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Total Carp Staff  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments
The Chod Rig has become one of the most popular presentations in the modern carp fishing world. If you have yet to try one then here is a video guide to help you tie one. . .
Total Carp Staff  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments
Time is running out if you want to fish the 2014 World Carp Classic final – there are only a few places left! Held every year since 1998, this year the big event moves to Lake Bolsena, in Italy, from September 29th to October 5th. If you’d like to take part and represent the UK while competing against the best carp anglers in the world, you need to fish in the UK qualifying match, at the new Wraysbury 1, on July 24th to 27th. With a stock of around 50 originals and 350 hand-picked new fish, and recent captures to just under 50lb, this iconic fishery is definitely back on the map! There will be 20 double swims available to 40 anglers, covering the 45-acre lake. The cost of entry to the UK qualifier is £250 per pair with a maximum of four rods.
Total Carp Staff  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments
On Saturday, August 9th, 2014 Leamington Angling Association will be hosting a junior masterclass event at Jubilee Pools in Ryton-on-Dunsmore, near Coventry. It will be an easy-going, instructional event aimed at juniors up to 18 to encourage and help all skill levels – whether you’re looking to learn, polish or hone your skills, ranging from basic whip fishing to advanced rig mechanics and ‘big-fish rigs’, the aim is to cover all aspects, including fish and bank safety. There will be experts on hand, from various tackle companies such as Gardner, Mainline Korda and Dynamite Baits to name a few, all to help create a real-time classroom to teach different disciplines around the venue. Hopefully, there will even be the chance to land a few fish, providing the fish gods are smiling.
Total Carp Staff  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments
The introduction of a new technology that will dramatically cut the transfer of fish disease is the result of leading lights from British industry pulling together. BSafe – short for 'bacteria safe' – began life in the mind of avid angler Derek Willan, who believes that all anglers should be doing their bit to safeguard fish health in the UK. Derek explained: "Virus outbreaks were getting all the press, but research revealed that the bigger killers were a relatively small group of bacteria which the Environment Agency confirmed were present in the majority of fish mortalities they attended in 2013. 

“It has been proven under laboratory conditions that disease can be transferred on nets to fish, and I feel, as anglers, we have a duty of care to look into any avenue that can help ensure healthier fish stocks.
Total Carp Staff  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments
Particles have long been renowned as great carp catchers, but in recent years they have fallen by the wayside and often get overlooked. Peter Bolt at Orpington Tackle recognised the need for high-quality particles ready straight out the bag and, as a result, has launched his fresh, made-to-order particles. The Old Skool particles range includes hemp, buckwheat and parti mix and starts at £2. 50 a kilo.
Total Carp Staff  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments
The grand opening of Angling Direct's new Colchester store will take place this Saturday, June 28th, and will feature angling star Jon Mann. To celebrate the opening of its ninth retail branch, Angling Direct is offering 10 per cent off everything on the day, including price-checked items. There will also be exclusive special offers available, a rig clinic, tank demonstrations and a free prize draw to enter. The new 3,200 sq ft store will be the largest tackle shop in the north of Essex and will cater for many disciplines of fishing, including carp, coarse, match and sea, and will stock all of the leading tackle brands from a range of more than 100 manufacturers.
Total Carp Staff  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments
This Saturday, June 28th, sees the grand opening of tackle retailer Angling Direct’s new Halesowen store. To celebrate the opening of its 10th retail branch, Angling Direct is offering 10 per cent off everything on the day, including price-checked items. There will also be exclusive special offers available and a free prize draw to enter. The shop, which is the tackle giant’s first Midlands-based store, will cater for all types of fishing, including carp, coarse and match, and will stock thousands of items of tackle, from the smallest accessories to top-of-the-range poles – including all the top brand names and Angling Direct’s very own ADvanta product range.
Total Carp Staff  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments
Tackle Fanatics, one of the UK’s fastest-growing fishing retailers, has announced the launch of Rewards4Fishing – the nation’s first-ever coalition rewards programme dedicated to fishermen. In addition to Tackle Fanatics, more than 4,000 online retailers and high-street brands have signed up to a fantastic new loyalty programme that offers its members the ability to collect valuable Rewards4Fishing points and save money on fishing purchases. Rewards4Fishing is completely free of charge to join – either when shopping with Tackle Fanatics or on www. rewards4fishing.
Total Carp Staff  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments
Just five hours into his first trip testing a new Solar Chilli Club bait, Colin Gray's first take on the new bait resulted in this 36lb-plus mirror. Having picked up his test batch from Solar HQ on Monday evening, Colin headed straight to Darenth Big Lake where he presented an 18mm bottom bait over 1kg of matching freebies at 90 yards. With the first take coming just a few hours later and resulting in this mid-thirty, the Solar team member packed up early Tuesday morning to head back to work with a large smile on his face. The Chilli Club bait is still in development, but the results so far are incredible, as you can see from Colin's success.
Total Carp Staff  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments
David Hall Publishing (DHP Ltd. ) is looking for a web designer/developer to maintain and grow its online presence. Web designer/developerApplicants will need to be proficient in HTML, HTML5, WordPress, JavaScript, CSS, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and SEO. An interest in angling will be necessary.
Total Carp Staff  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments
Carl Sharp has landed four carp to 35lb 14oz during a mad, four-hour spell on the morning he was packing up from his weekend session on Monk's Pit in Cambridgeshire. A 22lb 4oz mirror and two stockies made up the rest of the haul. The Wolverhampton-based Solar team member presented 14mm Club Mix pop-ups over a bed of 2kg of Seafood Take-Away boilies and 3kg of Solar's Salty Sweet Particles at 80 yards to a hole in the thick kelp-like weed. Rigs comprised size 6 Stronghold 101 hooks and 10 inches of Solar Easy-Strip coated hook link set up multi-rig style.
Total Carp Staff  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments
You can find out more about this brilliant rod range on the 30Plus website – www. specimen30plus. com – available now at all good carp/specimen retailers. Six models make up the brand-new Kodex rod range from 30Plus, which not only incorporates some fantastic features, such as 50mm butt rings and anti-frap tip guides, they also offer incredible value for money.
Total Carp Staff  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments
Droitwich Angling Centre (DAC) is taking part in the upcoming Carp-In-4-Cancer charity fishing competition where, every year for the last seven years, a group of anglers raises money for the non-government-funded hospices that the Carp-In-4-Cancer charity supports. This year the event is taking place this weekend, starting Friday, June 13th. So far Carp-In-4-Cancer has raised a total of over £45,000. Last year it raised just under £10,000, which enabled it to donate £5,000 each to the Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge, and Katherine House Hospice in Stafford.
Total Carp Staff  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments
With only six weeks to its launch, National Fishing Month (NFM) 2014 looks set to become a resounding success. 

More than 150 events (running between July 18th and August 31st, 2014) have already been registered on the official NFM website, www. nationalfishingmonth. com, with the number increasing daily.
Total Carp Staff  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments
Solar team ember Colin Gray seemingly can't put a foot wrong on his current target water Darenth Big Lake. Squeezing overnight sessions in between a hectic work schedule, Colin has caught on each of his past three consecutive sessions, with the biggest carp being a 35lb 8oz common landed on a Solar Pineapple and N-Butyric Acid pop-up presented over a bed of Club Mix boilies. The second fish, a 20lb-plus common and his third, a lovely mirror of 31lb 8oz, also fell to the same tactics. Colin hopes his form will continue through his upcoming BCAC semi finals and the Eric's Angling Carp Championship semi-finals, both of which he will be competing in over the coming weeks.

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