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    Hi all

    So I went carp fishing for the first time and caught nothing. I love fishing but I am use to lowveld fishing. Kurper, bass and tigerfish.

    But I must say that all though i didnt caught anything i am hooked on this "pap gooi"

    I am going to vissermans vriend soon.

    Any tips for a noob carp catcher?
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    1l Brandy and 2l Coke, makes catching nothing more bearable

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    Unfortunately carp fishing has gone down, you must really be at the right place at the right time with the right bait.

    It is getting colder now, so your stronger dips is key, in most cases, garlic with something sweet, expect your bait to lay longer before something investigates.

    Carp fishing is a waiting game, unless you like the specimen fishing guys that bait the water 2 days before with about 100-500kg of bait to attract the fish.

    Pap gooi is a waiting game, the key is to keep busy while waiting, as suggested some klippies and coke but please don't end up driving your toyota bakkie through the dam please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracos13 View Post
    Unfortunately carp fishing has gone down, you must really be at the right place at the right time with the right bait.

    It is getting colder now, so your stronger dips is key, in most cases, garlic with something sweet, expect your bait to lay longer before something investigates.

    Carp fishing is a waiting game, unless you like the specimen fishing guys that bait the water 2 days before with about 100-500kg of bait to attract the fish.

    Pap gooi is a waiting game, the key is to keep busy while waiting, as suggested some klippies and coke but please don't end up driving your toyota bakkie through the dam please
    I do specimen carp angling and you definitely don't need 100kg+ bait for a session. On a week long session if I use 15kg dry particles it's a lot. This is usually for 2-4 anglers.

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    If you want catch good fish, visit Tago...

    http://www.tago.co.za

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hennie84 View Post
    I do specimen carp angling and you definitely don't need 100kg+ bait for a session. On a week long session if I use 15kg dry particles it's a lot. This is usually for 2-4 anglers.
    Maybe it was just the guys I saw, maybe I overestimated but if you see guys going out on a biggish canoe with 25KG bags full and they go out around 10 times...it has to be more than 100kg.

    In any case...sorry for the generalization

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracos13 View Post
    Maybe it was just the guys I saw, maybe I overestimated but if you see guys going out on a biggish canoe with 25KG bags full and they go out around 10 times...it has to be more than 100kg.

    In any case...sorry for the generalization
    No problem. There are a lot of clowns doing specimen angling! I literally put out 2 hands of feed per rod, don't need anything more. Tight lines.

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    I found a way to really chill out....When I go Carp fishing I only put on a sinker, no hooks. Then I don't bother the fish and they don't bother me...
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    It helps if you have a fishing boat or remote control boat, then you just buy one of those lick blocks at the KoŲporasie, dump it in the dam, leave it for an hour or three to create a nice feeding area, and afterwards make sure your hook is in the close vicinity with your normal "mieliebol" and dips.
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    Im in Gauteng but have done all my fishing on the coast. A year and a half ago I joined a Bank Angling club, "papgooi" and have had some good fun. Im still learning as this is totally different from what I am used to but great fun. My suggestion is join a club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    I found a way to really chill out....When I go Carp fishing I only put on a sinker, no hooks. Then I don't bother the fish and they don't bother me...
    Papgooi!! I at least put pap on the sinker, then it looks like I have a bite now and then. My dam fishing days are luckily counted.
    There are only two things you get from "dam"-fishing... sunburn and a hangover...
    Our one tech is a Springbok fisherman, colours and all! He taught me a few ropes and there was some stage where it was sort of fun, but then I started camping...nuff said...

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