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If you love all things carp fishing and want to improve your catch rate, you've come to the right place! Here at Carp Squad, we write carp fishing blogs, carp gear buyers guides and articles on how to catch more carp throughout the year. We're here to help you find the best carp gear on the market and provide you with hints and tips that'll hopefully help you put a PB on the bank!

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Korda Kaizen Carp Rods: What We Know

Last week Korda announced what we had been expecting for some time: The launch of the Korda Kaizen Carp Rods. Now, if you’re an avid watcher of Korda videos, you’ll have had this sussed for a while. Korda have given us subtle glances of a rod blank etched with Kaizen on many of their shoots,…

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Cheap Carp Bait to Help You Save Money

Want to continue carp fishing without needing to spend hundreds on bait for your weekend session? This week we check out cheap carp bait which can still bank you some carp but also save you some money along the way. The cost of living crisis is in full swing, and to top is all off,…

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50lb Carp Lakes UK (10 Of The Best That Anyone Can Fish)

While most of us are happy just being out and catching, deep down we really want to catch the biggest carp we can. And while big carp in the UK are now more accessible than ever, a 50lb carp is still a very big fish to most anglers! If a 50 is on your hit…

A1 Pits Fishing Tips & Tactics

A1 Pits is a complex of 6 lakes nestled between the A1, the East Coast Mainline and the River Trent in South Muskham. Whilst the lakes are multi-species, and the complex controls a stretch of the River Trent known for it’s barbel, it is predominantly carp anglers that fish A1 Pits. And it’s not surprising…

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Esnes Quarry Carp Fishery (Tips & Tactics)

Esnes Quarry is a mature, 18 acre ex-sand and gravel pit nestled in the the countryside on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border. Previously an exclusive syndicate, as of 2023 the lake has opened as a day ticket, offering the chance for the everyday angler to pit their wits against their impressive stock of over 600 carp. The…

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Best Carp Fishing Scales (Do You Really Need Reuben Heatons?)

On the hunt for a PB and need the best carp fishing scales that your budget can stretch to? You’ve come to the right place!  Scales are undoubtedly one of the most important pieces of kit in your armoury.  While they often go weeks without use (when we’re blanking) there’s nothing more important than having…

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Actor Bait Bait Problems & How To Fix

Actor Bait Boat problems are not that common. However like any piece of intricate technology, there are always things that are going to go wrong. For the cost of the Actor, these little boats have a fairly good reliability record in comparison to some of the more expensive bait boats on the market. If you…

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British Carp Record (Real Facts, History & Controversy!)

The current British Carp Record stands at an impressive 68lb 1oz. The gigantic mirror carp, otherwise known as The Wasing Parrot, was banked by Dean Fletcher in January 2016. Prior to it’s death a year later, The Parrot was one of the most sought after carp in the UK. Legendary anglers such as Terry Hearn…