Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 07, 2011  |  0 comments
Team England awarded silver medal after a hard-fought Carp World Champs in Italy. England has won silver in the Carp Fishing World Championships in Italy. The team, made up of three pairs of anglers was beaten only by South Africa over 72hours of fishing at a water in the Pietrafitta Basin, central Italy, with Latvia taking bronze followed by Croatia and France. The result sees South Africa take their forth gold in the championship in as many years, but once again the hard-working England boys were unlucky to lose out on the top spot.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 07, 2011  |  0 comments
The hugely successful Carp Spectacular, which normally takes place at Brentwood Leisure Centre, has expanded to include extra dates and moved to a larger venue. As well as the winter show in February, now at Garron Park, Southend, there’s an autumn version at the same place on November 5th and 6th. Go to www. carpshow.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 07, 2011  |  0 comments
Massive mirror tops mega haul of four fish from legendary Colne Valley venue. At 47lb 8oz this beautiful mirror was the icing on the cake for well-respected carp angler Mark McKenna during a session that saw no less than four fish over 34lb banked. Testing out a prototype bait for his company Bait Craft at the legendary Savay Lake in the Colne valley, the massive hit of fish – including the 40 known as the Black Mirror – came after a run of blanks at the venue, but we’re sure this more than makes up for it. Mark’s week-long session at the venue which saw him fish the nights and go to work through the day, coincided with a full moon phase – a time of the month that often sees the bigger Savay fish go on the feed.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 05, 2011  |  0 comments
Pristine specimen finishes off 40 fish summer total. This stunning 35lb linear tops an amazing run of fish for Bristol-rod, Andy Edwards over the last few months after he put in the hours on a well-known Oxfordshire syndicate water. With a string of specimens already to his credit, including a 34lb 6oz mirror and a number of 20s, Andy caught the big linear from the famous Linch Hill using a 1inch chod rig fished to a tight silt area Andy had located in between weed beds. Fishing at 76yards range Andy’s deadly hook bait that has been the secret to his success, was a cork ball wrapped in Pallatrax Jungle paste.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 02, 2011  |  0 comments
Environment Agency announces rod licence price freeze for next three years. Anglers are celebrating this week following the news that rod licence prices will be frozen for the next two years, Total Carp can reveal. The Environment Agency has confirmed that the cost of a rod licence purchased between April 1 2012 and March 31 2014 will remain the same as this seasons prices, with an individual adult coarse license remaining at £27. The news follows last years similar price freeze, meaning anglers will have not seen an increase in the cost of rod licence for a total of three years.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 02, 2011  |  First Published: Sep 01, 2011  |  0 comments
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Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 01, 2011  |  First Published: Aug 31, 2011  |  0 comments
Prestigious venue shut to anglers following series of unexplained big fish mortalities. One of the country’s best-known carp lakes has been closed to anglers following a string of unexplained fish deaths. Horseshoe Lake in the Cotswolds, the famous home of the Carp Society, has lost an estimated 60 big carp since the spring, with at least one fish dying at the water per day throughout August. So far the specimens lost have range in size between mid-doubles and low twenties, with none of the venue’s large head of 30lb plus fish having been affected.
Total Carp Staff  |  Aug 31, 2011  |  0 comments
All-round pram-hood bivvy system, boasting front peak, three-rib design, full front panel, mozzie infill and full winter wrap. This is a comprehensive shelter that will cover all fishing situations, but without breaking the bank. TRAKKERSLX V2 BivvyRRP: £299Website: www. trakkerproducts.
Total Carp Staff  |  Aug 31, 2011  |  0 comments
Boxed set of three, digital, wireless, bite alarms and receiver. Heads feature adjustable tone, sensitivity and volume as well as silent mode. Excellent set of alarms for the money. SABERBite Alarms SetRRP: £169Website: www.
Total Carp Staff  |  Aug 31, 2011  |  0 comments
We review some of the best carp catchers that money can buy. KENT PARTICLESChilli GroundbaitDescription: A blend of high-quality ingredients makes this spicy groundbait appealing to carp of all sizes. This versatile mix is perfect for bulking out spod mixes. RRP: £12.