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Jack Dempsey
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DanDanUK;489638; said:
we did yeah he took our money just as we set up .... :swear: ( Mick the Bailif ) he robbed from the angler to give to ... well .. err himself ... lol



I kissed my first Carp !!! :hearts:

i think there a great fish, strong little buggers they give a good fight !
:eek: :eek: :eek:

:yuck: :yuck: :yuck:

:barf: :barf: :barf:

lol.

If you think carp are strong, wait till you hook a tuna or trevally. Some of the yellowfin tuna here would strip 300 metres of 50lb game gear in seconds! Your big game gear actually gets hot from the drag pressure on the run.:eek:

Still, carp fishing's pretty fun, especially when they reach XO sizes.
 

dannyboy

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Funny Stuff, but its all in the prospective. You want to catch carp you should come to Aus, we have monsters, and better yet, wed be happy for you to take them.

You would never find an Aussie putting a carp on a padded mat, more likely to find one with a pile dying in the sun
 

stotty

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PeacockBass;489599; said:
so this was catch and release?

how do these fish taste?


A carp is any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. The common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is the most common and best-known species of carp.(but in the UK mirror carp are more common:screwy: ) Originally from Asia, carp were introduced to England from western Europe during the 13th century, when they were cultivated mainly by monks. They were subsequently introduced into North America in 1877. Fish were released in ponds in Druid Hill Park in Baltimore, Maryland. Later, surplus populations were released in Washington D.C.. This was a project of Rudolf Hessel, a fish culturist in the employ of the United States Government. There was substantial favorable publicity and carp were widely introduced throughout the United States. Introduced Carp readily adapted to their new environment, spreading rapidly throughout any drainage area in which they were released. Carp have since become naturalized in almost every water in which they were introduced.

While tasty when grown in good water, carp can be riddled with small bones in unpredictable locations. Most carp have a fishy taste and are not considered to be good for eating in North America, although they are popular in restaurants in Japan and Taiwan where the fish are also considered to be signs of good fortune. Carp is a traditional Christmas Eve dish in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Germany and Poland. The common carp is one of the most aquacultured consumption fish in the world, produced in the hundreds of thousands of tons anually.

Carp have food and angling value that is celebrated in some parts of the world. The carp has not yet gained gamefish status in the U.S. and are considered garbage among bass fisherman. In Europe on the other hand they are a trophy fish and lake owners are prepared to pay as much as £4000 or $7500 dollars for 40lb carp if fisherman fish for them on a catch and release basis.

When I have fished in parts of Europe I have spoken to Polish and French anglers they have all told me the small carp 10lb and under tasted best the big ones taste fatty and muddy.
 

stotty

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Timpon;489720; said:
:eek: :eek: :eek:

:yuck: :yuck: :yuck:

:barf: :barf: :barf:

lol.

If you think carp are strong, wait till you hook a tuna or trevally. Some of the yellowfin tuna here would strip 300 metres of 50lb game gear in seconds! Your big game gear actually gets hot from the drag pressure on the run.:eek:

Still, carp fishing's pretty fun, especially when they reach XO sizes.

Its having the tackle to match the fish I would not go Bream fishing with a 3lb test curve rod I have been big game fishing and I loved it but in England I can pop out down the road and catch one of these fish and have a good scrap you should try fishing for them you will be pleasantly surprised at the fight. Try it on the fly, for fun, and for the challenge, and because sometimes the only way to present a bait to a carp is with a fly rod. A good example is carp feeding on the top of the water. In the UK this usually occurs because someone has been feeding fish or the ducks with bread or floating catfish food. When carp are spooked easily (which is a lot of the time,), any unnatural presentation will put them off. You can use a controller float or you can drift bread out, but no technique gives you the combination of flexibility and stealth that fly fishing does. In addition, you can emulate a number of other techniques such as float fishing or ledgering (bottom fishing) with a fly rod although, admittedly, it is not the same thing. The main reason, though, is to have an alternative when nothing else works. Fishing for carp on broad inland lake flats is ideal for fly fishing or jig fishing. You can cast to tailing or rising carp, or you can throw a fly in a group of fish rooting in the bottom. Fly fishing offers the chance to vary presentation by changing the type of line or the weight of the bait. It does have its limits, however. I tell you catch a 20lb carp on a fly rod it will match the Tuna on big game gear.
 

stotty

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And to end once again thanks to Dixon and Dan for arranging the trip thanks to Neo for the T shirts and thanks to the lads that turned up it was about a 250 mile round trip for me but it was so nice to see the faces behind the key boards and I am so glad Dan had his first carp as I say lads next year we get into the big boys. It was an absolute pleasure to fish with you all and I hope to do it again. Dixon I have sent you some information on the pole and Dan I am working on your carp gear. And LOL Carp master very nice touch but I think Dixon the Perch master and Dan The new found carp angler are cool. I think the fishing bug has hit.
 

Richie

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Timpon;489720; said:
:eek: :eek: :eek:

:yuck: :yuck: :yuck:

:barf: :barf: :barf:

lol.

If you think carp are strong, wait till you hook a tuna or trevally. Some of the yellowfin tuna here would strip 300 metres of 50lb game gear in seconds! Your big game gear actually gets hot from the drag pressure on the run.:eek:

Still, carp fishing's pretty fun, especially when they reach XO sizes.
Australians always have to be bigger and better.:grinno:

You catch a 10lb carp on 4lb line that is a skilled fishing, not using a broom stick and massive reel and a boat to back up onto the fish. That is using brute strenght not skill.
 

Richie

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dannyboy;490137; said:
Funny Stuff, but its all in the prospective. You want to catch carp you should come to Aus, we have monsters, and better yet, wed be happy for you to take them.

You would never find an Aussie putting a carp on a padded mat, more likely to find one with a pile dying in the sun
Yet again put it in perspective, carp in Australia are an introduced pest, same as the clarius catfish in America or snakeheads. In the UK they are a prized sport fish and in Europe and Far east a prized food fish. Different places different things.
You would be considered mad not eating them in some countries. The UK is already moving carp from OZ to the UK.
You would also never find an Aussie talking quietly.
 

Stone Like Fish

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Richie;490639; said:
Australians always have to be bigger and better.:grinno:

You catch a 10lb carp on 4lb line that is a skilled fishing, not using a broom stick and massive reel and a boat to back up onto the fish. That is using brute strenght not skill.


LOL, in aus BRUTE STRENGTH is required, the carp we got here eat just about anything and fight hard, with no need for specialist equipment ;)


AUSSIES RULE :headbang2
 
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