England trio doing their bit

Stick to the top

Carp Team England manager Rob Hughes and Ladies’ Carp Team members Tania Williams and Theresa Biggs visited one of the year’s premier game exhibitions to help spread the word of carp fishing.

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Richworth up for sale!

By Chris Ball

After 34 years, Bob Baker and his wife Eileen, the owners of Richworth Baits, are to retire after a long and successful career in the readymade boilie and bait business.

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A lake full of hippos - literally!

So you reckon you’ve had a “savage liner”? How about this for a story sent in from ‘Big’ Ray Jacob, which appeared in issue 601 (11th March 2006), who was fishing a venue in South Africa. Ray told Carp-Talk: “There were crocs and hippos in my swim and one of the hippos swam through my lines!” You can take out a subscription to Carp-Talk via our website:

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Dare to Dream

It’s amazing how quickly big fish can grow. The legendary DreamLakes complex in France has been an advertiser in Carp-Talk for many years and now contains carp over the 80lb barrier. In issue 401 (13th April 2001) the biggest fish on the complex was a mere 53½lb! To book yourself a holiday to DreamLakes visit:

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Take me to Church…

Horton Church Pool in Middlesex is one of the most historical carp waters of the modern era. Over the years we’ve featured some amazing fish from there, including this cracking 37¼lb mirror known as the Peach to Craig Welch back in issue 301 (29th April 2000). This amazing water still contains an awesome stock of carp and you can found out more through the RK Leisure website:

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The Main men!

Confidence in a bait is a must, and that’s why the big-name companies continue to dominate the industry. Back in issue 201 of Carp-Talk (16th May 1998), the bait of the moment was Mainline’s Activ-8, which was ripping waters apart all over the place. Keep your eyes out for our forthcoming issue 1140 (13th September 2016), which comes with some of Mainline’s latest Toppers.

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Cheap at twice the price

According to recent research carried out by the Halifax, house prices have increased by 306% over the past 20 years. Compare that to the increase in the price of bivvies, however. We found this advert from Carp-Talk issue 101 (1st June 1996) featuring a Nash Titan for £279.95. You can pick up the latest Titan for £399 from Poingdestres, which represents an increase of just 42½% in 20 years!

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KHV confirmed at Bierley Woods Waters, West Yorkshire

An outbreak of KHV disease has been confirmed at Bierley Woods Waters, Rockhill Lane, Bierley, Bradford, West Yorkshire. The site is now subject to statutory controls to prevent or limit the spread of the disease. The Fish Health Inspectorate (FHI) at Cefas, acting on behalf of Defra has issued a confirmed designation prohibiting the movement of fish to, from and within the fishery complex. Fishery equipment disinfection and movement control measures are in place and anglers must ensure that they comply with all biosecurity measures within the designated area.

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Big news at Carp Team England!

Carp Team England’s men’s and ladies’ teams recently hosted an evening at the superb RK Leisure Wraysbury 1 Lodge to celebrate the success of both teams over the past 12 months, thank sponsors for their support and announce coming events and plans going forward for Carp Team England.

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