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,

Optilabs Prescription Polarising Sunglasses

The small package was waiting for me when I got home. Having passed go, taken a chance and collected the proceeds of a maturing endowment policy, which I had been paying into for years, I had felt entitled to splash out on a few items of tackle which had been on my wish list for

Lunatic Fringe

Neil Williams - A Member Of The Lunatic Fringe! I quite often meet members of the lunatic fringe in this job. Slightly insane anglers are, I’m pleased to say, not too thin on the ground – in fact, I’ve encountered so many that I’m beginning to think there must be something in the water…….if only

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