Guides

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.

rig mistakes to avoid

5 Carp Rig Mistakes to Avoid

The world of carp rigs can be incredibly confusing, even to experienced anglers. Yet we all strive for that perfect presentation on the lakebed. That wonder rig which will catch us more carp than last season. Carp anglers are always tinkering with rigs. I was as guilty as anyone when I started 16 years ago….

mental health fishing

How Fishing Can Improve Our Mental Health & Wellbeing

Did you know that fishing has been proven to help improve our mental health and wellbeing? In fact, as of 2021 it is now being prescribed by the NHS to help people suffering with depression. But while it’s great to see the topic of mental health being talked about more in mainstream media, there is…

European Adaptive Carp Championships To Host First Ever Event

You might have heard of the British Carp Angling Championships or the World Carp Classic, but have you heard of the European Adaptive Carp Championships? Probably not! And that’s because for the first time ever, The European Adaptive Carp Championships will be held at Linear Fisheries in Oxfordshire. The event is new to the world…

6 Pet Hates When Carp Fishing (Are You Guilty?)

For most of us, fishing is all about just getting out there, enjoying the outdoors and catching a few fish. A chance to chill and maybe clear your head from all of the other stresses of day-to-day life. But like it or not, we all have our pet hates that just happen to grind out…

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…

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….

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…