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In a year of planning, as we all do for our trips to the French carp waters, we work plan and save through the year with excitement and anticipation of what we will encounter when embarking on our chosen destination. As in most cases these days, most of us set off the Friday, the day before, and in our case this was so with a long 5 hour journey ahead from Cheshire to reach Folkestone for our train at 05.20 Saturday morning then nearly a further 4 hours when arriving in France to our venue. Having pre booked our peg...

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British Carp Cup Ladies Event 2016 I thoroughly enjoyed fishing in the British Carp Cup Ladies Event last weekend at Wetlands Fishery, Retford. As last year’s runner up I was determined to fish my heart out and go for first place. With plenty of preparation and a 24 hour session on the venue the weekend before, I was feeling confident. Plenty of blow back rigs were made with my trusty Ashima Indispensable Carp Barbless Size 6 hooks, Ashima Groundhog 15lb and Silicone. My bait was well prepared with a bucket of carpy boilies and a big bucket of Supreme Fish...

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Particle In Winter There are many contradictory opinions about particles in winter, with some pundits saying they are a big no-no and others telling you they are better by far than a boiled-baits approach! In fact both are effective and while boilies may rule the roost on one water, particles may be dominant on another. And of course, there will certainly be waters where BOTH boilies and particles work well in the colder months. Now as we move into the winter we can more or less guarantee that the hardest carp fishing period of the year is fast approaching and...

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Growing up as a teenager I always knew there was something significantly different in me to my brothers and sister, a bit of a wild side, something stirring within, I was definitely different alright. The most significant point to where it all started was when I was about 14 years old, when I ran away from home. Why? Who knows, I probably thought I was badly done too. But looking back now I was no more badly done too than any of my other family or friends at that time, or was it just the start of the rebel coming...

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