Carp Fishing Articles

The Power Of A Good Bait Recipe

I’m sure most carp anglers start off their specimen hunting days using shop bought ready-made boilies. These baits are very convenient, relatively cheap in small amounts and effective fish catchers. The number of different manufacturers and flavours found in tackle shops illustrate just how popular boilies are. Once anglers have started catching consistently on boilies

The Power Of PVA

The use of PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol) in angling is now well established, especially in carp fishing. Over the last few years the availability and variety of water-soluble PVA products has increased dramatically. Anglers wishing to take advantage of the alternative presentations afforded by melting PVA can choose from PVA string, tape and various shapes and

From The Privvy – Chapter Eleven

The Instant Superstar's Guide To Success 1. Find Your Water Do not waste any time fishing waters that you know are difficult. Find a water that is known to produce twenties with regularity plus the odd thirty and spend some time watching the water. Do not waste time trying to find the fish, climb a

Rules Rule, OK!

Some years ago, when I lived just outside Reading, I spent quite a lot of my fishing time on Burghfield Pits. One late afternoon, as I was tackling-up for an evening session, the club bailiff asked to see my permit - which I showed to him. "I hope you don't intend staying the night," he

Carp From Big Waters

How do I catch carp from a big water which holds relatively few fish? The first job is to spend time getting to know the topography of the water, ideally via a boat (never, ever go in a boat without wearing a lifejacket) and an echo-sounder. The next best option is a boat and "prodding