A memorial service was held recently at Norwich Cathedral for John Wilson. Named by the Angling Times as the greatest angler of all time in 2004, Wilson was known by many for his television programmes which covered diverse subjects from coarse fishing to sea angling.
It’s been a bad week for Liverpool! Both footy fans and Anglers have encountered disaster, leaving the Anfield district of the city completely in the doldrums. Liverpool managed to throw away the Champions League in a final featuring unfortunate goalkeeping errors and now the
Stanley Park fishing lake has seen dozens of fish die suddenly and without explanation. Continue reading “A bad week for Liverpool’s anglers”
Due to its sweet scent and bright colour, you would do well to find a more consistently effective bait than sweetcorn. Corn is an excellent choice all year round, and is probably one of the cheapest and most readily available options you could go for. On top of that, you can be sure that this natural option will not be harmful to the carp’s digestion.
As it can be used on the hook, on a hair rig, flavoured, coloured, and even mushed up to be used as ground bait, the versatility of corn really is Continue reading “How to fish for carp with corn”
Whether you have the perfect bait and rod or not, you cannot have a successful carp fishing trip if the areas which you are targeting contain a small amount of carp. Therefore, it is for this reason that choosing your spot is arguably the most fundamentally important factor to consider when carp angling.
One of the paradoxes of carp fishing is that the Continue reading “How to Find Carp”
Holding up your caught carp for that perfect picture is a necessary part of the fishing process if you want to have a record of that great moment. There are certain rules that you should follow though to be able to do this safely and effectively.
What does this mean for you?
Carp are cold blooded and therefore, when the water temperature drops over the winter, so does their body temperature. When the temperature of carp drops in this way, unlike humans, they cannot heat themselves up by moving about. In fact, in these conditions, carp actually move a lot less and their metabolism is reduced. When a cold period goes on for a long time, carp can sit more or less motionless at certain times in the day. Continue reading “Do carp feed in the Winter?”
The spring is a time of reawakening and renewal. This is certainly the case for the flowers and the trees, as sunlight hours increase, and the temperature rises once more after the dark winter months. But the reinvigorating conditions of life and of general activity on dry land can also be said to happen in the waters, as the rise in the water temperature means that the carp become more active and in turn need more food to fuel this increase in activity. With carp on the hunt for food, the potential for bountiful angling also heightens. Continue reading “How to Catch Carp in the Spring”
Not so long ago you had little choice when it came to groundbait. It was breadcrumbs or bust! But now you have a mind-boggling choice! But that newfound choice means life is a little more complicated. Regardless of which groundbait you choose you will have to prepare it properly to maximise its potential. Continue reading “How to Make Groundbait for Carp Fishing”
As the nights draw in and temperatures drop, the prospect of sitting outside for hours may start to seem less appealing. Especially when you are finding it harder to catch your target fish. Winter is a difficult time for carp anglers so you could face spending many hours over a period of months with little to show for your efforts. But there are tactics that you can employ to ensure that you get the most out of your hobby in winter time. Continue reading “Winter Carp Fishing”
As with hobbies and interests, the world of carp fishing can seem confusing to the uninitiated. There’s a vast array of equipment and accessories available and then on top of that there’s all the jargon to deal with! If you have friends or family who enjoy angling then they can help you out but what if you fancy taking up carp fishing as a hobby but don’t have anyone to turn to for advice? Fear not! Continue reading “How to Choose a Carp Rod”