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.

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8 Carp Fishing in France Tips [Bag a PB Overseas]

Carp fishing in France has become increasingly popular in recent years, offering a chance to get away, soak up the sun and potentially grab a European PB. The key to getting the most out of your trip is to plan ahead and get as much information about the lake you’ll be fishing as possible. Got…

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7 Winter Carp Fishing Tips

Carp fishing in the depths of winter can be tough. The fish are less mobile, they rarely give themselves away, and the cold weather can be a real challenge. Carp are catchable in the winter though, as long as you tailor your approach to the conditions. Read on to find out 5 winter carp fishing…

why is carp fishing so popular

Why is Carp Fishing So Popular?

Our beloved sport has grown massively in recent years, which begs the question; why is carp fishing so popular? You could argue that much of the beauty of carp fishing is the sheer number of reasons why people go, and the various motivations people have to hit the bank. For some people, that could be…

6 Forgotten Carp Tactics

Carp fishing has come on leaps and bounds in the past twenty years. From the invention of the hair rig, to the ever-popular zig rig, there’s always some new tactics that it being touted by the carp fishing media. But there are plenty of forgotten carp tactics too, many that will still produce the goods…

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What is a Leader in Carp Fishing?

Let’s not beat around the bush, if you’re new to carp fishing, it can be very confusing! It’s fairly standard to know what your mainline is, but what about the ever-increasing number of leaders available on the market. What are they and what are they used for? In this blog we’re going to explain it…

winter carp fishing essentials

6 Winter Carp Fishing Essentials For The Colder Nights

There’s no getting around it, carp fishing in the winter months can be hard. However, armed with the right winter carp fishing essentials, it can still be as enjoyable as any other time of the year. The banks are often quieter, and the fish are often in prime condition when they eventually grace your landing…

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Avoiding Crayfish Carp Fishing

Avoiding crayfish carp fishing is no easy task. No matter how hard you try, crayfish are relentless little buggers that can often get in the way of you catching carp. Since being introduced into UK waterways in the 1970s, crayfish have plagued our canals, rivers and lakes. They are now a common sight across many…

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Carp Fishing for Beginners – Ultimate Guide

So you’ve decided to take up carp fishing. Maybe you’re tired of fishing for silvers or you want to catch carp in the depths of your local pond. Either way, you’re about to embark on a rollercoaster journey fishing for some of the most prized fish in the country. Now carp fishing for beginners can…