Quick question about spinners,
When your looking at mepps spoons is the bigger the number the bigger the spoon (or like freshwater hooks the other way round)
Yes thanks Woodsmoke. I think you are right about getting too technical, fishing being easier than some make out. I have never considered myself a fisherman, I only fish for food and only ever use 18th century tackle and have never failed to catch fish to date.
Regards, Le Loup.
I really want a reasonable small travel rod (that wont break the bank), i have several "standard rods" been fishing for a few years now. but I now only get a few hrs spare time I could devote to fishing, and wanted a really small set up that is easy to fit in my 30m bimble pack.... any ideas?
Rudd reputedly doesn't make good eating although it is farmed in some parts of europe. In british freshwater stick to minnows, gudgeon, eels, large perch, pike, trout and zander. Tench are also supposed to be worth a try.
A good book to reference is Roger Phillips & Martyn Rix
Freshwater Fish of Britain, Ireland and europe.
It's all relative - most freshwater fish are bony (as in having many, fine bones). Rudd and roach aren't great eaters, but quite palatable. Carp, perch and pike are delicious, though.
Carp sometimes need to be purged (like snails) before eating as your mileage can vary considerably based on their diet and habitat. Never tried them myself, just heard bad things.
True enough. Only eaten carp caught in large bodies of water. Not sure I'd be 100% about one from a murky little pond... The flesh is good, but lots of fine bones for such a (potentially) large fish. Great steamed with garlic, shallots, coriander, ginger and a bit of soy.