Carp fishing in ponds

Carp fishing in ponds

Traditional ponds are generally between 1 and 5 metres deep and should be provided with reedbeds along the banks and bands of water lilies to detect the shallowness of the area.
Natural food is abundant due to the presence of larvae in good weather and mussels or crayfish that are usually introduced.
Fishing with a big rod, feeder or battery will be easier and here, no need to cast far, it will be up to you to choose the right spot.
Of course, you may not be the only ones to covet the best spots, prefer the ponds little fished and rich in stump carp.

A pond is not a lake or a gravel pit so here, it will be necessary to fish the edges, the lizière of the reeds, the edge of the water lilies if there are some, the banks of the islets etc... because as you know it, it is necessary to fish where the carps are with the risks that with each departure, the carps will take refuge there (guess where!).
In the presence of meadows, the lines should be placed precisely as close as possible to the reeds or water lilies. The roots of the reeds or water lilies will cause very little disturbance when the plants are removed. Choose to place them in the holes and ends of the water lilies.
Like all fishing near obstacles, it is recommended not to move away from your rods because it will be very difficult to extract a fish in these mazes of stems and roots.

Pond with reeds and water lilies, ideal for carp fishing.

Pond with water lilies for carp fishing

Quiet pond for carp fishing

Baiting is a determining factor during a fishing trip, but many ponds regulate the quantities to avoid polluting them because the water is generally stagnant even if underground sources exist.
Ponds are popular with anglers because the water is calm and fish are plentiful. The carps are generally not very far from these posts and come to feed there when the time comes.
Anyway here, no need to dump big quantities, fishing on the passage of the carps will be enough to make your reels sing because in pond, it is rather easy to spot the carps.

The carp mounts will have to be neat and well finished, it's the insurance of not being empty-handed. However, with time, fish have become wary especially if fishing pressure is present.
I will never repeat it enough, your hooks must be of an irreproachable prickle because the carps in pond are generally pernickety and it is preferable that the hook makes its effect at the first aspiration of the bait.
Concerning the weight of the lead, I don't change my habits (80 to 120 grams) because some will say that the noise of the lead falling in the water would make the present carps flee: maybe, but they come back anyway especially if there is food which attracts them.

Fishing strategy

Your sense of the water will dictate that you scout first, which will be made easier by the small size of the ponds and the presence of their larders(grass beds).
Here, discretion is required because you will fish close, even very close to you because in general, these places are often frequented by anglers and the carps are used to cleaning their baits.
Here as elsewhere, the season, the weather, the fishing hours and the position of the moon are determining factors for a successful fishing session.

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Last updated on: 19/09/2021

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