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Targeting Tench

During the long cold nights of last winter I found myself dreaming of summer evenings on the bank and made a promise to myself that this season I would make a concerted effort to specifically target tench.

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Serving Your Apprenticeship

Whilst nosing around on the Carpology website the other day I noticed an old article by James Vincent.

I do enjoy reading what he has to say as it is common sense and to the point.

Indeed he made one point that I’ve been mulling over for quite a while so I thought I’d pick up the baton from James, so to speak.

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Discovering La Fonte – Part 2

Not wanting to lull the fish into a predictable pattern we decided that Wednesday would see us flip our tactics on their head.

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Discovering La Fonte – Part 1

After travelling through the night on the Friday, we hopped off the Euro tunnel in the early hours and headed south to the quiet corner of Normandy where the lake is situated.

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A Flying Start to 2016

2015 wasn’t a vintage year in terms of my own fishing, as my season never really got off the ground due to lots of other commitments in my life.

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Festive Pike Fishing

With a few days off during the festive break I was invited back to an old syndicate lake of mine to have a go for some of the big pike that reside under its surface.

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A week at Castle Lake, France

Like many Carp anglers that venture across the channel, I have a number of lakes on my ‘hit list’ that I dream of fishing.

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Under the Surface of….Simon Crow – Part 1

In the first in a series for my new site, I have the pleasure of spending a day on the bank with Simon Crow. In this two part interview we look back on his success in 2014, his legacy in northern carp fishing and his foreign adventures, as I get under the surface of one of carp angling’s most influential characters. Continue reading

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A Bar of Autumn Gold

As the clocks go back and the leaves begin to break out in a riot of colours, my fishing instincts switch over to the more predatory species in our lakes and rivers for the winter.

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Brocard: A French Adventure

Like most UK carp anglers I love fishing on the continent and targeting the big carp that are on offer in countries such as France and Spain.

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