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The Sweetcorn Kid
- Wild Carp
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- Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:09 pm
- Location: Portsmouth
I realised that I never posted about how I got on with this. Is a year on too late? Maybe. Anyhow, I thought the place I found might be useful for others to know about.
I went to a place called White Oak Fishery (http://www.wightfishing.co.uk/home/inde ... cle&id=186
). A nice little farm pond that looks as though it is not fished too much. I caught 10 or so little wild-looking carp on the surface. A fun morning!
Thanks Rich, looks nice. I'm over there a few times a year so might well have a shoofty.
Don't expect too much - as I said, it's just a little pond really.
A couple of little photos below. The rod is a 4 piece travel rod. I also caught one on my (far from traditional) pen fishing rod (http://goo.gl/hXLc4f
), which had previously only seen action catching a small trout from a stream on a stag do. It did snap, though...
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- Location: kernow
My Grandmother lived on the island for over 30 years.I understand that near Ventnor,according to my Uncle there is a lovely sounding wildie pool on the cliffs..i understand it was between Ventnor and a place called `Black gang chine `spelling..
I spent many a summer travelling from Cornwall and staying on the island..I have never seen this wildie pool,but this angling relative of mine had many good stories of this place...
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I remember speaking to someone who had enjoyed some good fishing on the Western Yar.
He had not caught many fish, but those he did catch (bream, dace and roach I think) were cracking fish.
I found this site after a quick search - the likelihood is that much of the island's freshwater is excitingly under-explored.
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- Location: West Sussex
We used to go to the Isle of Wight a lot. We stayed at Adgestone Caravan Site, where there are a pond and a stretch of the River Yar. There is also Nettlecombe Farm, near Ventnor, with ridiculously easy fishing in three ponds for carp and other fish. Last time we were there I caught 40 carp, mostly 2-3lb, in four hours, all on the top under the rod tip.