Category Archives: carp

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How to tie the Spinner Rig

I really don’t think this rig needs any introduction, it is a variation on the Ronnie Rig or 360 Rig. You will need the following: A size 4 Korda Krank A Korda meduium Kicker A Korda Spinner Swivel A Fox Murco Hook Swivel A Korda Hook Bead Fox Camotex Soft It is easy to tie this rig, just follow these steps and you can’t go […]

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Trying out the Spinner Rig

Just recently I have been constantly asked what I think about the Spinner Rig and how to tie it. I will admit it is not a rig that at this point I had ever used or tied. So, it was time to give it a go. Once again, the venue of choice when experimenting was the farm pond. Arriving at first light I was surprised […]

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Pole Fishing for Carp

Since I started working at Angling Direct I have come to realise that I am more than confident in advising customers on Carp, Pike and Barbel angling but when it comes to using a pole I really am a duck out of water. The only way I get confident to pass on knowledge, advise and be 100% that I am happy with what I am […]

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Korda Tackle Safe and Compact 140

I am still trying to be a tidier and organised Carp angler, it is a long and slow process, but I am trying. These 2 pieces of equipment from Korda are helping me to achieve this. I used to carry with me a large Wychwood tackle box that was filled to the brim and took up a lot of room. I must admit that a […]

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Getting Back to Basics

Due to work commitments my fishing has been limited to the odd day session here and there. I have decided to fish the farm pond whenever I can (see my post about small water carping for more information http://iansfishing.co.uk/carp/small-water-carping/). To make things a little more fun I have decided to use a centrepin coupled with a wagler float rather than the normal bolt rigs etc. […]

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How to bait up with a spod or spomb accurately

Let me start out by saying that this is not a casting tutorial. If you need a specific casting tutorial to add distance then check out the likes of Terry Edmonds who will be able to help you out. What this is however is a quick tutorial on how to make sure that your bait ends up where you intend it too. First of all […]

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Carp Tuition with Scott

Scott came along last week for a Carp tutorial. We began with how I go about swim choice and how important locating the fish is to this choice. After an hour of watching the water in front of me like a hawk I saw 2 Carp roll in front of one swim. So swim choice was easy. Scott set up in the swim where the […]

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Winter Carp Session at Ladywood Lakes

I decided that for this session at the start of December I would not fish the syndicate but go to a runs water for a little Winter action, unfortunately things did not quite go to plan. I arrived early in the morning and it was -2 degrees, the ground was frozen solid which made getting the bank sticks and bivvy pegs into the ground almost […]

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First trip using Bait-Tech baits

Today was my first outing using Bait-Tech products it was only going to be a short day session so I decided that I would not venture any further than my local pond. I had 4 runs through the day which unfortunately all resulted in lost fish due to hook pulls (I hate barbless hooks!). Never mind, there is always next time and if it was […]

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Bait-Tech Carp Team Membership

I am proud to announce that I have been given the opportunity to become a member of bait giants Bait-Tech Carp Team. I feel very proud to be accepted as part of the team and look forward to getting my hands on some of their products. Ian

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