Making The German Rig

October 11, 2017

The German Rig is a super simple rig to tie and a super effective rig for fishing bottom baits. The stiff boom of the hook link keeps tangling to a minimum and turns the rig well in the carp’s mouth. So, let’s take a look at making one.    … Read more

New to Hair Rigs? Info, setup, and the basic tackle you will need.

January 25, 2017

There is a ton of information available to the new carper it can be overwhelming and almost off putting. While there are probably hundreds of rigs you will come across they almost all got their start from the basic hair rig and evolved over the years. We receive questions almost… Read more

The basics of fish handling

January 21, 2017

I wanted to touch on a subject that comes up almost daily, carp care or fish care for that matter.  The fact that we carefully handle carp in America is something that is not seen outside of our community as carp anglers. According to the US Fish and Wildlife services,… Read more

Blowback Rig How to Tie for Big Carp Fishing (Video)

January 1, 2017

It is that time again! Time for another rig tutorial and this one is very easy to learn and only requires a few key components to make the rig. We are going to tie the blowback rig this time around. I have tried a lot of various rigs and I… Read more

Targeting Grass Carp

August 28, 2016

Some love them and others…well, they love them a lot less. Whatever your thoughts of grass carp are, there is no denying that they achieve some very impressive proportions and can be found over much of the United States. They have been stocked in many waters for weed control and… Read more

Making the most of limited bank time

August 21, 2016

Two years ago two major changes happened which have had a huge impact on my ability to find time to fish. I decided to start my doctoral degree, and my wife and I had our first child. All of a sudden those 16 hour weekend round trips to chase big… Read more

Surface Fishing with Pellets

August 16, 2016

With the summer heat and humidity in full swing at the moment I find myself much preferring short sessions or night fishing. As I’m originally from the North of England I am not a lover of the sun, in fact I prefer the winter, which might sound strange but then… Read more

No Method No Problem, A Guide To Fishing Singles

August 5, 2016

It was somewhat difficult to determine what the term would be used for fishing without Method or Packbait. Technically  to fish a single is considered to fish with a solo bait without the addition of freebies, so if the title is a little misleading you’ll have to excuse my wording.… Read more

Asian Carp – Know the difference!

July 25, 2016

Asian carp  – Is it all in the name? The discovery of ‘Two dreaded Asian carp’ found in a Toronto water way recently sparked another wave of panic and media sensationalism. While the fish were correctly identified as Ctenopharyngodon idella or more commonly known as Grass Carp the article then… Read more

Creating your own leadcore leaders

July 19, 2016

There have been several inquiries on creating a how-to on creating leadcore leaders and how to splice different materials. This is something I do quite often as I do like using leadcore when the situation calls for it. Purchasing the leadcore in bulk spools can help save a little bit… Read more

Multi Rig How To Tie for Big Carp Fishing (Video)

June 15, 2016

  Multi Rig How To   So spring is flying by and we are almost into summer. A lot of anglers ask me some of the rigs I use while out carp fishing. I really am a simple person and prefer my fishing to be as simple as the fish… Read more

Particles – the forgotten baits?

April 25, 2016

Particles It’s always exciting to see peoples enthusiasm for the coming season. The arrival of new tackle, personal goals and targets being set as well as baiting campaigns and preparation. However some of the preparation and planned baiting strategies that have appeared on line in recent weeks, for particles in particular, have prompted… Read more