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,

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

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

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

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