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Carp Fishing

Here’s something that’s inexpensive and fun to do at this time of year when it’s too hot for traditional fly fishing. The carp put up a very serious struggle on a fly rod so do not underestimate your quarry when you tackle up! If you’re geared up for stillwater trout you should have almost everything you need already. However, you will need to add an unhooking mat and possibly a larger landing net to keep your carp happy and healthy!

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By Danny North

One of the most important pieces of kit that any carp angler purchases is their carp rods.

Choosing the right rod for the water they are fishing is so important. The rod must be capable of giving the casting distance required. Will it cast the weights needed? Will it cope with pva bags? All these questions must be asked by the angler before they make their final decision.

For smaller lakes, where the required casting distance would be up to 75 yards, I would recommend a 12ft rod with a test curve of 2.75 lb, this is a perfect all round rod. It will have a fairly through action and will be suitable  for floater fishing as we well as more conventional carp fishing.

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By Danny North

The choice of carp fishing accessories has never been better, from bite alarms, to bed chairs and bivvies etc.

There are many innovative companies, designing excellent new products almost weekly, to help us put a few extra carp on the bank !!

Lets try and cover some of the more every day items such as pva, hooklink materials, lead clips, etc.

Korda have brought out probably the most comprehensive and easiest to use range of pva that is available, right from their pva tape up to the funnel web systems, it all makes, for us anglers being able to present free offerings, in a way that we have never been able to in the past.

The choice of hook link material is vast, from companies like, Nash, Kryston, Korda, etc, one of the biggest innovations is coated hook links, it has made presentation so easy for tying hinged rigs. They also have excellent anti –tangle properties, in that the coatings are stiff and will reduce tangles whilst casting, then there are stiff nylon or fluorocarbon hook links like, Korda IQ , Mouthtrap, etc. All of these products are designed in making the job far easier in tying up our Chod rigs or stiff hinged rigs.