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Korda New Products for June 2024

New Korda Products for June 2024

June 26, 2024

Exciting New Arrivals from Korda: Korda is thrilled to introduce several innovative products designed for carp anglers. Each item has undergone extensive development and testing to ensure top-notch quality and performance. Korda Latest Featured Products: Compac Retainer Sling Description: Meticulously developed and tested for over four years, the Compac Retainer… Read more

Longshank Beaked Hook

Longshank Beaked Hook Enhancements

March 22, 2024

Danny Fairbrass, known for his innovative approach to angling gear, has refined the already successful Longshank X pattern of hook to the Longshank Beaked Hook, enhancing its effectiveness for catching carp. These improvements build upon the hook’s proven track record of over 20 years, demonstrating Fairbrass’s commitment to optimizing fishing… Read more

compac coolers

Compac Coolers

February 22, 2024

In the warmer seasons or on extended outings, freshness is key for both angler and fish alike to relish their meal! Compac Coolers to the rescue! Compac cool bags, are a versatile solution for any fishing excursion. Whether it’s a brief jaunt requiring milk and sandwiches or a lengthier trip… Read more


Introducing SUBbraid For Carp Angling

February 9, 2024

For anglers exploring new braid options or seeking a change, delving into the realm of SUBbraid offers insights into its virtues. While braided main lines have a longstanding presence, particularly in spod and marker rod setups, their potential in carp fishing remains underexplored, leaving anglers unaware of the benefits they… Read more

Solidz rigs

Why Solidz rigs Are My Go-To Choice

February 1, 2024

In this piece, Neil Spooner shares his deep affection for using Solidz, elaborating on how he sets up his Solidz rigs and offering valuable tips for optimal usage. Solidz, in my opinion, are a tactic I hold in high regard, and I still believe they don’t receive the credit they… Read more

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Important! Polarized Sunglasses in Carp Fishing

January 26, 2024

Carp fishing is a pursuit that demands patience, skill, and, of course, the right equipment and among the often-overlooked essentials is a quality pair of Polarized Sunglasses. In the realm of carp fishing, these sunglasses can be a game-changer. Let’s delve into the reasons why Polarized sunglasses are indispensable for… Read more

Stow Indicators

Evolving Bite Detection with Stow Indicators

January 24, 2024

The roots of Stow indicators trace back to Elstow lakes, where pioneering anglers crafted the original versions decades ago. Today, these indicators remain a favored method of bite detection among Team Korda members. The original handmade Stow gained cult status, prompting Korda to enhance its design, using top-quality materials like… Read more

dark matter hybrid lead clip leader

Dark Matter Leaders Review

January 19, 2024

The entire concept behind the Dark Matter range revolves around the incorporation of tungsten, and this principle extends to their line of leaders. Here is a Dark Matter Leaders Review. Diverse and pre-tied, the Dark Matter leader range offers an array of options, all unified by the presence of tungsten-infused… Read more

Spring Bow Landing Net

Spring Bow Landing Net

January 15, 2024

Introducing the Spring Bow Landing Net, a product that has undergone several years of development to ensure it meets the highest standards of user-friendliness. This innovative net addresses crucial aspects that anglers often overlook when it comes to their gear. The landing net is a pivotal tool in any angler’s… Read more

Heli-Safe Tubing Kit

Overview of the Innovative Heli-Safe Tubing Kit

January 8, 2024

Heli-Safe Tubing Kit System stands as an exceptional product, widely embraced by anglers globally. Now, owing to a strategic refinement, an even broader audience can reap its benefits. Previously, its application in certain waters faced substantial limitations due to bans on leadcore and leaders. Setups not conducive to being fished… Read more

Fake Food

Fake Food

December 20, 2023

Exploring the comprehensive range of our plastic hook baits, known as Fake Food, delving into their effectiveness. Plastic hook baits have significantly influenced carp fishing, becoming a popular choice among anglers seeking durable bait with buoyancy. Plastic hook baits have made a notable impact on carp fishing, emerging as a… Read more

Monofilament Fishing Line

Premium Monofilament Fishing Line

December 15, 2023

FOR CARP ANGLERS STARTING OUT Discover why CarpLine Monofilament Fishing Line has become a favorite in the carp fishing community! CarpLine has earned its place in the esteemed Korda lineup of monofilament main lines, recognized for its unparalleled durability… Outstanding Abrasion Resistance: Monofilament Fishing Line This is the standout feature.… Read more

