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Life on the River
Pursuing carp in the entanglement of Midland river systems, CHRIS SMITH loves the untouched banks and decided to put the effort in before the season kicked off.
I'm Chris Smith, a 31-year-old full-time plasterer, part-time angler from Nottingham. I'm sat on my boat with the rods out the back with a piping hot cup of tea in my hand, looking out across the water. What more could I ask for?
Growing up fishing local park lakes, JAKE LUNDS takes us to a rather prestigious water where he reveals how you an catch incredible carp without having to fork out for expensive tickets.
For years, park lakes have been off angling's grid, as it were. What swam in their shallow, silty depths was a mystery, revealed only to a handful of hardy souls prepared to fish them. This has firmly kept them as one of the sport's best-kept secrets.
Red Letter Days
After the session of a lifetime in Austria, we join Shimano consultant IAN SMITH at the picturesque Bluebell Lakes, where he applies the day-ticket tactics that worked so well abroad.
So far, 2017 has certainly been a year to remember. I’ve enjoyed fantastic fishing, with the highlight being catching my new PB from Austria last month and finally becoming part of the 60 club.
We join NICKY MILLS at Island Lake on the RK Leisure complex to discover why he chose a 60-acre water as a break from his usual fishing.
I decided to fish this year on Island Lake because I wanted to get a few carp under my belt and hone my skills on the boat. I wanted the buzz of fishing for bites as opposed to a particular fish. I have been privileged to use a boat on several venues in Kent and on trips to France but it is a skill that you never really master without continued use and fishing a variety of situations.
Cast to the horizon and stand out from the crowds this season with the latest rods from the Kodex stable.
We are constantly pushing ourselves, whether it’s chasing that target fish, creating the perfect rig or simply striving for perfection. A company that is no stranger to pushing the boundaries of rod design and