Category Archives: Tips

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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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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New Croix Blanche Website

I’ve spent the last few days designing a new website for the lakes. Well actually that’s not quite accurate as I used WordPress which does 90% of the hard work for you. While I like my old site which I … Continue reading

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Self-take Photography Revisited

Last year I started to take my self-take photography seriously. After landing a 46lb Common at night and not being able to do adequate photos I decided to right things. My first piece of equipment was the SRB Griturn air … Continue reading

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“Gruntline” – Review

Gruntline A few months ago a friend sent me a couple of examples of a new product he’d been testing in Germany called Gruntline. What is a Gruntline? Well, put simply, it’s a platted, elasticated cord with plastic snap hooks … Continue reading

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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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Weather forecast for Reims | Local | France

I found this site on the net which gives a pretty accurate weather forecast for our region. Weather forecast for Reims | Local | France. cheers Gareth

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Hammock Carping

For years now I have been seeking ways to cut down on the gear I take fishing, I remember well when I was a boy I’d be able to get all the gear for an overnighter on my bicycle. But … Continue reading

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Carp Fishing « EDC » Kit

Most of us that are into carp fishing are also into most other things ’outdoors’, hunting, camping, hiking etc. With all these activities its important to be well equipped, and in carping there is no shortage of gadgets. Recently I’ve … 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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