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Carp Fishing ~ As one door closes… ~ Jim Chisnall

Living in the carp fishing Mecca of Essex, I am fortunate enough to be slap bang in the middle of some awesome lakes and rivers. In my opinion timing is a key part in my fishing. One evening in late July during the mid-summer heat wave, I was walking my [...]

Carp Fishing ~ A Right Royal Adventure Part 1 ~ Ian Lewis

Earlier this year, around March time, I kindly got an invite from the Crown Estate Fishery Team at Windsor Great Park who run the carp syndicate on the two lakes in the Park. The Lake they wanted me to fish also just so happened to be the same lake I’ve [...]

Carp Fishing ~ Estate Lake Magic ~ Ian Lewis

Carp Fishing Around Christmas time I bumped into an old fishing friend, Lewis at my local gym. We had the usual catch up and eventually got onto the subject of where we’d been angling over the last few years what we’d caught etc. Lewis and his Dad Phil had spent a couple [...]

Carp Fishing ~ Camp Kevin! ~ Lewis Read

Sometimes it’s very easy to get in a flap about nothing! Take last week for instance... The Long Suffering Wife and our (utter hero) daughter went off to sun themselves in Greece leaving me to fend for myself with my big slobbery soft arsed Milk Chocolate Labrador called Kev. So [...]

Carp Fishing ~ School’s Out! ~ Louise Bowes

After weeks and weeks of hot weather and the lake not fishing particularly well, I had a week ahead of me and I wanted to make the most of it. Quite a few fish had been caught during the previous weekend, but fortunately not many of the A team had [...]

Carp Fishing ~ Bobbins Bonanza ~ Carl Udry

The weather this summer has been absolutely incredible for us all! Personally, during the summer season I opted to spend time with the family, in the garden, enjoying summer holidays, eating copious BBQ’s etc. It’s been a wonderful summer. As was the case with many lakes across the country, the [...]

Carp Fishing ~ Angling Adventures 2018 Part 1 ~ Ian Lewis

After 3 months away from angling from mid-December 2017 due to family health, any future angling laid very much in the balance of my wife and mother-in-law’s road to recovery, which at times was a bit touch and go, and a big worry. I’m glad to say my mother-in-law [...]

Carp Fishing ~ Give ’em a good kicking! ~ Lewis Read

Hooking Arrangements Cyclic fads and the constantly changing fashions in carp rigs sometimes undermine us angler's perception of some amazingly affective ‘tried and tested’ hooking arrangements. I guess that it’s just the way we’re programmed making it absolutely natural for us super keen carpers to assume that new rigs somehow supersede the [...]

Carp Fishing ~ Yateley Pads Lake 2018 ~ Tommy De Cleen

I’m addicted to fishing in the UK and I simply can’t get enough of it. Why? Well simply, I just love the experience. Over the last few years I have visited the UK twice a year and 2018 wasn’t going to be any different. During the later part of [...]

Carp Fishing ~ Three’s A Crowd ~ Lewis Read

I sat there frowning as I pondered my next move and how I could possibly recover from the metaphorical check mate that angling leviathan ‘Dominator’ Dave Finn and Ed ‘the Crow’ Wade had cleverly contrived to wrestle me into. If we were wrestlers in a ring, then it would [...]

Carp Fishing ~ Junior Carp School Heroics ~ Tom Oliver

I’ve been asked to attend the Carp Society's annual Junior Carp Camp for the last five years, however due to working as a full time angling coach until last year it meant I was unable to attend as I always had my own coaching commitments during the busy half [...]

Carp Fishing ~ Like Buses ~ Kai Richards

Last month I arrived at my syndicate lake for a 48 hour session. Luckily I didn’t have college or work on Friday that week, so I managed to get to the syndicate Thursday evening after college. As there were only a couple of people on I managed to get [...]

Carp Fishing ~ A Lucky Bite ~ Lewis Read

Despite having a short week after a thoroughly fantastic trip to the Carp Societies Farriers water, it reached Friday night and all I wanted to do was be down the lake – continuing my personal quest to snag The Chestnut Common or The Big Sutton [dreamy sigh]. What with [...]

Carp Fishing ~ Dropping The Lead ~ Sam Meeuwissen

An investigation into the risks surrounding discharging of anglers (legal sized) lead weights into freshwater. Sam Meeuwissen, BCSG. September 2017. Introduction: The common practise amongst anglers to either deposit, discharge or eject the lead weight, either during the take or during the fight, has become a topic of contention amongst [...]

Hook Attachment ~ Rotational Revelations ~ Lewis Read

The scope of rig variation constantly seems to roll out with anglers having an almost dizzying array of options and choices. As the variety of clever little riggy components slowly inflates, so does the broader acceptance of novel rig ideas that incorporate them, as technically minded carpers seek to add [...]

Carp Fishing ~ Club Lake Carnage ~ Tommy

Friday the 13th, saw me heading back to the club/park lake for my 3rd session on there. It’s a small lake of a few acres, with a nice stock of mainly common carp. I took this ticket up to boost my confidence as it’s been difficult just fishing the [...]

GT-HD Main Line – A Year On…

Some main lines stand the test of time simply because they are right to start with. Take the legendary Insight GR60 for instance, even after all these years this superb line is hugely popular simply because it is a fabulous line to start with! Why? Well it exhibits exceptional knot strength, [...]

Carp Fishing ~ Nigel Sharp’s Winter Blog

Every year just before winter really kicks in I always end up making myself an empty promise that I'll do some fishing for other species. Like the last half a dozen or so winters, this relatively mild one has seen that promise get broken and I've found myself whacking [...]

Carp Fishing ~ 2017 Round Up ~ Ian Lewis

It was a very cold start during the early part of 2017 and a lot of the waters local to me were under a lid of ice for the most part of it. I think the vast majority of us were eagerly waiting to get a break in the [...]

Carp Fishing ~ Winter Ziggin’ ~ Kai Richards

I met my mate Jamie at the service station not far from our Southern syndicate very early in the morning. We got some breakfast and with 48 hours ahead of us we talked about our plan of action. We decided that we would park in a swim known as [...]