The Big Red Carp Fishing Blog
I mentioned last time that in many cases finding a hot spot where carp regularly feed is not necessarily enough; sometimes you need to find the spot WITHIN the spot, if you get my meaning. So how do you go about finding these elusive areas some of which may well be only a meter or two across?
This is the first of three articles on what I consider to be the most important aspect in carp fishing. I guess you could call it an offshoot of location but it is more than that. Location is more about finding where the carp are; what I am talking about is finding where they FEED.
One of my great passions over the past sixteen or more years has been fishing for carp that live in flowing water. For me there is nothing quite like the challenge of getting to grips with...
Carp are frustrating beasts. Just when you think you have got the fish all worked out they go and break the rules and start playing hard to get. It’s strange but true; carp can be easier to catch in certain areas and almost impossible to catch in others. Some of the most challenging areas are the spots where they go to chill out and rest up for the day.
There is a lot of talk in the magazines and other instructional; media these days about the importance of “following the wind”, but what does this mean in practice? When experts talk about carp following the wind their reasoning is:
I want to deviate slightly from my usually subject matter this month and next in order to deal with a subject that seems to crop up regularly on the carp fishing forums; namely, the effect that wind strength and direction is likely to have on the fishing. To be honest I don’t think that there is a single definitive solution as waters react very differently to one another, even when subjected to identical conditions. You may fish a lake where the fish respond positively to a fresh wet breeze, while the same conditions on another lake such weather will not affect the fishing at all.