Introducing the Black & Whites Bobbins

Black & Whites Bobbins Review

December 13, 2023

Introducing the Black & Whites Bobbins – Our venture into the world of bobbins saw significant success with the Stow indicator system. It only made sense to take the next step and introduce a slightly different, more traditional style of bobbin for those who lean towards this preference. Deeply involved… Read more

Gardner 10ft 'Covert' Application Rod

New 10ft ‘Covert’ Application Rod

December 7, 2023

Gardner Tackle’s new 10ft ‘Covert’ application rod has arrived! This powerful, through action rod can accurately hits the spot at distance, time after time. With subtle graphics and a 3k matt finish, this new rod is exceptional value for money and looks just as good as it performs. This 10ft 3.25tc… Read more

Kaizen Platinum Rods

Kaizen Platinum Rods Review

December 1, 2023

Korda Kaizen Platinum Rods – The Kaizen Platinum range has been under development for more than four years, and came about as Korda felt that they could develop something even better than what was already on the market – despite this being the first foray into rods – using the… Read more

Compac Cool Bags and Coolers – Keeping Things Fresh!

November 16, 2023

Compac Cool Bags and Coolers – Keeping Things Fresh! As the temperatures rise or during extended fishing sessions, ensuring the freshness of your bait and food is crucial for both angler satisfaction and the well-being of the fish. The comprehensive range of Compac cool bags caters to every need, from… Read more

Goo Tips by Jamie Londers

Goo Tips by Jamie Londers

November 14, 2023

Baiting Carp for Beginners: Goo Tips by Jamie Londers Meet Jamie Londers and get ready for some Goo Tips! Definition: Goo “Originating from South Africa, this secret mixture of additives was used to devastating effect by their national team in carp competitions. It is manufactured by Kiana and all different… Read more

Range Finder Distance Sticks (Gardner)

Gardner: New Range Finder Distance sticks

November 13, 2023

New Range Finder Distance sticks: 24” ( 61cm) range finder distance sticks Black anodized finish Comes with luminous green detachable sight tops with plugged betalight cavity. Additional black metal top protectors to be used in harder ground. Hardened rubber guides for enhanced line protection. Yard strap with distance ringlets set… Read more

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Spotlight: Wide Gape Hooks

November 6, 2023

Spotlight: Wide Gape Hooks – The Wide Gape hooks have a storied history spanning over two decades, assisting anglers in landing numerous large fish. It’s a pattern that has stood the test of time and will likely remain a perennial favorite. This hook was one of Damian Clarke’s early ventures… Read more

Summit Tackle Distance Sticks!

September 19, 2023

Being accurate is a crucial part of any seasoned angler’s fishing technique: Summit Tackle Distance Sticks can help. Our Summit Tackle Distance Sticks have grooves that means your line hugs the sticks to prevent tangles and birds nests, simply measure out your wraps, clip up and hit your chosen spot… Read more

Rippton Bitekeeper Pro Bite Alarms

June 12, 2023

Rippton Bitekeeper Pro Bite Alarms: Just added some cool little alarms to the website. The Rippton Smart Fishing Gear Bitekeeper Pro alarm sets. They are rechargeable, drop back tone and LED, and they connect to an app on your phone via bluetooth where you can change all the settings, see… Read more

Ridgemonkey Modular Bucket XL and 15 Liter Collapsible Bucket

June 9, 2021

Ridgemonkey Modular Bucket – Everyone has those few items that you ‘can’t leave home without’ when setting off fishing. A few of those items for me are the Ridgemonkey Modular XL bucket and a couple of the Ridgemonkey collapsible buckets. Where to start, there are so many positives for me… Read more

Forge Tackle 12ft Rod Bag Review

March 29, 2021

Forge Tackle 12ft Rod Bag – To the majority of anglers our rods and reels are amongst the most valuable assets in our collection of gear. Thats why it’s smart to invest in some form of storage to protect our beloved rods. The Forge Tackle 12ft Rod Bag offers ample… Read more

First Impressions: Forge Tackle Multi Ruckbag

March 2, 2021

Forge Tackle Multi Ruckbag – Newly available at Big Carp Tackle is the Forge Tackle Multi Ruckbag. A rucksack, carryall, and barrow bag all in one package. I recently obtained one of these Multi Ruckbags and upon unboxing I was immediately impressed by what this bit of luggage has to… Read more

