Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 14, 2011  |  0 comments
DAY ONE: Win 12 inch black label Powerpoint banksticks (x2) worth £3212 is the number and in this case it’s 12in bank sticks from the ultra-cool Black Label range. There are two up for grabs which look superb and boast Fox’s Powerpoint tip to help you stick them into even the toughest ground. . .
Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 13, 2011  |  0 comments
Pressure group forms in response to 'lack of action' on otter predation issue. A new group, formed with the aim of confronting the issue of predation on carp has announced it is set to launch next month. The body, known at the moment as the English Carp Defense League, is a pressure group formed in response to what it sees as a ‘lack of action’ from authorities to the serious threat posed by otter predation across the UK. Already causing waves throughout the UK carp fraternity, the man behind the ECDL, Mark Holmes - respected carper and former editor of sister magazine Advanced Carp Fishing – spoke to Total Carp about what he and the other anglers backing the group are seeking to achieve.
Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 08, 2011  |  0 comments
30 specimen carp travel through three countries to new fishery home. A delivery of 30 specimen carp made a huge 800 mile trip recently to be stocked into one of North Wales’ top carp waters. In total 10 mirrors over 20lb, to 27lb, and 20 between 12 and 17lb made their way to Llyn Y Gors in Anglesey following their epic journey (for carp) from Scottish fish rearing company KBA Stockfish. The bigger fish were introduced into the venue’s Thompsons Lake, while the smaller fish found a new home in The Old Carp Lake ready to give visiting carpers some terrific sport in the New Year.
Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 07, 2011  |  0 comments
Discounts to be had at Haydock Park tackle show this Saturday. If you’re in the Mersyside area this weekend (Saturday 10) and fancy a tackle bargain get along to the Vale Royal Angling Show at Haydock Park. Featuring displays by Vale Royal Angling Centre and Used Tackle, there will be bargains galore with huge discounts of up to 20percent on premium brand items. Rod Scott of Vale Royal Angling Centre told Total Carp that he’ll be offering some incredible deals on the single day event, on brands such as Fox, Shimano and JRC.
Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 07, 2011  |  0 comments
Massive Japanese manufacturer brings new products to UK tackle shops. The world’s biggest independent line company, Sunline, has made a return to UK and Ireland tackle shops after a decade. Being distributed by Nice Fish! Distributions, the UK will be seeing a wide range of Sunline products, including the Japanese company’s four and eight-strand braids, fluorocarbons and monos back on the shelves. The news is thanks to one man’s enthusiasm for the company’s products.
Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 06, 2011  |  0 comments
You voted and now the results are in for the Total Carp Tackle Awards 2011. The votes for the Total Carp Tackle Awards 2011 are in. You, our readers and website visitors, have spoken, voting for your best tackle, companies, bait, venues, anglers and carping items of 2011 - and here are the results. BEST BIVVY 1st Trakker Armo MK2 2nd Nash Titan 3rd Aqua carbon CompactBEST BROLLY 1st Aqua Products Fast & Light 2nd Nash Titan Brolly 3rd Wychwood Solace HDBEST CARP FISHING BOOK 1st Ali Hamidi’s carp Fishing Masterclass 2nd In Pursuit Of The Largest – Terry Hearn 3rd Catching The Impossible – Martin BowlerBEST MAIL-ORDER SHOP/WEBSITE 1st Eric’s Angling 