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Order of The Carp (Evan and Zach) - 2017 Austin Team Championship

Order of The Carp (Evan and Zach) – 2017 Austin Team Championship

With another great event in the record books and a sliver of free time, it’s time to put together my (Zach) 2017 Austin Team Championship experience. This year I was teamed up with fellow Big Carp News contributor Evan Cartabiano. Having never fished with him before is a little nerve wracking as you never know...
New to Hair Rigs? Info, setup, and the basic tackle you will need.

New to Hair Rigs? Info, setup, and the basic tackle you will need.

There is a ton of information available to the new carper it can be overwhelming and almost off putting. While there are probably hundreds of rigs you will come across they almost all got their start from the basic hair rig and evolved over the years. We receive questions almost daily about what tackle is...
The basics of fish handling

The basics of fish handling

I wanted to touch on a subject that comes up almost daily, carp care or fish care for that matter.  The fact that we carefully handle carp in America is something that is not seen outside of our community as carp anglers. According to the US Fish and Wildlife services, in 2015 there were 28,463,499...
What's in your box Zach?

What’s in your box Zach?

I’ve had a few requests to see what I take on sessions so I made a short video. I said the wrong thing a few times such as the first black box being Ambush when it is NGT. The second was the Solar baiting needle does not include a gated needle. Guess I need to...
Targeting Grass Carp

Targeting Grass Carp

Some love them and others…well, they love them a lot less. Whatever your thoughts of grass carp are, there is no denying that they achieve some very impressive proportions and can be found over much of the United States. They have been stocked in many waters for weed control and even small ponds can have...
California Carping!

California Carping!

  Living in California is not only about fun and games it’s about chasing huge carp. After several years of progressing my carp tactics, catching hundreds of fish , fishing countless body’s of water I now hold my PB common. Fishing a SoCal desert lake doing some work to the swim my buddy and I...
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...
Trakker NXG 8 Rod Holdall 12ft Review 2014 for Carp Fishing

Trakker NXG 8 Rod Holdall 12ft Review 2014 for Carp Fishing

The 2014 season is flying by fast and with part of any fishing the use of gear and how it functions is extremely important. Once in a while I do an initial review and give a quick run down of how I like something or what I think of it but again this review is...
Sonik Sports SK4XTR Rod Review 2014

Sonik Sports SK4XTR Rod Review 2014

  Great Common Carp caught while filming my Sonik SK4 review video and she checked in at a little over 26lbs! You can see the video below on the  Sonik Rod review plus the stunning fish above from start to finish on my Sonik SK4’s.               The time has...
Cygnet Wide Frame Catapult Review and Initial Thoughts

Cygnet Wide Frame Catapult Review and Initial Thoughts

  Well it is that time of the year again when we are out hammering the fish left and right. So many companies and so many options for equipment to buy it can boggle the mind sometimes.  I am a huge fan of using catapults for my everyday fishing. I do love a Spomb but...