Cygnet Sniper Weigh Tripod Mk2 Review

February 23, 2021

Cygnet Sniper Weigh Tripod Mk2 Overview: Cygnet Sniper Weigh Tripod Mk2 – Safe and accurate solution for weighing big fish also offering a solid metal block with threaded top for buzz bars. The Sniper Weigh Tripod MK2 is Supplied with a threaded bubble level to balance weight distribution; this can… Read more

Coming This Spring – Cygnet SNIPER BARROW

February 7, 2021

Overview: Robust, compact and super-strong, the Cygnet Sniper Barrow ticks all the boxes for day session and longer session anglers alike. Without taking up much room in transit or storage. It utilises a low centre of gravity for stable transportation and manoeuvrability when carrying large loads of tackle, and the… Read more

Coming This Spring – Cygnet MARKER POLE KIT 6.5M INC SPOT MARKER

February 5, 2021

  Overview: These are designed to be positioned onto the lakebed directly to mark out your fishing spots, underwater snags, or shallow areas that need to be avoided. The poles can be left out in the water and fished to with confidence, which makes it easy to position your rigs… Read more

Coming This Spring – Trakker’s PROPEL & DEFY (Spod/Marker Rods 10ft)

February 2, 2021

OVERVIEW These 10ft versions are perfect for use in a multitude of angling situations – from boats where a longer rod can be cumbersome and awkward to use when lowering rigs onto spots, to fishing in close quarters where casting space is limited, or if you’re simply fishing on a… Read more

Coming This Spring – Aqua Products FULL ROD SLEEVE 10ft

February 2, 2021

OverView Full Rod Sleeve 10ft These contoured rod sleeves have an upgraded padding for extended protection, the shape is specifically designed to protect delicate 50mm rings and big pit reels. Rest assured that your rod and reel will be safe and transported in style. Purposely designed to safely store and… Read more

Coming This Spring – Trakker’s TRINITY CORK RODS

February 2, 2021

OVERVIEW Super-durable and easy to cast, the Trakker Trinity rods are ideal for those with a lower budget who don’t want to compromise on quality. Featuring a DPS-style 18mm reel seat with black hoods, and full-length cork handle to offer superb grip and comfort, the Trinity rods are a joy… Read more

Coming This Spring – Trakker’s Tempest BROLLY 100

February 2, 2021

OVERVIEW The market-leading Tempest Brolly concept is set to reach new levels of comfort. The 2021 models see the introduction of twin rear vents. These new additions are accompanied by the staple features you’d expect, including anti-twist poles, 10,000mm hydrostatic head, polyester material, and the now standard GRP block design.… Read more

Fox R-Series Brolly System

January 12, 2021

If you don’t like the weather wait ten minutes, it will change. It was a beautiful fall day in Colorado.  We were landing carp left and right. We were having so much fun that we didn’t notice that the storm predicted for the next day had begun to roll in.… Read more

Trakker Nitelife Bivvy Light Remote 200

October 4, 2020

The Nitelife Bivvy Light Remote 200 is a feature-packed, compact unit that boasts six lighting options with up to 80hours of illumination, emergency power bank and remote control function. One press operation allows you to cycle through three brightnesses of white light, red light and Bug-Less amber light with 610… Read more

Trakker Sanctuary Insta-Mat

October 4, 2020

Based on the ever-popular, quick-erect walled unhooking mat design maintaining super-fast set up and pack down properties, the Sanctuary Insta-Mat offers total protection in a compact, lightweight and user-friendly package. The mat fully unzips to reveal the lightweight outer frame that once unfolded will simply assemble itself with the open… Read more

Trakker – Armolife Multi-Fuel Stove

October 4, 2020

The Armolife Multi-fuel Stove is most versatile of stoves, that can deliver peak performance even in the coldest of conditions. The solid construction offers a sturdy base for a wide range of cooking situations. The stove can burn a wide range of liquid fuels including regular gas, with instant flame… Read more

Thinking Anglers 600D Rucksack

Thinking Anglers 600D Rucksack Review by Craig Welch

July 31, 2020

I’ve always been one of those anglers that takes way too much gear with me. I’ve always liked to be prepared for any eventuality, which is fine for long sessions on the bank but most of my angling these days is short day trips and I found myself struggling with the mountain of tackle I invariably take with me, most of which went unused. This year I made the decision to scale back and focus on just what I need for a short-day trip and this is where the Thinking Anglers 600D rucksack comes into play.

