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Why is it that some course and sea fishermen feel that their sport is so much better than the other?

I recently joined a Carp fishing forum to ask a simple question about free running reels and although my question was answered I was meet with some abuse also.

Check out this thread on the forum I joined.

http://www.carpy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=3724

I really cant understand some peoples line of thought.

Is it just me or are there other people out there who think one type of fishing makes a person more superior to the other?

If there are then please, lets have your reasons.

For me it doesent matter how I fish as long as I am enjoying myself, and catching a fish is a bonus.

I dont want to start a course/carp fishing is better than sea fishing fight. If you want one of them then I suggest you get over to the forum I posted a link to above.

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me being a nosey sausage, have joined awaiting activation now, once i read the thread I will no longer visit it as i got no interest myself in that aspect of fishing.
 

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lads at work go carp fishing. just as a laugh i wind them up.

puddle bashers, theres a pool in front of you with thousands of fish in it that cant get away. you cant fail to catch. try getting on the end of the rocks in the middle of winter, you dont even know if theres any fish there.

same goes for nigt fishing. asleep in a bivvy with bite alarms set. again try the end of the rocks at night in the middle of wither holding your rod.

i personally have nothing against any other angler whatever dicipline they follow. i dip my feet into them all at some time.
 

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Me personally?..............

I am very coarse/Match orientated,and I always will be.

But I have recently become more and more interested in sea fishing,as not only a break from the norm,but to subdue the boredom I suffer sat on the beach watching the family running about like headless chickens having fun,and yes,I am enjoying the challenge of learning something new,and get class 1 help from folk on here,as well as other forums.

Got to say,

I have never slated any angler for their style of angling,(bit of ribbing here and there regards fluff chucking,and hiding behind buzzers,which I have done in the past!),but I would never have a slagging off session,because at the end of the day,we are all doing the same thing..........fishing.
 

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My Brother in law managed a 28lb 15oz mirror carp from brasenose 1 lake in Oxfordshire last weekend, the old man got a PB 19 pounder the same night. Best of luck to 'em I say, my idea of an all nighter isn't curled up in a sleeping bag waiting for a bite alarm to go off, but fishing is fishing in my book.

I just don't get the camo thing with the carp guys though. I've managed to catch carp without resorting to raiding Rambo's wardrobe. :D
 

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My Brother in law managed a 28lb 15oz mirror carp from brasenose 1 lake in Oxfordshire last weekend, the old man got a PB 19 pounder the same night. Best of luck to 'em I say, my idea of an all nighter isn't curled up in a sleeping bag waiting for a bite alarm to go off, but fishing is fishing in my book.

I just don't get the camo thing with the carp guys though. I've managed to catch carp without resorting to raiding Rambo's wardrobe. :D
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I have had my fair share of carp,and I definitely don't wear cammo .....

I never wore it when I used to bivvy bash either !!..........
 
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My Brother in law managed a 28lb 15oz mirror carp from brasenose 1 lake in Oxfordshire last weekend, the old man got a PB 19 pounder the same night. Best of luck to 'em I say, my idea of an all nighter isn't curled up in a sleeping bag waiting for a bite alarm to go off, but fishing is fishing in my book.

I just don't get the camo thing with the carp guys though. I've managed to catch carp without resorting to raiding Rambo's wardrobe. :D
I dont get the camo bit either. You sneak up on the lake , hide yourself away in rambos bedroom and then catapult a load of lumps of food into the water making enough noise to wake the dead:giveup: .
I have tried Carp fishing but soon lost interest in it. For Sale, 1 load of Carp gear:secret: .
 

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I dont get the camo bit either. You sneak up on the lake , hide yourself away in rambos bedroom and then catapult a load of lumps of food into the water making enough noise to wake the dead:giveup: .
I have tried Carp fishing but soon lost interest in it. For Sale, 1 load of Carp gear:secret: .

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The original idea,was not to scare fish close in the margins,when stalking....

Why on earth you need DPM,or realtree,when your bait is 100 yds away,in god knows how many feet of water,is beyond me.

I have all but quashed the stalking theory anyway,as I am usually sat in match clothing,(definitely NOT DPM !!),and had carp literally take a bait right at my feet,and landed them..........

But each to their own,and god love 'em for it......

But have you noticed how many carp anglers look dishevelled after a week in a gloryfied tent?..........

