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Carpworld August 2017 issue 323

Carpworld August 2017 issue 323

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7 Editor’s Comment

Steve reveals what’s in this issue and talks about his own fishing on a very weedy lake where he’s been experiencing some success.

Steve Broad

10 From the Bivvy

A quick glance at what’s happening in the world of carp. Get in touch if you have something to share.


13 Pecky’s Progress

Darrell keeps you up to speed with his current fishing, once again crossing the Channel in search of monster carp.

Darrell Peck

20 Spring on Wraysbury

What a spring Sam Jones has had on Wraysbury, here he reveals exactly what he caught and how being different helped.

Sam Jones

27 Roll on Winter

As the long hot days of summer roll on Darren reveals why he’ll be glad when the temperature begins to fall.

Darren Belton

33 RigWorld

Mike once again takes a look at everything to do with rigs, including tapered leaders and a new-look Chod rig.

Mike Kavanagh

42 Floater Frustrations

After a short break Lee returns to Kingfisher determined to catch off the surface, little did he know just how hard it would be.

Lee Birch

49 Think Tank

This month our panel of experts take a look at bait and whether we as anglers can compete against natural food.

Our Experts

58 Deep Water

Most anglers have never fished in 30ft of water never mind 60ft. Here Tony relives a session on a very deep alpine water.

Tony Davies-Patrick

65 Chilled Out

Another enlightening look into the life and thoughts of our man Chilly. This month he heads off to pastures new.

Ian Chillcott

73 BaitWorld

We take a look at the relaunch of the classic Scopex Squid by Nash, Bait-Tech’s range of particles in jars and more.


84 Life on the River

Dave reveals why he has a huge fascination for river carping and why the lure of flowing water drags him back time and time again.

Dave Little

91 New Plans

Off on a new adventure, our man with a plan, Ben Austin, sets off on an angling odyssey tackling some lesser known waters.

Ben Austin

99 Big-Fish Method

Most people see the Method feeder as a match angler’s tactic, here Steve reveals why it’s a big fish tactic too.

Steve Coe

106 Ask the Experts

Our guest experts answer your questions on using braid, bait application and creating the perfect spod mix.

The Panel

111 Spanish Road Trip

Ian Hirst and Gary Thorley seek out the untapped potential of some of Spain’s huge, and little fished, lakes and reservoirs.

Ian Hirst

119 F Word

As a change from the norm, Paul takes a look back at some of his fondest memories including his first fish from Savay.

Paul Forward

125 Competition

This is your chance to win one of eight fantastic bait packages from Crafty Catcher worth over £455.28.

127 A Letter to a Small Island

Simon takes a look at the all-important topic of hookbaits and the pros and cons of what’s available out there.

Simon Mansbridge

133 The Grand Finale

A brace of 50s was a fitting end to Dave’s tremendously successful three-year campaign on Wellington Country Park.

David Gaskin

140 Finding Guppy

Imperial Baits’ boss, Max Nollert, relives the tale of the hunt for a distinctive common he spotted and christened Guppy.

Max Nollert

149 TackleWorld

We take a look at the latest gear from Chub,, Wychwood, Gardner, JRC, Fox, Ridgemonkey and more.


163 Echoes

All the latest catch reports from around the globe – don’t forget to send yours in via our website:

Steve Briggs

173 Still Carping On

This month Tim reveals his thoughts before a trip to Birch Grove, and then analyses his results after the session.

Tim Paisley






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