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    Quote Originally Posted by pottsville View Post
    Find em first
    Agreed, if there not there then you cant catch them.

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    In a general coarse fishing sense, always plumb your swim.
    Make Bait...
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    You can only catch whats in front of you, find them first........

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigupgazza2009 View Post
    pike don't feed on sunny flat calms
    I've caught some very nice pike (up to 18lb) on spinners/lures in the mid-day sun, on sunny flat calms

    Not saying your wrong mate, not saying I'm right, just saying...

    Though on all occassions I think I put the spinner on their nose.

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    Fish don`t really care how inline your reel handles are but do respond to accurate feeding
    Audere est Facere

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    Just add the w's

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinny View Post
    I've caught some very nice pike (up to 18lb) on spinners/lures in the mid-day sun, on sunny flat calms

    Not saying your wrong mate, not saying I'm right, just saying...

    Though on all occassions I think I put the spinner on their nose.
    'it was a quote from sir john wilson'
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    Be able to find the bottom
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    One I have to keep reminding myself...

    Spend your money on decent bait - flash rods wont necessarily catch you more fish.

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    Remember they are wild creatures and use a bit of water craft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbel62 View Post
    Fish don`t really care how inline your reel handles are but do respond to accurate feeding
    As said above find the fish and be accurate
    Professional driver paid professional wages? Yeah right dont think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim1 View Post
    Dont buy eny magazines
    I kinda like this tip! Can you tell me why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThroughTheEye View Post
    I kinda like this tip! Can you tell me why?
    Because all the fish are caught on tiggs and i dont need to know what a mk 5 chod with funny bits here there and everwhere looks like
    and i cant stand some 12 year old casting 175 yds with a spod when i can only do 140. well ok 120 but 140 sounds so much better, not that im bitter or anything.
    It was easy once now look at it

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    never ignore the margins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim1 View Post
    Dont buy eny magazines
    While I agree to a certain point with this point I do think there is some good tips and knowledge to gain from magazines..
    I know when I first started out I loved flicking through anything fish related so you may be missing out on some good info by not buying at all.
    I think course related magazines are more informative for new comers that carp magazines.
    I still gain some tips flicking through even after 20 years..
    I think don't get wrapped up in carp magazines would be a safer tip..

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    Wear sunscreen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carp unit View Post
    Start off with general coarse fishing and avoid jumping straight in to carp fishing. You will get a far better understanding of basic angling skills by fishing for all species than you will by limiting your experiences to only one style.
    110% agree with this. Start with a float and maggots, you will catch anything that swims in freshwater with a float and maggot.

    Dont get caught out by trying to be the next Danny fairbrass and jumping into carp fishing. Learn from the bottom up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treadmill View Post
    One I have to keep reminding myself...

    Spend your money on decent bait - flash rods wont necessarily catch you more fish.
    +1

    Good quality bait, good hooks and some savvy.
    You got any idea how much noise youíre making?

    Pardon?

    Donít you pardon me you know what Iím on about.

    Well the only noise I can here lady is you banging on that door!

    They come jumping out that van over there; they come in here, and play their bloody jungle music all night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonystone View Post
    110% agree with this. Start with a float and maggots, you will catch anything that swims in freshwater with a float and maggot.

    Dont get caught out by trying to be the next Danny fairbrass and jumping into carp fishing. Learn from the bottom up

    Another vote for this. Fishing rivers for silvers, bream, chub and barbel will teach you more about watercraft, how to feed and read a swim etc, than anything else.

    How many 'instant carpers' would be able to trot a stick float or run a waggler along the far bank with the skill required to build a net of fish ?
    This sort of experience is invaluable in teaching an angler about how fish feed and respond to different styles of presentation.

    Duncan.

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    Enjoy yourself just being there... it would be called catching if you caught every time !

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