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14 Jul 2017
by CARPology
27 words you'll only hear carp anglers use
We do use some strange words...

We've created a whole new language in the carp fishing world and here are just 27 we've come across...

1. Carpy

#thatscarpy has been used over 53,000 times on Instagram...

26 kilo of pure chunk @monkeyclimbermagazine @oncarp @carpwatch @carpcrossing_official

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2. Chunk

Fox have even named their clothing range after it...

Gnarly

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3. Gnarly

Used to describe something extreme, especially something that is very dangerous and exciting. So carp can be gnarly. Right?!

First ever fish and what a stunner - well in to @crinhughes for bagging this ressie mirror yesterday always put up a great fight and always in pukka condition \ud83c\udfa3\ud83d\udc8e

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4. Pukka

Popularised by Danny Fairbrass now used by the masses...

5. Brute

Used as both an adjective and a noun.

6. Warrior

Well they do battle us carp anglers...

7. Flanks

Another word for fin...

8. Paddles

Another word for flanks.

9. Buzz

The feeling you get once you've caught a big'un, or are anticipating catching a big'un. Sometimes lengthened to 'buzzing'.

10. Corker

A particularly special carp.

School night cracker \ud83d\ude0a #mooremeansmore #seedeeper #doingitforthebigman #tempestlife

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11. Cracker

Interchangeable with corker.

Truly majestic... @aquaproductsofficial @ccmooreuk

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12. Majestic

Unicorns, angels... carp... Who knew?

Lovely times, lovely shirt, even lovelier common... @aquaproductsofficial #ccmooreuk m

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13. Lovely times

Does what it says on the tin.

Peter King returning a Wraysbury jewel. #livesystem #mooremeansmore

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Another old gem from the pond. A lovely spring result... #Gettingoutthere

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A pearler for Dan Taylor! Read his latest blog now, link in bio. #pacifictunaproject #mooremeansmore

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14. Jewel/Gem/Pearler

The list goes on...

Anthony Scrace with a withered old character from a low-stock southern pit. #TheKrill

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15. Character

A specimen that seemingly has its own personality.

16. Beast

See 'Brute.'

17. Original

Native stock.

BOOM! \ud83c\udfa3\ud83d\udc1f #I #love #fishing

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18. Boom

The expression of elation having actually caught a carp.

19. Solid

Because carp could be hollow?!

20. Plated

Used to describe the carp's arrangement of scales - particularly large scales.

Bigpit pig! #bigpit #korda_germany #mainlinebanoffee

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21. Pig

Used for especially round carp.

Bar of gold. #bc #korda #carpy #details

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22. Bar of gold

Not just found at the end of rainbows... also in your local lake.

Unit \ud83c\udfa3#carp #fishing #mainline

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23. Unit

An alternative for 'Chunk,' also see 'Brute' etc.

A lovely chestnut coloured mirror and one half of a double take from my last session. The other unfortunately came adrift after ripping the rod off the rests and finding sanctuary in the pads. After slipping the net under this one and securing it against the platform, I jumped in the boat and made my way out to the other fish which at the time, was still on and wallowing in the pads. Getting on top of where my line was entering the water and seeing my leader appear, I was praying to see a dark shadow beneath it, but instead, I was met with the heartbreaking sight of my hook buried in a lily stem \ud83d\ude25 #onthebeatentrack #carpfishing #carpangling #carping #angling #carplife #carp #carpy #karpfen #fishing #carpangler #aperturecollective #trakker #carpology #seedeeper #monkeyclimber #advancedcarp #totalcarp #ccmooreuk

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24. Chestnut

When 'brown' just won't do.

25. Sulks

What a carp does before you weigh it.

26. Horse

A relatively new addition to the carp scene. We're a little confused too.

27. Wicked

Ok, only Danny Fairbrass says this...

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