Category Archives: Guest Articles

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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Croix Blanche revisited

by Steve Howard It is commonly said that we learn more from defeat than we do in victory, and when you analyse that statement in terms of carp angling it becomes perfectly clear that this is most certainly the case. … Continue reading

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A week to remember!

by Steve Howard All seasoned anglers will appreciate that it’s those especially memorable moments in angling that we strive for. Unfortunately, those euphoric snap-shots of success are often far and few between – although, of course, there is much besides … Continue reading

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Mark Cresswell’s session on Tortue Lake

Here is a very nice article sent to me by Mark Creswell. Thought I’d share it on the blog: Just returned from an extremely enjoyable trip to Croix Blanche in France Friday 15th June is a special day for the … Continue reading

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French Moggies

Boilies aren’t just about carp fishing. Boilies also make excellent baits for cat fish. The following is an extract from a diary by Alan Batham of a recent fishing trip to Croix Blanche Lakes in northern France. Alan highly recommends the lakes … 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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Carp Hooks – Barbed V Barbless?

By Jon Perkins This is a subject which has been debated for many years and both barbed and barbless hooks certainly have their place in modern carp fishing.I beleive that on the majority of waters and in the majority of … Continue reading

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Seven Tips For Warm Winter Carping

Carp fishing in the winter can include long periods of inactivity. It is important that you stay warm, especially now that the weather looks as though it is ready to turn very cold at the end of January. Below are … Continue reading

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5 Winter Carp Fishing and Bait Myths Busted!

Some old catch reducing myths about winter carp fishing and baits still persist. Some of these myths might be things you have unwittingly accepted as fact – so beware! You would be surprised to know what some of them are … Continue reading

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Winter Carp Fishing Baits: Thinking Tactics And Rigs

This is the time of year when some of the biggest fish in a lake can be most vulnerable to capture; so winter carp fishing is not as mad as it might first appear! Good planning and preparation including refinement … Continue reading

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