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Winter Carp Fishing


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crazycarpfever

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Its nearing winter and im not that much of an experienced Carp Angler so i was was wonder hows the best way to fish for carp and which bait is recommended to use on those cold days :?

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Its nearing winter and im not that much of an experienced Carp Angler so i was was wonder hows the best way to fish for carp and which bait is recommended to use on those cold days :?


whats your target water like :?:?:?:?:

i get on well with fluoro pop up boilies on zig rigs at my water, as the water is gin clear.

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Its just a dirt bottom, not clear , its also a club water so im not allowed to use
boilies and groundbait :oops:

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Its just a dirt bottom, not clear , its also a club water so im not allowed to use
boilies and groundbait :oops:


whats the fish stock like?

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i just used small pva bags of pellets and boilie but you could use fake corn or something else. you could also try using maggotts they catch well in the winter.

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you could give betaine (ie dynamite swim stim pellets) pellets and a bit of corn a try

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pineapple pop-ups glugged up, or tutti's seemed to work for me when it was cold :)

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the best way to fish for carp in the winter is wrapped up in lots of warm clothes and a bottle of rum to keep warm, thats my advice anyway :D

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pineapple pop-ups glugged up, or tutti's seemed to work for me when it was cold :)


no boilies allowed on his water

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sweetcorn and maggots mate i always use corn on 1 rod in winter and a bright flouro pop up but i know your not allowed them so go for magnets lol

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Where do you look to place your baits when winter comes ?

Are you looking for deeper water ? Or are you on the same features ?

Only asking as I may do some carping this winter.

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Thanks for the tips i shall try them out when i go next time :D

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Depends on the Lake to be honest!

No Boilies is not necessarily a handicap. :wink:

For Some reason some Carp in Winter often seem to have a preference for sweetcorn. Maggots, peperami, luncheon meat all work well.

Areas to place Baits: Bloodworm beds if you can find them :wink: , the remains of Old Weed Beds, other features, any area near a snag.

Carp aren't necessarily in the deeper water. They may find a temperature band that they are more comfortable with, not always at the Bottom, hence why Courtz has recommended his favourite Zig Rig Method :)

Way to get round Boilie Ban, if Peperami is allowed, make your Boilie Mix into sausages and then boil them. Stick them in a Peperami packet and then cut the Sausage when you put them on the hook. Better if the Base Mix is a Red/Brown colour :wink:
Not that I ever recommend Breaking Rules of Course :wink: :oops:
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thanks thats a brilliant idea, what pepperami flavour is better :?: :lol:

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i tend to use depending on the situation small bags with critically balanced baits.

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I fish the margins with maize, and hemp and maie on the hair.
During the winter I move onto the Match lake where most of the fish are Low doubles but have a couple of 20lb+ in.
And going to have another on a Korda maggot clip. :D
I really need to get out and do some fishing.

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thanks thats a brilliant idea, what pepperami flavour is better :?: :lol:


The Hot one is supposed to be better in Winter, but I haven't found much difference. I seem to eat almost all of them anyway :? :oops: :lol:
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Will using really smelly baits help?
Ive heard that they are usless for some reason :?

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Will using really smelly baits help?
Ive heard that they are usless for some reason :?


The only way to find out is to try it!

On Rivers Smelly/Spiced Baits have accounted for loads of Big Chub, Carp and Barbel. Some Lakes are exactly the same :wink:
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thanks thats a brilliant idea, what pepperami flavour is better :?: :lol:


The Hot one is supposed to be better in Winter, but I haven't found much difference. I seem to eat almost all of them anyway :? :oops: :lol:


I always thought the attractant in meat baits for carp (particularly in spring when they begin to switch on) is the fat content.

But I could be talking rubbish :D




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