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Small Carp from Small Rivers
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ularly that is easier to harvest than
natural food sources, and so particles
such as maize, pigeon mix etc. suffice
nice and cheaply. So, having declared
my love of prebaiting on rivers there is
one aspect that I do find distasteful
about it. I have written in Big Carp
before about how the otter now sits
on top of the baiting pyramid having
knocked the biggest carp onto the
second rung. Beware that they will
locate any fish holding areas, and so if
you are to prebait an area on a river
heavily used by otters, it may be wise
to choose somewhere that will not
lead to carp being cornered.
And finally, a plea to end with,
though I understand the predicament
we find ourselves in with regards to
otters, please return all carp caught
from the river to the river, regardless
of their original position! The coun-
try’s rivers are not the sparkling disease and parasite free fish paradise
that the EA might have us believe.
Every river in the country has the
potential, if not the likelihood, of being
home to nasties that could cause serious problems to “clean” fish. It may
seem like saving its life by moving a
carp from an otter’s territory, but it is
at the risk of the entire stock of its
new venue. Sad but true! n
Here’s your chance
to win a holiday for
two including food
at Chef De Ville!
Our good friend Kevin Coventry has kindly put up
a fantastic competition prize in Big Carp to
celebrate Big Carp’s 250th issue.
And it could not be simpler to enter.
All you have to do is go to the CHEF DE
VILLE Facebook page…
1: You must like the CHEF DE VILLE page.
2: You must like and share this competition.
3: And just write “Done” in the comments.
Closing date is 25th DECEMBER 2017
Good Luck!


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