In this issue...
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?
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.
We take a look at the latest gear available from Nash, Cygnet, Sufix, Fox, Vision, Wychwood, Chub, Greys and JRC.
Catch reports from around the globe – don’t forget to send them in via our website: carpworldmagazine.com
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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