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A Summer’s Carping

A Summer’s Carping Over the last few seasons I’ve been concentrating on the rivers and fishing mostly for barbel. But at the start of 2015 and a productive session on my own venue where I banked a few fish including … Continue reading

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Pass the Salt Please !! My Salt Water PVA bag Mix

I have written a few times about my application of the Method feeder for big carp. This has been a very successful approach for me over the last three years, with a number of big carp to upper forties falling … Continue reading

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Holidays in France: More than Fishing !

Holidays in France: More than Fishing ! by Steve Howard For me, fishing is much more than simply casting a line to catch a fish, it’s much, much more than that. In fact, if that was all that angling had … Continue reading

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Tackling up for Croix Blanche Lakes

Tackling up for Croix Blanche Lakes Tackling up for Croix Blanche Lakes: I thought I’d do a blog piece to give some advice to first time anglers to the venue or to those who found their tackle wanting last time … Continue reading

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Croix Blanche Lakes Magazine 2015

Croix Blanche Lakes Magazine : Here is my combined brochure and magazine for Croix Blanche Lakes fishery in northern France. It has info on the venue, plus a few articles you may find useful by myself and guest writers.

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Method Feeders are not just for small fish!

As I posted in my last article, I’ve been having fun this summer targeting other species than carp. Or to put it another way fishing for whatever comes along. This has been specimen fishing but doesn’t seek to exclude fish … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Fishing

I’ve been carp fishing now for over 34 years and have grown and learned with the pursuit, which started a good while before the hair-rig era, and when carping still had a mystique and mystery… Since I’ve lived in France … Continue reading

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Why Do Carp Jump?

A question I hear asked regularly by non anglers and novices is : « Why Do Carp Jump ? » Now we have all been impressed by the spectacular splashes that a leaping carp can make, especially when a fish over 30lb comes … Continue reading

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Best time of the year to go to France

This is a question I get asked frequently and really depends on a number of factors, so there is no single answer that is applicable to all fishing situations. Weather : I think the number one factor on the likely … Continue reading

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Angling – What does it mean to you?

I saw a really nice thought provoking article by UK angler Pat Gillett on the Quest Baits blog. Pat is a long time specimen hunter often turning his attentions to the rivers in his region and their large barbel. I … Continue reading

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