Carp & specimen fish

Blogs about carp and specimen fishing by a mix of successful anglers – regular top tips and insight!

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Top tips for netting big fish on overnighters

MY FISHING over the past year has mainly consisted of quick overnight sessions between work. Don’t get me wrong, I do manage to string the odd longer session together but…

The reason we go

Fishing – this is why we do it…

I GUESS one of the great things about carp fishing is that it’s whatever you want it to be. There is no right or wrong type of carp fishing so…

This shows the completed rig with the hook length attached.  It is a universal rig and the colours of the components can be mixed up to give a much more camouflaged appearance to suit the background of the area you are fishing over.

How to set up a simple carp rig

One of the most important things when targeting carp is to use a safe rig. This safety clip rig ejects the lead easily, should the main line break or snag up. The…

A red letter day, there for everyone.

Fast track to catching specimen silver bream

ONE species that’s certainly gained popularity over the last few years is silver bream. Yes, many straight away think of their ‘so-called’ cousins, bronze bream which are slimy and fight…

A brace of big tench like these will be welcome.

How to catch tench on a new venue

  IF there was one personal best that I would love to beat then it would have to be tench. My best stands at a modest 10lb 3oz, caught during…

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25 venues where you can catch river carp!

THE resurgence in carp fishing on wild, unstocked venues is great to see – the mystery of angling for unknown specimens, often on free-to-fish stretches of river, is really addictive…

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Summer floater fishing tips

  I ALWAYS look forward to the balmy days of summer… visions of big black shapes taking floaters to a green and lush backdrop is what gets me through the…