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    Carp Fishing – Solitude on Shalford – Carl Udry

    It was really difficult to establish any portfolio of exactly what carp were present. The biggest known mirror in the lake was named ‘Megan’ apparently. I was told that one spun the scales to just over 30lb.

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    Carp Fishing – Spring Gold Tactics – Rick Golder

    Spring is the time of the year I, like most carp anglers, look forward to the most. Not only are the longer days and lighter evenings so much more pleasant than the long winter ones, but also the rewards are there be had and when the fish are often at their easiest to catch.

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    Carp Fishing – Best of Both Worlds – Matt Eaton

    Pressured carp can be very adept at ejecting rigs and swapping over to a stiff boom has made the difference when fish have been getting away with it. I’m sure the rigid boom makes for the most effective and difficult to deal with...

  • Carp Fishing – Over Before It Began – Matt Eaton

    I embarked on a campaign for the biggest carp in my locality – a very big carp indeed. Some had caught it quickly, however, I knew one or two extremely tidy anglers that had been fishing for this beast for several years...

  • Carp Fishing – The Local Lin – Wesley Coggeshall

    I first came across ‘The Local Lin’ when Sticky Baits posted a picture of it on their social media and I remember thinking, what a carp it was! A unique fish, jet black with a tiny mouth and a very small tail and I knew it had gone over the 40lb mark!

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    Carp Fishing – Review of 2021 – Rick Golder

    I was really impressed with the Noir, it was a lovely black colour and had a fluorocarbon weave in it which meant it sank superbly, but with zero stretch I knew it would help me ensure I was fishing spots with maximum accuracy, as well as a feel beyond what you can achieve with any mono.

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    Carp Fishing – A Year in Reflection – by Andrew Grenfell

    Generally, in winters gone by I’ve either continued on my chosen venue for my target or started a new winter campaign elsewhere. With travel restricted, I was limited in my options, and the routine post-Christmas socials were postponed.

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    Carp Fishing – My First Year on Kingsmead 1 – Jack Cox

    I couldn’t have chosen a more perfect week and I ended up having 9 fish that week with 5 of them being over 35lb, topped off with one of the most wanted fish on the complex known as The Upfront Common.

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    Carp Fishing – Frozen Findings – Matt Eaton

    In common with my warm weather fishing I usually take a fairly freestyle approach to finding fish during the cold months. The main reason is that, if there’s one thing I’ve concluded, they are where they are and I’ve found it vital to keep an open mind with regard to the carps’ whereabouts and feeding areas.

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    Carp Fishing – Autumn on Blue Pool – Carl Udry

    After participating in the annual Gardner Tackle social in Autumn 2020 at Burghfield Blue Pool, I really liked what this quirky pool had to offer. An intimate 4 acre lake tucked in amongst some of the best carp lakes the Thames Valley has to offer.

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Carp Fishing – Spring Gold Tactics – Rick Golder

Spring is the time of the year I, like most carp anglers, look forward to the most. Not only are the longer days and lighter evenings so much more pleasant than the long winter ones, but also the rewards are there be had and when the fish are often at their easiest to catch.

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Carp Fishing – Best of Both Worlds – Matt Eaton

Pressured carp can be very adept at ejecting rigs and swapping over to a stiff boom has made the difference when fish have been getting away with it. I’m sure the rigid boom makes for the most effective and difficult to deal with...

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Carp Fishing – Location, Location, Location – Jim Chisnall

Location of carp in the colder months can be hard… There are multiple factors that put the odds into your favour and against your favour. Size of lake, stock, depth, climate, angling pressure, bait restrictions, club or syndicate rules and everyone’s love or hate “time”.

  • Coarse Fishing – Historic Chub Haul – Kane Hammond

    During the last 7-8 seasons I’ve fell in love with a brilliant method, trotting for chub. Each winter my dad and I head down to the banks of the Dorset stour in search of its specimen chub. This river is by far my favourite for the species and I really couldn’t think of a better place to target a huge chub.

  • Coarse Fishing – 2020 A Year To Forget – Mike Lyddon

    I had been trying to catch a 6lb+ chub, coming close on so many occasions. I think I have now had over 10 chub between 5lb 14oz and 5lb 15oz, but I could never get one with that extra magic ounce I needed. On this particular evening though, I finally cracked it, not once, but twice! Firstly, with an absolutely pristine chub of 6lb 4oz...

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    Coarse Fishing – A Look Back at 2020 – Dai Gribble

    The year got off to a great start with a 2lb 13oz roach from Linch Hill, after which I decided to try my luck at Linear. I had been intending to have a go for the roach on Brasenose for a while and with the complex re-opening after extensive flooding...

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    Coarse Fishing – I Have A Bream! – Dai Gribble

    At just after midnight the alarm sounded and I saw the bobbin rise slightly before dropping to the end of the chain – a good reason to use long chains when targeting bream as the vast majority of bites are drop backs...

