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.

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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Surface Fishing for Carp

Catching off the surface is one of the most thrilling ways to target carp, but it can take a fair amount of patience and cunning. Polarising sunglasses are essential for spotting fish Unlike most other aspects of carp fishing, location

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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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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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A Guide to Catching Carp in the Summer Months

Each season of the year throws up its challenges and incentives for catching carp. In summer, the fish are certainly more active and are easy to spot, but that doesn’t always mean they are the easiest to catch. Being cold-blooded,

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The Spinner, or Ronnie, Rig has definitely been the breakthrough set-up of the last couple of years, and its popularity stems from a number of aspects of its design. Firstly, much like the Multi Rig, you can change your hook

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Part of the lure of carp angling is its unpredictability, but it’s certainly not a simple game of luck. Rigs and bait are undeniably important, but location is perhaps the key difference between catching and blanking. The concept of watercraft

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How to catch carp when fishing over silt

Carp are built to feed in silt – sticking their snouts deep into the sediment and sifting out any juicy bits of food – so it’s no surprise that these areas can often be the best places to present bait.

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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 Guide to River Carp Fishing

We live in a country where the inhabitants of just about every stillwater are known and charted, so rivers represent the last frontier of the unknown. They present many challenges to carp anglers, but the rewards include catching fish that

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