salokcinnodrog got a reaction from ouchthathurt in Sacking carp
Carp won't be ready for spawning until the water has been 18 degrees for at least a week, probably late May, early June.
As for sacking or retaining fish, just for a few minutes while you sort the camera gear out, an hour at the most if you have someone come and take pics.
This fish was retained while I ran half a mile to get another angler to do the pics.
I can do my own self takes, but do prefer someone else to take pics as I think results are better.
salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in Sacking carp
I don’t have a problem with someone coming to wake me if they have a carp need photographing, one lad woke me to take a pic of a low double then apologised afterwards as it was “only a little one” it happened to be the first carp he’s ever had from the lake, after a fair ole wait, so he was over the moon! That’s no drama as far as I’m concerned, I was happy to congratulate him and share the moment.
I blanked... 🙄
salokcinnodrog reacted to ouchthathurt in BOILIES!!
A water not far from me has always had a boilie and floating bait ban, hence the banks aren’t very crowded and you have free reign to be able to move about. The owners wanted a pleasure water where anglers could come and not see swim after swim packed with little green domes. They are only small venues, quite intimate. Pellets or meat in the margins will produce some lovely carp. I actually don’t mind the fact boilies are banned, it gives me a chance to refine other baits and methods which in many cases, I’ve neglected for years. I mean, I have probably fished luncheon meat maybe 2 or 3 times in the last 15yrs? Yet it was my go to bait as a kid.
salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Fishing bait boats
I'm against bait boats for 'normal' angler's. However when it comes to those with a disability to continue to enjoy our pursuit then I have no arguments against it.
Problem with most things in life is the idiot few, either those who 'mock' disabilities, or those who go to the edge of rules or push their luck.
Disabilities or differences are not all visible.
salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpbell_ll in So You Thought Anglers Were Territorial!
Nick was busy!
My new next door neighbour asked if I knew a painter and decorator who could wallpaper the flat...
Not going to turn that down, a few extra pennies in lockdown while I'm on furlough.
Meant my fishing trip on 1st night of release was put on hold.
A lot of archaeological digs have always been territorial, from UK to Egypt and beyond. The head of the site is often writing part of their dissertation on it, or making their name in the field.
It was Tony Robinson and Time Team who opened up the story...
salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Braid for hooklinks, rigs?
There are some decent braids around for mainline use that aren't mainstream tackle brands😉
You just have to double check every one first, getting other angler's advice and experiences. I think I paid £15 for 3 spools of the braid I have on my marker rod and pike rods.
That has definitely been better than a major tackle brand braid I had been using
salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Can you get worse
Forward this weekend to BST.
Blanking can be a sad sign of winter, even if you know where the carp are getting onto them may be difficult, especially if other angler's are on the lake.
I must admit I have not been putting much in recently while fishing, but a number of pike trips have enabled me to prebait a little bit with mostly Vitalin and maize.
I know where there were fish on Saturday, let's hope they are still here today...
A full day from sunrise until...
salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Can you get worse
I think I could say in all honesty on Virginia that prebaiting was responsible for almost every fish.
On Alton I am not sure, but have a feeling it may have given a couple of fish on first night rather than day 2 or 3.
I wish I could say I had caught carp this year, but on the syndicate I joined in September I really had no idea where they were hiding over winter. Lockdown and no night fishing when we could get out again meant I honestly could not find them. For the past few weeks I have been trickling in a few boilies with Vitalin when I went up for a day's pike fishing. This week I did see carp, so at the moment I know where they are.
salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in How to catch a fish that won't eat bait?
Or even with the Angling pressure on a spot!
I used to have a very good spot on the end of the back channels at Taverham, once people saw me regularly catching from it, the spot got regularly fished and stopped producing.
Another area, alongside one of the islands, a small gravel plateau just in front was also another favourite. The fish moved further out and down and stopped swimming between the plateau and the island.
salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Blow back rig, hinge or not?
A good 20mm from hook shank to the bait
It really worked well on Nazeing Brackens pool; a quite heavily fished, even crowded at times, 2 acre lake with some wise carp, where you pretty much had to fish on gravel.
Added to the running lead and I got proper runs.
In 3 seasons I caught a number of rarely banked fish, including 3 30's. The only reason I stopped using it exactly like that is I moved onto the lagoons, and crayfish could be a 'mare playing with the bait.
salokcinnodrog reacted to Pelamid in Advice needed of a medical nature
I have an auto-immune disease (lupus) that was first diagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis. It was a battle over many years to get it correctly diagnosed and actually took two decades before I found doctors who were competent at treating the illness. Most gave me steroids (prednisilone) and painkillers, then sent me on my way!
I ended up hooked on painkillers, and it took years to get off steroids with all their long term complications.
Anyway, nearly died after severe pneumonia set in. THEN the doctors took my illness seriously! Finally (only took 20 years!) I found a couple of specialists who turned things round for me - I really do owe them my life!
My advice on anything health related is to find the best doctor you can that really understand your particular condition.
Practical advice on fishing:
Don't drive too far, it is far more tiring than most will admit!
Short fishing sessions
Minimise your tackle - one rod/reel, rest, small bag of bits, bucket with bait, landing net, chair
Search those places where you can get your car close
I had to admit defeat with sea fishing, but when I got my state pension retired to France. I was lucky to be able to do that with a lot of support from my wife.
Settled for river fishing and have spent the last three years searching locally for easy places to fish - and my health is improving!
Here I am parked on the slipway (out of boating season) with my Decathlon chair (very comfy!) placed to take in the view.
......and caught some barbel, even hooked what was probably a carp - hooked pulled!
salokcinnodrog got a reaction from Carpmaster in Advice needed of a medical nature
If you need a bait boat for medical reasons it is not cheating😉
If for the sake of using a bait boat it is...
Even if you can't park behind the swim, being able to drop off the gear will surely help. That is something I do whenever possible.
My gear seems to have increased now that my PTSD care dog (Sky) comes with me almost everywhere. She has her food bucket, which usually contains extra treats...
I found that where I used to walk with Rucksack, rod holdall, bedchair and tackle box the ordinary barrow does make life a lot easier so I can be more comfortable with an extra chair, more water etc.