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 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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Catching Carp in the Autumn

After the heat, exertion and the crowded banks of summer, autumn can descend like a soothing balm for the frazzled carp angler. Crisper mornings, dewy evenings and rapidly fading light signal the start of autumn carp fishing, which can be

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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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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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How to Tie a Chod Rig

The chod rig was made popular quite few years back by Terry Hearn and Jim Shelley. Due to chod rig’s ability to effectively present a bait over virtually any lake bed, when they first became popular they received mixed reviews

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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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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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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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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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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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