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The Great Hookbait Experiment – Ricky Thomas

Three rods, three different hookbait presentations, one baited area. Which one catches the most fish – pop-up, wafter or bottom bait? Ricky Thomas investigates... MOST anglers today use three rods and quite often they opt to fish all three in a tight area, especially when looking to get the fish feeding well. With that in mind...

Trilakes Red Letter Day – Brandon Butler

Young Brandon Butler is this month’s Under-21s writer, and not only has he got a great story to tell about catching lots of fish, they are also absolute stunners. I decided on a 48hr-session at Trilakes Country Park because I have been trying to get amongst the bigger residents which I have seen there. The weather was spot on...

The Good Old Bag and Stick – Paul Hatton

We’ve all seen features about using PVA, but Paul Hatton has gone one step further. His aim is to get you more bites by letting you in on his most successful mixes which have accounted for plenty of fish over the years. The good old PVA bag – I’m sure that pretty much every carp angler uses PVA on a regular basis. A simple mesh...

Stories of Success – Kai Richards

This time, young Kai Richards tells the story of quite possibly the best month’s carp angling anyone could ever wish for. Prepare to be amazed! March was quite possibly my best month of angling since I can remember. It started with a 48-hour session in a swim where I had seen a fish bosh out while I was walking around the pit...

Stories of Success – Calum Kletta

Hauling machine Calum Kletta relives his autumn campaign, when he joined a new syndicate and seemed to get amongst the fish pretty quickly. If you want to read about catching chunks and lots of them, you’ll love this one. 64 Crafty Carper “This one felt like a big fish through the whole battle, and 15 minutes later, with great...