How To’s

A selected of helpful articles and guides on all things carp fishing. Learn more about finding carp, tying up new rigs and bait preparation, and everything in between.

best bottom bait carp rigs

5 Best Bottom Bait Rigs That You Need To Try

So, you’re looking to switch up your carp rigs to present a bait on the bottom? Let’s check out the best bottom bait rigs that you should have in your rig box. For many anglers, choosing rigs is all about finding what you’re confident in and sticking to it. Whilst this is great in most…

winter carp rigs

Top 5 Winter Carp Rigs Of All Time

Looking for the best winter carp rigs to help you bag a PB in the colder months? We’ve got you covered! In this week’s blog, we’ll uncover the most popular carp rigs that you can try try this winter. Why adjust your carp rigs for winter? Winter carp fishing poses lots of challenges for anglers…

carp rigs

12 Best Carp Rigs (Full How To Guide, History & Diagrams)

Looking for the best carp rigs to help you bank a few carp? In this guide I’ll walk you through the most popular carp rigs available, how to tie them and why you should use each one. For new and seasoned anglers alike, rig tying can be incredibly confusing with the shear number of options…

carp fishing in november

Carp Fishing in November

Being well into Autumn, Carp fishing in November can be hard, but it can be a great time to get out and catch big carp too. The fish are in great condition and if you bag one, it may just be at it’s biggest ever weight. Make no mistake about it though, November is no…

pre baiting for carp

Pre Baiting For Carp

Pre baiting for carp is one of the biggest edges you can have over other anglers on your chosen venue. Pre baiting a particular area improves fish confidence, get’s them used to seeing your bait as a food source and therefore marking them easier to catch. At least that’s the idea anyway! But it’s not…

carp fishing in october

Carp Fishing in October

Carp fishing in October can be one of the most prolific times of the year. The carp are in excellent condition and they love to have a big feed at this time of year, making big hits of fish a reality. But your approach to carp fishing needs to change slightly from the warmer months….

cheap carp baits to save money

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,…

what are spod rods and do you need one

What is a spod rod? Learning to spod accurately

As a carp fishing beginner, you may be wondering ‘what is a spod rod?’. Many carp anglers fish with four or five rods in their setup; three carp rods, a spod rod and a marker rod. Throughout this article, we’ll give you an overview of what a spod rod is, how it can help you…

why do carp jump out of the water?

Why Do Carp Jump Out of the Water?

Different species of fish jump out of the water for various reasons. Some common reasons carp species leap out of the water include to clean themselves, and to feed. This is just a short version of the answer, but we will cover this in more detail below. Read to learn more about why carp jump…

when do carp spawn uk

When Do Carp Spawn in The UK?

If you are wondering when carp spawning occurs in the UK, you are at the right place. The short answer is that they tend to spawn as early as April, and some would go as late as August. However, most of carp spawn between May and June. If you are looking to understand the intricacies…