It's because they keep losing their cammo towels,cammo soap,cammo flannels,cammo cups,plates,KFS,Cammo food containers.......ETC..... :unsure:
 

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ok i,ll stick my head in oven ,
i fly fish on rivers and sea fish from shore ive also fished from boats
and of the three the most technical is fly
the most demmanding is fly
sea fishing demmands skills when it comes to casting but as far as selecting individual species (no way can you individually target a fish unless you count one of a shoal of mullet or wrasse ) its a chuck n wait or spin and so is carp fishing btw (kettle pot black calling )
i dont look down on sea anglers in any way its about more than paternosters and grip lead its the landscape etc
im as happy fluff chucking as lead launching i each for different reasons
a day at the shore lazing with a beer or a day wading up a river with a beer
hell its all about beer
 

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I've just checked out the site. I really don't think they are doing Carp Fishing any favours over there. :uhuh:
I'd try asking somewhere more sensible , if I were you DoZZa. :)
 

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I used to Carp fish all the time but have moved on to pastures new (sea).
If you want to learn/use a bait runner (free spool reel) i will send you one doZZa as i have a few of them gathering dust in my shed...
 

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Interesting topic. I do both sea fishing and carp fishing . I think I get the best of both worlds . I sea fish between november and march when sea fishing is at its best (in the north west) and the carp are becoming inactive as winter approaches. I retire my sea gear in march and fish for carp during the summer months. Both types are completely different in many aspects but both are enjoyable and have their own skill requirement. I am not alone in this as many of the anglers I fish with on the beach tend to appear at the fresh water venues. I tend to fish for match carp whereas other mates try their hand at barbel,trout,or silver fishing.
I tell people, if you think fishing is just about catching fish you dont understand fishing!!
 

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its the same with everything m8 all to lame 4 my liking, bikers look down scooterists and vice versa, cycle roadies look down on mountain bikers... blah blah.. its sad really i think it all boils down to people being stuck in their own safe bubble and frightened to experience something else
 
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In the past, I've match-fished (still do), fly-fished in freshwater and salt-water (salmon in Scotland, and bonefish in the Seychelles and Cuba), fished off a boat (Torquay for pollack) and from a beach in Namibia (twice).......and I see no difference in those who choose to specialise in one part of our sport as opposed to those who do it all. We should consider ourselves (as anglers) to be one big happy fishing family........:)
 

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I do as many different types of fishing as I can. I love the whole sport.
I love all kinds of angling as well but have never tried serious carping. Not sure i have the patience for it after talking to an experienced carp angler down the resevoir recently as he was settling in for the night, surronded by hundreds of pounds worth of high tech kit, who told me he sometimes went months without connecting with a fish! :g:
 

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do both river and sea fishing,but tend to shy away from fishing stocked waters,well it aint natural is it.tbh though,if they all want to congregate round a muddy puddle,that's fine by me,leaves more space to catch proper fish:) .tbh will give most things a try (except morris dancing),but won't frown upon anybody cos of their choices being different to mine......as long as they accept i'm right of course..lol
 

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I really cant understand some peoples line of thought.

Is it just me or are there other people out there who think one type of fishing makes a person more superior to the other?

If there are then please, lets have your reasons.

For me it doesent matter how I fish as long as I am enjoying myself, and catching a fish is a bonus.

I dont want to start a course/carp fishing is better than sea fishing fight. If you want one of them then I suggest you get over to the forum I posted a link to above.

Thanks

DoZZa[/QUOTE]

Well here's my two penneth worth.
I am now in my 48th year as an angler.
I started sea fishing on my local piers and beaches in the Durham and Tyne and Wear areas. Due to my location now, my nearest beach is 80/90 miles away. I mainly flyfish now but do both carp and pike fishing on local lakes.
I still miss those wonderful freezing nights spent on sheilds pier or the blast beach, having carried my tackle box filled with six ounce sinkers and all the other bits for a mile an a half.:uhuh: So now I walk with my 4oz fly rod and a pocket full of flies, with the sun beating down on me. Much more civilized:)
But flyfishing is mostly a solitary pastime and the only chat you have are with the ducks and swans, not the same as the p1ss takes we used to have on the beaches and piers.
Mainly it's all about enjoying yourself, not what type of fishing your doing.

Ron.
 
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