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Carpworld July 2017 issue 322

Carpworld July 2017 issue 322

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 7 Editor’s Comment

Welcome to the July issue of Carpworld.

 10 From The Bivvy

Interesting stuff we thought you might like to know. Get in touch if you have something you want to share.


13 Swan Song Myles Gibson

The unstoppable Myles Gibson continues his campaign on Black Swan, and has banked some truly spectacular fish from this far-from-easy venue.


20 Spitfire Pool Chris Elden

Good observation and sharp tactical angling bagged one of the country’s best commons in just a few hours for Norfolk big-fish man Chris Elden.


27 Pecky’s Progress Darrell Peck COVER STORY

After a session in France, Pecky headed off to an undisclosed venue somewhere in Europe for a further 2 weeks’ fishing, but did he track down the fish of his dreams?


35 BaitWorld

We take a look at the brand-new bait sprays from Mainline, the particle range from Crafty Catcher, and some great products from Bait-Tech.


42 Never Go Back… Maybe Lee Birch TOP PICK

They say you should never go back, but when it came to Kingfisher on the Bluebell Lakes complex, Lee thought he would make an exception to the rule.


49 When The Heat Is On Dave Moore

Big-fish expert Dave Moore discusses the close season, making plans, and preparing for the summer months. He also relives some of his opening-night memories from the past.


56 A Dream Come True Iain Macmillan

Iain Macmillan and Ian Smith set off on the adventure of a lifetime, heading for a little-fished venue tucked away in the heart of Austria.


63 Think Tank

Shock or snag leaders – do you use them, and if so, when and where? This is the question we put to our panel of experts this month.


69 The F Word Paul Forward

A spur-of-the-moment session saw Mr F bag three cracking fish against the clock. But a session on Wraysbury 2 was cut short when the carp decided it was spawning time.


77 WIN – Nash Competition

Your chance to win a pair of Nash NR Toro 12ft 3.5lb TC rods, worth £615.98, by answering a simple question.


79 Colour And Light Rob Hughes TOP PICK

This is a simple title, but not a simple discussion. Does colour really matter? Here, the man who knows from his extensive diving experience reveals his thoughts.


86 Ask The Experts

Our guest experts answer questions on boosting bait, how much bait is really needed for a week’s session, and how to spool up to avoid twist.


91 Letter To A Small Island Simon Mansbridge

Simon has witnessed the importance of using good HNV food baits, but the best bait in the world won’t work if the application isn’t correct.


98 Walk Your Own Path Tom Oliver

After securing a place on a syndicate water known as the Owls, it soon became apparent that this maze-like water was going to be a tough nut to crack.


106 Return To The Ebro Andrew Riste

Andrew and his friends had a great trip to Spain’s River Ebro, where they enjoyed some top-class action by going afloat and getting mobile.


113 Fishing Fiascos Adam Clewer

Attempting not to stray across international borders, and narrowly avoiding the eye of the storm are just a couple of the things which have affected Adam when fishing.


121 Chilled Out Ian Chillcott

With the fish in the estate lake on the verge of spawning, Chilly had one last go for them, and what a session it turned out to be.


129 Yorkshire Now And Then Simon Crow

Simon Crow looks at the changing face of the Yorkshire carp scene since he moved to the county almost 25 years ago.


137 RigWorld featuring Mike Kavanagh

This month, Mike looks at the impressive new tungsten tubing by Deception Angling, and some of the terminal tackle our European counterparts supply.


144 We Are Pirates Julian Jurkewitz TOP PICK

Julian and friends headed off for their greatest adventure ever, to tackle the mighty Rhône Delta where it flows into the Mediterranean in southern France.


153 TackleWorld

We take a look at the latest gear available from Nash, Cygnet, Sufix, Fox, Vision, Wychwood, Chub, Greys and JRC.


161 Echoes

Catch reports from around the globe – don’t forget to send them in via our website:


171 Still Carping On Tim Paisley

May in Shropshire means work parties and fishing the Mangrove, but just being at these Shropshire meres is still such a thrill, and they become increasingly enjoyable.

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