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Making the most of limited bank time

Making the most of limited bank time

Two years ago two major changes happened which have had a huge impact on my ability to find time to fish. I decided to start my doctoral degree, and my wife and I had our first child. All of a sudden those 16 hour weekend round trips to chase big mirrors were unfortunately no longer...
Nash Tackle R3 Alarms - Product review

Nash Tackle R3 Alarms – Product review

A very busy work schedule, studying for my Ph.D, and the arrival of my first child carp has meant my fishing outings have been few and far between so far in 2015. Thankfully, I have a few trips planned for fall and winter, and spring 2016 should see me back on the bank a lot...
Why i love the Nash scope concept

Why i love the Nash scope concept

It seems like social media in the 21st century has led to an influx of carp anglers who like to spend their days ramming product placement down people’s throats, irrespective of whether the product and/or bait has been utilized by them personally. It also seems apparent that many anglers are also quick to stand by...
Meet the contributor - Brian Wingard

Meet the contributor – Brian Wingard

Very pleased to introduce Brian Wingard to the Big Carp News team. He is a powerhouse in USA carp fishing, with a huge following on his blogs and you tube pages. He is a representative for TOKS Big 4, a CC Moore consultant, and also has done an awful lot to promote carp fishing in...
The 2013 Wooden Shoe Carp Classic

The 2013 Wooden Shoe Carp Classic

As we approached the 2013 Wooden Shoe Carp Classic I can only remember thinking how this event could not come fast enough! Last year’s Wooden Shoe Carp Classic had incredible results, with many personal bests for anglers including myself and a couple 30lb+ beasts being landed. This sparked interest from anglers all over the country...
A Birthday Session To Remember! - by Brian Daugherty

A Birthday Session To Remember! – by Brian Daugherty

A Birthday Session To Remember! Sitting in class, on my birthday morning of May 10th, I can tell you only one thing for certain, my mind was definitely not  focused on algebra equations! My mind was already halfway across the state on our three hour journey to the western side of Michigan, which is where...
The Cataract Story - by Christine Stout

The Cataract Story – by Christine Stout

What does a closed lake, getting thrown out on your ear by DNR for “camping” in a “no camping zone”, cliff descending, hanging and climbing, flat tires and auto mobile rescue missions have in common??  Christine Stout’s weekend of carp fishing that’s what! It started out as a normal trip, key word STARTED of course. ...
Meet the contributor : Evan Cartabiano

Meet the contributor : Evan Cartabiano

I am pleased to announce the Evan Cartabiano has been added to the select team of Big Carp News Contributors. Evan brings something very very rare in the carp world. He is a fisheries scientist, with a huge interest in carp. This is something I have not witnessed much of anywhere before and will hopefully help...
Competing In the St. Lawrence JR. Carp Tournament by Austin Pass

Competing In the St. Lawrence JR. Carp Tournament by Austin Pass

Competing In the St. Lawrence JR. Carp Tournament Just this Past August Brendan and I competed in the St. Lawrence Junior Carp Tournament. A couple months before the tourney Brendan and I were doing everything possible to get ready to fish it. We knew it would be a lot different fishing compared to what we...
Keep focused this winter by preparing your baits for spring!

Keep focused this winter by preparing your baits for spring!

Itching to get out on the bank but cant because of the snow and ice? Are thoughts of carp increasingly filling you daydreams?………..ME TOO! Well you can keep yourself focused and sane by preparing some of your baits for spring right now. I like to begin glugging/and oiling my pellets now ready for when those temperatures...
Winter pop up tip - by Craig "Brit" Parkes

Winter pop up tip – by Craig “Brit” Parkes

The cold winter has come a knocking. With heavy snow, ice and temperatures that make you question your sanity when out on the bank, the carp are also affected and consequently change their feeding patterns. Fish will evaluate the amount of energy required to move to a bait, over the amount of energy it will obtain...
Memoirs of a Carp Fisher: The Demon Eye – Book Review

Memoirs of a Carp Fisher: The Demon Eye – Book Review

Memoirs of a Carp Fisher: The Demon Eye – Book Review I was very excited when I first heard that Kevin Nash was writing a book about his angling career as he is one of the pioneers of the sport and a legend in the eyes of myself and so many other anglers. Immediately I...