• A carp fishing career that has spanned decades, countless captures that the average angler could only dream of, and a passion that still burns as strong today as it did in the early days – we get inside the mind of Nigel Sharp, a true carping legend.
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  • An under-used tactic in his armoury, Darryll Slater targets Willow Park Fishery with solid bags, certain the perfectly presented mouthful of food will prove irresistible to the lakes residents.
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  • Struggling for time on the bank with shorter days and a busy life at home? Duncan Arrandale makes the most of a few spare hours over the Christmas break to bank a few doubles and give him the bend in the rod he craves.
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  • With warm weather forecast, Duncan Arrandale pre-emtped the carp’s location and reacted to fish shows to bank three 30lb commons from Farrier’s on his latest session.
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  • Captor of some of the UK’s most iconic carp and co-owner of Proper Carp Baits, Jon McAllister tells you everything you need to know about pop-ups.
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  • When the River Avon took hold of Duncan Arrandale two years ago, rising water levels put an end to his campaign before it started. This year he’s returned, and details his first river session targeting carp, catching from the off.
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  • As the cold weather sets in the new Parka will further enhance your clothing protection through the harshest elements the winter has to throw at you.
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  • Small rivers can be fantastic venues to target carp, and you’re talking ideally about some nice fishing in the summer – hopefully with a few carp to fish for and very few other anglers targeting the carp. The bigger rivers like the Thames have become much more popular in recent years, and like most bigger stretches, the fish aren’t everywhere and often you can bump into anglers trying to fish for the same carp. The spots get fished and then things get contested, it’s not quite as enjoyable as it used to be. 20 years ago you could roam far and wide and hardly ever see another carp angler, but it’s just not the case anymore.
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  • Some of the best anglers in the country have helped with the development of rigs, and Nigel Sharp believes in fishing chod rigs simply and effectively, with as little clutter as possible.
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  • It was good to see my great friend Wes and his lovely family as always and we went for a beer as it was sweltering hot, certainly over 30 degrees and definitely not carp catching conditions, but I was happy just to be there as always. Conditions aside I still wanted to get some bait out there before dark, so as Wes had to go out for the evening I set about getting a couple of kilos of glugged krill baits out on the big plateaux at range from his garden.
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  • In fishing as in life we never know what lies just around the corner, but as certain as day follows night we can be sure that nothing stays the same for long, we are always moving forward. The difference between the two is that in life we tend to fear change and the unknown yet in fishing we seek just that and what's more we embrace it and thrive off the buzz.
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  • Morning, I'm feeling just a little bit blue this morning having returned home yesterday from my most recent trip to France following a long, hot drive at Mach 1 from the far south. The three weeks since I was last on English soil have literally flown by, a sure sign that the trips been a good one.
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