In this issue...
7 EDITOR’S COMMENT
Another trip to Rainbow is over for our esteemed editor who explains why he loves the place, and his mate Gavin bags a new PB.
10 FROM THE BIVVY
We take a look at what’s happening in carp fishing circles. Don’t forget to get in touch if you have something to share: email@example.com
13 PECKY’S PROGRESS
Darrell returns to the snag-filled lake, but the clock is ticking as it is soon to open as a new syndicate. How does he get on.
20 RIVER ODYSSEY
Rivers are wonderful places, holding some truly magnificent carp in awe-inspiring places. Tony tempts you into trying to catch one of these wild beasts.
29 A SPRING TO REMEMBER
If Carlsberg made Springtime carp-fishing sessions they would without a doubt go exactly like George’s which saw him bank two fish for over 120lb.
36 WIN A FRENCH HOLIDAY
Here’s your chance to win a full-lake-exclusive trip to the fantastic Lac Rose, for you and three mates worth £1,200.
39 PARK LIFE
In his youth Ian cut his teeth on his local park lake, recently he decided to return to try his hand at catching these wily old carp, but was it heaven or hell?
45 PRFECT SUMMER
Off to pastures new. Iain recounts the story of his time on the Frimley complex, and his hunt for a large common. Find out how he achieved his goal.
51 A NEW SUPER WATER
Kristof, who has caught 30kg+ fish from seven different countries, reveals the story behind his latest trip to a Romanian super water.
Mike takes a look at the eye tied hair, Angling Iron’s new Cray Balls, Black Out from G-Force, and the Fox Multi Tool. Plus, he answers a readers’ question
MIKE KAVANAGH & CARPWORLD
65 MARGIN FOR ERROR
One of the biggest features on most lakes is the margin and they can be very prolific, but it is easy to tackle them wrong, here’s Dave’s guide.
73 A LETTER TO A SMALL ISLAND
This month Simon gives us his opinion on a wide range of topics, including the use of pop-ups, Helicopter rigs, getting your bite indication right.
81 THINK TANK
We live in a world of bait boats, echo sounders, even underwater cameras. Has the use of technology gone too far, removing us from the thrill of the chase?
87 F WORD
Paul takes a look at his terminal tackle and the rigs he has absolute faith in. You may or may not be surprised at just how straight forward his rigs.
94 WHAT A YEAR!
Scott has had a superb year’s angling, catching from a vast array of different venues across the country including some high-profile day-ticket waters.
101 THE ONE I THOUGHT I’D NEVER GET
The story behind Crowy’s second northern forty of 2017, Big C from Emmotland in East Yorkshire, a fish he’s been chasing on and off since 2010.
108 ON STEP AHEAD
Here Julian explains why fishing from a boat is just so much better than from the bank, and keeps you one step ahead of the carp on big waters.
114 ASK THE EXPERTS
Our guest panel of experts answer questions on deep water bite indication right, leader bans, and how to make your own pop-ups and wafters.
All the latest catch reports from around the globe – don’t forget to send yours in via our website: carpworldmagazine.com
126 LAC DU CHARLOU FISHERY FOCUS
Want to catch some huge carp in great surroundings? Then look no further than the beautiful Lac Du Charlou that provides every angler with plenty of water. CARPWORLD
We take a look at the return of some classics from Solar, Dynamtie’s The Source, Haith’s new identity for Robin Red, and much more
136 ASCENSION TO HEAVEN – PART TWO
In the second part of his awesome adventure on Ascension Island, Ellis and fishing partner Duncan go afloat in search of the mighty marlin.
We take a look at the latest gear from Chub, Kodex, Nash, Wychwood, Cadac, Banana Rods, JRC, Military 1st, and more.
170 STILL CARPING ON
Tim reveals how he feels about turning 80, and takes a personal look at his own personal achievements over the last 50 years,
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