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Quizzes
22 Feb 2017
by CARPology
Only a carp expert will get 100% on this quiz
Think you're a bit of a carping genius? Well then, prove your skills with our 15 question general knowledge carp fishing test!

1) Rod Hutchinson was told to be kicked off the Savay syndicate because he had a front cover shot with a brace of carp from Savay – at a time when carp sacks weren’t allowed to be used…

True
False

2) There are 52 different species of aquatic snails that inhabit fresh waters in Britain.

True
False

3) It has been reported that a three-year-old carp can consume approximately 50,000 daphnia in a twenty-four hour period.

True
False

4) Because of the rotation of the earth, an object (i.e. a lead) can be thrown further if it’s launched west.

True
False

5) Research has shown that carp are able to detect some amino acids at levels as low as one part per trillion. That works out at about one teaspoon of a chemical diluted in a lake with a volume of approximately two thousand public swimming pools!

True
False

6) Martin Locke developed the first inflatable unhooking mat, which he named the ‘Pucker Mat’. This had an inflatable mat inside, with a flap on the top to cover the carp.

True
False

7) The carp has a huge number of taste buds. All together there are approximately 80,000 taste buds in an area the size of an average fingernail!

True
False

8) Talking of Rod, he’s credited as being the guy who came up with the spod – the Long-Range Bait Dropper as it was called in 1981.

True
False

9) At their peak, Dynamite Baits were rolling boilies 24hrs a day, churning out 3.5 tons in that period.

True
False

10) In 2000, a monster carp weighing over 90lbs from the former Yugoslavia was found dead.

True
False

11) The first properly working bait boat was built by Kevin Maddocks

True
False

12) Danny Fairbrass named his company, Korda, after the lake he was fishing at the time

True
False

13) A tiny one-acre holiday park lake in Dorset once produced a UK born and breed common of over 50lbs

True
False

14) In 1956, Richard Walker waded out into the shallows at Redmire Pool and netted a spawning female common that had beached itself. It weighed “a little over 58lb”.

True
False

15) Martin Locke started Solar Tackle in 1987, with his first products being monkey climbers and needle bars. Within the first year of producing the Lite Flo Monkey Climber, he’d sold over 60,000

True
False
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And talking of Martin Locke and Solar Tackle – it’s been almost 30 years since he started the company, but even to this day, he’s still milling and turning his incredible range of stainless bars and sticks, just like the amazing new P1 Worldwide Pod, right here in the UK. Click here to read our review on Solar's new P1 range...

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