Carp Fishing Tips and Techniques All Beginners Should Know


Fishing is a gentleman’s sport and a very calming and peaceful one. To be the most successful fisher you have to have composure, calm, nerves of steel among other things.

Fishing, next to hunting, is our initial way of surviving and it is somehow in all of our DNA. Best fishers out there need a lot of equipment and a lot of skill, but they also possess something hard to explain – a good feeling. I have heard from friends and acquaintances who fish, countless times, that they have a good or bad feeling about a fishing trip or a day, and incredibly, they are always correct about it. No one can explain but, hey if it works, it works.

Today we will tell you about carp fishing techniques and what you should know, especially if you are a beginner fisherman. For your first fishing trip make sure you have the best bait out there, and if you are looking for a place to get it, try

1. Pre-tied rigs


Those of you that are just getting into fishing, or carp fishing in this instance, probably read a lot and watched a whole bunch of tutorial videos, and now you have a lot on your mind to digest. To stop your headaches do not be afraid to use pre-tied rigs that are off the shelf. This will help you make sure that you get something that is already tried and tested and it will save you a lot of time and a lot of nerves. If you do decide to get one of these then we also suggest getting a blowback rig that is good for both bottom baits and pop-ups. It is a versatile rig and it will help you catch a lot of fish.

2. Blending in

Blending in in this case doesn’t mean blending in with the environment, no. It means tying in the rig that you are using on the bottom of the lake to the lake bed. For example, if the lake you are fishing on is clay bottom you shouldn’t use silt or a gravel leader. Research the place you will be fishing on and try and get the info on which blend you need. Carps are highly pressured fish and you need to match up your rig as much as you can if you want to be successful.

3. Baiting strategies


Baiting strategies come in many shapes and forms. You can choose two or three different forms of bait that are available and one is not better than the other. Try and figure out which one of these is best for you and your fishing style, but if you are just starting then give a PVA mesh style bait a try you will be surprised.

4. Spicing up your bait

Spicing your bait is important if you want to catch more fish. There are numerous ways you can do this by yourself and you can buy pre-spiced ones as well. Spicing the bait up is important for many reasons but the biggest one is that there is so much generic bait that goes into a fishing spot that the fish become uninterested fast. When you offer them something a bit different with a bit of spice to it, it changes everything very fast.