6k posts. And it is this unknown quantity that Irish carp fanatics should treasure, not castigate, in my view. Also catching trout but we gave them to the local lads where were fishing for them for the table. All things fishing & boating. Of course, there are other reasons why the vast majority of carp in Ireland struggle to reach weights above 20lb – a home-grown ‘twenty’ still being a dream fish for most carp enthusiasts. plus a number who were quick to step in themselves to "discourage" poachers. Our contemporary stocks largely derive from populations whose ancestors existed in the early to mid-1900s. Representing the coarse angling. Anglers in the UK, if the ones I know are anything to go by, are crying out for waters such as this, and we have them in comparative plenty. So, am I saying this is a bad thing, do I lament the ‘good old days’ of Irish carp fishing where we had less carp and less carp waters? The carp have been pretty much left to their own devices and in nature, achieving big weights (such as those we are bombarded with from the UK media on a daily basis) is not an advantage. If you're new to the carp forum you can introduce yourself to the Carp.com community. Threads 2.5K Messages 9.1K . The more recent importation of a new strain of carp from England (Carp4Restocking  ) will undoubtedly see regular carp captures from selected lakes exceed the 30lb barrier in the near future – due not only to the aforementioned improved management but also as these carp have been bred specifically to grow fast and to grow big! If you receive such a message, please report it by clicking the little warning triangle and delete once you have done so. 125.5k posts. – two or three fish over 20lb swim there, but that does not detract one bit from enjoying my fishing. Information, chat and advice Already registered? Irish Carp Fishing Forum. Is catching 20lb carp from a lake with lots of twenty pounders any more of an achievement than a 10lb’er from a venue with very few doubles? You can only catch what’s in front of you. Joined Dec 2, 2018 Messages 243. what do you mean crap fishing in ireland maybe your a carp fisher man......... sorry i couldnt resist, Please sign up or log in to join the discussion, Boards.ie uses cookies. Unlike practically every other country containing carp, no dedicated breeding programmes have ever been conducted in Ireland to encourage faster growth rates or larger ultimate sizes – what is termed scientifically as ‘artificial selection’. What a busy two year it has been for the Northern Ireland Carp Anglers Society! I have been very fortunate in my life to have fished some truly special waters around the country in search of Cyprinus carpio, catching by design from almost thirty venues and counting. New user? by NICAS Admin | Apr 3, 2016 | News Update. There are also tench, roach, hybrids, rudd and even carp, appearing in catches. I am also not insinuating that we should all be happy fishing for 10lb carp forever, far from it. … NCFFI Living with Covid 19. We are just fortunate in Ireland to have more of them than most. Fishing from a Shetland 535. Maynooth, very shallow, intensely fished, small man made lake. Incidentally, it is worth noting that Irish specialists who target other coarse species such as bream and tench, both of which grow to literally twice the size in England, rarely, if ever, complain or worry that their catches don’t measure up in contrast…. It doesn’t matter how small the carp is compared to anywhere else because it is what it is. The addition of Glenvale brought with it a year of hard graft and unprecedented stockings prior to its opening in 2016. | Home » Coarse Fishing in Ireland » Carp (Cyprinus carpio) Specimen weight: 5.4 kg (12 lb). However, I can almost hear many uttering, “in Ireland, why bother with carp?”. Sorry i realise that the nature of finding a good lake might be difficult and that the locations might be kept secret and not posted on a thread. This series of sea angling maps was developed by the Promotion and Marketing staff of the CFB in the 1980’s. Seeing a rather large common (once and only once) just yards from me in shallow water a number of years ago, which could not have weighed any less than 25lb, is one of the memories that keeps my love affair with Irish carp angling alive and kicking – the unknown. If this water was in the UK, for example, it would be cherished as the last great frontier of carp angling, as would many of the other venues dotted around Ireland that harbour carp, most of which are untapped and unknown. For sure, we are at a turning point for Irish carping. Facebook page for the Northern Ireland Carp Anglers Society This was long before Irish carp fishing was trendy and also before the seemingly endless procession of books, DVD’s, magazines and even tackle companies devoted solely to the species. Is your wife catching you up late nights watching carp videos? Fly Fishing News & Features. They are the biggest carp in that lake, and are still, nationally, large carp. Fishing. PJ, There are plenty of waters where anglers can go and catch all year round. For the unfamiliar, carp, as a species, have been present in Ireland in one form or another for centuries – at least since the early 1600s, if not before. Start Of New Season 2016 -2017 . Carp fishing is popular in Ireland, and one of the best locations to target them is the Lakeland Fishery in Ireland's north-central region known as the Lakelands. I also had a Tench at slightly below 4lbs which are quite rare in Lough Gall.

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