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Enjoying this thread and hoping that Illumin8em and I can contribute before too long.
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Electric bite indicators? That weirds me out more than when my friend showed me that they can use their smart phone as a bubble level.


The only fish I ever caught was a perch probably too small to keep. My brother once caught a fishing pole (actually the nicest one we've got). My dad caught a ticket from fish and wildlife for fishing in a boat on the wrong side of a bridge. 15 feet one way, no problem. 15 the other is 90$.
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Don't really fish or hunt.
Some occasional worm-and-hook fishing with my son - mostly catch and release kind.
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Its pretty much all catch and release for us, taking a coarse fish out of UK waters is deeply frowned upon. Over the last decade ive heard of the occasional 'culture clash' with eastern european folk (my brother in law for instance) taking fish home for the pot. You can take game fish, trout, salmon ect

I started the same way with my grandad when i was 4 or 5 (split cane rod, wooden reel) we fished most weekends so i got mini-soul involved the same way learning the basics with a handline on a wooden spool. My dad was never a fisherman he thinks its a bit barbaric even with modern day barbless hooks.



Originally posted by Joseph Hill Joseph Hill wrote:

Electric bite indicators? That weirds me out more than when my friend showed me that they can use their smart phone as a bubble level.


Yes indeed JH, Very annoying!


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Mini-soul landed the first half decent carp of the year.



Sorry about the poor photo quality, we swung by the pond for an hour after school so i didn't bother taking my camera, the hungry carp were basking in the evening sun.
The boy caught 2 this^ size, and i caught one small carp no bigger than my palm Disapprove
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Great thread idea Double00! I wasn’t around for a few months and missed it. I’m hoping to have quite a bit of time to do some fishing over the summer and I’ll try to contribute.

Beautiful Carp mini-soul has there. I’ve always enjoyed catching them they put up a nice fight.
They have a bad reputation here though. Pretty much considered a pest/garbage fish, not even considered worth eating in a lot of places. I believe California regulations say that any Carp caught must be immediately killed. Which has never sat well with me.
Pike have never been allowed to get a foothold in California so I’ve never tried fishing for them, but they’ve always seemed like a fun challenge. I remember being small and constantly going back to the Pike page in my handed down fish encyclopedia and looking at the painted pictures. They always seemed like such a predator compared to the Trout and Bass I grew up fishing for.





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Thanks man, I'll look forward to it, The thread desperately needs some contributors or it will end up like the camping joint.

I think there's a similar 'invasive' carp mindset in Australia. The carp we fish for are wild (rather than bought/bred by fisheries) caught from an old overgrown duck pond in the woods, and yes they do put up quite a fight (often better than pike) folks are not allowed to fish here but the farmer who owns the land allows us to fish in exchange for the occasional bottle of Chablis. Passing infants have fed bread to ducks for years so carp take the bread, its their main source of food so no need for us to buy expensive baits.
 
Large carp at fisheries are highly revered over here, they sell for big bucks and are fattened up like Hansel, fisherman spend many £1000,s on tackle to try and catch them, they camp out overnight in tents, with 3 or 4 rods on electronic bite indicators, its bizarre their unhooking mats are more luxurious than our old baby changing mat, we just use bread on a hook with a waggler float and a single shot.

This was a nice pike that mini-soul pulled out of the canal over the winter using lamprey deadbait.



How are you fishing for the trout, flyfishing?

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It’s interesting to me the differing mindsets towards carp (as well as other species) geographically . It would be seen as crazy spending any amount of money toward carp gear around here. My carp setup has always been a pretty close mirror to yours except for at times swapping the bread for a corn kernel or two.

Regarding trout, I don’t go after them as much as I used too, but when I did it was generally bait fishing from the shore with Salmon eggs, marshmallows, or power-bait. I’ ve been wanting to take up fly fishing as there are a lot of great areas not excessively far from where I’m at, but really I have no idea where to start.   

In general nowadays I chase after Black Bass. The Sacramento Delta which is about an hour or so drive from me is widely regarded as one of the best locations in the US to fish for Black Bass. A couple of years ago I got fed up with having to link up with friends with boats and bought myself a kayak to fish from. So now I’ll usually wake up and drive out there or to one of a few reservoirs close by and paddle around and fish.

I’m hoping to do my part to contribute to the camping thread as well. I’ve got a good amount of free time scheduled this summer. At this point I’m just waiting for the snow to melt enough for the rangers to open the trails into the high Sierras to start backpacking. I will be in Yosemite in a few weeks though and will get picks up of that trip.
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In contrast... Its not unusual around these parts to see carp-men with this level of kit, victims of marketing springs to mind.


They arrive at the fisheries often in a VW van which has been converted to carry the tackle and they pile it high into a 'carp porter' like this.


Wheel it down to the bank side and 'feed the swim' using a spod which is essentially a large hollow plastic bomb which you fill with food and cast it out, it opens up when it hits the water dispensing ground bait.
They set all the gear up and wait, sometimes for days on end (I suspect that these fisherman don't get along too well with their wives) the greedy carp hoover up all the food and hopefully take the bait in the meantime.
The fishermen even have a little first aid  'medi-carp' kit to administer care should they feel it necessary, it goes way beyond affection.

These massive carp live for decades so private fisheries buy/breed them and charge fishermen £20-£40/day (depending on the size of the fish) to try and catch them, its an expensive old hobby that's fo sure. Ive never paid more than £4 to fish anywhere.

Re-trout, i used to catch small brownies in the river on super light fly tackle when i was a kid but i haven't fished for them in years...



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Some bro-worthy-fishin-steeze from around the intrawebz...

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