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Drayton Reservoir, Daventry: Everything You Need To Know

Unless you are relatively new to the world of carp fishing, it is highly likely …

Hunstrete Lake (Bathampton AA): Everything You Need To Know

Hunstrete Lake sits in the grounds of Hunstrete House, a Grade II listed building that …

The Ultimate Ronnie Rig Guide (Including How To Tie It)

The Ronnie (or spinner) rig has actually been around in various forms for quite a …

Carp Angler Sets World Casting Record During Storm Eunice

A carp angler has broken the world record for the longest ever cast while fishing …

Carp Fishing Lakes In Staffordshire: Best Day Ticket Venues

Known for being home to Alton Towers, Robbie Williams and its namesake bull terriers, Staffordshire …

Carp Fishing Lakes In Lincolnshire: The Best Day Ticket Venues

Lincolnshire has given us Margaret Thatcher, Jennifer Saunders and the beautiful, rolling countryside that has …

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Carp Fishing Tips For Beginners & Experts

Carp Fishing Equipment

Which rods should I buy? Which reels are the best? Do I need a 1-man or 2-man bivvy?

Carp fishing equipment is expensive, so it is important to know as much as possible before you part with your hard-earned cash.

Our reviews are honest and will tell you what is good and what is bad about the item in question.

Carp Fishing Bait

As carp anglers, we often spend hundreds (or thousands) of pounds on equipment, then try to cut corners on our bait.

Are boilies the best bait? Should I use a natural bait? Should I fish for a bite at a time, or should I “fill it in”?

Our articles cover which bait is best for different times of the year, how much bait to use and how often you should bait up.

Carp Fishing Rigs

You can buy the best equipment and the best bait, but it is the last metre that is the most important.

When should I fish with a bottom bait? Should I be using a pop-up? Is a zig rig best at this time of year?

If you have asked yourself any of the questions above, then our articles should help you to improve your catch rate.

Carp Fishing Tactics

“You can’t catch them if they aren’t in front of you”

The above is a popular saying in carp fishing, and never has a truer word been spoken.

Watercraft is, in our opinion, the most important aspect of carp fishing, and our articles will give you hints & tips about the best carp fishing tactics.

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