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Weighing In

Weighing In

In the late 70s, when I first fished for carp, the most common method of weighing my captures was with a plastic bag and bar spring scale. These scales are still sold in huge numbers for anglers. Their popularity being due to a very low cost and widespread availability. Their disadvantage would be accuracy. The...
Affordable Carping: NGT Carp Care products

Affordable Carping: NGT Carp Care products

When I returned to the sport of carp fishing I knew nothing of the modern accepted standards of carp care. Back when I first started fishing, in the late 70s, early 80s, weigh and retainer slings, cradles and mats, dedicated nets for carp, medicated kits to treat wounds and sores, simply did not exist. The...
Brothers in Arms, Brothers in Carp

Brothers in Arms, Brothers in Carp

As I have written about many times before, fishing for me is about family, fishing with friends and having fun. For some it’s a weekly card game at their house, for others, a game of pool down the local pub. Whatever the chosen medium, it is often the just excuse to spend some quality time...
Affordable Carping: NGT Bite Alarms

Affordable Carping: NGT Bite Alarms

Often when I am out fishing other anglers will come over to see what I am fishing for. Their interest is typically drawn to the “euro” style carping setup I am using. Many anglers here in North America have never seen a rod pod before, or an electronic bite indicator and the only people using 12...
Delkim EV Plus Review - Part 1

Delkim EV Plus Review – Part 1

The Delkim EV Plus is the “entry” level option in the Delkim “Plus” range of electronic bite alarms. The other models in the range are: the Standard Plus which has all features of the EV Plus with an additional level of sensitivity control, variable LED modes, low battery warning and battery fail alert the TXi...
A Wise Man asks for Advice

A Wise Man asks for Advice

When I first returned to the sport of carp fishing my baits and approach were very simple, a hook, a night crawler and a run rig. I certainly caught a lot of fish and this immediate success certainly helped fuel my ongoing passion. My work schedule at the time allowed me to get a lot of...
Fear of the Dark

Fear of the Dark

Fear of the Dark by, John Finney No, not the Iron Maiden song; rather my first experiences of night fishing for carp. This has been a crazy year for weather in Colorado. First with the never ending freezing winter followed by boiling hot days, cold nights and record rainfall, dust storms and electrical storms, high...