Carp on the BA

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Carp on the BA

Postby chrisfishy » 30 Jun 2012 20:11

Hi all.

Hope everyone has had a good start to the opening of the season, fished Queensfield and had a brace of chub, rolling meat...no barbel though.

Anyway, I am after a bit of advice.
Does anyone know any good spots on the lower BA for river carp? I'm thinking the Crane / Swineford / Jack Whites end.

I had heard Frys was always a classic spot, but now that it's out of action and the hot water pumps are off, someone told me the carp have moved on?

If anyone has any pointers, can you pm me?

Thanks,
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Re: Carp on the BA

Postby CabbagePatchKid » 02 Jul 2012 22:22

Hi Chris,
There's a good head of carp I believe in the slower stretches at Avoncliffe. I always intended to have a go specifically for them but somehow always ended-up after the Barbel ;)
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Re: Carp on the BA

Postby chrisfishy » 03 Jul 2012 20:00

I've heard the same recently, seems like the place to head for a first!

The daft thing is, I have an Amalgamated licence and only stick to the same old places. Think I need to get out more! :lol:

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Re: Carp on the BA

Postby bushie69 » 03 Jul 2012 21:15

i have fished the avon cliff section for a couple of seasons now and have never seen a carp there not even in freshford which is slower and is where i would think they would hold up.
i would'nt mind having a go at a river mudpig myself
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Re: Carp on the BA

Postby Davey_Pants » 03 Jul 2012 21:44

Saw one in Avoncliff last summer. Was a BIG fish too.
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Re: Carp on the BA

Postby CabbagePatchKid » 03 Jul 2012 21:47

I've seen a few very big Carp over the years in the Limpley Stoke area, but never specifically fished for them.

I think Rob landed one a while ago though........Rob????
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Re: Carp on the BA

Postby naselmike » 03 Jul 2012 21:53

some BIG carp on the avon....
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Re: Carp on the BA

Postby chrisfishy » 03 Jul 2012 21:59

Of course I love barbel fishing, but nice to go for something different every now and then. You can’t have too much of a good thing and all that!

I’ve spent the last 3 years fishing for barbel and forgot about pretty much every other species in the river.

Although, I have got pretty well aquatinted with chub and bagfulls of bream on the lower BA!!
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Re: Carp on the BA

Postby Rob Harrison » 03 Jul 2012 22:24

CabbagePatchKid wrote:I've seen a few very big Carp over the years in the Limpley Stoke area, but never specifically fished for them.

I think Rob landed one a while ago though........Rob????


Never had anything over 12lb from around Limpley (biggest witnessed was 18lb) BUT seen bigger earlier in the season...

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(Photo only shows one of four fish taken in the close season around Limpley area, although I reckon the big ones are still around Keynsham area... might be harder to find now the outlet of frys has been turned off...)
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Re: Carp on the BA

Postby elnino » 03 Jul 2012 22:27

seen them in the pool below the weir at limpley and quite a few among the pads at avoncliffe ;) where i have had a couple of low doubles
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