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.

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…

hot weather carp care

Tips for Hot Weather Carp Care

Like anything left out in the sun, your carp care equipment can become incredibly hot during the summer months. If you’re lucky enough to bag a few carp during a heatwave, it’s vital that you think ahead when bringing them up onto the bank. Carp are delicate creatures. Whilst they’re probably already suffering from lower…

do you need a shock leader for spodding

Do you need a shock leader for spodding?

Do you need a shock leader for spodding? This is a common question for anyone new to spodding/spombing and generally baiting up at range. Typically, most carp anglers do prefer to use a shock leader as a preventative measure for crack offs. However, there are times when you can get away without using one. MORE…

how to hold a carp

How to hold a carp correctly (and for the best photo!)

Carp are a delicate species, so when they’re on the bank, we must do everything possible to make sure that they are looked after and returned safely. Knowing how to hold a carp is a key aspect of good carp care. Failing to hold a carp properly can result in dropping, scale damage and serious…

what breaking strain line for carp fishing

What Breaking Strain Line For Carp Fishing?

What breaking strain line for carp fishing? – A common and very important question for anyone new to the sport. If you’ve been fishing for smaller species before, you’ll no doubt know that you will need a stronger mainline for carp fishing. Carp are incredibly powerful fish, capable of long, hard battles under the rod…

how to fish for carp in weed

Carp Fishing in Heavy Weed: Top Tips for Success

Carp fishing in heavy weed can be daunting. But get your tactics right, and the results are there to be had. Carp love to be in and around weed. It’s full of natural food and provides a secure base for them to hold up in. Learning how to carp fish in weed will put you…

5 Causes To Support If You Love Fishing

For many of us, fishing is more than a hobby. A chance to get away, chill out and have some time outdoors, whether you catch or not! But for some members of society, fishing represents the opposite, and they’ll use everything in their power to put blame on the sport. Whether that be anglers leaving…

5 Carp Tackle Items You Probably DON’T Need!

Every now and then you see new items of carp tackle enter the market that look more like they are designed to catch the angler rather than to help catch more carp. Manufacturers are keen to cash in on the ever-growing carp angling market, which often sees them pushing the boundaries in product development. Some…

carp at nighttime

Night Fishing For Carp: 7 Tips for Success

Night fishing for carp can be a great experience. A chance to be out under the stars and hopefully bag a carp in the late night hours. Getting the most out of your overnighters is all about being prepared. This means having the right equipment equipment and fishing smart. Get everything right though, and the…

how to load a carp barrow

How to Load a Carp Barrow

Knowing how to load a carp barrow can have a huge impact on how easy it is to manoeuvre around the lake. Carp barrows are designed to make our sessions easier. However, if loaded incorrectly, they can quickly be cumbersome and hard to push. Loading your barrow properly is all about maintaining a low centre…