River Carp

"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."

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River Carp

Postby Rob Harrison » 10 Sep 2009 19:23

Managed to get out briefly this morning...

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OK I know its not a boris but worth the pic! ;)
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Re: River Carp

Postby Barbel123 » 10 Sep 2009 20:17

I bet it still put a good bend in your rod Avonbarbel. My first fish of this season on opening day was an 8lb carp & boy did it go! That is the only river carp I have ever caught, do any of you guys catch them that often?
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Re: River Carp

Postby Rob Harrison » 10 Sep 2009 22:38

One hell of a bend on a lightweight greys... good fun though! :D

Its the third carp this season on the avon for me... although I did target this one (actually wanted one of the other bigger 2 but... ;) )
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Re: River Carp

Postby barbelbloke » 10 Sep 2009 22:50

Had one on the wye a few weeks back.....21 lb 3oz common, long and lean fighting machine, weighed it and the bugger flipped back in before i could get a pic.. if you thought barbel went well.... this one put the reel into meltdown..
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Re: River Carp

Postby barbelbloke » 11 Sep 2009 11:39

never really targetted the river carp, there are some good fish on the lower Ba, might have a go for them one day, probably end up with bream :D
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Re: River Carp

Postby Barbel123 » 11 Sep 2009 13:20

Interesting.
I have seen them in the BA before, but never bothered targeted them.
Still quite new to Barbel fishing so maybe I will catch a few more over time which wouldn't be a bad thing :)

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Re: River Carp

Postby CabbagePatchKid » 09 Aug 2011 21:13

Just out of interest, what's the biggest Carp anyone has witnessed from the BA?
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Re: River Carp

Postby runhunt » 09 Aug 2011 21:15

good question. personally ive only heard of fish of about 19lb, but surely someone must have had a bigger one?
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Re: River Carp

Postby shippo11 » 09 Aug 2011 21:28

22 plus...
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Re: River Carp

Postby Rob Harrison » 09 Aug 2011 22:36

BIggest witnessed was 18lb but seen bigger than that in the BA (ok maybe a while ago) but also know someone who was spending £500+ on a syndicate water only to be just as happy to fish a stretch of the BA for a "river monster"...
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