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#1 grandad1

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 07:16 AM

do carp eat acorns if not why??



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 08:04 AM

Yes.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 04:44 PM

We know carp will eat pretty much anything, but are they good for them? 

 

Large acorn crop this year in the New Forest, at least 90 ponies have died this winter from eating them (about double the usual number) - the pannage season (letting pigs out to eat the acorns) has been extended because of the quantities of acorns.

 

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 05:03 PM

do they have to be prepared if so any body know how



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 12:28 PM

I have a lake with carp in it. It has several oak trees overhanging the lake that drop acorns into it and I have seen carp eating them.
They are not prepared in any way. Why should a natural food need to be prepared anyway?

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 05:55 PM

never seen carp take them



anybody caught carp on them



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 07:31 PM

Acorns! Really! I know they eat elderberries though.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:40 PM

Don't know about acorns but on one water I fish they love the fruit/seeds of this: http://en.m.wikipedi...ris_pseudacorus
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Posted 05 February 2014 - 02:36 AM

granddad1,

Carp like acorns. But they like them better when prepared.  The tannic acid in acorns is very bitter.  To prepare an acorn leach as much tannin out of them as you can.

 

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:12 PM

Carp will eat acorns and I have come across anglers using the presence of acorn trees as a positive sign to fish nuts and particles. No big surprise they will eat acorns as Carp will eat almost anything. From a practical point of view knowing they eat them is of little benefit as there are a whole host of easier to use and easier to procure food items that would make better baits. The only benefit of using acorns I can think of is they are free to collect but I would rather leave them on the ground for other wildlife to eat.

 

If you really wanted to use them then I would agree with Phone and prepare them before using them but surely using peanuts, brazils etc would be a lot less fuss then using an acorn.


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