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Coolest Carping Accessory Ever!

Well now we have all seen « Realtree », clothing, bivvies, rods..Well everything imaginable in the ubiquitous camo pattern. Everything? Well perhaps not quite. I came across this accessory in a French tackle shop “Realtree” seat covers for my 4×4. Now as … Continue reading

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Five Best Fishing Vehicles!

by Gareth Watkins Over the years I’ve had a whole range of different vehicles that I’ve used to get myself fishing. In the early days it was my parent’s cars, so whatever they had at the time, and varied from … 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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Six Tips for Big French Carp Waters

by Gareth Watkins As more and more UK carp anglers venture abroad to France they are confronted with a huge choice of waters and fishing conditions. The giant fish we read about in the magazines, the success stories of leviathan … Continue reading

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Driving in France

Below is an extract from the AA website with tips for those wanting to drive in France. I recently had a lad of 17, who although he had a UK licence was inquiring about driving abroad. Below are the rules … Continue reading

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Ten New Year’s Resolutions

http://www.croixblanchelakes.com by Gareth Watkins 1)      Get out and fish a bit more: It’s funny but the more you get involved in fishing the less time you get to get out on the banks and participate in this sport that we … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2010

All of us at Croix Blanche lakes wish you a very Happy New Year 2010. We hope you all manage to bank that monster carp. We look forward to see you on our venue this coming season. Tight Lines Gareth

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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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Lady of the Lake – Ten Years On!!

by Gareth Watkins I remember sitting watching the lake with another carp fisher and a large mirror swam by us only feet from the bank….we could see clearly that it was a linear carp ‘Look at that!’ exclaimed my companion. … Continue reading

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