Finding the best places to Carp fish

Before gathering your carp fishing tackle and gear, you must first decide on where you want to fish.  This is not always an easy decision. Often times many different lakes and ponds have many variables to choose from on why or why not to pick them.  Angling pressure, fish size, quantity of fish, location of body of water, all are important factors on choosing your destination.

Once I pick out where to go, I then decide on which rod and reel I will take for carping.  I like a rod and reel that can cast a good distance, as I often fish from shore without a boat or raft.  This can be frustrating at times, especially if you cannot reach the carp.  However, normally you can always find a good place to fish form shore if you look long and hard enough.

Once I have my equipment and tackle under control, I will think about what bait to use. Normally I prefer simple things like corn or nightcrawlers, but I have also used flavored corn or boilies, and had success with bread or dough balls as well.  It is all a personal preference, but the carp are more picky in heavily fished waters. Also, the people I have talked with say carp fishing around the world is much more refined than here in the US. France, Germany, and other European countries have much more carp fishing pressure than in the US or Canada. Either way, you should know that not all baits work in all lakes, so be ready to mix it up if you have too. Good luck fishing and be sure to properly pack your carp fishing tackle and gear, since last time all my stuff blew off the roof of my luggage rack!


Affordable carp fishing tackle

Carp fishing tackle is very expensive if you buy all the new gear and equipment. I want to give advice on why you can get cheaper gear and where to buy it without breaking your wallet. First, check auctions on EBay or other auction sites. Many times people are looking to get rid of their tackle online. Also, garage sales are a good place to check for really great deals. Carp fishing tackle can also be found cheap on places like amazon or craigslist, just look out for the real bargains.

You do not really need $100 bite alarms and other gear like rods, reels, baits, etc. that cost hundreds of dollars. Carp fishing tackle can be had for under $30 if you look in the right places. Online advertisements can be good, but be careful, as sometimes just going to wal-mart can fetch you the best deal on your fishing equipment for your tackle box. I have often just grabbed a cheap bass rod and reel and gone fishing for huge carp, while not optimal, sometimes people cannot afford the extra money of fishing supplies, as much as we wish we could.

Another place to try to find some cheap fishing stuff is relatives houses. Often they will have lots of stuff in their basement that they are looking to get rid of or just do not want cluttering up the place. Free is often the best price in these situations. Carp fishing tackle and gear and then be used on your very next trip, for no cost at all! Just be careful not to be stingy and rip off your close family for a few free rods and reels, they may not be happy with you for many years if they think you are just a freeloading carp fisherman!

While all these ideas are good, I am sure their are many better ones out there that can land you huge deals and maybe even profits. My buddy used to find cheap fishing stuff at family or garage sales and then go back on the internet and resell it all and make a good amount of cash. You have to know what you are buying though, as much of the stuff could be junk. Reels, rods, nets, all can be expensive if you have the best gear. Carp fishing tackle is not as vital as some may say, but be sure to have at least a decent setup, or you risk losing many fish that you will kick your self for later.

On a final note, check many sources before you place an expensive order for your carp tackle and supplies.