unavailable so I went fishing with Charles :-) :-).

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I visited Charlecombe pond at Rocombe on Tuesday for a short afternoon session. The gate is kept locked at all times now and members must purchase a key in order to gain entry to the car park.

It was fairly warm so I wasn't expecting much action from the carp. I was however quite surprised to see how much surface weed there was at the pond. In fact, in all the years I've been fishing Charlecombe I've never seen weed in there. There is nothing wrong with a little bit of weed, however, I hope that it's not left to get out of control.

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