How to tie the perfect maggot rig

When winter comes and the fishing starts to slow down, there is only one bait I really turn to, and that’s the humble maggot.

I like to use bunches of maggots so I don’t have to drop my hook size at all. I’m a fan of big hooks all year round, and when using quantities of maggots, I also like to ‘match the hatch’ and use them as hookbaits.

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Off The Beaten Track

Dave Magalhaes reflects on a successful session that left him cradling the second largest carp in his target water.

The venue in question is a little bit off the beaten track and contains some lovely Claremont strain carp, which is very typical of the lakes in the area.

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My Belgian PB

Long time carper Steve Spurgeon reflects on a recent trip to Belgium that saw him bank a stunning 35lb mirror.

Over the years I have been very lucky to have fished for and caught carp from a number of countries including Russia, Portugal, Spain, America and France, but I had yet to fish in Belgium...

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