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Author Topic: Serious lack of carp on these forums  (Read 4142 times)

CarpyBugger

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Serious lack of carp on these forums
« on: September 15, 2016 »

how about this Greyabbey warrior

best 4am wake up call i've ever had
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Dowser

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Re: Serious lack of carp on these forums
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2016 »

Nice... Very Very Nice!

Where in Greyabbey did you scoop that out of the water.  Is it the wee lake just outside Greyabbey on the Portaferry Road?

[EDIT - Just saw your previous post and I see it is the wee lake I'm thinking of - The Swan Hole ;)]

I have never really fished fresh water much before due to the licensing issue.  Every time I get around to thinking about a licence is seems to be at this time of year and they don't last for 12 months from when you purchase it... I think they run out at the end of December, but they still charge you full price for the year.  I must remember to sort it in January for 2017.

I would be keen to start fishing fresh water, as I picked up a wee boat this year and have been using it on the Upper Bann and Lough Neagh.

The only fresh water fishing I have done recently was  for pike on a mates private lake, so no licence required  :)

Write up here: http://www.ni-wild.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4485.msg48885#msg48885

Anyway... enough about me lol... that's a crackin' Carp and I hope you get plenty more like it dude.

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CarpyBugger

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Re: Serious lack of carp on these forums
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2016 »

Thanks Dowser
its hard to put into words the amount of effort and time spent to catch that fish (one of my first 4 from this lake) my second year membership with only a couple of tench(one pushing 7LB) the previous year i had almost given up on the place, plus i live in lambeg its a fair oul hike over there
Yes the lake just outside Greyabbey, its part of the Northern Ireland Carp Society and practically my second home  :D

the licensing is a bit of a pain in the behind and the fact its just a piece of invoice paper really doesn't help considering the nature of the sport.mind you I've been checked once in my life, just have to buy in January to get the best of your 17£ i think it might have all gone digital now

i assume your close to Loughgall if your on the upper Bann? would be a good place to try some coarse fishing full of nice sized bream and also silver fish and pike to 30 something lb and only 4£ a days fishing (must show license when buying day ticket)
nice write up im useless at that sort of thing. I've not done a lot of pike fishing but looking forward to plenty more this winter, was in ardglass last night trying to stock up on bait but seems the seals ruined it for us :'(
thanks again, this fish is my personal best(in ireland,north and south) hoping to smash it this year :) had fish over 40lbs in france

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RedLeader

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Re: Serious lack of carp on these forums
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2016 »

That's an absolute monster of a fish, well done  :o
I never really understood the fishing license costs in NI. I thought it was closer to £100 a year, is £17 only if you aren't fishing for trout or salmon?
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Re: Serious lack of carp on these forums
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2016 »

Hi CarpyBugger,

I live about 10 minutes from Loughgall and have always fancied a days fishing there, but its the licence issue again that's been holding me back.  I've walked around it a few times with the Dog and it does seem very popular with the Anglers.  I must remember to get a licence sorted in January!

I've done a bit of fishing around Arglass myself.  I work in Downpatrick through the week, so in the summer months it's nice to take a drive out after work and throw a line in to watch the sun go down and relax.  I fish at Sheeplands, if you have heard of it?  As before, I've another write up here:

http://www.ni-wild.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3607.msg38717#msg38717

There's something about camping and fishing combined that's hard to beat.  Especially if the fishing is productive and you get your dinner for the campfire.  I had a great nights fishing/camping on Strangford Lough back in July and I was able to catch a couple of mackerel for my starter  :D  Here's another the write-up, if your not fed up reading my waffle by now:

http://www.ni-wild.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5233.0

PS, Welcome to the Forum CarpyBugger... We should really try and get a Fishing Camp arranged sometime.  It's something we've talked about doing on the forum a few times but never seem to get around to it.

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Re: Serious lack of carp on these forums
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2016 »

sorry for the delay in response

i had just written a nice reply untill my browser crashed and lost it for me :(
il try again later on fs ???
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Re: Serious lack of carp on these forums
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2016 »

sorry for the delay in response

i had just written a nice reply untill my browser crashed and lost it for me :(
il try again later on fs ???

You live and learn lol... Has happened to me a couple of times too, so anytime I start writing an epic I open an MS Word Document in the background and copy and paste what I've typed into the word document, and hit save every so often.   If the browser crashes then you just copy and paste your text back in from the word document backup.

Sounds like a real hassle, but it's better than losing a half hours work, and it never seems to flow as easy second time around.

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Re: Serious lack of carp on these forums
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2016 »


You live and learn lol... Has happened to me a couple of times too, so anytime I start writing an epic I open an MS Word Document in the background and copy and paste what I've typed into the word document, and hit save every so often.   If the browser crashes then you just copy and paste your text back in from the word document backup.

Sounds like a real hassle, but it's better than losing a half hours work, and it never seems to flow as easy second time around.

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 ;D I thought that was just me. Once you lose one, you learn all right, especially when you have lost all your Flickr links and all that.   
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Re: Serious lack of carp on these forums
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2016 »

Guys depending if you want to pay or not lol Donaldson's Fishery in Hollywood have two fish catch (Rainbow Trout) and overnight camping pitch for £20 only thing needed is a rod license £3.50 approx for 3/7 days.  Camping pitch is just a open grass field but has an outdoor BBQ stand built in stone for a gathering and drinky poo area.
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