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#11 Alnath

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 08:51 PM

They used to be protected by the closed season, but alas these days they don't get a moment's peace :(


The close season was dropped because 99.99% of the time the fish started to spawn after it finished anyway.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 11:44 PM

well last week the lake baliffs were fishing from the night time till the next day until about 1pm and they came out with 17 carp between them



Ask them then..........................
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Posted 07 June 2007 - 12:40 PM

well last week the lake baliffs were fishing from the night time till the next day until about 1pm and they came out with 17 carp between them



I think y'missing the point here !!!!

It's really down to YOUR morals and priciples matey. We're not saying you WON'T catch, in fact it sounds like the carp in your lake are still on the scoff and not yet quite ready to spawn (doubt they've finished!!!). At the end of the day it's up to you but heed well the wise words of wisdom you've received from this forum and think twice before going. Unless of course you simply want to put fish on the mat at ALL cost and without caring a flying fig for their well-being.
I'm going on a recce of my lake tonight because fish were showing signs of spawning last weekend and if they are actively rampant and getting their fins over I for one will not be chucking a rig this weekend and maybe not even next.
Have a break mate, and look forward to the BIG scoff up they'll have when they're done "humping"
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Posted 07 June 2007 - 01:00 PM

well ive just phoned the baliff and he said theyve done spawning as they started in the middle of may
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Posted 07 June 2007 - 01:07 PM

I very much doubt that is the case henda. The water was way too cold mid may for spawning (depending on where you are in the country and your weather of course).

Around here they gathered to spawn very early in the year due to the warm april we had, then they buggered off again as thecold and rain came and chilled the water off again.

They've been spawning here for little over a week so maybe another week to go at the outside.

If you set off now, you might get back from the boillie shop just in time to catch em on the post spawning nosh up! :thumbs:

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Edited by Brumagem Phil, 07 June 2007 - 01:09 PM.


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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:36 PM

Given the choice of a bit of grub or getting their fin over, they go for the latter every time :D


Fin over? A bloody long way to travel for a bit of the other, mate! I hope she's worth it.
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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:03 PM

well ive just phoned the baliff and he said theyve done spawning as they started in the middle of may


look mate it looks like you don't want to listen to any advice and have no care for the well being of the fish :angry: ...seems your just trying to make excuses to go......just go try catch em and see how you feel if any fish you catch go belly up :angry:

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:27 PM

look mate it looks like you don't want to listen to any advice and have no care for the well being of the fish :angry: ...seems your just trying to make excuses to go......just go try catch em and see how you feel if any fish you catch go belly up :angry:


Steady on! I walk around earlswood most evenings and its rammed with people right now, and there are matches on too.

Give the lad a break.....he's young and wants to catch fish.

I wonder how many posters on AN have been fishing in the past month? My guess is pretty much everyone therefore we are all guilty of fishing for spawning fish.

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:44 PM

Steady on! I walk around earlswood most evenings and its rammed with people right now, and there are matches on too.

Give the lad a break.....he's young and wants to catch fish.

I wonder how many posters on AN have been fishing in the past month? My guess is pretty much everyone therefore we are all guilty of fishing for spawning fish.



but we have given him some advice and he seems to question it......we all want to catch fish but ther are other speices to go at.....i'm a carp angler pretty much full time at the mo....but as soon as they look like spawning i switch to targeting big eels and perch

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:52 PM

but we have given him some advice and he seems to question it......we all want to catch fish but ther are other speices to go at.....i'm a carp angler pretty much full time at the mo....but as soon as they look like spawning i switch to targeting big eels and perch


I take your point. I just think he's eager to get out there and catcha few....we were all that young and eager once (some of us just didnt grow up! LOL).

I have these visions of a newbie young angler catching a 6lb eel.............ROFLAMAO!!! Enough to put him off angling for life. <_<