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    Coarse Fishing – My Barbel Edges – Rob Young

    When I first started using this method my catch rate went through the roof as this also allows me to drop into a swim in the dark and with one cast land directly on the hot spot with very little disturbance. Twice now, I have dropped into a swim, and within 20 minutes I have hooked into 15lb+ Barbel...

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    Coarse Fishing – Spring Tench Fishing – Rob Young

    My real love in angling is Tench fishing, and it’s mainly on the big pits where all my serious tench fishing is done. I’ve been doing this since the mid-1970s, so I think it’s fair to say I’m addicted to big pit fishing, but most of the ideas and methods in this article will work on any water, of any size.

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    Specimen Fishing – My Life in Pike Fishing – by Jamie Martin

    By the age of 5, I was bugging my dad every weekend to go fishing. Rain or shine, snow or hail, it didn’t matter to me I just wanted to be outside next to the water. I still remember what he used to say to me “when you can swim, then I’ll take you” so I learnt to swim pretty sharpish...

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    Coarse Fishing – Tenching Heaven – Lewis Baldwin

    Lengthening and increasingly warm day and night time temperatures and the dawn chorus getting earlier each day can only mean one thing if you’re a specimen angler, it’s time for a spot of tench fishing!

  • 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 [...]

  • Coarse Fishing ~ Light at the end of the Tunnel ~ Lewis Baldwin

    2017 was the year that never got off the ground, well at least where my fishing was concerned anyway! Don’t get me wrong, I still managed a few sessions [...]

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Coarse Fishing – Crucian Carp Bait and Tactics – Alan Stagg

Crucians have traditionally been known as a tentative feeder, and sensitive float fishing tactics at dawn and dusk have been the accepted textbook way to target this species. I think that it would be fair to say that as specimen fishing has moved forward a little since then and tackle, techniques and rigs have become more refined.

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Coarse Fishing – Ten Tips for Winter Fishing – Dai Gribble

To be successful when fishing in the middle of winter it is essential to keep a close eye on the weather and make your plans accordingly. Dai Gribble gives us 10 top tips for catching on waters during the colder months, either on rivers or on stillwaters.

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Coarse Fishing – Spring Tench Fishing – Rob Young

My real love in angling is Tench fishing, and it’s mainly on the big pits where all my serious tench fishing is done. I’ve been doing this since the mid-1970s, so I think it’s fair to say I’m addicted to big pit fishing, but most of the ideas and methods in this article will work on any water, of any size.

  • Équilibré ou décollé?

    La grande diversité des postes ainsi que des distances de pêche, des natures de fond, etc... m'oblige à adapter constamment mes montages. Plus que le choix du matériel ou des esches, c’est cette terminaison [...]

  • A la faveur de l’automne! – Dauchy David

    C’est certainement durant cette période de l’année que mon temps de pêche augmente considérablement, à la faveur de RTT durement gagnés le long de l’année, Et oui travailler plus, pour [...]

  • ZIG RIG POWER! – par Dauchy David

    Étant à l’affût de tous ce qui touche de près ou de loin à notre pêche, j’aime à découvrir de nouvelles techniques. Et c’est ainsi qu’au détour d’une énième recherche, [...]

  • Bien aborder les bordures par David Dauchy

    A l’heure où une année se termine et une autre qui commence, nous sommes soumis ces dernières années à une mode, celle des statistiques: nous avons désormais la fâcheuse tendance à tout classer par [...]

  • Le Montage de Baies

    l'automne arrive... la natures relâche ses baies... profitez de cette aubaine pour des pêches rapides en extrême bordure... péchez ou tombent les baies... ces postes sont souvent copieusement amorcés par dame nature... inutile de [...]

  • Koh Lanta Fishing

    Habitant à quelques kilomètres de cette gravière, c'est l'endroit idéal pour mes pêches rapides ou pour mes coups du soir. Il m'arrive également d'y réaliser de petites sessions de 24H jusqu'à 48H maximum. Ne [...]

  • Achieving the target! – by Jerome Sebille

    Thanks to French angler, Jerome Sebille, friend of Gardner Tackle and member of the French Carp Connection Team, for his account in first locating and then banking this stunning carp weighing 30lb 8oz. A good [...]

  • V2 ATTx Receiver e ATTx Deluxe Receiver

    La redazione di Carpaonline non poteva esimersi dal provare e mettere in confronto le 2 centraline di Casa Garner che per chi non le conoscesse sono compatibili con qualsiasi tipo [...]

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    Retention Sling – Gardner Tackle

    Si sa che negli ultimi anni le sacche di mantenimento/pesatura hanno fatto passi da gigante nel campo della ricerca e sviluppo, fortunatamente tutte le aziende hanno sfornato prodotti sul mercato [...]

