IN THIS ISSUE.......
6 Editor’s Comment
This month, Steve talks about his first proper session of the year on Greenacres, which saw him wade through numerous tench before landing a carp. He’s also been to the Carpin’ On show, which was a great success.
All the news and views from around the carp-angling scene to keep you up to date with what’s going on.
13 Kingsmead Chaos Part Two – Greg Ellis
Greg continues his Kingsmead adventure, and reveals how knowledge gained was a crucial part of his continued success on this busy and often tricky venue. The rewards are there for those willing to make the effort.
20 Magical Meres – Brad Lewis
Much has been written about the Shropshire and Cheshire meres, so Bradley Lewis reveals how he tackles these enigmatic waters, with a great deal of success.
28 Some Kind Of Monster – Mark Watson
Mark takes a look at the fishing world, and just how much things have changed, talks rigs, and discusses the ethics of prebaiting.
35 Letter To A Small Island Part Three – Simon Mansbridge
Last month, Simon wrote about location of the general areas where the carp can be found. The next step is to find the spots within these areas where they are prepared to feed.
42 RigWorld – featuring Mike Kavanagh.
Mike checks out products from Angling Iron, including their Ring Screws, Hook Swivels and Shank Stops. There are also products from Korum, Fox and Gardner, plus more in Carpworld’s Choices.
50 The F Word – Paul Forward.
Paul has been trying to get back amongst the fish this month, but even a social with Dave Lane didn’t help, until he decided to try his luck on a different venue where the fish soon played ball.
56 Pecky’s Progress – Darrell Peck
This month, Darrell banks the first carp for 5 months, from the very tricky Bayeswater, and lands a cracking 30lb+ common from Blasford Hill.
63 Ask The Experts
Our panel of experts answer questions on tackling a large weedy water where Chods are used a lot, and fishing Zigs on a deep water during the spring. There’s also £250 worth of Mainline bait to be won.
67 The Big Interview – Ali Hamidi
Steve Broad talks to TV presenter, and all-round nice guy, Ali Hamidi, about where it all began for him; from working for Korda right up to now, when he’s managed to get more fishing on our TV screens.
79 Think Tank
The word ‘thermocline’ is often bandied about at this time of year, and is described as a section of water where the water temperature drops drastically with a small change in depth. We asked our panel of experts for their opinions on how this affects fishing, and how to tackle it.
87 My Manor – Simon Kenny
A change of circumstances led to Simon trying his hand on this deep, tricky, and often busy Essex venue, and he had some truly outstanding results for his efforts.
93 Nash Competition
The awesome new Key Cray bait has recently been launched, so we’ve teamed up with the guys at Nash to offer you the chance to win part of our £599.90 prize bundle.
95 The Evolution Of Efficiency – Lee Wagner
Big-fish angler Lee Wagner first started carp fishing 20 years ago, and here he reveals how he has continually worked to create the most efficient rig possible.
102 The Deepings Years – Garry Carlton
After Garry’s article in the last issue, he carries on with the story of his time on the Deepings syndicate. If you thought his first year on the water was good, after catching Black Spot, then read on.
111 BaitWorld – featuring Joe Turnbull
This month, Joe checks out groundbait from Bait-Tech, imitation baits from Enterprise Tackle, and looks into mail-order bait from The Angling Bait Company. There’s also bait from Crafty Catcher, Nash, Sticky Baits and Mainline.
122 Chilled Out – Ian Chillcott
With the change of weather, Chilly’s luck also seems to have changed, and with temperatures on the way up, he makes the most of the fish being more active.
In this month’s TackleWorld, we check out the awesome new Greys Prodigy Apex rods, which are simply great to use and are awesome all-rounders, plus a look at some of the latest products from Fox, Chub and Mitchell.
139 Still Carping On – Tim Paisley
Tim shares the latest revelations to unfold in The Carp Society saga, and recounts some of the most recent things he’s been involved in, including a meeting with Rod Hutchinson.
IN INTERNATIONAL CARPER
This is the dedicated section for worldwide anglers. In Echoes this month, there are some very impressive captures from around the globe, including a new record for the USA, captures from France, Morocco, Holland, and more. Tony Davies-Patrick finishes his Alpine Giants series with his fifth instalment, which has some incredible imagery. We’ve also got two Overseas Fishery Focus articles, as we take a look at two very different venues – TopCats in Thailand and Les Lacs du Verger in France. There’s also a fantastic piece from Carpworld regular, Iain Macmillan, who shows how his tactics for the UK work just as well overseas.
156 Alpine Giants Part Five – Tony Davies-Patrick
164 Overseas Fishery Focus – TopCats
168 No Need For Change – Iain Macmillan
174 Overseas Fishery Focus – Les Lacs du Verger
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