Tips & Advice

There is a huge amount of information on the TV, in magazines and the internet about carp fishing. It is easy to get side tracked and lose sight of the fundamental principles of being a good carp angler. Even for experienced anglers, it can get confusing on how you should tackle different situations and venues, in particular when it comes to choosing a rig, given the hundreds of variations to pick from.

With this in mind, the articles and information we publish, aims to tackle the essential elements that are required to be a successful carp fisherman and how to apply these skills to common fishing situations that you are likely to face.

Carp lakes in Northern France are easily accessable from the UK and hold some huge carp. The Euro Tunnel from Folkestone to Calais takes only 35 minutes and the ferry from Dover to Calais will get you there in  1

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Carp Fishing in France – Choosing the Right Venue

Choosing the right carp lake in France is critical to having a successful fishing trip and most importantly enjoying your time on the bankside. With many of us booking a trip to France, months or even years in advance, the

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Carp, like most animals, are in-tune with the weather to a level that we humans probably cannot fully comprehend. These cold-blooded creatures are pushed and pulled by the atmospheric conditions, so it should come as no surprises that some weathers

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How to Approach a New Carp Water

Fishing a lake that you have never previously fished before can be daunting. Whether it’s a new club water, syndicate lake, commercial venue or week’s trip to France, the same principles apply. Do your Research Visit the Venue before you

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On the face of it, a low-stocked big pit is carp fishing’s ultimate challenge – but it needn’t be so daunting. In terms of hooking them, carp in tiny pressured pools are probably harder to catch than their free-range open-water

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Spring carp fishing can be as easy as our hobby gets. It can also be seriously frustrating, but if you get it right then you can have some of the best sport of the year. With lengthening days and new

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A 24 hour Session on a Low Stocked Colne Valley Carp Lake

Angler: Andrew Patterson Sponsors: Dream Carp Holidays UK PB: 37lb 6oz Mirror Introduction I was lucky enough to grow up in Ruislip which is only a 15 minute drive away from some of the most historic carp lakes in country

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How to Tie the Blowback Rig

The blowback rig has been extremely successful for a number of years and uses a hair that is attached to a micro rig ring that is able to freely move up an down the shank of the hook. The free

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The Zig Rig: what is it and how and when to use it?

It’s a term that gets bandied around a lot in modern carp angling, but if you’re new to the sport or are returning after a break then zig rig fishing for carp might sound an alien concept. In essence, it’s

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Essential Kit for a Carp Fishing Trip to France

Carp Fishing in France Checklist Preparation is crucial to all forms of angling, and a carp fishing holiday to France is no exception, ensure you have a checklist of essential kit. Making sure you’ve got everything you need is vitally

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