Jump to content
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble

Recommended Posts

I’m new to carp finishing and having had some success on my local day ticket lakes I want to have a bash on the river.

 

any advice welcome, pre baiting tips, or stretches to try would be great.

 

thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5 November 2017 at 15:56, Salfordcarl said:

I’m new to carp finishing and having had some success on my local day ticket lakes I want to have a bash on the river.

 

any advice welcome, pre baiting tips, or stretches to try would be great.

 

thanks

You'll find most carp anglers who fish rivers will keep their areas to themselves, it is a very closed circle. Plenty of looking, plenty of walking on areas you can get to, and fish as much as possible. 

Then as Kev says, see what info you can get from tackle shops and local clubs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There was a guy who worked in Coventry's Lanes tackle shop that fished the Avon for carp, he hasn't been in the shop the past few times i have been in, but they really do know that river like the back of their hand.

The Avon has some really nice carp in it, there was a online magazine report knocking about on the net a few years back, local lad done really well on the Avon out Warwick and Leamington way, think the magazine was called Crafty Carper.

The canal between Coventry and Rugby has a few in too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks everyone for the replies. Should have said.....I'm evesham way. 

 

There is a stretch on the fisheries website that clams a 48lber a few years ago, which is what got me thinking about it. This particular stretch is not far away and I have been fishing there before all be it not for carp and found it hard work and slow going. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/7/2017 at 20:34, Salfordcarl said:

Thanks everyone for the replies. Should have said.....I'm evesham way. 

 

There is a stretch on the fisheries website that clams a 48lber a few years ago, which is what got me thinking about it. This particular stretch is not far away and I have been fishing there before all be it not for carp and found it hard work and slow going. 

 

 

i used to fish a stretch just out of the town center a few years ago and did quite well on maggots, boilies and luncheon meat.

i parked at the hampton ferry car park and walked up the bank to the left (back toward town), the section just before the bend for a couple of hundred yards was the most prolific.

i found a few holes (barbel and chubb) and a few area's of pads (carp)  that were good, my pb's on that stretch were 9lb 5oz barbel, 17lb 3oz pike, 4lb 0oz chubb and 21lb 6oz common, and the biggest surprise was a 6lb 3oz golden tench.

terminal tackle used was open end feeder stopped with bread and filled with mags and meat cubes with a cube topped with a couple of wrigglers on the hook and method filled with my own spicy groundbait and boilie crumb with a 10mm tight to a size 10 mugga. 

so as long as your not trying to break any records should be quite an eye opener :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I take it your  Salford priors direction from your user name Carl ? 

Your drive past far better fishing than the town centre stretch if you are .... Although there are fish to be had there as mentioned but far more boat traffic & the rowing club  . there's some good specimen fishing at Salford priors itself . also where the main road passes over it ( SDM) bridge screams carp & a prebaiting mission . just never got round to it lol 

I did start a little campaign down common road a few years back with the marina on the opposite bank, caught a couple of low doubles , but the masses of litter that greated me on arrival every time had to be seen to be believed so didn't stick at it . But that's where a couple of 30+ are known to be .... also if your not a big lad I would give down there a swerve especially at night .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

if your salford priors way have you tried the Arrow? there are some really tasty looking stretches alongside the bypass.

i fished the upper stretches once but it was too fast a current for me cos i prefer a nice sluggish flow but there has got to be some lumps of one species or other :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 07/11/2017 at 20:34, Salfordcarl said:

 

There is a stretch on the fisheries website that clams a 48lber a few years ago, which is what got me thinking about it. 

 

 

this sounds like a "big fish Ken Story Carl" if you believed everything he said before he died,  your be after 25 lb perch too ! :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10 November 2017 at 11:46, chillfactor said:

this sounds like a "big fish Ken Story Carl" if you believed everything he said before he died,  your be after 25 lb perch too ! :lol:

Hahaha yeah sounds about right. Are there any know lumps in there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On another note, where can you locals recommend lake wise?

I'm off to chadbury the weekend after next for a day session. Although I find on the middle pool it difficult to get through te low doubles, to the bigger fish. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×