|COARSE FISHING WITH THE ESSEX ANGLER|
The main varieties of carp are Common (fully uniformed scales),Mirror (lines of prominant scales starting along its back) ,Leather (no scales).All have 4 barbules.
Speciman weight - 25lb
Max length - 22 - 26 inches
Life span - 40+ years
Adaptable to Lakes,rivers canals.
They are not particularly fussy as they like to cruise around.However they do like to feed around weed beds,over hanging trees and gravel bars.
Mainly a bottom feeder,but will readily feed off the surface in summer months.They will feed virtually at any time of the day.
|NATURAL FOOD SOURCE|
The males reach maturity at 3-4 years with the females at 4-5.Spawning occurs from May to July with eggs of anything up to 200,000 per kg of body weight,laid in amongst weed and lilies.
They are a very hard fighting fish so strong tackle is needed.
RODS-2lb test curve
LINE - 4lb - 15lb b.s.