What a scream!

We are rolling back the years to the millennium, when Tim Shattock’s Screamer Baits were the talk of the Lea Valley.

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Down the drain

Big carp from drains are pretty rare indeed and we can only recall one being caught over the 40lb mark.

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Quick-fire PB!

Selby angler Simon Batty caught this PB 45lb 10oz mirror within 10 seconds of casting out during a session on a Cambridgeshire pit. Have any of you guys had a take from a carp that quickly?

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Surface tension

We love seeing youngsters holding the whackers, especially when it’s one of the most treasured big fish in the country.

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99lb of carp!

Everyone loves a story about a monster carp and they don’t come much bigger than the one caught by Ambrose Smith which featured in issue 820.

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Norfolk’s finest

Back in June 2012, consistent big-carp catcher Gary Lewis became the first angler to land a 50lb common from Norfolk when he slipped his net under the impressive Wood Common in Spitfire Pool.

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IoW record brace!

Lee Pettit certainly knows how to catch them! Last year he won the Carp-Talk Overseas Carp Angler of the Year award for his catches at Chantecoq and Teillatts.

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Zig biggie!

Lots of anglers don’t have the confidence to try zig rigs, but they certainly work.

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The first of many

The story behind the first-ever fifty caught from Grenville’s Lake in Cambridgeshire, landed by Phil Calloway in May 2014.

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