That's why I said earlier about carp out feeding the tench, it's not so much a problem on large waters it's the smaller waters that can suffer.Tench can live with carp......its just hard to target the tench when carp dominate as they are such greedy pigs. I know a few waters where the tench fishing was superb until the carp stock was increased and the tench virtually vanished. Its all about balance....you cant just chuck a few whatever into a water and expect to create a mixed fishery.
I find it sad to see carp and carp anglers dominating virtually everywhere down here. I am a member of the club that have stocked these tench and applaud the attempt to reverse that trend. I might even give the place a go now....I've not fished it for years because it was just yet another muddy hole full of carp.
That's why I said earlier about carp out feeding the tench, it's not so much a problem on large waters it's the smaller waters that can suffer.
WAA has a couple of waters that has both large carp 20lb+ and tench that go to 10lb+ in them.
Not at all, I have fished the WAA waters , and had some big tench .You wouldn’t worry about tench starving in this lake as tons of bait goes in on a daily basis. I’m confident ! As ever, never pessimistic like some of you?
We queried why the club were sorting a mixed fishery complex out that was fine as it was in a way, apart from a few anglers transferring carp from one pool to another.The biggest problem is that few clubs or owners will now anything other than carp of all sizes simply because carp anglers be they specimen hunters or big bag baggers rule the roost.
I remember that article well. Walker ( if memory serves) in the same article wrote it as a story line where someone was ridiculed for catching small wild roach from a stream when he could have caught many 2lb roach in the stocked roach pond.I was talking to my brother a few days ago about modern day fishing and the must catch attitude anglers now seem to have. Easy the catch carp now top of the table, a fish that when we started was virtually unheard off.
We were reminded of an article Richard Walker wrote back in the 60’s. It was that a time would come when the rivers will be dead and we will be sitting around manmade ponds catching stocked fish.
There was another one by someone else that said we would end up fishing lakes that will be stocked with carp of whatever size you can afford to catch. 30lb /40lb carp would replace the 20lb carp target and 20lb fish would be consider run of the mill in these waters.
Not far of the truth judging from what I now see and read.
That's happening all over. As I've said on here before I often cannot get on the members lake at Godalming because of the carpers who have very cleverly introduced some rule changes that favour them against those ( like me) who fish there for the big crucian and (less so) tench. There seems little point in remaining a member of the club if I can't get on the water. People have left over this and will continue to do so....I would give up my membership if the "Old Boy" rate which I now qualify for wasn't so ridiculously cheap.We we told that carp anglers put money in the club's coffers, that's why work on what could be deemed pleasure angling pools was down the list.
They seem to have lost a few members over this,
Agree Redmire is now just another run of the mill stocked day ticket carp lake with a bit of past history. Some anglers are willing to pay hundreds just get it off their tick list. Back in the 60's it was still a mystery water and home of alleged monsters.Sounds like Redmire Pool.
Agree Redmire is now just another run of the mill stocked day ticket carp lake with a bit of past history. Some anglers are willing to pay hundreds just get it off their tick list. Back in the 60's it was still a mystery water and home of alleged monsters.