Carp Fishing Articles

From The Privvy – Chapter Eight

Do It Yourself Surgery One of the other waters we fished while fishing Johns' lake was Griffins Lake near Canterbury. We started fishing it in November, which is not a good time to start on a water, but we don't always do sensible things, do we? On our fist session Clive and I went to

From The Privvy – Chapter Seven

Rambling After my initial success using boiled baits and hair rigs, I thought I should perhaps try and catch some big fish, at this time twenties were still very desirable. Kevin Maddocks had recently published that in one season he had caught twenty twenties; this became the yardstick that carp anglers used for the next

From The Privvy – Chapter Six

The Boring Bit While living in Canada, I had developed an interest in trout fishing and the first few years of living in Ashford I spent the spring and summer trout fishing and the colder months fishing the Kent coast for cod, I also developed an interest in big roach. The trout fishing was so

Bait, Boilies And Making Them

Perhaps one of carp fishing's most contentious areas, along with rigs, is bait. There are almost as many theories as what there are flavours and that is saying something. Over the years a multitude of products have been available to all and sundry and in the last few years some very good baits have been

Chronicle of the Etangs de la Croix Blanche

Ever since I was a kid, eagerly devouring the works of such anglers as Jack Hilton and Chris Yates, reading every article penned by Rod Hutchinson and knowing off by heart the account by Richard Walker of his famous record, I have been obsessed with catching carp and all that goes with it. The mystic,