ANGLER'S MAIL takes carp fishing seriously. And our big carp galleries are backed by TAG (The Angling Group) who have top carp fishing brands Taska, Nutrabaits and Kryston.
MARCUS HOWARTH showed how effective maggots can be for big carp in the colder months when silver fish activity dies down with fours specimens on the grubs.
Wimborne, Dorset-based Marcus fished a 48 hour session on a Berkshire club water and had The Brute at 43 lb 12 oz, a 32 lb 6 oz common and others of 25 lb 15 oz and 29 lb 8 oz.
The 29-year-old tackle shop employee said: “I was fishing 50 yards to a silt gully and fed maggots plus 5 kg of crumbed up Sticky Baits Manilla boilies.
“I used a size 6 Atomic Chodda hook with a 25 lb Amnesia hooklink with a balanced maggot rig.”
DANNY MARTIN had struggled for eight nights on a local syndicate so decided on change to day ticket Farlows Lake in Buckinghamshire and had mirrors of 34 lb 10 oz and 26 lb 8 oz in 72 hours.
The 20-year-old salesman from Loughton, Essex, fished at 104 yards to the back of a gravel bar in a 12 foot silty gully using Sticky Baits 16 mm shelf-life Manilla.
STEVE POTTS tempted 11 carp in two overnighters at a local pit including Dumpy at 32 lb 8 oz, a 33 lb common and a mirror of 30 lb 10 oz.
Sedgley, West Midlands-based Steve, 28, who works for Angling Direct at Willenhall, sales assistant, fished at 170 yards to a silt patch on a Sticky Bait shelf-life Manilla boilies over maggots.
FIREFIGHTER Marc Cavaciuti had a great trip to the Essex Manor when he tempted this mirror called The Pearly Lin at 37 lb 7 oz plus others of 42 lb 6 oz and 32 lb 4 oz.
The 32-year-old from Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, used a 12 mm pink Sticky Baits Signiture pop-ups tipped with five maggots in PVA bags of Krilled grubs and bloodworm pellets.
MARK ROBINSON tackled a tricky northern water and banked this corking 31 lb mirror. He was trialing a new test bait from Nutrabaits which is due out in the spring.
ROB PLESTED had a productive trip to a Cambridgeshire syndicate topped by this lovely 33 lb 7 oz mirror. Local Rob added others of 30 lb 4 oz and 20 lb 2 oz on legered boilies.
BEN TIPNEY set himself a target of a day ticket 40 this year and managed it with this 41 lb 6 oz mirror from Oxlease Lake at Oxfordshire’s Linear Fisheries.
The 33-year-old training consultant from Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, also had a 28 lb 6 oz mirror and mid double common in 34 hours on a Sticky Baits White Krill pop-up tipped with maggots on an adapted version of the multi-rig.