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Joined: 21 Mar 2007, 21:35
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I was wonering if any forum members have fished here for carp :?:

I have pike fished it a few years ago and did see one carp top in November!

I have also heard vague rumours about the odd carp getting caught.

Anyone out there got info on the Loch?

If so wht don,t we get a page going on the venue. :D

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01 Apr 2007, 21:35
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No need for a page as you have just started a thread where people can add info :wink: :D

Yes there are carp in Broadwood but i'm not sure how many.

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01 Apr 2007, 22:00
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I`ve seen some single figure Carp cruising about, although I think its better known for decent Roach and Pike...
In the wee bay at the western side, last week or 2 in the decent(ish) weather when we had a E/SE wind.

Also, some of the locals dont seem very keen on fishermen - I`ve been told several times by different people to "watch out for the swans nest" etc etc with extreme suspicion !!


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Also, some of the locals dont seem very keen on fishermen - I`ve been told several times by different people to "watch out for the swans nest" etc etc with extreme suspicion !!


they be the locals who tell you "stick to the road and stay off the moor"then! :D

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Did a day session on Broadwood today. Never expected to catch but gave it a try. It looked really good but just did'nt happen. My mate was there for the pike and couldent even temp a wee Jack :roll: :roll: Useless :wink: :wink:

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certainly a few carp there and had a couple of good doubles out.Only fished a couple of times but baited up a fair bit beforehand. Several general coarse anglers have been smashed up by carp when fishing light bottoms for roach.


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There are some huge koi in broadwood too :D

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There are some very good Carp in Broadwood but it`s a water that takes a bit of exploring I find...

I`ve seen Pike taken to high doubles and there have been a few 20lb Carp out over the past few years. Also some good Roach, Perch and a guy showed me pics of a 5lb hybrid he had caught !!

When the Trout season ends all the numpties descend on it for the Pike - I`ve seen more litter there in the past 6 weeks that the preceding 6 months !!!

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hi thought i'd put on what i have found out about broadwood :D

i live just three miles from the loch so it is probably my local water,i started fishing it ocassionally around about two years ago mainly for the vast shoals of HUGE ROACH & HYBRIDS that live in there.well,it was amazing one day then dead the next.whilst on the bank i was hearing all to often tales of big carp and dozens of big koi too.so this got me interested.one red-hot summers day i went for a walk hugging the margins right around the whole water with my polaroids.i didn't even get 100yards and i found what i first made out to be a thin jack pike in 2 ft of water,as i got closer it became clear what i was looking at was the dorsal fin and back scales of a big mirror(15lbs+)tail up!! fizzin away on fine gravel.well i spooked that one but couldn't beleive it,so i carried on slowly,that day i found three koi( 1@6/7lb,1@low double the other an upper double),and up in the shallow bay a group of about 8 or 9 mirrors and commons(low doubles).ever since that day when its warm i go down and watch the carp,i have seen about fifteen good doubles all at once.

the exact stocking details were sketchy to say the least so i got my sherlock hat on and got the park ranger/bailiff on the phone.this is what i found out-

whatever year it was stocked(can't remember)it got about 7000 silvers,consisting of-roach,rudd,hybrids,ide,perch,skimmers,the odd slab,and some pure orfe.there were no carp stocked,no pike stocked and no tench stocked,all of which are now present.the surrounding area is stuffed with stillwaters that are full of tench/pike with the odd uncatchable carp too.i know a lot of pike/tench were introduced from st maurices pond across the road,i know a guy who has put in about 25 monklands canal carp(roughly all high singles/low doubles)other reports from respected anglers were sightings of 30-40 carp cruising at the jetty(this was 5/6 years ago)the koi were put in by a japanese company who occupied the now derelict offices,to make their workers feel at home!

facts-there has been a couple of twenties caught,have only ever saw 3 koi,have pictures of roach/bream hybrids @5lb & another @ 7.5lbs!!! have saw pic's of 3lb pure roach,2lb+ rudd,know of at least 3 low to mid-20lb pike that have been out,have found a 5lb bream dead,freind has had tench out it too.also saw a pic of that pure orfe in angling times canal addict mentioned(it weighed 6lbs)

its a bit of a mysterious place still,with god knows how many surprises swimming about.

i done 3 weekenders on it last year and lost a BIG carp on my first ever night,it was an easy upper double,possibly a 20!! not had a run since but have bagged up on roach/rudd to 1.5lbs(no big hybrids yet either)

the bay next to the pylon in warm days is full of carp,a burn runs through the bay right down the loch to the dam,this is an obvious feature with a steady silty/clay bottom going from 2ft in margins down to 9/10ft at 60 yards.as for the rest of the loch depths are pretty uniform.you get vast areas of water at consistant depths(6ft-9ft) only 2 deep holes i now of at 11/12ft on whole place.another troff/burn down at the dam going from the corner sluice to to the dam exit.

i will be fishing here a lot this season,so don't want to give away too much more(sorry)will hopefully have some captures soon to report.as for the silvers-pre-bait heavilly before your session with cheap particles,holds huge shoals for a day or two.

just thought i'd add some info on a water that not much is known about
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Hi Nico

Thanks for the info and good to see an informative post on the forum which I'm sure lots of people will be interested in :wink: :D

Wonder where the carp came from if they were not stocked officially ??

Was it Mark Palmer (NL Ranger) you spoke to ?

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hi saul

just trying to paint a clearer picture of the place for others(still finding out stuff about it & its fish all the time).this is a great water that has a variety of species at already specimen/record potential sizes.its definately one for the future

my memory's shocking,i can't remember bailifs name but he works out of palacerigg country park,he was there when it was stocked.

there are signs up at the loch with fish species info' etc -i,e habitat,size,feeding behaviour etc.it says some of the carp in there are 8kg's in size(16lb!!)when i quizzed him on why there was a sign with carp/tench on it if none had been stocked he said HE had saw and heard of the fish and so put the info on sign for anglers benefit,which was good of him.

another story i heard just a couple of weeks ago from a local who does't fish,was that the carp all came from a quarry which got drained many years ago.i haven't got to the bottom of that one yet,but i can 100% say that there are monklands carp in there.

a safe estimation would be 20-30 carp from 6lbs-20lbs+.oh and a few big koi

going to start fishing on it in a few weeks time.
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Good luck :wink: :)

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i know a wee cheeky girl from that area that wants me to fish there soon 8)
will report any fish cought :D
but not what happens between takes :lol:


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will you post anything else caught :shock: :o :lol: :lol:

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nice 1 saul.
I hope to fish there reasonably soon too and will report back.


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