Kev Grout and I had been looking forward to our BCAC qualifier at Walthamstow 1 for quite some time. Due to the lake being closed, we weren’t able to go for our normal practice session, so at the start of the match we were going to be fishing the lake without even ever wetting a line there before hand.
Former UK carp record holder Terry Hearn has enjoyed a fantastic start on his new southern syndicate water. Over the festive period he banked no fewer than seven carp, including a very special one off the Carp-Talk Most Wanted list.
Speaking about the catch, Terry said: “Conditions have been mega. Between Christmas and New Year, I managed seven and lost one, the best two being the Floppy Lin at 44lb 10oz and a common of 40¾lb.”
This 42½lb mirror known as the Grey Lady was landed by Tim Swain from Pevensey, East Sussex, during a 48-hour session on Darenth Big Lake.
Starting on 12th January you will no longer have to wait until a Wednesday to get your hands on a copy of your favourite carping weekly, as we will be hitting shops on a Tuesday!
Marcus Clark from Desborough, Northamptonshire, caught this 49lb 14oz common known as Kitch during a 48-hour session on Northey Park, Cambridgeshire.
The Predation Action Group (PAG) has revealed that the auctions held on its Facebook page in the spring raised £4150 for the organisation.
Fishing’s longest-running TV show Tight Lines will come to an end this July following a 20-year run on Sky Sports.
It has been a challenging few weeks for fisheries up down the country, with syndicate water Roach Pit and day-ticket venues Stanborough Lakes and Albert Park all losing carp.
The Carp Team England squad that will go for gold at the World Carp Angling Championships this October features two three-time world silver medallists, last year’s Erics Carp Championships winners, the reigning British champions, and one of the most prolific carp catchers in the business.
Cast for Life organisers have set a fundraising target of £52,000 for this year’s charity appeal and are calling for anglers to get involved to raise cash for Cancer Research UK.
The Angling Trust has teamed up with Get Hooked on Fishing and the Environment Agency to host a family fishing day in the Nene Valley later this month in an attempt to introduce more people into the sport.
Family Fishing at Barnwell Country Park will take place at the Northamptonshire venue on Sunday 28th June. Families are invited to attend and take part in the various free activities on offer including the chance to catch a fish, fly casting and tying, and feeder and waggler fishing.
James Roche, the Angling Trust regional officer, said: “It’s going to be a great day out for the whole family. As well as being the perfect place to get your first taste of angling, there will be plenty of opportunities for existing anglers to learn something new.”
Carp Team England’s entry into this October’s World Carp Angling Championships on the River Ebro in Spain has been submitted to the international governing body, FIPS.
Manager Rob Hughes said: “It’s official: we’re going – and we couldn’t have done it without the magnificent support from the UK angling trade. All the top companies pulling together has allowed us to start this new chapter of international competition fishing for Carp Team England. The next step will be to announce my squad. I’ve been carrying out some extensive research on the venue, looking at anglers that suit that style of fishing, and also watching the current competition scene. You can expect some announcements in the next two weeks.”