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 Post subject: what bait to use to catch catfish or big carp
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:00 pm 
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hi i am going to anglers paradise in 8 weeks and me and my friend are going to try to catch some big carp or catfish. i have all the gear but i was wondering which lake would catch us a cat of any size and some decent carp and what bait to use to catch them as i have not tried for fish this big before so i really need some advice please

thanks a lot robbie


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 Post subject: Re: what bait to use to catch catfish or big carp
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:39 am 
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Hi Robbie,

Specimen Carp, Main, Octopussy and Easy Access all have Cat’s in.

If you are after your first Cat and not concerned if it’s a monster or not give Eldorado a go. This is what I did after failing on the main complex lakes. Fish the bottom lake. Use 25 – 30mm double halibut pellets. I won’t go into too much detail because it’s best to ask the man that knows. When you get to AP speak to Joe, he will give you pointers on which swim and rigs. Follow his advice and you will not go far wrong.

I did this and had 10lb’er out in the day then 3 more Cat’s up to 16lb during a sleepless night !

Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: what bait to use to catch catfish or big carp
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:47 am 
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hi thanks i will do that and that should really help but do you know what bait might get me a good carp from the main complex lakes

thanks Robbie


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 Post subject: Re: what bait to use to catch catfish or big carp
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:17 am 
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Hi Robbie,

Most baits seem to work at AP.
If you’re after the bigger fish, bottom baits (bollies), pop ups, pellet and the good old tried and tested corn, luncheon meat etc work well. AP’s new bollies seem to be working well, I’ve not tried them myself yet but will be giving them a go next week.
Also well worth surface fishing with bread or mixers.

Cheers.


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 Post subject: Re: what bait to use to catch catfish or big carp
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:04 pm 
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Robbie, to add to what Rich said, make sure you go to the rig clinic on tuesday afternoon with Julian Chidgey. He and Joe will be able to give you some advice on whats working and whats not on specific lakes, and help you with any rig issues you may have, well worth the hours break from the lakes if you ask me.


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 Post subject: Re: what bait to use to catch catfish or big carp
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:34 pm 
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hi thanks for that and i will go and see what he said and i am sure it will help

thanks a lot Robbie


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