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River Fishing

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Hi, has anybody ever been river fishing in France rather than just lake fishing, does anybody fish for carp on rivers in England,

brugge

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One of the forum members, Gagnacarp, lives and fishes in France on the rivers for part of the year, the rest of us live here and some of us fish the rivers for carp.

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thanks for the replies, l was wondering the best way of presenting my bait in the river, the river at this time of year is fast flowing so l don't know whether anything l place near my hook bait is staying there, l have caught  carp there before but not having a lot of luck at the moment also taking into account its winter, any tips,

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find some slow water , dam, i dont fancy your chances in fast water , dont think im your man really as my rods dont come out on my local rivers round Bolton in winter as there aint much there , in summer when im in France they will be out again , but my summer  fishing tactics , mainly in the margins / snags are completely unsuitable in fast water , your wasting time and money throwing any freebies into moving water , at best you might get a few bits stuck between rocks and pebbles , if thats what the bottom is , if you find a good size deep hole , trough on the river bottom and you can land some bait in it , you could be onto a winner , simple rigs , big leads , warm clothes and a big flask of hot stuff ! must admit im waiting for some clear crisp winter mornings to do a bit of dead baiting for pike !

 Good luck !

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many thanks for the reply, maybe l need to move up the river a bit to the other side of the dam. when your in France which rivers do you fish,

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Hi Brugge, I'm up near Lussac les Chateaux or  L'Isle-Jourdain, where about's are you? I tend to fish the small rivers feeding the Vienne or the Vienne  if it's slow

Give me a shout

 

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Hi, not fished up that end of the vienne, l normally fish the vienne around St Leonard de Noblat, or on the Maulde that feeds the vienne, lots of barrages on the Maulde with a good lake at Bujaleuf. I live south about 20 mins south of Limoges and also fish a local lake about 3 hectres with some good carp in , biggest I've had 11.4kg about 25lb,

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I live in 87500 south of Limoges and fish the Vienne quite often - usually within a few km of Aixe sur Vienne. The river here is stuffed full of barbel, but nothing much bigger than 4/5lb most of the time. I have had carp to 25lb here but tackling up is always a matter of balance between over gunning yourself for the barbel or not fishing strong enough for the carp. In the end I settled for a pair of Free Spirit Barbel Tamers - the 11' 2lb test ones - and these have proved to be absolutely perfect for the job paired with a pair of Shimano DL6000s.  I tend to fish with 10lb line through spring and summer as the bottom is snaggy and line gets a lot of roughing up. My experience has been that most of my carp have come from the margins and slacks whilst the barbel tend to really shoal up in pacy stretches. The Barbel Tamers have also handled carp up to 16kg from my local club lake with absolutely no problems at all.

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l fish the Vienne just below St Leonard de Noblet and the barbel are the same around 5lb. Is your local lake the one in Ladignac, never fished there, how big are the carp in  there. The  biggest ive had in my local lake was 11.6 kg.

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I have fished Ladignac Lake a few times and there are plenty of carp in it but I haven't seen anything bigger than about 7 or 8 kilos. I belong to an amicale locally. We have our own lake with carp to 20kg. 

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the barbell in the Dordogne go to a very good size , over 20 lb , not so big in the river lot though , different strain , I've not had bigger than around6 - 7 lb , great fun though when you get into them , you might be in a spot of bother if you manage to hook a large carp on barbell tackle though  

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The Dordogne is too far for me about 3 hours south, sounds nice though

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When you are fishing for Barbell do you fish with pellets or on good old luncheon meat and corn. The biggest barbell i've caught was on luncheon meat and was around 5lb, l would love to get one at 20lb though!

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I have found that I get most consistent results with pellets. Decathlon Ring Pellets are cheap and as good as any others I have used.

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