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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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Landing My Dream Job

From now on May the 4thwill be even more special to me than it has been before. As a massive Star Wars fan this date has always been a little special to me (if you don’t get it ‘May the 4th be with you’ is also known as Star Wars day). But from now on it will also be the anniversary of when I started working […]

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Why you should consider buying Delkim alarms

I don’t think there is a Carp angler alive that has not heard of Delkim bite alarms and there must be more reviews of this one bit of kit than you can shake a stick at. So why am I going to the bother to add to the list of reviews? Simple really, it is down to the brilliant service I Just received from Delkim […]

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Support your local tackle shop

So you may be wondering why I would write a blog about this when there are loads of bargains to be had out there on the World Wide Web! At this point I am going to be honest and say yes I do use the internet and order online but hand on heart I think that 95% of my purchases are from two local tackle […]

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Nash Indulgence Sleep System 4 Leg

I have now been the proud owner of this for over 18 months and I have got to say that it is the warmest and most comfortable bed chair I have ever used. It has a deep pile insulated mattress which is removable to allow air to flow through as a cooling system on hot nights. To be honest I only ever remove the mattress […]

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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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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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Shimano Ultegra 14000 XTC Big Pit Carp Reel

Ok so I have to admit it I am just a little bit excited as I have just picked up my new set of 3 Shimano Ultegra 14000 XTC reels. I have been using the original Shimano Big Pit Baitrunner reels and have had them for about 7 years, they have done me proud but they are not as good as they once were. The […]

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Skee-Tex Field Boots

This is probably the wrong time of the year to write this review as we are now approaching spring time but I thought as I have put these boots through there paces this winter now was as good as time as ever. For the past few years I  have suffered in the winter from cold feet well in truth cold toes and I have tried […]

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