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Wild carp

The oldest form of carp and now becoming rare, Wild carp, or wildies still represent a great challenge for the purist.

Smaller and leaner than Common carp a fish of double figures is considered a great specimen.
As to be expected due to the smaller size Wildies are not in as much demand by the modern angler although have a following amoungst more traditional focused anglers. Fish are typically a deep bronze colour.

Waters

As befits a strain of this vintage Wild carp in the UK are most commonly found in old waters, such as ancient fishponds, monastry and stately home waters. These include Brayton Hall Pond, Chiddingstone Castle Lake and LLyngwn in Wales.

A good source of information on fishing for wildies is http://fennelspriory.com/index.htm



Last Edited by: erikb on the 31 October 2011

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