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crusian

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    crusian got a reaction from elmoputney in Locked Down/In (Not Avid 😂)   
    " We " , Elmo ? , or is it a case of " Mummy do we have to go ? " ,  " yes Girls , someone has to look after Daddy " .
    When they're older your Girls are going to look back , and remember what a great Dad you are , Elmo .
    😁
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    crusian reacted to elmoputney in Locked Down/In (Not Avid 😂)   
    We're still doing the rock painting thing where I live but now we also have to go and find 12 gnomes dotted about the village 
    This is poppy gnome
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    crusian got a reaction from finchey in Rod Shots   
    Will you be posting your fry's progress , Emmcee ? , IMO it would be very interesting to read how you are getting on pls.
    😃
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    crusian got a reaction from Highy in Rod Shots   
    Will you be posting your fry's progress , Emmcee ? , IMO it would be very interesting to read how you are getting on pls.
    😃
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    crusian reacted to salokcinnodrog in Spawning Carp   
    Yes it does mean you can see some of them. Uncaught fish often show up at spawning time
     
    April is unlikely when they spawned, larger and deeper waters take longer to warm up to the temperature carp need to spawn, so even now some may not have spawned yet, and if the carp are area residential, they may not be ready.
     
    Not every carp in a lake spawn, although @Levigsp has written about an exception,  or they do not spawn all at the same time.
    The exception is if new male fish have been stocked into the water, the next year all female fish will spawn. I must say though, and I am not disagreeing with Frank, but in a large reservoir it would be difficult to prove that.
     
    So if not every fish in a lake spawn, there are some that can still be fished for! In fact to be honest I am not totally sure of the need to close a fishery when fish spawn, other than to stop anglers casting into splashing bundles of spawning fish. Some aren't spawning, some are munching mates fish roe! In fact it is likely carp seen splashing in April, could well have been eating perch, roach or other fish spawn that do not require such high water temperature.
    Not all carp appear to spawn in the same area, although there is often one feature that provides the right environment, be it rushes, lily beds, overhanging waterside grass, then most will spawn there, but on larger waters like reservoirs then there may be more than one spawning area.
     
     
    Pretty much as soon as the major spawning is done, fish go on a munch, energy and protein hunt, protein for tissue repair, and energy as first requirement.
    Carp may also spawn more than once if the temperature is warm enough. As soon as they are emptied, the body starts producing eggs again, so they can go off again. 
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    crusian reacted to emmcee in Rod Shots   
    I've looked online and it says once they hatch then they live off the egg sack for a few days. After that it says to feed 1 day old brine shrimp as they are tiny, though these are hard to get apparently so it said to hard boil an egg. Take out the yoke and put it in some water and turn it to a liquid.  Then add drops of this. Do this for a week or so I think it said and then onto solids. So I guess fry crumb. 
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    crusian reacted to elmoputney in Back to pastures old   
    I got some comments on that photo from some of the school mums on fb saying I look like I am holding my first born 😂 Mrs P laughed when I said that to her just now, I took that as I always do 😏
    I've been called a lot worse so I will take ross Kemp 😊
    welcome to elmo's deadliest gangs, 
    These may look like an ordinary chess club, but they are selling pawn to knights kings and bishops, I've infiltrated them to see what is really going on 

