Carp on the BA

"The Carp is the queen of rivers; a stately, a good, and a very subtil fish; that was not at first bred, nor hath been long in England, but is now naturalised."

Sir Isaac Walton

Re: Carp on the BA

Postby chrisfishy » 03 Jul 2012 22:28

That's a cracking photo Rob!

Yeah I think you could be right about Keynsham, but where! I have heard reports of sightings in the Marina, shame you are not allowed to fish it!

I need to do some fish finding!
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Re: Carp on the BA

Postby Rob Harrison » 03 Jul 2012 22:43

One from Avoncliff, few years ago (only 9lb ish but a beauty)

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and another...

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Re: Carp on the BA

Postby chrisfishy » 03 Jul 2012 22:44

Cracking!
Certainly nice to think that came out of a river Rob.
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Re: Carp on the BA

Postby CabbagePatchKid » 03 Jul 2012 22:51

THE best place for River carp around this area used to be on the River Brue at Basonbridge near Bridgwater.

There was a warm water outlet from the Unigate Milk Factory and I believe many twenties were taken in the 60's and early 70's before the outflow was stopped when the factory closed down.

No idea if there are any big Carp around there now. Anybody else remember those days??
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Re: Carp on the BA

Postby Rob Harrison » 03 Jul 2012 22:58

No Nick ;) ... although the AA website states that the river still has plenty of them (and huge eels!!)
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Re: Carp on the BA

Postby CabbagePatchKid » 03 Jul 2012 23:15

Yes mate - there are some huge eels in the waters around the Levels, although the little ones are a massive problem on the Brue - you daren't use anything meat or fish-based without getting a bootlace every cast!
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Re: Carp on the BA

Postby Barbel123 » 04 Jul 2012 07:15

I've only had one on the BA, first cast on opening day a few years ago, about 8lb, hell of a scrap ;)
I've also seen them in the pads at Avoncliff, but no monsters. You would think that if there were a few about we would pick more up when fishing for Barbel?
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Re: Carp on the BA

Postby CabbagePatchKid » 04 Jul 2012 19:52

Barbel123 wrote:..........You would think that if there were a few about we would pick more up when fishing for Barbel?
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I think they tend to hang around the places where we wouldn't bother to try for Barbel, James, although I agree with you in that just once in a while one would go for our baits when we fish the slower water :?:
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