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Carp Fishing – Top 5 Tips for Overnighters – By Luke Church

Overnighters to a lot of anglers, may seem like a lot of hard work - having to set up and pack down again in the morning to go to work, but if you put the effort in you certainly can be rewarded. Now I know as anglers when we get the fishing bug, we [...]

Carp Fishing – Get Ziggy With It – By Luke Church

Over the past three or four years the use of zig rigs have really taken off and with more anglers being confident using them (and other anglers showing there worth) which only encourages people to use them on a more regular basis than ever before. For me fishing with zig rigs has always been [...]

Carp Fishing – Day Ticket Success – By Luke Church

A rare opportunity presented itself where I had a few days off work during the week. With the weather forecast set to be wet and windy (and with my syndicate lakes being closed) I decided I was going to go on a bit of a day ticket mission in search of some 30lb+ fish. [...]

Carp Fishing – 2015 BCAC Qualifier – By Luke Church

It is that time of the year again when all of the carp fishing competitions start and as always, I’d been looking forward to the qualifying round of the BCAC (British Carp Angling Championships). After a disappointing end to our qualifier last year, when we were knocked out of the qualifying positions in the [...]

Carp Fishing – Syndicate Success  – By Luke Church

I seemed to be very unlucky with my timings throughout the winter just gone. Every time that I decided to go fishing, virtually every night on the bank I endured many frosty minus three or minus four temperature readings on the thermometer, resulting in two different lakes freezing over on me and arriving at [...]

Carp Fishing – Speed Fishing – By Luke Church

As I have progressed through my angling career, I have learnt so much along the way, which has certainly helped me become more of a successful angler. With spring just around the corner the carp starting to wake up after another winter. To try and help you catch more this spring, I thought it [...]

Carp Fishing – The UK Carp Cup Final – By Luke Church

During 2014 I successfully progressed through the knockout stages of the UK Carp Cup competition and secured a spot in the final in my first year of entering the event. The final would take place in October at Oxlease Lake on the Linear complex in Oxford. I made the journey for a practice the week [...]

Carp Fishing – Effort Equals Reward – By Luke Church

A lot of my time and effort this year has been focused on my competition angling, practising on different venues as I progressed through to the knock-out stages, leading me up to the UK Carp Cup final where I finished 6th overall. This hasn’t allowed me to spend much time on my local water and [...]

Carp Fishing – UKCC Semi Final at Brasenose Two – By Luke Church

Now all of the qualifying rounds were completed it was time for both semi finals to take place on the prolific Brasenose Lakes at Linear fisheries in Oxford. There were 14 anglers competing on Brasenose one and a further 16 competing on Brasenose two, all battling it out for a place in the final. The [...]

Carp Fishing – UKCC Qualifier at Coking Farm Long Lake – Luke Church

The UK Carp Cup has been running now for 4 years and after a long wait, this year I was able to enter for the first time allowing me to have a shot at the title. I had chosen to fish a runs water, which was Long Lake at Coking Farm, which I thought would [...]

Choosing the Right Location – By Luke Church

I had been thinking all over the Christmas period about visiting a local day ticket lake called Pocahontas in Norfolk, which has a good number of fish present to just under 30lbs. I made a phone call to the very friendly and helpful bailiff to book my girlfriend Samantha and me on for a 24 [...]

End Tackle According to Luke Church

Name: Luke Church Experience: Over 12 years Carp Angling Favourite Lake: St Johns – Linear Fisheries All-Time Best Bait: CC Moore Northern Specials My Number One Rig Is: Zig Rig Weirdest Thing You’ve Seen a Carp Do? Chase a duck in a small bay until the duck decided enough was enough and flew away – [...]