Marcel_Karssies

Netherlands June 26th. 2022

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And Now for Something Completely Different ...

I almost forgot about the date today but it was that day when one of our retired palls would do a little guiding

for us at an ornamental pond in order to catch carp.

 

The evil plan was to chum the carp up to the surface with dog biscuits and then use imitations to catch them.

Not my kind of fishing but what the heck ... one day was bearable.

So the dog biscuits flew into the pond and not long after that the carp came up carefully sucking down the biscuits. 

The fish were wary though and I missed quite a few strikes.
But it was fun to watch the fish come up and most of our group except the guide caught fish.

 

We had reserved at a nearby eatery to end the day in the style.
I went for the pork chops and the nutcracker icecream dessert ... it was good.

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Must have been quite a shock to have your rod bent to the limit after what we’ve seen as your regular fare. :-)

JC

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Good post, brings back memories of some of my outings in the 70s with friends fishing from 9 pm until 12 pm or from 12 pm until sunrise but instead of a good meal we would head to a donken donuts, cheers :th:

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It seems our friend feeds the carp at a regular interval so they know the food.
I tested the fly I used on this session on the wild chub but they did not even look at it.
The fly I used was a Disco Biscuit fly, ivory.

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Carp = tip the bend of the hook with this on your dry fly & for weighted ones glob it on . Been using their variety of products for saltwater swim baits / spoons / jigs  many many years . .  

 

 

 

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excellent.. some well-fed carp ;-) 
I've tried that trick but US carp are not used to dog biscuits, so they don't respond well.. ha 

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14 mins ago, DougK said:

excellent.. some well-fed carp ;-) 
I've tried that trick but US carp are not used to dog biscuits, so they don't respond well.. ha 

They need to be trained. I used to fish Churchville Reservoir in SE Pa. They had some big ass carp in there. Had I thought of it then as a kid I wudda trained them on cheerios or milkbones! These were 10-15 lb carp, so they would give you a tussle! 

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On 27/06/2022 at 4:08 AM, JonC said:

Must have been quite a shock to have your rod bent to the limit after what we’ve seen as your regular fare. :-)

JC

Nah... not really .. I can adapt and overcome :-) 
Used the Orvis superfine #4 8ft. and although it took some more time to subdue the fish

the runs were absorbed by the full flex action.


The day before the carp outing I was at a local stream when I noticed something bright and
orange coming down the stream.

At first I thought somebody had dumped a koi in the stream but the size and the strange long tail did not match.
I was pretty amazed to come to the conclusion that it as a golden wels catfish.
That would be a challenge ... if it stays put I might give it a try.

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