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2003 Carp Journals – Part Three

Christmas is just a few weeks away and yet it only seems seconds since I got back from Birch Grove in August; time is going way too quickly of late! My fishing since then has been rather sporadic and I hardly managed to get out at all during September. One trip out I did manage

2003 Carp Journals – Part Two

At the end of my previous piece I’d just had my first two carp for the year from the Top Pool. I was made up with the result although neither fish were of the size one would normally expect; at 12lb 4oz & 8lb 12oz. No matter though, I’d attained the target I’d set myself

Masterline Signature Super Specialist Rods 2.5TC

When Dave Havers of called me to say he’d got a batch of carp rods in for reduced clearance, I must say, I was over to see him in a shot. Don’t get me wrong, I’m more than happy with the Sportex rods I had built around four years ago, but just lately there

KUDOS Freespin Specialist 500 Freespool Reel

For those who want the benefits of a baitrunner style system for specimen angling but don’t perhaps have the budget to stretch to a set of Shimano’s, this free spool reel from Kudos could be just the ticket.  It’s a cracking little reel that’s very stylishly designed; easily holding its own in the looks department

Essential Baits – Shellfish B5

I’ll make no secret of the fact that I’ve been invited to join Mike Willmott’s Team Essential for 2003. However, before I talk about the products I’m using I’ll explain why I’ve made the decision to use bait from Essential. Going back a few years, when I was putting together a ‘where to fish’ guide,