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Tactics

There’s more than one way to skin a cat. Similarly, when it comes to carp fishing, there are many different tactics and approaches you can use to land a fish. Here you can find all our information on these different tactics, from PVA bag fishing, to spodding, to surface fishing, we’ve included it all here.

We cover basic fishing setups and approaches for beginners to tactics that require some experience. Regardless of where you’re coming at it from, there’s something for you here that you can put into action at your local carp fishing lakes. Tight lines!

Why I Love Spod Fishing for Carp: Spod Braids & More

Spodding isn’t the easiest way of baiting up, but as with anything if it’s difficult it’s often worth doing. And trust me, if you find a venue that response well to spodding, you will agree. I utilise spodding in my angling more than most, including in the winter...

How to Accurately Fish up to Features for Carp

Most anglers recognise that location is one of the most important skills to crack in order to be successful when it comes to carp fishing. Most of our waters contain features that carp will naturally be drawn towards. These very ‘carpy’ features might include...

A Carpy Experiment – Solid Bag vs Classic Rig: Which Is More Effective?

In my previous article, I described how I go about my solid bag fishing when it comes to carp. I covered tying the bags, the rigs positioned inside them as well as when and when not to use them. If you've not read it, give it a read here. In this article I will cover...
Catching Carp in the Margins

Catching Carp in the Margins

Catching carp in the margins is one of the most exciting and productive methods, perfect for the short session fisherman. I've arrived at lakes in the past, carefully baited up a few marginal spots before catching some fantastic fish in a relatively short space of...

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Surface Fishing for Carp: Spring Fishing

Surface Fishing for Carp: Spring Fishing

At the time of writing this, we’re witnessing the very first signs of spring. It’s early March, and a mild spell of weather has made everything happen sooner than expected. Each year mother nature decides exactly when the season starts and ends but one thing you can...

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Baiting Up

Baiting Up

For novice carp anglers, or those simply trying to improve their catches, navigating the various tactics which can be used to bait up can be somewhat daunting. There are a range of different baiting up tools out there, being able to incorporate them…

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