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Hello all,

I'm from North Germany and new here. I like to fish for carp here in Germany but not only.

In the past I have caught all my carps with corn or potatoes and next year I like to start to fish with boilies.

The biggest carps here in our lake are round about 38 lbs.

Next year I like to make a fishing trip to Danmark for carp fishing.

But also I fish for walleye, eel, bass and pike in freshwater too. Sometimes I go to the BalticSea to fish for cod, steelhead and

salmon.

If you have any question feel free to ask.

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Welcome to the forum

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macfish here. Uwe, welcome to the forum! You mentioned using corn and potatoes for bait for carp. I first read about fishing for carp back in the early 1980s. It was in a book written by two Dutch gentlemen and they were using small potatoes which they boiled and then used as bait by pulling the hook into them and holding them on the hook with a chunk of bread crust. They called the potatoes "boilies." Is that how you use potatoes? Jonathan

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It was in a book written by two Dutch gentlemen and they were using small potatoes which they boiled and then used as bait by pulling the hook into them and holding them on the hook with a chunk of bread crust.

Was one of them Rini Groothuis? :D

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macfish here. Mario, I still have the book somewhere, but for the life of me every time I have looked I couldn't find it. I believe it was written in the late 1970s or early 1980s. It was not a long book, maybe 40 to 60 pages and I bought it at a used bookstore in Chicago around 1985 or '86. The size of it was somewhat small as well - maybe 5" by 7." They were still using fiberglass rods and I believe no electronic alarms yet at the time it was published. There were some things in the book about shelters (bivvies, brollies) and rod rests and the fishing was all done in canals. Jonathan

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Welcome to the Forum, Uwe, and to our fun crowd of "Carpers"!

By "Bass," do you mean "Barsch" (American "Perch")?

I thought that no one used potatoes as bait anymore! I suppose they work well for you?

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Hello all.

at first thank you very much for your all nice welcome :D

The most bait for carp that we used for carp fishing on my home lake (you will name it pond :D ) is a comination of corn/maggot. It works well in spring and summer. But in summer I often try boilies with a sweet flavour. But my mention because more carp fisherman used boilies the carps know this bait. So I look for bait which not everybody used. In an old book from the early 80s I have read from the bait potatoe.

The size of the potatoes are nearly as a table-tennis ball. Before you boiled the potatoes 15 min. you make a flavour into the water. At the end of boiling you put out the potatoes. The water you can use to make a good groundbait or a special paste (if you like to fish with "the Methode" or with a bait spiral. Its really great.

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By "Bass," do you mean "Barsch" (American "Perch")?

I thought that no one used potatoes as bait anymore! I suppose they work well for you?

Hello Anna,

yes I mean "Barsch" but because there are more and more North American Black Bass are in German waters I will try to caught one of these too. These kind are much bigger as German "Barsch" and they are better fighters.

The biggest "Barsch" I have caught in the past was 50 cm. If you use a line (max. 0,25 mm dia.) it was really a good fight too. But its difficult to use it because on every time you can hook a pike.

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Welcome to the forum Uwe.

Come on over to NY for a visit - you can catch all 3 species you mentioned from the same swim!

-Mike/CT

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Welcome to the forum Uwe.

Come on over to NY for a visit - you can catch all 3 species you mentioned from the same swim!

-Mike/CT

Hi Mike,

if I get a ticket for a flight on my next birthday its okay. Otherwise I must wait still for 2 years. Maybe in 2009 we like to make a trip to Canada and then we will go for 10 days to the U.S. too.

But maybe its expensive if I get my tackle with me :D

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A big Welcome!

-Marius

Hi Marius,

thanks. I have read in your other posts you make a trip to Europe next year and you will fish for carps in Romania? Do you have heard from Bulgaria?

For some years ago I have meet the English carp angler Kevin Maddocks on a carpfishing meeting. He has told me that he likes to go to Bulgaria for carp fishing because there shall be carps over 70 pounds.

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Welcome aboard Uwe :D .

Hi Tommy,

thank you very much for your welcome.

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Hi Uwe,

when I was stationed in Germany in the mid-nineties, I knew a guy named in Uwe in Bavaria, near a town called Kitzingen. Welcome to the board and Guten-Tag!! I think you would be amazed at the carp fishing over here, because most of the fish are common carp instead of 'Spiegle Karpfen'. You can probably tell that by most of the pictures. :D

John

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Guest Karpfen Freund

Hallo Uwe-

Willkommen auf dem CAG Forum.

Ich helf' Dir gerne weiter, wenn Du mehr Infos und Tips ueber Gewaesser und Reisen in den USA/Chicago/Midwest brauchst.

Viele Gruesse an die Heimat,

Michael

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Hi Uwe,

when I was stationed in Germany in the mid-nineties, I knew a guy named in Uwe in Bavaria, near a town called Kitzingen. Welcome to the board and Guten-Tag!! I think you would be amazed at the carp fishing over here, because most of the fish are common carp instead of 'Spiegle Karpfen'. You can probably tell that by most of the pictures. :D

John

Guten Abend John,

(because its late evening now here :D ). Thank you for your welcome. I'm really amazed of the big "Spiegel Karpfen" in your waters. It must be a pleasure to fish for carp in the U.S. although the lakes and rivers are much bigger as here in Germany.

Hope to read you soon again

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Hallo Uwe-

Willkommen auf dem CAG Forum.

Ich helf' Dir gerne weiter, wenn Du mehr Infos und Tips ueber Gewaesser und Reisen in den USA/Chicago/Midwest brauchst.

Viele Gruesse an die Heimat,

Michael

Hallo Michael,

"nun brat mir doch einer 'nen Storch"....jetzt bin ich total überrascht, hier einen waschechten Deutschen anzutreffen. Darüber freue ich mich wirklich sehr.

Thanks for your offer and because we are here in an american forum I believe its better I write english.

If I like to go to the USA I will contact you.

Best Regards from Old Germany and Petri

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Hi Mike,

if I get a ticket for a flight on my next birthday its okay. Otherwise I must wait still for 2 years. Maybe in 2009 we like to make a trip to Canada and then we will go for 10 days to the U.S. too.

But maybe its expensive if I get my tackle with me :D

If you do come for a visit look us up and we'll help .

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If you do come for a visit look us up and we'll help .

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thanks, before I start the trip I drop a message here.

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