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.
MATTHEW HOWARD donated a huge amount of money in aid of Guide Dogs For The Blind in return for 24 hours fishing with Nash Tackle ace Alan Blair and ended up with this tremendous cold water brace.
Alan explained: “Rather than sit it out on one water, I took him on a bit of an adventure (to keep us warm) that saw us fishing a gravel pit, canal and tidal river!
“Matt’s had a lovely common from Chigboro Fisheries in Essex just before the lake froze over!
“The brace was actually a double take from the river and I think Matt was surprised enough when the first rod went but to have a second take literally as the first fish went in the net was epic.”
FIREFIGHTER Marc Cavaciuti can’t stop catching at the Essex Manor and his latest chunk is this lovely 37 lb common.
The 32-year-old from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, fished a Sticky Baits 12mm White Signiture pop-up tipped with five maggots in silt in 20 ft of water.
GERAINT JONES was chuffed to nab one of the originals at Elstow Pit Two in Bedfordshire when he tempted Epaulettes at 32 lb 12 oz.
The 33-year-old carpenter from Byfield, Northamptonshire, had spotted fish on arrival at long range and offered Sticky Baits shelf-life 16 mm Krill boilies in PVA bags at 90 yards.
ADAM PENNING fished through Storm Angus at day ticket Sandhurst Lake in Hampshire and topped a five-carp catch with this 30 lb 14 oz mirror.
The 45-year-old carp guide used Sticky Baits Manilla boilies over matching crumbed baits and just two other bites came to the rest of the lake that week.
SPENCER WRIGHT fished a single Sticky Baits Manilla ‘mega boosted’ home-made pop-up on an overnighter on his local Blackwater syndicate on the Isle of Wight for this 29 lb mirror.
The 43-year-old senior designer, from Binstead, used the smelly offering on a marginal shelf.
JOSH SPEARMAN had two days without a bite at Linford One on Buckingshire’s Great Linford Lakes complex but he stopped blank in fine style with this stunning 31 lb 2 oz leather.
Newport Pagnell-based Josh used a 360 rig with a 12mm Mainline Essential Cell pop-up and soon after added a 22 lb 6 oz common before the lake froze over.
LIAM CHAPMAN managed to see a few fish show before setting up for an overnighter and he was rewarded with this 28 lb common.
King’s Lynn, Norfolk-based Liam used a CC Moore Pacific tuna hard hookbait balanced out with a white tuna pop up in a deep bowl against snags.
JORDAN KETTLETY was on the last morning of a six-night session at Wintons in West Sussex when he matted this last-gasp 32 lb 4 oz common called Cut Tail.
Reigate, Surrey-based Jordan used a Mainline Essential Cell boilie tipped with a white Mainline Topper.