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Old 11-01-2017, 09:10 AM
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The weather or time of year might not be quite suitable for catching crucians in misty, weed fringed ponds but members of the National Crucian Conservation Project have been using the break from fishing for their favourite species to pull together a catalogue of known crucian waters in the UK.

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Old 11-01-2017, 12:15 PM
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I'd actually quite like to catch one on the fly rod. Pretty little fish.
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I'd actually quite like to catch one on the fly rod. Pretty little fish.
Now that is a challenge, they are well known for being very shy biters at times. I used to fish for them(with little success), and yet one other chap who fished the same venue caught loads.
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:48 PM
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Bumble there used to be a water close to us that was teeming with them, they were the only fish people used to catch.
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Bumble there used to be a water close to us that was teeming with them, they were the only fish people used to catch.
Those were the days, be lucky to find one of them now, used be loads when i was a kid. Looking at that list my nearest half decent one is about 40 miles away.
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Bumble there used to be a water close to us that was teeming with them, they were the only fish people used to catch.
Do you mean Tinmill ?.
The two others I knew are now heavily stocked with carp.
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Early morning, mid summer fish. I liked the way they lie still once netted or in the hand, great for beginners as easy to remove hook.
Once fished a water, catching crucians on the pole, grandad and little grandson (about 3 years of age) turned up and we chatted. I raced maggots for some amusement for the little one then caught a crucian, got him to wet his hands and hold the fish. No problem him putting it back, but when they came to leave, the little one threw a tantrum. The grandad said he was going to get back into fishing, I wonder if the little one did!
Also, best bait I found by accident were green betaine pellets for Koi carp soaked to soften for the hook. I bought them cheap from a garden center. I had other pellets with me and tried them, but the green betaine were what they wanted and also when I fished that pond afterwards.
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Do you mean Tinmill ?.
The two others I knew are now heavily stocked with carp.
No it's a little known one we used to call Nancy-pond.
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There is an old club pond up the road from me that used to be stuffed with crucians when I was a kid. I guess it must still be there - maybe I'll have to check with the club and re-join. Love a challenge!
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Caught quite a few from a "stocked" pond up the road from our holiday cottage on a Diawl Bach fished over a bed of loose fed pellets. Brilliant sport on light tackle.
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