In this issue... 7 EDITOR’S COMMENT
Steve has continued his run of success on his local lake banking fish to just short of 30lb, and he’s about to set off to Rainbow Lake in France, but not everything went smoothly with his preparations.
10 FROM THE BIVVY
We take a look at what’s happening in carp fishing circles, including the untimely demise of some of the UK’s biggest specimens. Don’t forget to get in touch if you have something to share: email@example.com
13 TALKING HEADS
“It never ceases to amaze that no matter what life throws at me, or those around me, all I need to know is that I can go fishing.” Chilly has some devastating news that he’s slowly coming to terms with.
20 BLACK AND WHITE
Our intrepid hero Myles continues his rich vein of form on the Dinton Complex, fishing several of the lakes.
27 FRESH PERSPECTIVE
By keeping an open mind and avoiding the dreaded carp-fishing rut, Tony reckons you'll catch and enjoy your fishing more.
35 UNDER THE RADAR
Jonny Fletcher takes on a large, wild pit which has its own peculiar problems to overcome, but holds some lovely old carp that make the effort worthwhile.
40 ASK THE EXPERTS
Our guest experts answer your questions on how good are shelf-life boilies, beating bait bans, and targeting individual fish.
44 PECKY’S PROGRESS
Darrell once more crosses the Channel and heads off to the Belgian canals to try to track down a monster, only to find things harder.
51 THINK TANK
In the build-up to autumn it is often said that particles are one of the best baits. We ask our panel which are your favourite particles and how do you fish them?
59 CARPING ALLEGEDLY
Bill talks oat groats thirty years on, has a quick trip to France while on business, and takes an all-important look at bankside snacks.
65 PURE CP LOVELINESS
Silly season is once again upon us, and as is always the way at this time, Dan struggled to get out at what is arguably the best time of year to catch a big ’un.
73 A LETTER TO A SMALL ISLAND
With the topic of bait and its application covered, Simon takes a look at rigs and reveals some important facts anglers may have forgotten.
We take a look at Shilham Pupae Grubs, Taylors Lead Lounge Hookbaits, Dynamite Monster Red Amo, Crafty Catcher Retro Range and Bait-Tech Camo Pellet Buckets.
JOE TURNBULL & CARPWORLD
91 F WORD
With lots of work to get done time has been precious for Mr. F. With a lot of effort he’s managed to squeeze a few trips in and caught.
97 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES
With many plans foiled this year, Nick sat back and enjoyed his time on the bank which resulted in one of the most enjoyable springs ever.
Claudia reveals how she begins a session and tries different tactics with the idea that she can fine-tune her approach to get the best results possible.
Jules talks about his drive to go fishing, and why chasing monsters isn’t necessarily the be-all and end-all of this pastime he loves.
115 PERFECTION GUARANTEED
Iain explains why finally getting to grips with boat fishing has opened up a whole new underwater world to him.
121 RIVER ADVENTURE
To many, fishing in France is going to a commercial holiday venue, but to some, like Sam, the call of the wild rivers is what he craves.
Your chance to win a Chub 1-Man Cyfish Bivvy worth £319.99 or a 2-Man Cyfish Dome worth £429.99!
This month Mike takes a look at Katran Fishing, the new Line Aligners from Angling Iron, and the new Zig Kit from Korda, plus much more.
MIKE KAVANAGH & CARPWORLD
139 ASCENSION TO HEAVEN – PART ONE
Ever thought of trying something a little bit different? Ellis did and ended up on an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Here’s the first part of his epic adventure.
We take a look at the latest gear from Cadac, JRC, Banana Rods, Nash, Fox, Military 1st, Berkley, Chub, Kodex and more.
All the latest catch reports from around the globe – don’t forget to send yours in via our website: carpworldmagazine.com
173 STILL CARPING ON
Tim recounts the recent fundraising event at Horseshoe Lake in aid of The Carp Society, talks about the difficult news surrounding close friends, and looks forward to the autumn and winter.
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