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Rod Hutchinson 12FT 3.5 TC DMX Rods

May 19, 2019

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Rod Hutchinson Lounger Chair

May 19, 2019

Combining comfort with functionality, the Lounger Chair features a pair of moulded clips on the rear frame allowing the chair to be set at three preset angles removing the need for awkward cams. With arms for added comfort, this chair offers the excellent head and back support required, especially if… Read more

Solar P1 Pod (Video)

September 17, 2017

With It being nearly a year since I received My Solar P1 pod, and Global Conversion Kit I figured why wait on on showing the versatility of this pod! Not unlike the original Worldwide pod the new P1 has had some increased refining, and engineering as well as some aesthetic… Read more

Gardner Braided Hair Needle

September 5, 2017

I have used a lot of hair needles over the course of my carp fishing career and I can easily say that the Gardner Braided Hair Needle (standard size) is my favorite. There are a few reasons for this but the biggest is that they are versatile. As my baiting… Read more

Deeper Pro +

August 11, 2017

First impressions with the Deeper Pro + There are always folk who will say that the use of various electronic aids detract from the nature and experience of fishing. The same could be said for the many developments and ingenious items of tackle that have contributed to modern carp fishing… Read more

Prologic Windblade Indicators

March 16, 2017

North American waters are challenging for many reasons. The larger lakes and rivers not only require a step up in tackle but can be especially problematic when trying to set up your alarms and indicators. Strong currents and undertow will often result in ‘bobbin creep’ which will invariably trigger false… Read more

CC Moore New Liquid Foods 2017

January 8, 2017

Big Carp Tackle will be carrying the new line of CC Moore Liquid foods which include the Liquid G.L.M. Extract , Red Venom and finally the Hot Chorizo Extract . These will all be available in the coming months and stocked regularly.   RED VENOM This highly successful, natural, red… Read more

Ridgemonkey Modular Hookbait Pots (Video)

December 30, 2016

Ideal for storing all kinds of pop-ups, wafters, bottom baits, imitation plastics and much more! With each section featuring a high-quality seal so all manner of glugs and flavouring can be used without fear of spillage. Bait storage just got organized! No more loose jars rattling around in your rucksack… Read more

Solar Titanium Indicators

December 20, 2016

While the principal behind visualbite indication is fairly simple. If you get a run the indicator moves upwards, upon a dropback the indicator will drop or sag.  So why have things gotten so complicated, and furthermore what else does a bite indicator need to accomplish?  When I began Carp Fishing… Read more

Enterprise Tackle Pellet Skins

April 19, 2016

Enterprise Tackle Pellet & Corn Skins Over the past couple of year’s I’ve found that the Enterprise Tackle Pellet & Corn Skins have increasingly become an invaluable part of my carp fishing armory. I first used them to help present dog chow (chum mixer for the Euro’s) as a surface… Read more

NGT Carp Cradle 304.

Affordable Carping: NGT Carp Care products

April 6, 2016

When I returned to the sport of carp fishing I knew nothing of the modern accepted standards of carp care. Back when I first started fishing, in the late 70s, early 80s, weigh and retainer slings, cradles and mats, dedicated nets for carp, medicated kits to treat wounds and sores,… Read more

Review: Gardner Seeker Marker Float

February 17, 2016

The Seeker Marker Float from Gardner is one of the many choices available, but it is not just any old float – it offers excellent cast-ability, visibility, and a price tag under $10. Read more

Nash Tackle R3 Alarms – Product review

October 18, 2015

A very busy work schedule, studying for my Ph.D, and the arrival of my first child carp has meant my fishing outings have been few and far between so far in 2015. Thankfully, I have a few trips planned for fall and winter, and spring 2016 should see me back… Read more


Affordable Carping: NGT Bite Alarms

May 7, 2015

Often when I am out fishing other anglers will come over to see what I am fishing for. Their interest is typically drawn to the “euro” style carping setup I am using. Many anglers here in North America have never seen a rod pod before, or an electronic bite indicator and… Read more

Why i love the Nash scope concept

March 12, 2015

It seems like social media in the 21st century has led to an influx of carp anglers who like to spend their days ramming product placement down people’s throats, irrespective of whether the product and/or bait has been utilized by them personally. It also seems apparent that many anglers are… Read more

