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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...
Asian Carp  - Know the difference!

Asian Carp – Know the difference!

Asian carp  – Is it all in the name? The discovery of ‘Two dreaded Asian carp’ found in a Toronto water way recently sparked another wave of panic and media sensationalism. While the fish were correctly identified as Ctenopharyngodon idella or more commonly known as Grass Carp the article then made comparisons with Hypophthalmichthys molitrix...
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...
Record Carp in North America

Record Carp in North America

Just how big do carp grow in North America? That’s a question Steve Broad (editor of UK Carpworld magazine) posed to me while we chatted at the Zwolle back in February 2015. Carpworld’s International section had just carried a picture of Daniel Slaby’s stunning 56lb 4oz common caught from a lake in Michigan. Steve mentioned...
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...