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#1 corydoras

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 04:31 PM

I got this image in an email from my brother-in-law in France. I don't know whereabouts in France he took the photo, only that it is close to La Rochelle. Apparently people go there to feed them so throwing just about anything edible over the side of the bridge into the water results in a carp feeding frenzy.

 

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:15 PM

No blank days there then
Why are we stripping the seas of krill to feed to cattle when theres lots of oppertunities to breed carp by the million?
The polution must be appalling in the downstream section ,all that poop is going somewhere and not all of it eaten by the smaller carp ,no wonder they taste like crap

Edited by chesters1, 10 May 2018 - 06:19 PM.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:25 PM

No blank days there then
Why are we stripping the seas of krill to feed to cattle when theres lots of oppertunities to breed carp by the million?

I shouldn't think one would need some exotic flavoured boilies :fishing:

 

I don't think those are farmed chesters. He is not too sure where he took them, It was a few years ago but he does remember it was the same day he camped overnight at La Rochelle. He has hunted for it in Google maps but cannot find the place again.


Edited by corydoras, 10 May 2018 - 06:29 PM.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 09:25 PM

Thinking of trying the river Lot in France next year maybe hire a cruiser and travel and fish ,anyone been ?

been asked to price a customers house in the Alps near the Italian border so may try to combine the 2 ,big Catfish and Zander appeal but carp will do if not 


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 12:50 AM

All,

 

Hundreds and hundred of places like this

 

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Sometimes they get trapped on top of the pile and die before they can get back in the water.

 

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 05:42 PM

Can vouch for that Phone - lots of places in USA where a restaurant is by a lake and surplus food gets chucked in  The scenario looks just like that - in Texas there are various catfish in the mix as well.   The source ?      Lots of fat kids being bought far more fries than they can eat - the human race is only just beginning to realise it is a form of child abuse




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Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:12 AM

Vagabond,

 

Referencing the current thread about pigs.  While it may be an unrealistic opinion I've formed one of the differences between the US and Britain  - it seems to me you, the English, eat pig.  We, the Americans, eat LIKE pigs.  I much prefer your cultural eating habits.

 

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:21 PM

You see much the same thing in temple ponds in Thailand but instead of carp, it's typically Java Barbs (like roach on steroids) with a few walking catfish.
Around the periphery, there are occasionally big swirls where much bigger catfish are having a go at the barbs.

I did once have a sneaky cast at night with chicken for bait and got smashed up - presumably by a big cat of some sort.


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:48 PM

Vagabond,

 

Referencing the current thread about pigs.  While it may be an unrealistic opinion I've formed one of the differences between the US and Britain  - it seems to me you, the English, eat pig.  We, the Americans, eat LIKE pigs.  I much prefer your cultural eating habits.

 

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That reminds me of something my son said to one of his first teachers in France. She asked him what his favourite animal was. His response? "Le poulet, Madame".


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 11:18 AM

 We, the Americans, eat LIKE pigs.  

LOL    I have just seen an article in the travel supplement of The Times

 

"Tips on eating abroad:   Eat where the locals eat  (but not in America, or you may never leave McDonalds"




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