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New group for carp anglers

As we reported in June, The Carp Society, who once had over 5,000 members, was on the brink of dissolving with as little as ten members left and there were…

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…

Push the corn up to the end of the hair, ensuring the point of the match hook is buried inside the rubber.

Crawling corn cocktail rig for carp

This is a deadly little rig that’s just the ticket on busy waters. It’s a brilliant cocktail bait that catches fish out where tit-bit fishing with bags and sticks is…

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Britain’s biggest carp landed in great haul

The 46-year-old sea lion handler tackled Cranwells Lake, on the Wasing Estate, in Berkshire, for the big mirror known as the Parrot – tipped to go on to break the…

Mark Tovell

Big river carp loved The Ooze

Mark, who lives on a boat on the nearby Old West River, landed the big ‘un along with other commons of 26 lb, 21 lb and 18 lb, plus a…

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Try these Marmite floaters for carp

ANGLER’S MAIL is No.1 for fishing tips and tricks! Here’s one from Colin Davidson, who writes an inspiring weekly carp fishing advice column in our big value magazine. Struggling with…