Carp Fishing Tips - How to Fish for Carp

Carp are esteemed among the richest fresh-water fish we have in the kingdom, and are as cunning as foxes.
The angler, therefore, must be “wide awake” to catch him, and also as patient as a saint.
He may, however, fish for him at any time in the day during warm weather.
The bait may be either worms or paste. Of worms, the bluish marsh or meadow is the best; but a red-worm, not too big, will do: of paste, the best is made of bread and honey; and the spot intended should be well baited beforehand.
In a large pond, to draw them together, throw in either grains, or soaked bread worked up with meal or bran; follow this with a few of the small baits you intend to angle with.
Carp
Whilst you are fishing, chew a little bread, and throw it in about the place where your float swims.
In fishing for carp in ponds, the bait and about half a foot of the gut nearest the hook should lie on the bottom; otherwise the carp will continually suck the bait off. When the carp has fairly taken the bait, you will perceive the float move steadily away or under water, then strike, and not till then.
In this way, with due patience, you will prove a match for these crafty fish.

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