Latest issue of Carp-Talk


Carp-Talk 1183 is available to download now from and in shops on Tuesday

We lead with the exclusive story of one of the greatest day-ticket catches ever that saw Ryan Need land an astonishing 31 fish in 48 hours from Baden Hall, topped by the venue’s Big Common at 41lb. We’ve got 13-year-old Billy Dawkes’ 45lb 11oz common from Irchester Prison Lake, TLC at 54¼lb from Nunnery A Lake, and a 50-pounder from Horton Church Lake. 

We look back at the first two semis in the British Carp Angling Championships, and Haydn Hoskins reveals his best stalking tactics. Ian Hirst heads to Lac de Premiere in France, and Richard Handel explains why he still uses solid PVA bags 30 years after first trying them. Harvey Watson looks at the different baits he uses throughout the year, and Mark Foster examines his twin-pronged approach to stalking. 

Products from RidgeMonkeySpotted Fin – CarpFox InternationalSolar TackleThe official Nash Tackle pageWychwood Carp and KODEX Intelligent Tackle go under the spotlight, we’ve got £470-plus worth of Avid Carp bedchairs up for grabs, and the monthly Sticky Baits and CC Moore & Co Ltd winners are announced.