2nd Climax Tackle 3rd Chapman’s AnglingBEST CARP FISHING FILM, DVD OR TV SERIES 1st Korda Tackle Tips & Tactics 2nd Korda Thinking Tackle 3rd Korda State of The Art Underwater Carp FishingBEST TERMINAL TACKLE 1st Korda 2nd Nash 3rd FoxBEST BRAIDED MAIN LINE 1st Berkley Whiplash 2nd Powerpro 3rd Gardner HydrosinkBEST HOOK LINK RANGE 1st Korda 2nd Kryston 3rd SufixBEST FLUOROCARBON LINE 1st X Line 2nd Korda Kontour 3rd Fox Illusion XSBEST MONOFILAMENT LINE 1st Korda Subline 2nd Korda Adrenaline 3rd Daiwa SensorBEST PVA RANGE 1st Carp Craze 2nd Korda 3rd ESPBEST BITE ALARM 1st Delkim 2nd Fox NTXr 3rd Nash SirenBEST CLOTHING 1st Diem 2nd Jack Pyke 3rd ESPBEST BEDCHAIR 1st Nash Indulgence 2nd JRC Extreme 3rd TFGearBEST LUGGAGE 1st Nash Barrowlogix 2nd Aqua Endura 3rd Fox FXBEST BAIT BOAT 1st Waverunner MK3 2nd Angling Technics Microcat 3rd Viper MK3BEST PREPARED PARTICLES 1st Dynamite Baits Frenzied Range 2nd CC Moore 3rd Cotswold Bait CreationsBEST PELLETS 1st Dynamite Baits 2nd CC Moore 3rd Mainline BaitsBEST BOILIES 1st Mainline Cell 2nd Nash Monster Squid 3rd CC Moore Odyssey XXXBEST COMPACT REEL 1st Shimano Baitrunner XTR-RA 2nd Shimano Ultegra 5500 XT-B 3rd Daiwa Regal XBEST BIG-PIT REEL 1st Shimano Aero Technium 12000 XTA 2nd Daiwa Basia QDX 3rd Fox Stratos FS12000BEST CARP ROD OVER £150 1st Daiwa Infinity DF 2nd Harrison Torrix 3rd Century NCSBEST ROD UNDER £150 1st Fox Warrior S 2nd Chub Outkast Plus 3rd Wychwood SolaceBEST FOREIGN HOLIDAY COMPANY 1st Angling Lines 2nd Crete Lakes 3rd French carp AdventuresBEST DAY-TICKET VENUE 1st Linear Fisheries 2nd CEMEX Sandhurst 3rd Bluebell LakesBEST BAIT ROLLING COMPANY 1st Kent Particles 2nd Bait & Feed Company 3rd ACE BaitsBEST EMERGING BAIT COMPANY 1st Chapel Baits 2nd Innovate Baits 3rd Blake’s BaitsCARP ANGLER OF THE YEAR 1st Danny Fairbrass 2nd Dave Lane 3rd Jim Shelley.
Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 02, 2011  |  0 comments
Bartropp's winter campaign starts in style as new bait fools a forty. Top carper Leon Bartropp had a dream start to his winter campaign recently with the capture of this 41lb 7oz specimen on his very first trip. Targeting a new water, the sales manager at Sticky Baits settled into a swim for maiden winter session, placing his baits near a small island. Field-testing a new boilie from Sticky, Leon set down a bed of feed over an area of dark silt, before presenting the 16mm bait blowback snowman rig style using a 12mm Buchu Berry popup on top.
Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 02, 2011  |  0 comments
Bait firm wishes carpers a happy New Year with price reduction from January. Great news and good start to 2012 for fans of Richworth boilies. The company has announced that from January 1 all it’s 1kg bags of frozen and shelf-life baits will drop down in price. The reduction will see the kilo bags go from £11.
Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 01, 2011  |  0 comments
Popular thirties water offers winter discount carping. Oxfordshire venue Orchid Lakes has announced it is offering half price fishing this winter. Anglers targeting the fishery’s Orchid and Club lakes will pay just £12. 50 (Orchid) or £11 (Club) when they purchase a 24hour ticket.
Total Carp Staff  |  Nov 29, 2011  |  0 comments
Popular fishery offering half-price carping until spring next year. One of the north best know fishing complexes has announced a huge reduction in its rates for carp anglers. Pendle View Fishery near Clitheroe in Lancashire is cutting its prices for specimen tickets by half. The whopping discount means that a day’s fishing on the venue’s Main Lake, home to fish to over 40lb, will cost just £12 for 24hours or £6 for 12 hours.