Are Carp Cold Blooded? – How Warm and Cold Water Affect Carp

Are Carp Cold Blooded? – How Warm and Cold Water Affect Carp

If you’re a carp angler, you will be well aware that carp behave differently to other fish species swimming in our waters and catching them can be challenging. To become a successful carp angler, you not only need to get to grips with all of the tackle available, the rigs, baits and baiting approaches but also how they act in the water and in certain […]

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Do Carp Prefer Deeper Water in Winter? – Solved

Do Carp Prefer Deeper Water in Winter? – Solved

With temperatures slowly dropping and winter just around the corner, man carp anglers will be packing away their gear until the spring of the year when the weather improves. If you’re a keen carp angler, you’ll be aware that carp are cold-blooded fish and are far more active in feeding when the water is warmer. During winter, as temperatures drop and the water temperature with […]

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Why Are Carp So Fat? – Explained

Why Are Carp So Fat? – Explained

There’s no doubt that carp are the largest freshwater fish species present in the UK. They easily dwarf the majority of other coarse fish species, and there’s no wonder carp fishing is so prevalent in the UK and across Europe. Their muscular, fat and powerful bodies put an excellent fight if you’re lucky enough to get one on the end of your line. You may […]

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Why Do Carp Splash in Shallow Water? – Solved

Why Do Carp Splash in Shallow Water? – Solved

When it comes to carp angling, there is nothing much more exciting than watching a venue’s carp population splashing in the shallow waters. To the untrained eye, this may seem like an easy opportunity to catch plenty of carp. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and there is a very good reason why the carp are splashing in shallow water, and they will not be […]

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Are Carp Native to the UK? – Explained

Are Carp Native to the UK? – Explained

Carp fishing is a massively popular sport and hobby in the UK, with millions of anglers heading to their local waters to try and put some fish in the net every year. The catching of carp as a sport is thought to have begun in the 18th century, and from then it has gone from strength to strength, with new anglers joining the craze every […]

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How to Tell How Old a Carp Is?

How to Tell How Old a Carp Is?

As carp anglers, it’s beneficial to your fishing to build up a decent knowledge of the fish we all like to catch. If you’ve got together all the tactics and approaches to put plenty of fish in the net then you might be looking to gain an understanding of the fish themselves. I’ve seen many large fish pulled out of the water that looks old […]

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Do Carp like Shade or Sun?

Do Carp like Shade or Sun?

When it comes to carp fishing, locating the fish, and knowing where the fish are most likely to be depending on the weather, the time of year and the venue you’re fishing is the hardest and most essential part. If you have no knowledge of watercraft and chucking your bait out without any thought, then you’re playing a game of look and will most likely […]

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Why Is Carp Fishing So Hard?

Why Is Carp Fishing So Hard?

Carp fishing can be a challenging branch of angling for beginners that is far from simply chucking out any old bait and hoping for the best. Carp fishing has approaches and principles that apply only to carp and a few other coarse fish species. If you are not willing to consistently learn about the fish you want to catch, how they behave, where they reside […]

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Do Carp Put Up a Good Fight? – Explained

Do Carp Put Up a Good Fight? – Explained

If you’re new to angling or specifically carp angling, I’m sure you’re going to want to know if carp put up a good fight or not before you get yourself to the banks. Some anglers enjoy a relaxing day on the water with any fish, big or small, put in the net considered a success. As carp anglers, the rush of adrenaline and effort of […]

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How Do Carp See? – Explained

How Do Carp See? – Explained

If you want to become a highly experienced carp angler who wants to put fish in the net consistently, then you will need to develop a complete understanding of the carp you are hoping to catch. The most experienced anglers learn not only the best rigs, baits, watercraft and baiting approaches but also the make-up and behaviours of the fish swimming below us. In this […]

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