Category Archives: carp

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Nash Fang X and Twister hooks review

If you have read my earlier post about My Golden Rules of Carp fishing you will know that I believe a sharp hook is of great importance. I think that hook choice is a very personal thing and I would say that it has a lot to do with confidence more than anything else. As for pattern choice my general rule of thumb is Fang […]

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A couple more Carp from the syndicate

Another trip to Selby and guess which swim i went in? Yes the same one again but to be fair in my mind I was planning on fishing a different swim as I travelled to the lake. Unfortunately it was already taken and as I spotted 6 different fish in front of my favourite swim it seemed rude not to fish it. It did not […]

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My Golden Rules of Carp Fishing

have five things that I feel I must get right to be in with a chance of catching a Carp or in fact any type of fish that I am targeting be it Carp, Barbel or Pike.  In reality what getting these things correct gives me is confidence and being confident means that I fish 100% better then when my head is full of little […]

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Selby 3 Lakes Syndicate Update

I have been out on 2 more sessions since my first session in March and I am pleased to report that I have managed to catch on both occasions. On both occasions after a walk round the lake I spotted fish in front of a swim that is as far from the car park as you can get. I have to admit I have fallen […]

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Do you really need to use Rig Tubing?

Well in my opinion it is a resounding no and I haven’t used it for years. There are a number of different reasons why I don’t feel the need to use it. First of all I think that it sticks out like a sore thumb on the lake bed even if you try to break up the outline with marker pen. I have tested this […]

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Decisions, decisions!

February this year proved to a bit of a difficult month for me. First of all I had to renew my ticket for Tyram Hall by the end of the month but just as I was going to do this I got offered a place on Selby 3 Lakes Syndicate. Now if you have read any of my earlier blogs you will know I am […]

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No 2016 Carp yet!

Well the last 3 months of 2015 was a complete none fishing last quarter of the year due to many different reasons, I won’t bore you with the details. This year I have managed two 36 hour sessions and I am afraid to report that so far I have not managed to catch a Carp! I have not blanked but I guess not catching what […]

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2015 Carp and Barbel captures

Just thought I would share a few of my 2015 fish captures

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Crafty Carper Hall of Fame

Well I was not the overall winner but I did win the December Fox and Crafty Carper Facebook Competition which made me very happy. Would have loved a session with a famous angler but there you go!

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Watch and Learn

I often read on forums people berating the videos made by Fox, Korda etc that “they are just marketing tools”, “what a load of rubbish” and “would rather stop fishing then buy their stuff”.  Comments like this go on and on. Well I think that they are invaluable and try to get my hands on as many as I can and I also watch quite […]

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