     
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    crusian reacted to emmcee in Rod Shots   
    On a plus side to them spawning I did manage to grab some weed with eggs in. I've never taken any before but thought I'd take some so will see if I can get them to hatch and if they do, keep them alive Haha 
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    crusian got a reaction from Highy in Locked Down/In (Not Avid 😂)   
    Thank goodness I'm useless at D.I.Y. , and my Wife hates my efforts anyway .
    Today I just had to make 2 trips to B&M to pick up some slabs , and that's me done for the day ; basically I just have to drive around and collect my Wife's building materials .
    😁
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    crusian got a reaction from commonly in Locked Down/In (Not Avid 😂)   
    Thank goodness I'm useless at D.I.Y. , and my Wife hates my efforts anyway .
    Today I just had to make 2 trips to B&M to pick up some slabs , and that's me done for the day ; basically I just have to drive around and collect my Wife's building materials .
    😁
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    crusian got a reaction from commonly in Spawning Carp   
    Hi , Commonly .
    Oh to have a memory ! , I'd forgotten about your exciting project .
    As you say , go forth and enjoy ; maybe Nick knows if spawning time on a huge reservoir means you get a chance to view some of the stock close up and personal ? .
    😃
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    crusian reacted to Highy in Locked Down/In (Not Avid 😂)   
    Jesus....if I did everything as a sweetener, I'd be in the bank for a year 😂😂...
    She reckons 48hrs is too long...wait until July when I maybe out for 5 nights, not mentioned it yet 😟😟
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    crusian reacted to elmoputney in Locked Down/In (Not Avid 😂)   
    I'm starting to think it's in my favour to do jobs badly 😂
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    crusian reacted to Highy in Locked Down/In (Not Avid 😂)   
    Well.....Yesterday came home and was told "New couch coming Thursday" ok, need get rid of old en, put it in a site n boom went in 30mins (Hopefully rods will too on Tuesday).
    Then she says, oooo need to gloss skirting boards now, well....Skirting, Door frames, Kitchen all glossed, THEN walls look dull she says, all living room walls painted....now in with Window Ledge then done...😭😭
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    crusian reacted to emmcee in Rod Shots   
    Managed to get a couple of pics of them spawning.  I would have taken more but just glued to watching them. 

    the bottom fish is one a mid 30 common.  The fish just coming into the picture is one of the 40's. Some how I managed to miss a full pic of it 🤭
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    crusian reacted to emmcee in Rod Shots   
    I fished for the first time on Wednesday night. As it got dark the fish decided it was time to spawn. Went back every day saw some nice fish spawning close in, buy yesterday it had all stopped so I went out for a night last night.  Fish were showing this morning. 
    Well at least until this came out. 

    The Joy's of fishing a boating lake. 
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    crusian reacted to muftyboy in Rod Shots   
    Just had a PB tench from just under the left rod tip. 
    9lb 2oz.
     

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    crusian reacted to elmoputney in May catch reports?   
    It is a pretty one isn't it I do agree size isn't everything, but it would be nice to catch a monster pretty one 😁
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    crusian reacted to elmoputney in May catch reports?   
    Glad you are all doing OK in the circumstances mate, the fish will still be there, best to keep safe first, good luck when you do get out though 👍
     
    Well done bluelabel couple of lovely ones there great day for you 👌👍
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    crusian reacted to bluelabel in May catch reports?   
    Float fished Prawn again... Old School = Old's Cool 🤩😍😘

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    crusian reacted to bluelabel in May catch reports?   
    Approx 18lbs... no scales with me... floatfished prawn in the lift method...

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    crusian got a reaction from elmoputney in Spawning Carp   
    Hi Elmo .
    As I understand it , you are supposed to leave the fish 2 weeks after they have spawned before fishing for them again , as the fish will be in vulnerable condition , and need some quiet time to build their strength back up .
    Your recon. session plan could work though , as not all carp spawn every year ? , and  if you are fishing in deeper water far out from the margins ? .
    😃
     
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    crusian reacted to Carpbell_ll in Snag fishing   
    So long as your line is not crossing anything too snaggy and it's clear up to the snags you want to fish too it should be ok to fish locked up and sit near your rods there is a very good chance they will try for cover on a run but if you can hold them even for a brief second they will turn to slack line and head for open water and boy does a 20lb fish fight when it makes a run you will need to slacken the drag and let it run it does depend on the snags though with the right line rushes and reeds are fine I've strimmed a fair few when the fish has got into the reed bed a bit. sunken branches and tree roots i'd stay away from.
    It's good to have a solid set up with rear rod grips that lock and a set of waders to bait spots and hand drop rigs if you can make your way around  the margin areas.
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    crusian reacted to Highy in What is your newest purchase   
    Just been dropped off in Garden, the Chub Brolly System fits in it snug 👍👍
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    crusian reacted to commonly in Spawning Carp   
    It's over 200 acre reservoir, the manager seems to believe they've already spawned in the hot weather back in April, they may go again but he doesn't close. 
    I'll just enjoy learning my new venue for the first time, come what may👍
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