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Hi everyone, I am looking at going fishing with my 6 year old son and have been gathering up tackle over the past week or so and wondered what else I will require? I am relatively new to fish but did go a few times about 10 years a go. I tried various styles of fishing including going for pike, smaller fish and carp and found I only enjoyed carp fishing more specifically fishing on the bottom/top rather than float fishing. I plan on just doing a few day waters in my local area (Burton on Trent, Staffordshire) for now to see how I/we get on

The items I have so far are:-

 

2 rods (1 set up when I purchased it as pictured, is that alright?)

2 reels

Some hair rigs

Bait needles

Landing net

Rod bag

Box seat

Some hooks

Scales

Sling

Unhooking mat

Day shelter

Some bait but will get more when I know where I will be fishing.

 

When it comes to setting up a rod/line it seems there are so many different ways, is there 1 way that will do for now while I learn as much as I can?

 

Any help or advice would be really appreciated and I am looking forward to using the forum some more and of course to catching some carp.

 

Thanks, PandA

 

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27 minutes ago, PandA698 said:

Hi everyone, I am looking at going fishing with my 6 year old son and have been gathering up tackle over the past week or so and wondered what else I will require? I am relatively new to fish but did go a few times about 10 years a go. I tried various styles of fishing including going for pike, smaller fish and carp and found I only enjoyed carp fishing more specifically fishing on the bottom/top rather than float fishing. I plan on just doing a few day waters in my local area (Burton on Trent, Staffordshire) for now to see how I/we get on

The items I have so far are:-

 

2 rods (1 set up when I purchased it as pictured, is that alright?)

2 reels

Some hair rigs

Bait needles

Landing net

Rod bag

Box seat

Some hooks

Scales

Sling

Unhooking mat

Day shelter

Some bait but will get more when I know where I will be fishing.

 

When it comes to setting up a rod/line it seems there are so many different ways, is there 1 way that will do for now while I learn as much as I can?

 

Any help or advice would be really appreciated and I am looking forward to using the forum some more and of course to catching some carp.

 

Thanks, PandA

 

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Welcome to Carp.com.

 

Looks ok to me, apart from the lead clip😆😖. (I don't like lead clips)

 

Standard rig looks ok, suitable for bottom baits and pop-ups; big blob of putty over the eye of the hook you've got there.

 

Add a set of forceps into your unhooking gear.

 

Have Fun

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Far too much putty for me, about a quarter of that placed slightly further down, bout 2 inches from the hook, or just use a BB split shot......

Anti tangle sleeve might be handy, as you are using braid hook link,

Tail rubber on lead clip is pushed on too far...….. I would crimp the swivel slightly so the whole lot can come free in the event of a break off, lead clip, tail rubber and tubing. And just nick it onto the barrel, if at all...…… It looks a little "wedged up" to me...…… But not bad considering your experience...….. 🙂

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55 minutes ago, salokcinnodrog said:

Welcome to Carp.com.

 

Looks ok to me, apart from the lead clip😆😖. (I don't like lead clips)

 

Standard rig looks ok, suitable for bottom baits and pop-ups; big blob of putty over the eye of the hook you've got there.

 

Add a set of forceps into your unhooking gear.

 

Have Fun

 

17 minutes ago, B.C. said:

Far too much putty for me, about a quarter of that placed slightly further down, bout 2 inches from the hook, or just use a BB split shot......

Anti tangle sleeve might be handy, as you are using braid hook link,

Tail rubber on lead clip is pushed on too far...….. I would crimp the swivel slightly so the whole lot can come free in the event of a break off, lead clip, tail rubber and tubing. And just nick it onto the barrel, if at all...…… It looks a little "wedged up" to me...…… But not bad considering your experience...….. 🙂

 

Thanks for the replies. The rod was already set up like that when I bought it I was just hoping to use it while I figure out how to properly do it. I will switch the putty to a BB shot as I have some of them and I will attempt to crimp the swivel too when I figure out what it means lol.

 

Thanks again.

 

P.S. forceps have been ordered! Also I forgot I have rod rests and bite alarm.

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Missed items out.

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2 hours ago, B.C. said:

Far too much putty for me, about a quarter of that placed slightly further down, bout 2 inches from the hook, or just use a BB split shot......

