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, like most animals, are in-tune with the weather to a level that we humans probably cannot fully comprehend. So how does the how weather affects carp fishing? These cold-blooded creatures are pushed and pulled by the atmospheric conditions, so

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Feature Finding to Improve your Carp Fishing

Feature finding is an important part of carp fishing. However, to maximise the impact it will have on your fishing, you need to know what to look for and how what tackle you need to do it. Locating features is

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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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How to Tie the German Rig

One of the simplest rigs in carp fishing is also one of the most effective. Fans of this presentation love the way the German Rig ‘reacts’ quickly to being picked up by a fish, leading to rock-solid hookholds and fewer

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Tips and Tactics for Carp Fishing in France

Just like their British counterparts, carp in France come in many shapes and sizes and are found in varied venues and circumstances, so there’s not a one-size-fits-all tactic to catching them. However, there are certain foundations on which you can

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How to approach fishing public carp lakes in France

Fishing public carp lakes in France, or in any foreign country for that mater might sound like a daunting prospect, but the fundamentals are surprisingly simple and you may end up catching a fish you can guarantee your mates won’t

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Successful winter carp fishing is all about preparation, and quite a lot of it is mental. Even those more spontaneous break-in-the-weather trips are made better and more rewarding with some degree of planning. Chose your venues carefully In fact, breaking

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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 hinged stiff rig was popularised by the likes of Terry Herne in the 1990s and is now often the rig of choice for many UK and European Anglers. It is has superb hooking qualities is one of the best

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Perhaps not quite as well known as the Ronnie Rig, the 360 rig is nevertheless an extremely effective carp-catching tool. It has similar properties to the Ronnie in that it can rotate freely, though it is arguably slightly more agile,

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