Club Meeting: April 17, 2018: Carp Fishing Strategies for Rivers and Lakes presented by David Pickering

Carp Fishing Strategies for Rivers and Lakes

A freshwater fishing show by David Pickering

This all new freshwater show will look at various strategies to catch carp in lakes, ponds and rivers of southern New England. I’ll discuss equipment and rigging options when dealing with differing bodies of water. In addition, baiting strategies from prebaiting or chumming right to hook baiting options will be covered. The use of the hair rig, the most effective rigging option will be covered.

I’ll have some great examples of big fish/ big water fishing here in southern New England. I’ll talk about specific places like the CT River and the Merrimack River, world class carping spots, and I’ll discuss how to fish their currents effectively. In some of the lakes and ponds, I plan to spend lots of time talking about fishing in both daytime and nighttime.

I’ll talk about hair rigging options for those who choose “Euro” carping as well as standard rigging for those who simply want to try carping with their bass fishing equipment.

The seminar is filled with examples of huge carp from 20 to 40 lbs that have been landed recently. The show should run about 50 minutes with questions to follow if time permits

David Pickering is a member of the New England Outdoor Writers’ Association, and he has written extensively about fishing in many magazines including the Fisherman, Saltwater Sportsman, North American Carp Angler, Doc Muller’s Surf Annuals,, and On the Water. His award winning photos have appeared in books, catalog covers and various magazines. He has been conducting fishing seminars for the last 30 years. Pickering is the RI Chairman of the Carp Anglers Group (CAG), a national group of carp fishermen, and he also sits on the Board of Directors of this group. In 2017, he was awarded the Champion of the Queen Award, the highest award from CAG for his dedication and promotion of carp fishing in the US. He has fished extensively for carp in the last 30 years in MA, CT and RI waters and has landed thousands of carp. He currently holds the unofficial records for mirror carp and common carp in RI and has won numerous national tournaments.

Please join us on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 for another great angling seminar.  Our monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at PITA Hall on Plum Island (8 Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury, MA.)  The doors open at 7:00 PM. Dinner is served at prices that will not break the bank. 🙂 The club meeting starts at 7:30 PM.  After the meeting, we have a seminar by a featured angler. Seminars are free for club members; there is a $5.00 charge for non-members.  Membership information is available here.
Find driving directions and information on parking here.