Bumper 172-page August issue out now!

Carp fishing is full of highs and lows – it can be a roller coaster of emotions that’s for sure, and it’s only accentuated while trying to do it live for the cameras, as Ian Russell realised while trying to stalk a Wraysbury carp! It was touch and go, but Ian did what he does best and pulled it out of the bag at the last moment!

At the other end of the scale, sometimes you can’t put a foot wrong. We visited Dave Levy on the banks of his Essex club water to put together his Eureka Moments and ended up having to wind his rods in to get our work done! Catching chunk after chunk (including this month’s cover fish), it only cemented in our minds Levy’s angling know-how and in the feature he lays down seven of his greatest game changers – this is certainly one not to be missed.

On the topic of regular features it’s Myles Gibson’s turn to spill the beans in his Big-Carp Mind-Set, revealing how he’s gone about catching his latest whacker from a big ski lake… and when we say whacker this really is something to behold. If you’ve got a water overrun with tench and bream, Myles’ little edge could be just the ticket for you!

Carp fishing often comes down to these little tricks and edges; the little percentages that put the odds back in our favour. Thankfully Adam Penning returns this month with not just a little edge, but one he believes is a serious revelation and that’s hook sharpening. It’s a full guide on how to do it, just like Penning!

There’s loads more too, from baiting advice from Chilly and Cashy, to Jimmy Armstrong’s floater tips and of course Alan Blair’s monthly Road Trip… and that’s not to mention the beast of a gear section in this 172-page bumper issue!


Dave Levy reveals his seven greatest game changers that most influenced his fishing, and even demonstrated it by landing the cracking common that adorns the cover, all live for the cameras!


Myles Gibson proves his big-carp mind-set once again in this issue as he puts a huge, 46lb, one-eyed mirror on the bank! With a new lake to target, find out how he got past the hordes of tench to bank this beast!


Day-ticket carping usually means being surrounded by carpers, but not this time round as Luke Vallory spends his 48 hours on Junction 12 carp lake, an open-access weekend booking water. It’s man versus carp…