Carp Fishing Articles

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,

Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble… Ten easy steps to making your own boilies

1. Clear the sink. Or get your wife/partner to do it for you since it is women’s work, washing up. My chief angler recoiled in horror because there was a fork left in ours – ‘Can’t do anything until the sink’s cleared,’ he said – and walked away from it. Seems that if you have

From The Privvy – Chapter Five

Transatlantic Reunion The next season at the Rookery has never arrived for me, my apprenticeship finished at the same time as my marriage and I went to Canada to work as a contract draughtsman. I was met at Toronto airport by Tony, my mother had stayed in contact with his mother after they had left

Etangs de la Croix Blanche

An editor's job is never easy, especially when he is as lucky as me and has people contacting him to offer articles. That's why I haven't written anything yet...honest! Barry Teague contacted me to tell me what a great time he'd had in France recently. When he told me where, the cogs in my miniscule

From The Privvy – Chapter Four

A Mistake With A Monster My return to England in 1969 marked some very significant changes to my life, none of them very conducive to doing much fishing. Not only did I have to go to work every day, but I also got married to the 'wife from hell' and not long after that I