Delkim EV Plus & Accessories

Delkim EV Plus Review – Part 1

February 2, 2015

The Delkim EV Plus is the “entry” level option in the Delkim “Plus” range of electronic bite alarms. The other models in the range are: the Standard Plus which has all features of the EV Plus with an additional level of sensitivity control, variable LED modes, low battery warning and… Read more

The advantages of Kryston Heavy Metal Putty (Video)

January 30, 2015

Iain Sorrell Talking about the advantages of Kryston Heavy Metal Putty. Kryston Heavy Metal Putty I’ve been a big fan of tungsten putty for over a decade and had been buying various brands in my local fly fishing store. I love the versatility of being able to pinch off just… Read more

Sonik Sports Tournos 8000 Reel Used as a Spod / Spomb / Marker Reel Review (Video)

January 27, 2015

I recently talked about the Sonik Tournos 8000 Reels in my last video. One big thing that you never hear is you can use these as a dedicated Spod / Spomb and Marker Reel as well. The Rapid Drag system makes for easy work . They do everything you can… Read more

Trakker NXG 8 Rod Holdall 12ft Review 2014 for Carp Fishing

August 12, 2014

[youtube]3PVcFq4zOqI[/youtube] The 2014 season is flying by fast and with part of any fishing the use of gear and how it functions is extremely important. Once in a while I do an initial review and give a quick run down of how I like something or what I think of… Read more

Sonik Sports SK4XTR Rod Review 2014

July 26, 2014

  Great Common Carp caught while filming my Sonik SK4 review video and she checked in at a little over 26lbs! You can see the video below on the  Sonik Rod review plus the stunning fish above from start to finish on my Sonik SK4’s.         [youtube][/youtube]… Read more

Cygnet Wide Frame Catapult Review and Initial Thoughts

June 8, 2014

  Well it is that time of the year again when we are out hammering the fish left and right. So many companies and so many options for equipment to buy it can boggle the mind sometimes.  I am a huge fan of using catapults for my everyday fishing. I… Read more

Old Friends

November 30, 2013

Recently I took a little trip through the New England area to visit some old friends who are also CAG members and try and catch a few fish on the new to be released CC Moore Equinox Bait Range.  While visiting one area with Dean Brookes I landed a new… Read more

Memoirs of a Carp Fisher: The Demon Eye – Book Review

January 18, 2013

Memoirs of a Carp Fisher: The Demon Eye – Book Review I was very excited when I first heard that Kevin Nash was writing a book about his angling career as he is one of the pioneers of the sport and a legend in the eyes of myself and so… Read more

Delkim Smart Clips Review

October 26, 2012

I recently got my hands on a packet of brand new Delkim Smart Clips to put through their paces before they were released to the general public for sale. On receiving the packet of line clips I was pleased to see that there were three clips in the packaging for… Read more

Rod Hutchinson: “The Demon Eye” Entertaining Romp

October 17, 2012

“Memoirs of a Carp Fisher – The Demon Eye” by Kevin Nash is an entertaining romp through the carp revolution of the 1970s/1980s – and beyond. Taking you through this journey is one of carp fishing’s brightest thinkers, an entrepreneur who helped establish carp fishing as the main stream business… Read more

Book Review by Julian Cundiff: “The Demon Eye” Kevin Nash

October 17, 2012

For many readers of Carp Talk each week the name Kevin Nash is synonymous with Nash Tackle, Nashbait and the incredible Copse and Church Lake fish that feature in these pages from time to time. But that is just part of the story, the real story that many have wanted… Read more

Nashy’s Book at last… “Memoirs of a Carp Fisher”

October 17, 2012

The Demon Eye is set to be published early November 2012 The Carp world has been waiting a long time for Kevin Nash to put his story down on paper, Memoirs of a Carp Fisher starts when Kev was just a kid and follows his journey through the pioneering years… Read more

Theory vs Practice… Saxon 3.25 Hexalite Carp Rods Review

September 20, 2012

[With Dynamite field consultant and top British and now USA based carper Craig Parkes.] On the way back to New Jersey from a convention in Boston I’d arranged to meet up with Saxon Tackle owner and fellow Brit – Iain Sorrell. Over a cup of tea we chatted about all… Read more

Sneak Preview of New Nash Rods in Action (Video)

July 1, 2011

Nash has a new line of rods on the horizon and they’ve posted a short video on their Youtube channel. [youtube]4Y_1iEbuTXw[/youtube] Be sure to check out their Youtube channel for videos on most if not all of their products at Read more