Tag Archives: carp fishing

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What is the best ????

One of the most common questions I get asked as a tackle shop manager is “what is the best?”. Now this may be rig, bait, line etc.This is a really hard question to answer as there will always be a lot of different opinions as to what is best. What I am going to try and do over the coming months is not answer what is […]

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Pods or Bank Sticks?

I often get asked, “which is best, a pod or single bank sticks?” For me the answer is simple, I will use bank sticks whenever possible and will only use a pod if there is no way that I can get the sticks into the ground. When I am fishing I want my bite indication to be the best it can be. Bank sticks help […]

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Overwraps, why they are a good idea!

Most people think that an overwrap is just for use in the winter, I however tend to use mine all year round. The only time I would be tempted to leave it at home would be if I was doing an overnight session and needed to pack and set up quickly. The reason I use one all year round is for a number of reasons; […]

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Farm Pond Session Video

I love fishing this little farm pond so I hope you like this short video of one of my many sessions on here. Farm Pond Winter Session

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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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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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Testing Tub

I use a clear Tupperware tub to test all my rigs before I cast them out. I know a lot of people advocate testing in the margins but I feel that a clear tub is far better as it allows me to see how the rig is behaving. This is epically important to me as it allows me to see exactly how it will look […]

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