In this issue...
7 Editor’s Comment
Steve has had a great spring so far, and he recently landed a brace of 30s from his local syndicate water.
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 Monsters And Myths Jack Funnel
Jack found peace and solitude on the wonderful Kingsmead Island Lake, and has landed some huge fish, all within the first month.
20 Urban Banx Park Lake Special
Alan Blair and prize-winner Joe Gladdis set out on a carp-fishing adventure to fish four different park lakes in just 48 hours.
30 Free Spirit Competition
This is your chance to win three S-Lite rods, plus a Spomb/marker rod worth over £800, courtesy of the team at Free Spirit.
34 Pecky’s Progress Darrell Peck
Darrell once again crossed the Channel for an adventure on a seldom-fished water on the Abbey Lakes complex.
40 RigWorld featuring Mike Kavanagh
Mike takes a look at the Hit & Run System from PB Products, Rig Marole’s Specimon hooklink, and the latest Nash Cutters, plus, are hand-sharpened hooks an advantage?
48 Church Bay Matt Eaton
Stalking is an acquired skill, and Matt reveals how he learnt so much about the inhabitants of Horton while watching them in the margins.
54 Overseas Fishery Focus – Mayflower Pool
Mirror Pool Fisheries has four lakes to choose from, and here we focus on Mayflower Pool, a beautiful 10-acre lake with stacks of carp.
57 Record Brace Darren Belton
Wellington Country Park has produced the largest brace ever caught in the UK in a single session. Darren tells us his awe-inspiring story.
64 Ask The Experts
Our guest experts answer questions on beating the weed, how to get around a plastic hookbait ban, and rig safety. There’s also £250 of Mainline bait to be won.
69 Think Tank
We’ve been without the official close season for nearly two decades, but is this a good or a bad thing? Our panel of experts give their views.
76 Be Prepared Cliff Davis
To get the most from a trip abroad, preparation is key. Cliff reveals how he goes about it, and how you need to adapt should things change.
83 New-Lake Buzz Kev Horton
After a couple of seasons on his syndicate, Kev finally made the break and tried his hand on a new water – the Yeomans syndicate lake on the Linear Fisheries complex.
90 Out Of The Comfort Zone Paul Codman
While taking a break from fishing his preferred waters, Paul visited a day ticket lake, but did he learn anything from the experience?
98 Letter To A Small Island Simon Mansbridge
This month, Simon moves on to the subject of bait, and how crucially important it is for consistent and long-term success.
106 The F Word Paul Forward
In his latest musings, Paul returned to Wraysbury – and managed to lose the prop off his outboard and chuck his phone in the lake!
114 Chilled Out Ian Chillcott
Chilly started on a new venue, but after banking his debut fish, decided to spend some time on an old estate lake he hasn’t fished for 5 years.
122 Biggest Carp In Austria Kristof Cuderman
Erna is the biggest carp in Austria, and Kristof has had the honour of holding this legendary carp on four occasions.
130 Early-Summer Tactics Perry Alabaster
As spring slips into summer and the carp throw caution to the wind, Perry reveals why you still need a variety of tactics.
137 BaitWorld featuring Joe Turnbull
Joe looks at alternative hookbaits and the increased popularity of particles. We also feature the VNX range from one of Europe’s most successful bait companies.
146 Overseas Fishery Focus – Ribière
Ribière is known for its big carp – with over 450 fish and a lake record of 84lb, we highlight what this holiday venue has to offer.
This month, we take a look at the Fox Green & Black clothing range, the JRC Cocoon Universal Porch, Cygnet Specialist Storm Poles, and the Nash Titan T1.
Catch reports from around the globe – don’t forget to send them in via our website: carpworldmagazine.com
173 Still Carping On Tim Paisley
Tim talks about his latest trip to the awesome Rainbow Lake. If you’re fortunate enough to have a booking to fish the venue, just go, whatever the likely outcome.
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