- Nov 16, 2020
It’s a tough one, I know of two lakes that are close together, however one has specimen size carp, however does hold some lovey roach and a good head of bream, they are looking at moving the bream to the match lake, I guess I see their point, but.. what if someone isn’t a match angler and just wants the chance to catch a decent roach or bream or carp. Personally I’d leave things as they are.In the latest Q and A with Des Ship he was asked what is views are on CARP, and the maximum size suitable for
commercial match fishing,
He suggested, that 8lbs would be a good limit, if that was possible, as removal can be difficult in many ways (quote)
Our main match water has carp to 18lbs, with many 14lbs plus coming out regular in the summer months, not many
are hooked and landed in matches, most being carp of 3lbs --- 8lbs
The larger carp tend to be targeted by the specimen lads or feeder angler, if these larger carp were removed from the pool
the club fear that the pleasure/ specimen/ type angler would lose out, so the vote is to leave them be.
Whats your view?
Do you think carp over 8lbs are to big in matches for the pole angler,give us your view.
Must admit I personalty like the chance of catching a larger carp in a match, specially on the feeder, or down the edge on
geared up tackle,