We are rolling back the years to the millennium, when Tim Shattock’s Screamer Baits were the talk of the Lea Valley.
We had to smile when we found this story in the archives.
Big carp from drains are pretty rare indeed and we can only recall one being caught over the 40lb mark.
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?
We love seeing youngsters holding the whackers, especially when it’s one of the most treasured big fish in the country.
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.
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.
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.
Lots of anglers don’t have the confidence to try zig rigs, but they certainly work.
The story behind the first-ever fifty caught from Grenville’s Lake in Cambridgeshire, landed by Phil Calloway in May 2014.
The day a British carper landed a massive carp from a huge piece of French water.
This snippet featured in issue 819 from June 2010 and covered the death of an iconic UK carp.