You’ll probably be aware that many people believe that the phases of the moon have an effect on animal behaviour and in particular the behaviour of fish. So is your chance of catching carp affected by the particular phase of the moon?
Well, you’d be surprised to learn that many well respected carp anglers pay a lot of attention to this and even plan their French carp trips around their favourite moon phases.
For example, Shaun Harrison favours a full moon for catching large fish, but not for catching lots of fish.
His theory is that carp are less inclined to feed on a full moon, but large carp have to feed to maintain their bulk. So without the competition of other fish they are much more likely to be the ones that pick up your bait.
For your information you can access a daily moon phase calendar here.
You will see the current moon phase and you will also be able to look at the full month as well as previous and future months.
Take a look at your own captures and those of others then look back at the moon phase. You may be surprised how much it effects the carp.
Over the next few weeks we’ll publish more articles on this fascinating subject.