What Does a Carp Look Like? – Carp Identification

What Does a Carp Look Like? – Carp Identification

Everyone acquainted with the world of coarse fishing knows what carp is, what it looks like, and how it behaves. Carp is one of the most prominent coarse fish globally, but especially in the UK, because of its unique fighting style, easily adaptable nature, and variety of sub-species. Now, what does a carp look like? Most anglers will be able to tell you the answer […]

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F1 Carp – How to Identify and Catch Them?

F1 Carp – How to Identify and Catch Them?

The world of fishing holds a universe within itself. Every fish species has some curious characteristics, some specific techniques make them bite faster and harder, and some physical features that set them apart from other species. Today, we’ll discuss the F1 Carp and everything that sets it apart from other carp species. The F1 Carp is quickly becoming the most commonly stocked carp in most […]

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Can You Eat Carp? – Find Out In This Post

Can You Eat Carp? – Find Out In This Post

Anglers across the UK are excited about the prospect of catching carp again as summer kicks off. Carp are caught for sport all over the UK and the rest of the world. It’s aggressive feeding in the summer, combined with its unique behaviour, makes carp one of the most exciting sport fish in the UK and across Europe but it is very rarely targeted as […]

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Carp Spawning – When Do Carp Actually Spawn?

Carp Spawning – When Do Carp Actually Spawn?

A lot of public fishing spots in the UK, especially rivers close over the summer for coarse fishing, to the eternal disappointment of  anglers in the area. But why does the government close these waters? For carp and other coarse fish spawning, of course! Carp spawning is the natural process by which the carp reproduce. They do this in a period of aggressive activity at […]

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Carp Fishing with Groundbait – Uses, Mixing & Tips

Carp Fishing with Groundbait – Uses, Mixing & Tips

As the weather improves plenty of people will be looking forward to outings on the banks in search of carp. However, before that happens, everyone needs to brush up on their angling lessons. After all, do you remember any of the tricks that you tried last year? What baits you should use for carp fishing, what weather is ideal for catching carp and how you […]

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Types of Panfish – Distribution, Habitat, Fishing & More

Types of Panfish – Distribution, Habitat, Fishing & More

Panfish are generally considered to be fish that grow no larger than a frying pan, hence the name. Many panfish species also have multiple sub-species as well, for instance, bluegills and sunfish. In this post, we will take a look at the top three most popular panfish, bluegill, perch, and Crappies, their differences, and methods in which to catch them. Bluegill The bluegill is probably […]

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Best Hook Bait for Method Feeder Fishing – Top 5

Best Hook Bait for Method Feeder Fishing – Top 5

Method feeders are a great tool in a carp anglers arsenal. This bit of kit has shown time and time again that it can be used in many angling scenarios to catch bags of fish from commercial waters or for targeting that lone specimen fish in unfished locations. Mastering the method feeder comes with many stages that go from as simple as learning how to […]

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How Long Can Carp Survive Out Of Water? – Find Out Here

How Long Can Carp Survive Out Of Water? – Find Out Here

This is a common question many anglers may have asked themselves, in particular new anglers. There isn’t a definite answer, and many things can come into play as to how long carp can survive out of water. Still, the important thing is to limit the time any fish you intend to release spends out of the water and that the proper steps are taken to […]

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Carp Fishing with Bread – Is it the best bait?

Carp Fishing with Bread – Is it the best bait?

Sometimes, some simple methods work better than anything else that you’ve tried. That may be the case when it comes to carp fishing with bread. If you’re a beginner and haven’t gone beyond using corn as bait, it is time for you to explore fluffier alternatives like plain old white bread! Corn and boilies are indeed great baits to use when carp fishing. But what […]

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17 Interesting Carp Facts

17 Interesting Carp Facts

With summer approaching, many more anglers will flock to fisheries accross the UK in search of carp. But can you really become a top angler if you don’t know anything about the fish you’re hoping to catch? Probably not. From feedings grounds to the habitat to their nature, a good angler needs to know everything there is to know about a particular fish species if […]

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