Tom Oliver Articles

Home|Posts|Articles|Tom Oliver Articles

Tom Oliver Articles

Carp Fishing ~ My Year So Far ~ Tom Oliver

Tom talks about this years carp fishing, a colossal catch of an old friend, with some other lovely looking carp gracing his landing net!

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 ~ New Beginnings on the Big Pit ~ by Tom Oliver

After enjoying a fantastic season on the Hollybush Lane Lakes Syndicate last year I would have loved to have spent another season there this year especially after my time there was cut short due to illness. However, with my wedding in Portugal on the horizon in September I knew I [...]

Carp Fishing – A Week To Remember – by Tom Oliver

We finally reached the end of April and with that came the much anticipated ‘FLE Tour 2016’. We were once again heading out to the fantastic Carp Connections Fishing Resort Du Der in the Champaign region of France. This year we had both JRC and Berkley lake exclusively hired for our trip, meaning there [...]

Carp Fishing – Day Ticket Warriors – Tom Oliver

I have spent my last few trips out fishing at day ticket water called ‘Hollybush Lakes’ in Aldershot on the Surrey/Hampshire border. The lake is around 10 acres in size and home to some truly stunning old carp that have been resident for many years. The lake is also reasonably quiet in comparison to [...]

Carp Fishing – 2015 Round Up – By Tom Oliver

Well it seems another year has come and gone in the flash of an eye, so I thought I would take a little time out to reflect on my years angling and share some of my memories. When I sat down to write a few notes and trawl through my Facebook timeline I didn't [...]

Carp Fishing – A Fresh Start and a New Challenge – By Tom Oliver

My fishing has taken a back seat of late as we had the sad news that my Gran was loosing her battle with cancer and there was nothing more they could do. My family and I were all devastated and understandably fishing was the last thing on my mind. On the couple of occasions [...]

Carp Fishing – May Blog – By Tom Oliver

I haven't managed an awful lot of fishing this month, but feel I haven't done too bad during the short spells I have spent on the bank. At the beginning of the month I was without my rods as they were with Kev at Hampshire Custom Rods being re-built and given some much needed [...]

Carp Fishing – My Start To The Year – By Tom Oliver

It's been a while since I have put pen to paper because I have barely fished for carp since returning from the World Carp Classic in October last year. I decided after the event to take a break from carping, something I hadn't done for a few years as I was starting to burn [...]

Carp Fishing – 2014 Round-Up – By Tom Oliver

I thought 2014 had been a terrible year in my angling until I sat down to write this piece and actually reflected back over the entire year. My first trip of the year was with fellow GT anglers Alan Stagg and Calum Kletta to the famous Abbey Lakes complex in France. We had a short [...]

Carp Fishing – The World Carp Classic 2014 – By Tom Oliver

My journey to the World Carp Classic started earlier this year when myself and Graham fished in a Dutch qualifier at the fantastic Resort Du Der run by Hans Sissingh in France. It was a bit of a last minute decision to fish the competition, but as our luck turned out we managed to win [...]

Carp Fishing – A Trio of Thirties – by Tom Oliver

My first trip of the month was a planned filming trip to the Big Lake on my syndicate with Alan Stagg to shoot some bits for the Gardner You Tube Channel. I met Alan first thing and we quickly loaded all the kit on to the barrow and made our way to the first bank [...]

Carp Fishing – June Blog – Tom Oliver

June was set to be a busy month this year with a last minute competition in France to compete in a qualifier for the World Carp Classic kicking things off. The competition was held at The Resort De Der and was over a five day period between two fantastic lakes adjacent to each other with [...]

Carp Fishing – Dutch World Carp Classic Qualifier 2014 – Tom Oliver

Around a month ago I fished the BCAC with my fishing partner Graham Mabey and doomed with a bad draw yet again we ended up finishing in 5th place and missing out on a qualifying spot. We have fished the competition for around six years now making three semi- finals and decided that we weren’t [...]

A Return to my Syndicate by Tom Oliver

April has been a fairly busy month for me starting with a French Trip to Lac De Laneuville. Myself and fellow GT anglers Calum Kletta and Alan Stagg made the long journey with a couple of other friends and had planned on doing some filming whilst we were there. We arrived late and as it [...]