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.
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.
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...