Ali’s monster carp!

He’s a household name these days promoting carp fishing on the telly, but back in September 2000 he was sending his catches to Carp-Talk.

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RIP The Parrot

The British record carp, the Parrot, was found dead in its home of Cranwells Lake on the Wasing Estate, Berkshire, on Wednesday morning, 2nd August.

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Huge boost for women’s fishing

Women’s fishing has been given a massive boost by the news it has joined the likes of football, golf, tennis, rugby and golf amongst the sports supported by National Lottery-funded campaign This Girl Can.

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Fine Lines almost ready

If, like us, you’re excited about the prospect of Dave Lane’s new book Fine Lines, you’ll no doubt be pleased to learn the wait is almost over! During a recent session on a 140-acre pit, Dave made the final amendments to the book and will soon be sending it off to be printed.

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RIP Big Mac

One of the largest carp in the North of the country and a member of Carp-Talk’s Most Wanted list has passed away.

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Budds take Pallatrax Carp Open title

Twenty-nine fish were caught during the second Pallatrax Carp Open on Upper Tamar Lake near Bude, Cornwall, which was eventually won by Jason and Peter Budd, who had four fish for 42lb 11oz, winning them £2000 in prize money

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Lasses on top at Drayton

The Biv Monkies Lads v Lasses match at Drayton Reservoir, Northamptonshire, was won convincingly by the female team, courtesy of a number of fish to 20lb.

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Obituary Pete Frost

It is with deepest sadness we report the passing of Pete Frost, one of carp fishing’s early pioneers. Frosty, as he was known to his friends, was an obsessed carp angler who was inducted into the Carp Fishing Hall of Fame in March 2014 for his outstanding contribution to the sport.

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