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Over in England i used to fish for carp a lot and one of my preferred baits was boilies, Which come in all sizes and flavours.

I have checked various bait shops over here but have not found one that sells them.
Do any of you know if they are available here and if so where abouts?
 

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Like i said before i used them a lot in England and they are an absolute killer bait for carp.

I have found a site that sells them if any one else is interested


This is a typical bag

This is the site

Wacker baits
 

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sima try all the bait shops near you and all so wal-mart.... if you can take the pic with you.. I have seen them before but a different name... Sorry don't remember the name.
 

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thanks i will try wal mart.

Don't if it is just an english thing but does anyone over here like fishing for carp.

I was a member of a private lake back in old blighty and i held the record for the biggest common carp there for a year, Then someone caught the same fish the next year and it had gained 7 Ozs.

My biggest catch to date is a common carp tipping the scales at 41 lbs 4 ozs.

Need to get my pics sent over from England and i will get them posted up here.
 

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Sorry can't help you there with me I really don't fish that much anymore. Others on here should be able to help you out better.

God Save The Queen.....


And No I did not mean that in a bad way.
 

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To be honest it wouldn't bother me if you did, I am not a royalist. All they ever do is sponge taxpayers money.
:)

Well there is my first rant on this forum :D
 

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Carp is extremely underfished in the US and especially in NJ.

I was fishing for shad on the Delaware once and these two guys were fishing on the banks with these huge old poles. They were constantly battling something so I finally walked over and asked them what they were fishing for. About 100 feet away from them I got a wiff of some God awful smell. One of the men looked up at me and said "I like carp". I asked them what they were using for bait and he said "I like carp". Obviously, those were the only three English words they knew, but they were having a ball.
 

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I am guessing the long poles are what we English call roach poles, They can be any where between 1 and 5 meters in length and require no reel.

A lot of fresh water match fishermen use them now as they are very accurate in terms of where you put your bait.

The pole has a piece of elastic fixed to the end which come in various strengths and then a length of regular fishing line.

They take some getting used to but are good if you want to fish a small area from a distance and be accurate about where your bait sits.
 

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Carp fishing is great fun. Try the Delaware river or the Passaic river. The passaic river also has big gr [no swearing please] carp. For anyone who doesnt know a gr [no swearing please] carp is longer and thinner with a huge Dorsal fin. They fight like hell and are a lot of fun. :)
 

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The smell was some sort of homemade rotten cheese doughball mix.

They had reels but they looked like huge large arbor fly fishing reels.

They had a few carp on their stringers. They like carp.
 

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I saw them selling carp one day in the Shop Rite in Lincoln Park. I don't know if I would eat one. They also say suckers tasted good. But I don't know.
 

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really? I like catfish. Maybe it is a mental thing. It seems like eating a goldfish.
 

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To be honest i wouldn't eat carp but that is only because i think the meat can be so old.
Carp can live for up to 30 years so i would have thought the meat would be very tough.
Also in England there is a good catch and release system and it is interesting to see the same fish being caught by different anglers year after year and the changes in weight etc.
 

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I just checked ebay and there's some on there in case you can't find them around here.
 
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