  • CamFlex Leadfree Recensione di Luca Nanetti

    L’Inglese Garner presenta questo nuovissimo Leader senza anima interna in piombo: Il CamFlex Leadfree è costruito intrecciando fibre PTFE pesanti ed è un prodotto 100% in PTFE, pertanto siamo riusciti [...]

  • Camflex Recensione di Luca Nanetti

    Il Nuovo CamFlex Leadcore della britannica Gardner è un Leadcore di nuova generazione, è completamente chiazzato e ultra morbido e questo struttura di nuova generazione offre un’ottima mimetizzazione; difatti la trama chiazzata rompe la [...]

  • Ultra Skin Recensione di Luca Nanetti

    Un trecciato fantastico di ultima generazione completamente rivestito da una pelle davvero morbida, elastica e molto resistente, perfetta da utilizzare sia in Rig semplici che particolari, un trecciato completamente affondante. Ultra Skin + disponibile [...]

  • Point Doctor 2 Recensione di Luca Nanetti

    Mantenere il proprio amo ben affilato aumenta in maniera sistematica le possibilità di cattura, per questo motivo noi di Gardner Tackle abbiamo creato la Point Doctor 2 una seconda versione ulteriormente migliorata dopo l’enorme [...]

  • Medic Plus Recensione di Luca Nanetti

    Gardner "Medic Plus" è un gel antisettico scientificamente sviluppato per il trattamento di piaghe, ulcere, lesioni da amo, tagli o ferite esterne. Medic Plus non è liquido, è un vero e proprio Gel denso [...]

  • Covert Continental Mugga Recensione di Luca Nanetti

    La Redazione di Carpaonline mette sotto la lente d’ingrandimento I nuovi ami dell’Inglese Gardner I “Covert Continental Mugga” che sono l’evoluzione dei famosi Covert Mugga, ami che hanno fatto la storia di questa disciplina [...]

  • Bait Bucket Recensione di Luca Tugnoli

    Comodi e resistenti, in grado di ottimizzare al meglio gli spazi, i BAIT BUCKET sono contenitori per mantenere cibo o esche al fresco. Queste borse, studiate per il pescatore piu esigente, possono contenere fino [...]

  • GT80+ Plus Clear

    Si sa i materiali sono in continua evoluzione e tra le aziende piu’ attive del settore abbiamo sicuramente l’Inglese Gardner Tackle, distribuita in italia da Big Fish Tackle. Questa volta la redazione di Carpaonline [...]

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    Karpervissen – Zomer Sessie In Frankrijk – Tommy De Cleen

    Na twee goeie vissen, ene in Januari en ene in Maart bleven de piepers stil in het voorjaar voor mij. Al viste ik redelijk wat nachten bijeen het was op het [...]

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    Karpervissen – Mijn Jaar 2020 – Tommy De Cleen

    Het jaar van de Corona pandemie, wat ken ik er over zeggen?? Dat het een zot jaar was, met veel dingen die ineens niet meer mochten. Gelijk op een gegeven moment [...]

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    Karpervissen – Fish of A Life Time… – Tommy De Cleen

    Het begint allemaal op een namiddag tijdens een opendeurdag in een shop waar ik Gardner Tackle sta te vertegenwoordigen. Vroeg in het voorjaar van 2017 dat ik enkele foto’s te zien kreeg van het desbetreffende water (ik vermeld het de locatie niet uit respect voor zij die er vissen) maar ik noem het ‘de diepe zand put’ of ‘the deep sand pit’.

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    Karpervissen – Popup Vissen

    Niet meer weg te denken in de hedendaagse karpervisserij en het word alsmaar populairder... Terecht! Bij vele karpervissers is het dan ook hun 'number-one choice'...

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    Karpervissen – De Juiste Houvast – Chris Vandenhaute

    In deze editie van mijn “schrijfsel” zou ik graag even dieper ingaan op het “topic” haken, maw de juiste houvast vinden in onze visserij.

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    Karpervissen – Alles of Niets – Vincent Van den Abeele

    Eind juli zou ik mijn jaarlijks verlof mogen starten met een vistrip naar het magische rainbow lake. De voorbereidingen werden moeilijk door een drukke periode op de werkvloer, mede door de Corona. Echter uit het verleden wist ik wat er allemaal nodig was en wat ik zeker niet mag vergeten mee nemen...

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    Karpervissen – Albert Kanaal – Tommy De Cleen

    2020 is een zot jaar tot dusver, slecht voorjaar met corona in de mix een verbod op vissen en een reis naar Kreta af moeten lassen!! Het kon allemaal niet slechter, [...]

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    Karpervissen – Danny de Kruyff Rig

    Trede 1. Pakje Continental Mugga’s in maatje 4, handgeslepen door de meester zelf Jason Hayward.

