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Anybody targeted these fish?

what baits & methods? any info please...



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Hi Teepee,

Found this.

The grass carp originated in Asia/China and is like no other carp in appearance. Its scaling closely resembles that of the chubb, with a rich golden brown colour. The grass carp's eyes are set lower than other carp and its mouth is noticeably smaller.

Called a grass carp for its love of aquatic weed, this fantastic fish was introduced into the UK on the advice of local water authorities. Intended to be a measure to control soft weed growth, our climate was not warm enough for them to gain enough size to make a difference.

Although the bulk of the grass carp's diet is aquatic weed, it loves to bask just below the surface and will readily take food floating on the surface. This is probably the best method of selectively catching grass carp, they are quite timid alongside a good stock of king carp. This means that they will rarely get to the bait before the other carp.

Being a timid fish it will fight ferociously when hooked, and will give it everything it has got to evade capture.

For this reason special care must be taken after banking them. The fish must be fully recovered before being released, sometimes this will involve getting in the water with the grass carp and moving it back and forth to push fresh oxygenated water through its mouth and out through its gills.



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Found this too. www.angelfire.com/ga/tomcatt14/GrassCarp.html

It sounds like one hell of a fish, I've only ever caught one of about 5lbs but that was on a small water that belonged to my mates uncle when I was a kid.

The link above gives some good info on the back ground of the fish too.

If you do a search for grass carp you get thousands of USA results about weed control. Sounds like they are one mean veggie machine.

I would be interested if you find out anything else.




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Cheers Steve, lets see if this thread gets anymore replys, and if anyone knows any venues that hold grassies, preferably with not too much traveling lol

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Chick Peas and other veggie and insect baits are meant to be good. I remember hearing of a lake in the North Hants area that had a few in it, sorry I cant remember exact address,but I will let you know if I find out.

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Hi Tony,, found a place near morecombe http://www.redwellfisheries.co.uk
I fished it last summer on the pole towards an island it was only about 2-3ft deep. Could not get a bite on sweetcorn, so changed to meat(cat meat) and the float shot under. (they loved it.) I had 3 fish all over 10lb.(They fight like hell) So big elastic and strong pole needed, 16 elastic 0.15/0.17 preston power line is what i used i think.
 

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willowcroft lakes just outside of .wisbech 2 strains of grass carp & catfish


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Tony

They've got em at The Oaks at Sessay (Willows Lake I think) - used to be loads of photo's in the on-site caravan (I think they run to about 20lbs).
One bloke catches em on fly-gear!

I'm going down there one day next week - I'll let you know what the latest is.

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Thanks for the replys everyone,

Simon are you pleasure fishing Sessay when you go,
I'll try and meet you there if so, never fished it before, let me know what day...

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It'll be Wednesday, Thursday or Friday Tony - not sure which yet,its my mate's turn to drive and I dunno what he's working yet - should find out tomorrow so I'll let you know.

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Newhay Carp Farm, Selby, North Yorkshire
Tel: 01756 638383


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quote:Originally posted by Stu

Oi Larva Lip

Newhay Lake
Newhay Carp Farm, Selby, North Yorkshire
Tel: 01756 638383


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Peter... stop doing that!
i've got to try and sleep at night,[:D][B)][:D]



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Someone is Cruzin For a BRUZIN

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Cherry Tomatoes (things about the size of a marble when full grown and ripe) do well. After you get it rigged, poke a couple of additional small nicks in the skin.

Bagels seem to work well too. I buy some that have dried tomatoe and a couple other veggies baked in but plain works pretty well too.

Fish up in the water though. They will feed off the bottom but prefer up in the water.

As for method - hook bait and free line (no weight) does best for me.
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Cherry tomatoes, now there's something I haven't tried.

Will do next time I go.


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only seen a photo my son caught in huntingdon area will ask him on the dog,tell me why do some waters ban floating bait on the top,?its one of the only ways here to get the carp,on odd days

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[?]I caught what I think is a Grass Carp can you verify?
I will send the pic to anyone who requests it squire.kjc@ntlworld.com
 
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