King? Carp.

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Bob Brookes
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Re: King? Carp.

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JAA wrote: Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:19 am
Kingfisher wrote: Sun Jul 03, 2022 9:34 pm
Yes, I think the rods are beefed up now so that you can lob your baited hook to the far margins because nobody likes to fish their own margin. Wierd eh? :Wink:
If you fish by your own margin you have to keep quiet and still. :Wink:
SPOT ON! :Thumb:
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Re: King? Carp.

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'Quiet and still', the anathema of modern angling.

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Re: King? Carp.

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Does TFF have any fish geneticists out there? It is long-known that cultivated (ie 'king') carp will include a lot of mirror/leather carp with reduced scaling. Obviously this was a help in selling carp to fish-chefs but does anyone know why this scale-loss occurs? If you intensively breed cats (say) they don't lose their fur. More importantly, the early carp-breeders lacked the DNA knowledge available today.

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