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    Karpervissen – Throwback: De OC Jaren – Tommy De cleen

    Hier zit ik nog in men kot met de Covid19 maatregelen die nog altijd in voege zijn, maar er is licht aan het eind van de tunnel want vanaf 4 mei mogen we van onze federale regering terug gaan vissen, dus we gaan in dit artikel nog eens terug in de tijd, want volgend artikel is van een nieuw avontuur...

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    Karpervissen – Sky Lake Frankrijk – Tommy De Cleen

    Covid-19, corona of hoe ge het ook wil noemen heeft mij en andere vissers/karper-vissers heel hard getroffen. Onze regering besliste om op 19 Maart een verbod op elke vorm van hengelsport uit te voeren omdat er op sommige waters/kanalen vissers waren die een loopje namen met de regels van afstand houden en het samen...

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    Das Richtige Rig – Jens Scholz

    Diese Frage wird wohl fast bei jeder Session mit Freunden und Bekannten aufgeworfen und diskutiert. Und wer kennt die richtige Antwort? Niemand, denn jede Situation kann andere Auswirkungen haben. Sogar am [...]

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    Distanzwerkzeuge

    Angler machen sich oft selbst das Leben schwer. Ehrgeiz liegt in unserer Natur, jeder will der Bessere sein. Aus diesem Grund wird auch kaum im Uferbereich geangelt. Die straffen Schnüre der Nachbarn wirken [...]

  • Warum Einfach, Wenn es Schwierig Geht

    Im Sommer gibt es viel zu tun. Der Arbeitgeber verlangt Überstunden, Haus und Hof wollen auf Vordermann gebracht werden und der Familienurlaub steht auch noch vor der Tür. Immer wieder [...]

  • Eine Woche Ausland pro Jahr!

    Das war die Aussage meiner Frau als sie erfahren hat, dass sie schwanger ist. Nun ja, besser als nichts, oder? Es sind nun ein paar Jahre vergangen und im goßen [...]

  • Maximale Tarnung

    Jeder Karpfenangler war bestimmt schon einmal an dem Punkt, wo er darüber nachgedacht hat, wie er seine Angelei noch effektiver gestalten kann. In erster Linie setzt man dann bei seinen [...]

  • Der leichte Unterschied

    In meinem kurzen Artikel möchte ich einen Kniff loswerden, der besonders vorsichtig fressende Fische an den Haken bringt. Manchmal schwimmen Fische die Futterplätze nur sporadisch an und schnüffeln ein wenig [...]

  • Auf dem Boden bleiben

    Kiesgruben erfreuen sich vor allem bei den Karpfenanglern an sehr großer Beliebtheit. An diesen Gewässern kann man jederzeit mit Ausnahmefischen rechnen! Sie können nicht abgelassen werden, und daher wissen wir [...]

  • Diese Drei habe ich immer dabei!!!

    Das Angebot an Vorfachschnur ist schier unendlich. Gerade wenn man mal einschlägige Webseiten durchsurft bekommt man den Eindruck, das man für jedes bestimmte Wunderrig ein spezielles Vorfachmaterial braucht. Schnell verliert man dabei die Übersicht, was [...]

  • Drei Länder, drei Gewässer ein Haken!

    Im Gegensatz zu so manchem Tackle-Fetischisten lege ich mehr Wert auf das Endgame unter Wasser, als auf das chromblitzende Zubehör, was am Ufer steht. Denn Fakt ist hauptsächlich die letzten 25cm der Montage entscheiden, [...]

  • Bring Licht ins Dunkel

    Auch der Beste Köder wird gelegentlich versagen, denn es gibt kaum ein Gewässer in dem die Fische immer gut fressen und somit auch gefangen werden können. Da gibt es zum Beispiel Wetterkapriolen die unserem [...]

Multi Rig ~ Lewis Read

It’s not only extremely effective, but incredibly versatile too. Here’s why you should try it...

Horton Rig ~ Lee Wagner

The Horton Rig is essentially a presentation tailored to catch the fish that are showing over an area that is both firm and relatively weed-free, and is his own tweaked/bespoke balanced bottom bait presentation...

Clone Rig ~ Carpology

Classic ‘D’ bottom bait rigs have been around a LONG time – for the simple reason that they work! It’s a presentation that offers amazing consistency by way of how the rig lays out after the lead when it reaches the lakebed, and then settles down nicely...

Dare to Be Different ~ Mark Wozencroft

Carp fishing convention dictates that it’s important to match your hookbait to the size of the hook you’re using in order to catch consistently, but MARK WOZENCROFT’S results suggest otherwise...

Give ’em a Good Kicking ~ Lewis Read

Line-aligners, kickers, hook extensions... those little bits of tubing have many monikers, but do they all do the same job and when’s the best time to use each type? LEWIS READ provides the answers...