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How I Use Solid PVA Bags Catch More Big Carp

I’ve been carp fishing now for over 30 years, and in all that time I’ve kept my rigs reasonably simple. Just a braided hook length, a strong wide gape hook, a kicker and a small piece of silicone to hold the hair in place. Nothing too exciting or complicated. I’ve...

Points Mean Prizes – Get More from Your Hooks

Hook sharpness is quite the hot topic at the moment, and for very good reason. The hook serves as your primary point of contact between you as an angler and the carp. It’s importance should not be underestimated. When I think back to some of the hooks I've used in the...

Make a Quick Start: A Guide to Starting on a New Fishing Venue

Starting to fish on a new venue can be intimidating; each water will present a new challenge, which keeps things interesting but also forces us to learn and improve as anglers. In my article on selecting a venue, I discussed at length the things I consider when...

How to Make Your Own Cork Ball Pop Ups

There are plenty of off the shelf pop ups available on the market, and a visit to any tackle shop will certainly present the angler with a wide array of colours, flavours and sizes to choose from. There are occasions however, where something a little bit different is...

Hunting Big Carp

I’ve been chasing big carp now for a good few years and I’ve been fortunate enough to land a few fish that a some anglers (not just my mates) would term ‘monsters’. Some caught by design and others from taking advantage of certain situations. There are hundreds of...

Fishing Hooks: Sizes & Types

Hooks are available in a range of sizes and styles, designed to catch anything from a minnow to a marlin, they can also be found in various different colours. It’s easy to be confused, so we explain it all for you here.

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How I Use Solid PVA Bags Catch More Big Carp

I’ve been carp fishing now for over 30 years, and in all that time I’ve kept my rigs reasonably simple. Just a braided hook length, a strong wide gape hook, a kicker and a small piece of silicone to hold the hair in place. Nothing too exciting or complicated. I’ve...

Points Mean Prizes – Get More from Your Hooks

Hook sharpness is quite the hot topic at the moment, and for very good reason. The hook serves as your primary point of contact between you as an angler and the carp. It’s importance should not be underestimated. When I think back to some of the hooks I've used in the...

How to Make Your Own Cork Ball Pop Ups

There are plenty of off the shelf pop ups available on the market, and a visit to any tackle shop will certainly present the angler with a wide array of colours, flavours and sizes to choose from. There are occasions however, where something a little bit different is...

Hunting Big Carp

I’ve been chasing big carp now for a good few years and I’ve been fortunate enough to land a few fish that a some anglers (not just my mates) would term ‘monsters’. Some caught by design and others from taking advantage of certain situations. There are hundreds of...

Seasonal Carp Angling: The Best Rigs for Spring

Spring is my favourite time of year to be fishing; I am always incredibly keen following the winter period, which coincides perfectly with improving weather and the carp being at their most catchable. In this article I will cover my rig approach to the spring period,...

Fishing with Pop Ups: Spring Fishing & Beyond

With the worst of the winter now over and an increase in catch reports starting to pop up on social media, it appears certain that spring is here. Many anglers will now start dusting off their gear and heading out for some springtime fishing. However, with water...

Locating Carp Through Spring: Top Tips & Tricks

As the spring season develops the changes are dramatic both above and below the surface, the world comes alive before your eyes and swims that were open and barren become lush and green. The fish’s activity levels begin to increase significantly, as the water...

Tackle Advice

Which Line to Use?

t is easy, particularly as a beginner, to overlook the importance of the line when you are fishing. The line is the only thing which separates the fish from you. Simply put, if it fails you won’t land the fish, and as any seasoned fisherman will...