Anti tangle sleeve might be handy, as you are using braid hook link,

Tail rubber on lead clip is pushed on too far...….. I would crimp the swivel slightly so the whole lot can come free in the event of a break off, lead clip, tail rubber and tubing. And just nick it onto the barrel, if at all...…… It looks a little "wedged up" to me...…… But not bad considering your experience...….. 🙂

Must admit, I do use putty shaped and rolled around the eye of a hook quite a bit with my pop-ups, keeps it very low lying to the lakebed, Ronnie rig style, that is if I am fishing a water with no crayfish troubles.

If there are crays, I resort to olivettes instead😉

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Whilst sorting your rod licence check out the environment agencies web site I believe they offer free sessions for young /inexperienced anglers and taster days, may. E worth looking into just to brush up on the basics/ knowledge. Enjoy 😉 

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1 hour ago, framey said:

Rod license dont start of the wrong way

Yes I will definitely be getting a Rod License. I am going to buy it the day before I go for the 1st time.

41 minutes ago, spr1985 said:

Whilst sorting your rod licence check out the environment agencies web site I believe they offer free sessions for young /inexperienced anglers and taster days, may. E worth looking into just to brush up on the basics/ knowledge. Enjoy 😉 

That's good to know. I will check it out. Thanks

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7 hours ago, salokcinnodrog said:

Welcome to Carp.com.

 

Looks ok to me, apart from the lead clip😆😖. (I don't like lead clips)

 

Standard rig looks ok, suitable for bottom baits and pop-ups; big blob of putty over the eye of the hook you've got there.

 

Add a set of forceps into your unhooking gear.

 

Have Fun

 

6 hours ago, B.C. said:

Far too much putty for me, about a quarter of that placed slightly further down, bout 2 inches from the hook, or just use a BB split shot......

Anti tangle sleeve might be handy, as you are using braid hook link,

Tail rubber on lead clip is pushed on too far...….. I would crimp the swivel slightly so the whole lot can come free in the event of a break off, lead clip, tail rubber and tubing. And just nick it onto the barrel, if at all...…… It looks a little "wedged up" to me...…… But not bad considering your experience...….. 🙂

Hi again, I have just been on YouTube and on the video I was watching they said lead clips drop the lead, is this correct? If so I will change the set up as I don't want to drop the lead (I read the thread on here about it)

 

Thanks

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19 minutes ago, PandA698 said:

 

Hi again, I have just been on YouTube and on the video I was watching they said lead clips drop the lead, is this correct? If so I will change the set up as I don't want to drop the lead (I read the thread on here about it)

 

Thanks

The original reason for a lead clip was so that the lead could be removed from the set-up at the end of the session, but, it was discovered that by not putting the tail rubber on all the way the lead could be dropped on a take. The further you push the tail rubber on the harder it is for the lead to be ejected; all the way on it won't eject, only slightly on eject on the take, in between, will eject (supposedly) in a snag or weed.

 

The lead clips original purpose, can be achieved by using a quick link clip on any lead attachment, be that a run ring or John Roberts feeder booms. 

 

I nearly always use a run ring, Fox or Solar with a link clip holding the lead.

 

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10 hours ago, salokcinnodrog said:

The original reason for a lead clip was so that the lead could be removed from the set-up at the end of the session, but, it was discovered that by not putting the tail rubber on all the way the lead could be dropped on a take. The further you push the tail rubber on the harder it is for the lead to be ejected; all the way on it won't eject, only slightly on eject on the take, in between, will eject (supposedly) in a snag or weed.

 

The lead clips original purpose, can be achieved by using a quick link clip on any lead attachment, be that a run ring or John Roberts feeder booms. 

 

I nearly always use a run ring, Fox or Solar with a link clip holding the lead.

 

Oh right, I will look to change my set up then. I don't want to be dropping a lead all the time.

 

Thanks

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not sure how true this is but ive been told its illegal to purposefully drop a lead

makes sense from a pollution point of view

don't forget an antiseptic spray or gel for hook holes

 

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3 hours ago, harpz_31 said:

not sure how true this is but ive been told its illegal to purposefully drop a lead

makes sense from a pollution point of view

don't forget an antiseptic spray or gel for hook holes

 

I don't know about that. I know the place I looked at today have a rule that the lead needs to be able to come off if it gets snagged etc though.

I have got some antiseptic gel for hook holes! I guess I am optimistic I will catch lol.

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