Getting started with carp fishing is more of an journey than just chucking the rods out and reeling in the big ones. It really can take a few years before you find at least a few good carp lakes. That journey will teach you to appreciate the fish even more. You just cannot compare the fish caught from a big natural lake to the ones caught from day-ticket ponds. The difficulty factor is quite different. I hope I don't sound offensive because of my opinion, but it's the way I feel about carping. The places you find will probably become your secrets.
I hope my "secret spots" will stay secret. There is absolutely no point in telling the secret places to other fishermen. Then they would miss the essence of true carp angling, the journey into becoming one. That is absolutely the most rewarding thing in fishing. The fish, after all, are just fish. Nothing else. All you will truly experience in your lifetime is you. Remember, you will catch you first carp only once in your life. It should be a memorable moment, not just a quick guided trip into run-happy carp waters.
So most of the carp lakes in Finland are the Hidden Files of the X-files. For all the ones who think the truth is out there (and want to catch something instead of searching), should start with a Finnish day-ticket lake. A fishing licence for one year is 25 euros. You got it right. 25 euros... VERY cheap! http://www.jokamieskalastajat.
Last, but not least, is a horrifying photo of my possessed recliner chair.
|The missing episode of "Possessed recliner chair", didn't see that on the X-Files.|