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#1 D.J

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 06:57 PM

I have been fishing a few years but never been to a commercial  fishery, it may have been my imagination but my float fishing in challenging windy conditions seemed  to amuse the lads sitting behind their alarms waiting for the the carp to bite.

The funny thing is I had a great day for Rudd and Perch, whilst the alarms stayed mostly silent!

I was just wondering if this is typical fishery behaviour? or am I just paranoid? after all we are there for the same reason.. 


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 11:06 PM

No you're not being paranoid, it is an unfortunate habit of some specimen (carp) anglers to look down on people fishing for other species. More fool them, I say.


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 09:36 AM

And there are also an awful lot of other "anglers" who seem to be very concerned about being "looked down on"       Stop worrying what others may (or may not) think of how you are fishing and just enjoy it.  I have spent hundreds of hours on some very "hard" carp lakes fishing for Roach and Rudd................and Eels.  Not once was I either concerned what others thought, even less concerned enough to comment on AN.

 

 

 

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:36 AM

Poledark,

 

Enjoyed your post - if you can stomach them, and some are better than others, actually commercials are a really good place to target what the carpers deem to be nuisance fish.  They are often stuffed with very decent roach,  perch and bream and float fishing is a great way of picking up a nice bag of all of these.  Maggot will pick up everything, but switch to corn or caster as a hookbait and you'll pick up the better fish.  You'll also pick up carp using this method, often when the buzzers are silent ;-)

 

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:05 PM

D.J - You've done what I often do, the thing is to the specimen carp anglers the fish you've caught don't count as real fish, which is probably why they were laughing. The other thing I dislike about commercials is they're so overrun with idiotic anglers that when you do catch a few decent Roach/Perch/Rudd you can't put them in a keepnet as they're banned due to some idiot putting 5lb carp in them.

 

I went to one of my local commercials a few weeks back and most people blanked because the carp anglers filled the lake with all manner of exotic and expensive baits and killed the fishing off completely. I caught some Perch though and I was about the only person there who caught anything....

 

I've had enough of commercials and am re-joining my old club for next season...



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:51 PM

To be honest I'm more mildly interested than concerned about this as I'm not particularly sensitive and of course not everyone there was interested in what I was up too.

The manager was a decent chap,chatty and helpful,showing me a map of depths and where the toilets are(always important as far as I'm concerned :))

As I'm new here I thought I'd pick a topic that might spark a little interest and maybe find some points of view without hopefully stepping on anybody's toes.

I'm fairly lucky for a fishing venue as I manage a small public park that the river Medway runs a long one border of,with 7 purpose built swims but as I had a whole day free( which like most  with a family,work,dog I suspect is fairly rare !) and it is only 15mins away from home I thought I would give it a try. 


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