9 EDITOR’S COMMENT
In Steve’s final editorial he looks back fondly at his time at Carpworld, and thanks all the contributors, advertisers and you, the loyal readership, for your support over the years.
12 FROM THE BIVVY
We take a look at what’s happening in the world of carp fishing…
15 ON A ROLL
Tinpot enjoys a fantastic start to his year, and rides a fantastic run of success on what he believes to be a little piece of carp fishing heaven.
Daren ‘Tinpot’ Norman
22 RIVER SEASONS
Globetrotter Tony shares his adventures on the many rivers he’s fished and takes us on a journey through the changing face of the seasons.
We take a look at what’s new in the world of bait including DNA Baits’ new range of 8mm boilies, Successful Baits, Premium Carp Food and Essential Baits’ Salami Cream.
36 ASK THE EXPERTS
Our panel of Experts answer questions on how smell and colour affect your baits, how to beat the attentions of crayfish, plus what’s best to add to your solid PVA bags to avoid bream.
40 REFUSE TO BE ORDINARY
Mike reckons it is easy to join the crowd, but it takes everything to stand alone. By being different in your angling and bait choice, you will increase your catch rate without trying.
46 VENUE HUNTER
If you fancy a change and want the chance to join an up-and-coming syndicate then have a look at Teakettle Fisheries, a venue that looks set for a very bright future.
51 A DREAM COME TRUE
Kristof re-tells the tale of his epic session on Sumbar in Croatia. A trip that saw him achieve his goal of catching 70lb+ carp from six different countries. But, there is a twist in the story.
57 PECKY'S PROGRESS
As we welcome Harry and Isabella into the world, Darrell discusses Zig fishing and why, and how he believes it works in real life fishing.
65 A YEAR OF HIGHS AND LOWS
Fishing is never straight forward as Darren reveals as he guides us through his year, and the ensuing rollercoaster ride.
73 KINGSMEAD CHAOS
Newly-crowned Facebook Carp Angler of the Year Greg, reveals the trials and tribulations of his Kingsmead campaign back in 2016/17.
When you’ve been struggling, then start to catch one carp a session, and finally it all starts to come together, is the story of the last month for Mr. F., here he reveals what changed.
87 AUTUMN CARNAGE
The change of season has heralded a new beginning for Myles, and as the weed growth on Black Swan receded the fish have obviously been on the hunt for food, our man has capitalised on this.
94 MAKE A WISH
YouTube sensation Salvatore, from Italy, heads for Slovenia for a return trip to a water that’s off the radar and experienced success beyond his wildest dreams.
Nomad By Fate (Salvatore Perrone)
This month we look at products from Nash, Avid, Custom Angling Solutions and Prologic. Plus, Ellis Brazier takes a look at how to tie a brand new presentation.
109 NIGHT VISION
After managing to get out on the bank for the first time last month after major surgery Chilly has pushed the barriers by doing a night session.
116 ACTION STATIONS
Attila and friends enjoy a week of fine food and excellent fishing on one of Hungary’s brand-new commercial carp lakes.
123 HOLIDAY GUIDE
In our 9-page special we take a look at some of the very best holiday destinations for 2018 and give you the very latest information.
This month we look at the Tackle Box’s new Darent Valley rod range, Powa Pacs, Iceatope, Military 1st, Coleman, Wychwood, TF Gear, Mitchell and JRC.
All the latest catch reports from around the globe – don’t forget to send yours via our website carpworldmagazine.com
154 STILL CARPING ON
Tim takes a look at his two-week session on Etang du Bois in France, and the reality of what it’s like to endure a blank trip in what can only be described as horrendous weather.
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