A Simple Approach.
I've got a very simple approach to carp fishing, which has stood the test of time over the years, which is reflected in this site:
- First find where the fish are in the water your fishing.
- Use the best bait you can, this rarely means the most expensive or the bait with a high-tech name.
- Use a good simple rig
It's then down to water craft and fine tuning, which comes with experience. I still like to read and watch as many DVD's as I can, you've never finished learning.
New - How to Tie a Hair Rig - 24th March 2009.
I've added a page on how to tie a simple hair rig. All I can say is that the rigs are a lot easier to tie than they are to draw.
Visit the Gallery.
After doing nothing about it for the last few years, I've finally got around to adding a gallery to the site. So if you've got any pictures you'd like to upload, or you just want to look at some nice carp click here.
Making Your Own Boilies.
There are many other baits that are excellent carp catchers. Particles such as sweetcorn, maize, chick peas, maples etc., can be deadly. Tiger nuts are one of the best baits I have ever used. Although on a lot of waters they are now banned.
Lets also not forget baits like luncheon meat. Modern methods of keeping it on the hair, means it can be more effective than ever.
I must have caught several thousand carp of all sizes on the boilie recipes on the site, over the last 30 years. They will catch many fish as they are, but they are also an excellent starting point for people to go on and develop their own recipes.
A lot of people tell me that it's a great feeling when you catch a carp on a boilie that you have made yourself.
Trout Pellet Rig.
I've started to add a section on rigs. The first page contains details of a trout pellet rig.
If like me your fed up with drilled hard pellets
falling off the hair, this rig could be the answer.
This section contains general advice and information, such as bait soaks, bait in winter, a look at the HNV theory etc.
There is also a page for guest recipes, so if you
know any good recipes or flavours, please send them in.
Don't Take no Bull.
Just a word of caution about some of the things I've read on the internet and seen in magazines. There is a tendency for some people to overcomplicate things when it comes to baits and rigs. For beginners reading this, I would keep it simple at first. Get the basics right and you can move on from there. Also don't take to much notice of people who make out you need a master of science degree to but a bait together.
Look Out for the Tips.
If there is any point I've wanted to highlight, look out for the boilie on the left.