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Prologic Windblade Indicators

Prologic Windblade Indicators

North American waters are challenging for many reasons. The larger lakes and rivers not only require a step up in tackle but can be especially problematic when trying to set up your alarms and indicators. Strong currents and undertow will often result in ‘bobbin creep’ which will invariably trigger false beeps which are particularly annoying...
Delkim - 25 Year Anniversary

Delkim – 25 Year Anniversary

  Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to try many of the alarms that have come on the market. One or two have proven themselves to be solid & reliable workhorses while many others, often with too much marketing hype, have promised plenty but never lived up to the expectations on the bank. One company however truly...
The Italian Job

The Italian Job

Parco Del Brenta Sept 2016 The carp mecca of Parco Del Brenta can be found an hour’s drive to the North West of Venice not far from the famed walled city of Citadella in the Padua region of Italy. This 35 acre gravel pit is fed by the cool waters of streams originating in the...
Particles - the forgotten baits?

Particles – the forgotten baits?

Particles It’s always exciting to see peoples enthusiasm for the coming season. The arrival of new tackle, personal goals and targets being set as well as baiting campaigns and preparation. However some of the preparation and planned baiting strategies that have appeared on line in recent weeks, for particles in particular, have prompted me to put this article...
Enterprise Tackle Pellet Skins

Enterprise Tackle Pellet Skins

Enterprise Tackle Pellet & Corn Skins Over the past couple of year’s I’ve found that the Enterprise Tackle Pellet & Corn Skins have increasingly become an invaluable part of my carp fishing armory. I first used them to help present dog chow (chum mixer for the Euro’s) as a surface bait for some nice koi...
Understanding Carp Rigs Part II (updated)

Understanding Carp Rigs Part II (updated)

Here in part II we’ll explore some of the rigs that have proved effective here in North America and when and where you might want to use them. One of the advantages we have in North America is an abundance of carp catching opportunities which allows us to properly test different rigs. It should be...
2015 Connecticut CARP Open

2015 Connecticut CARP Open

The Tournament… my view As many will know I’m primarily a short session angler fishing 4-6 hour sessions plus a few overnights. In the past decade I’ve fished only two week long tournaments (Baldwinsville & Big 5 Carp in Romania) plus a just a handful of multi day sessions. So it was with some trepidation...
Understanding Carp Rigs - Part III (updated)

Understanding Carp Rigs – Part III (updated)

Understanding Carp Rigs – Part III This is where it should all come together… no matter what rig you choose it must work correctly to make sure the hook ends up securely positioned in the fishes lip. Rig Mechanics In a recent carp forum exchange someone stated “EVERY RIG is nothing more than a PERSONAL opinion..” Well...
Carp Safety - going beyond the mat!

Carp Safety – going beyond the mat!

Carp Safety – going beyond the mat! You only have to see a photo like this posted on Facebook with a carp lying on bare ground or being held up by its gills to see the passion that is generated toward better handling and fish care. The problem, as I’ve discovered recently, is that too...
Setting up a Spod or Spomb

Setting up a Spod or Spomb

Spombs & Spods come in all shapes & sizes and are a great tool when you want to get either a few extra hook baits or perhaps even several pounds of bulk feed & particles into your chosen swim. They have certainly become an invaluable part of any carp anglers armory. However one of the...
Going the Distance!

Going the Distance!

Going the Distance! There’s a blustery cross wind and I’m standing on the edge of a field in Essex, England under the watchful gaze of top tournament caster & World record breaker Terry Edmonds. He’s asked me to show him a cast before embarking on the lesson that I’m hoping will allow me to reach...
Best 5 Carp Cup, Sarulesti, Romania

Best 5 Carp Cup, Sarulesti, Romania

Best 5 Carp Competition, May 5-10 2014 Lake Raduta, Sarulesti Romania   It was late November of last year when I got a call from Bogdan the co-owner of K-1 baits. “Hey Iain do you want some boilies for Romania?” He had seen my name listed as a team member on the Best 5 Carp...