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Carp Fishing – Going Dutch – By Rich Adams

After a lengthy time away from fishing due to the passing of my Father in Law and starting a new job the time had finally come to start organising things ready for my first fishing trip in almost five months. This was due to be a memorable trip to the Amazing Carplantis Lake situated [...]

Carp Fishing – Spring Has Finally Sprung – By Rich Adams

This was to be my fourth session of 2015 on my syndicate water. The previous three trips had proven to be fruitless with the weather and fish not playing ball! The combination of cold winds and plummeting night time temperatures, the fishing had been difficult and at time you wouldn’t have thought there was [...]

Carp Fishing – New Years Resolutions – By Rich Adams

I was off shift from work and had decided to do a day session on a small estate lake that I know. The lake it is a small intimate venue of approximately five acres hidden in the beautiful Northants countryside, with a good stocking of fish that range from low doubles to thirties. All in [...]

The Long Term Gain by Rich ‘FatBloke’ Adams

There’s an old saying ‘You wait ages for a bus and two come along at once’. This age old adage often applies to occurrences in life, but I never thought it would be one that would be relevant to an incident experienced during one of my fishing trips. I’d like to share with you my [...]

Bella The Lucky Common By Rich Adam’s

It was Wednesday night and I had finished my latest shift at work, so my thoughts turned to my next session on my syndicate water. I had landed a nice 23lb mirror on my last trip which had ended a run of recent blanks. The conditions were still very similar and the lake had done [...]

To fish on the deck or off? by Rich Adam’s

There are often situations that arise whilst carp fishing when we have to decide whether to use a pop up or a bottom bait. As with most methods there are many different theories on both the success and downside to using either or method. I know of carp anglers who use pop ups all of [...]

Trip two: A “secret” Venue September 2012 – Rich Adams

My second, and totally unexpected trip to France, came about after chatting to a Belgian angler I know called Chris Vandenhaute. He happened to mention that he had been fishing in France on a little known venue and had caught fish to a decent size. After several conversations via emails and Facebook, a date was [...]


Over the years I have witnessed and to a degree experienced an element of jealousy amongst anglers when somebody has caught a fish. This is something that I personally have never really understood and in my opinion if somebody has had a “result” through quality angling then fair play to them, especially if it is [...]

MY TOP FIVE SPRING TIPS – by Rich “Fatbloke” Adams

With spring approaching more quickly than expected I thought I would share a few things that I feel help me put a few carp on the bank during this period. The first thing on my list is tackle maintenance. Whether you are a seasoned all weather angler who still goes in search of carp during [...]

Winter Roving – by Rich “Fat Bloke” Adams

With the colder weather soon to be upon us I thought I would write a short piece about a method that can put one or two bonus fish on the bank during the winter months. Back in the 1980’s when my love affair with carp began it was deemed difficult enough to catch carp in [...]