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Dogger

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  1. A lovely video to pass the time....

    Thanks for the reply chillfactor ,it's a stunning fish,I would love that one on my catch list.
  2. A lovely video to pass the time....

    What a fantastic looking fish,how big was it? Had it grown much in the two and a half years?
  3. A lovely video to pass the time....

    Cheers mate,that video was superb I really enjoyed it.
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    I forgot to put the weight in May 2016 for The Big Plated,it was 52lb.Then recently at 83.4oz,I did see an article,can't remember where,about carp packing on massive weights like this,31lbs in eighteen months!!! It was a some form of disease/infection not spawn.Let's hope not but that seems a huge weight of spawn to me.
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    I also think he should claim it ,as its an English fish first stocked at ten pounds and three yrs old.Then caught in 2000 at 23lbs,then in 2012 at 44lbs again in Nov 2014 at 49.6 and in May 2016.It's got a good pedigree and has grown naturally so I personally think a deserving record.If Rob Hughes grows a 90 pounder it would be discounted just like Big Rig was.
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    Sorry 're sent an old one.
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    As I've said previously,all,carp are stockies.There's just varying degrees,I think we would all agree that the ones we are up in arms about are the "hippos"that are tank bred,pellet fed probably alone,to a huge size and then thrown to the wolves.They have no idea of hunting for food or where to hide up and therefore avoiding anglers and their baits.Fish moving in from flooded rivers and lakes are different that's a natural process,as are fish bred but stocked at reasonable sizes,,should be around ten pounds,in my humble opion,and then allowed to grow on But all the above is just my views.
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    As I've said previously,all,carp are stockies.There's just varying degrees,I think we would all agree that the ones we are up in arms about are the "hippos"that are tank bred,pellet fed probably alone,to a huge size and then thrown to the wolves.They have no idea of hunting for food or where to hide up and therefore avoiding anglers and their baits.Fish moving in from flooded rivers and lakes are different that's a natural process,as are fish bred but stocked at reasonable sizes,,should be around ten pounds,in my humble opion,and then allowed to grow on But all the above is just my views.
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    wow big common,hope u feel better for that!!!!
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    I totally agree,New fish introduced into the estates was slow and gradual,it wasn't a commercial rush.The fish had generations to acclimatize as there was no monetary incentive o hurry them along,however the worlds not that place anymore,wish it was!!!
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    Whilst I can see both sides of this debate,and respect both arguments,I have to agree with the previous post there are fish that get caught more than this one.All the ones listed and I believe The Parrot was not an infrequent visitor to the bank.We also have to remember this fish is not a Big Rig,bred in a tank and dumped waiting to be caught,it's streetwise,Yes bred in a pond and released but at thirty whatever pounds a long time ago.Also we can't justify by saying "oh its an import,Israeli or whatever" Dont forger,They are ALL imports carp are not natural to Britain.There just has to be a happy balance between catching big well bred well cared for carp and people that are being greedy and having no interest in the fishes welfare.The way to stop that is for anglers not to fish these types of waters,but hey ho there will always be be the glory hunters that don't care.!!!!
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    Well I agree with bluelabel the carping in the seventies seemed purer,there were not all the instant experts about,you couldn't even buy half the gear.I made most of mine myself,monkey climbers out of welding rods and shaped plastic bottle necks,a lead whipped onto a stripped swans feather with a swivel at the other end,this was to fish above choddy bottoms and so on and so on.So a lot of these so called new inventions are actually not.The fish were wilder quite perfect fish here in Cheshire anyway,they were not the Big pigs of today granted,My best in the seventies was around 12lb but a pure scale perfect hard fighting uncaught wildie.And by the way carpmachine, I never played squash or had a scruffy anorak and I did fish overnights back then.
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    Again I say it's all about a happy medium,when I first started carp fishing in the seventies there were not the waters or the fish around.So the Big fisheries have got people interested and out in the countryside,and the lakes up and running and some good fish, but at what cost? We also have to remember they ain't a charity,so again it's a happy medium I say.
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    Ditto to what I've just said.
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    I hear and respect what everybody is saying about these fish,however,how far do you go back? Carp are not native to Britain,fact,ithey were introduced by the Romans,fact.So now we have to decide what's acceptable and what's not,IMO the Big Rigs of the world Fed up to huge record weights and then released are not.But fish, bred to a size ie 39 lbs and then released to live in a lake and naturally put on 30 lbs and reach nearly 69 lbs as in the case in question is acceptable,as its not happened in a few months.I M O. In my two syndicate waters there are fish bought for example at 8 lb and now 4/5 yrs later are mid twentys or so (roughly) so what's the difference?We have had some big twentys stocked and are having a thirty soon,home grown fish from very reputable breeders but should I be ashamed to catch them? Or do I have to hope it isn't for five yrs or so? What's deemed an acceptable time to fish for them? I would not want to catch such a fish until it was used to its new home and all the snags hidey holes etc but the I think it's ok in my humble opinion.I don't want to catch a big rig garlic pig but there's a happy medium surely,but I honestly don't know the answer.Cheers guys
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