Locating carp in the
In the summer, the average water temperature is within a much higher range,
so a carp’s priority changes. I think they maybe more focused on seeking out
areas of the lake where oxygen is more abundant. In other words, oxygen may
take president over temperature during the summertime. The warmer
temperatures enable carp to move around more, thus they expend greater
amounts of energy. They need sufficient levels of oxygen to help burn all
the additional energy.
With additional energy requirements, carp will need extra food to provide
this demand. For this reason, they will often visit places rich in food
sources. These places may be areas of natural foods, or swims that
receive plenty of anglers bait on a regular basis.
Because oxygen may become more important at this time of year, a carp may be
inclined to follow strong winds. Locating carp on a windward bank is
one of the most common places where they will hold up. An exception to this
is if a huge number of carp anglers are fishing the windward bank. In this
case, the angling pressure may cause the majority of carp to move to an area
where they would not normally be located during the summertime. On pressured
waters, their safety may take president over greater oxygen levels.
Weed is one of the easiest places to locate carp in the summer. It goes
without saying that find the weed and you’ll find carp!!
Find the Hot Pegs
There are always pegs on every lake that are considered fishing
hotspots. However, how do they become places where anglers always catch
carp from in the first place?
One theory I have is that the hotspot is fished much more than other pegs.
The peg may have become popular firstly because it may be in a practical
place, such as close to the car park. If a peg is fished regularly, then the
spot inevitably receives bait virtually every day. Eventually every carp in
the lake will get to know that this area is always a place where food is
available from. This means huge numbers of fish visit this peg on a regular
basis in order to see if there’s any “free” food available. With numbers of
fish competing over available bait, it is inevitable that you will catch
during any session. It could purely be the case that this peg has fish in
its swim every day and it could be this fact that makes it a hotspot. Thus,
anyone fishing this peg has automatically achieved one of the most important
points in carp fishing - He has inadvertently
located the carp before
Another requirement for carp is a safe zone. Places where they can hold up
in relative safety and away from the disturbances from carp anglers lines
and rigs. There generally tends to be many more anglers fishing for carp
during the summer, so a safe area becomes high priority for many carp. For
this reason, you may well find that snags and over hanging trees
are great places to locate carp in the summer months. Another great place to
locate carp in the summer is lily pads. They are a place of safety
for carp, as well as a place for potential food from natural sources, such
as slugs, flies and other insects that may come to lie on the top of the
margins of no-fishing banks are also a great place to
look for carp because the pressure of capture from fishing lines tends to
push carp further away to the opposite bank. In fact, even the
close margins of the bank that you are fishing may also be a good place
to target the carp. The majority of anglers cast out their lines at some
range and often neglect the close banks where the fish may visit during the
quiet of night.
On a very hot day, it may be best to look around over hanging trees.
Here the fish will lay dormant, with the shade offering them cooler water as
well as the safety of cover. The fishing tactic here is to get them feeding
rather than cast a line in front of them. Any tackle will only spook them
off, but gently throwing out bait whilst remaining hidden can encourage the
carp into feeding. Once you have them feeding confidently, you can try to
discreetly place out a rig.
Fishing for Carp in Rivers
Large Carp in Springtime
the Big Carp in the Summer
the Biggest Carp in Winter time
Most Larger Carp in Autumn season
Importance of Using Quality Bait to Catch Carp
Fishing for Large Carp in Snags & under Trees
Boilie close to hook bend or leave gap?
Various Types of carp rig systems to use
Attempting to Catch Line Shy Carp
Basics of a Carp's Digestive System
Baiting Tactics When Fishing
The Various Carp Bait
used to Catch Bigger Carp
When to use Pop-ups or Bottom Bait for Carp Fishing
complete a Baiting
Campaign on Lakes & Ponds
Basic Carp Fishing
Baits Used to Catch Large Carp
Fishing Tactics when Fishing for Carp during Long-stay Sessions
Applying a New Carp Bait
Advice & Articles on How to Fish for Big Carp