The No-Knott Rig.......Kevin Burgess
Now before we start I would love to say this is a rig that I came up with but sadly I can’t take the fame for this highly effective rig. This rig was shown to me middle of last year by a friend and I will admit the first time I see it tied I was not too sure but moments later I see this guy have a take and land a fish on this very rig he had just shown me. What sold it to me was firstly how good the hook hold was, the hook sat back nicely in the mouth with no damage at all. N...
Andy Dade Intro.....
This is my first blog for Berkley gulp carp army because of work and I have done it on the rig I am currently using at this minute in time. This rig I am using is a fluorocarbon rig I had my new pb on this witch was popeye at 34lb 8oz, what made me do this rig is because everyone on the lake is using rigs with snowman’s on them, knotless knots and blow back rigs etc. It had been about a mouth from when a fish had come out of the lake and started wondering if changing my rig w...
Return to the day ticket......Bruce Goddard
So after blanking last weekend at my syndicate i decided to return to my local day ticket water after having a result there a few weeks back and this time around i booked myself on to the far margin where the carp have been sitting all winter, i arrived at the lake friday evening around 6.45pm and rushed my gear round the far side of the lake and quickly set up camp as heavy snow was forcast and it was getting dark fast so with the bivvy set up i set about getting the rod...
‘A good all-rounder’ – By James Davies.
Firstly let me introduce myself, my name is James Davies and I live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and I’m a new recruit to the Berkley Gulp! Carp Army.
The majority of my fishing takes place on the River Swale and the gravel pits surrounding the Harrogate area. Although I enjoy fishing for Carp, I consider myself to be a specimen angler and divide my year targeting different species according to the seasons and weather. Spring is generally taken up hunting Carp on the local...
Ebro Carp and Cats by Lee Pollard
After the terrible winter we have had, with all the rain, snow and chilly winds I thought it was time we headed off to Spain to get amongst the hard fighting river fish on the river Ebro and get away from the cold fishless weather.
When we arrived the river was very low down but looked in great condition, with some lovely slacks and cracking eddies which all hold fish right on the edge of the crease and a perfect place to drop some baits. Once we picked our swim and spots al...
BCAC Preparations By Tim Swain
With the first round of the BCAC’s on the horizon my brother Andy and myself decided to head for Orchard Place to see how it would fish in these difficult conditions.
We arrived in less than ideal weather. It was pouring with rain and it didn’t look like it was going to let up. I hate setting up in the rain but I had my new Extreme barrow to load my kit onto and this comes with a rain cover so kept everything dry for the long walk to my swim. My STI 2 rib brolly took minut...
First proper session on the gulp!....James Hughes
What a last few weeks weather we have had. I had one last chance to fit in one more session on our club water before the season ended. I arrived on the Sunday morning and was fortunate enough to be able to fish thanks to the club chairman as there was a match on. I had to go down the far end of the lake which wasn't all that bad as it sheltered me from the nasty biting north east wind.
I opted to fish a 12mm Cocobanana pop up to the snags on the right hand side of my s...
The last two weeks on the Tarn....Steve Peach
Well the last two weeks of the season on the Tarn proved to be a tough one with the weather being so up and down and the weekends busy and everyone pilling in bait even though the water temperature was low and the fish really were of the feed.
A couple of weeks ago I fished the boards and was pleased on a short overnight session to catch my 100th carp from the tarn this season at 18lbs. The weather was looking good with a warm spell and was hoping to bag a few more fish. But...
Last day of River season – Barford Chub
I managed to get out yesterday afternoon for a last river session of the season.
The weather has been so bad recently I’ve hardly been able to get on the river and do any damage with a good old float attack!
Although conditions were far from ideal I decided to head to Barford near Warwick on the Avon with the intention of catching some chub on the float.
The river was dropping but still a bit pacey and colored, after all the hard frosts and snow this week it also...
New bait...on a fresh water...James Fiddler
After a first successful session on the Gulp! I was bursting to take it to my syndicate water and give it a try, even though the weather is still cold. It’s not easy water at the best of times but with the temperatures rising a few degrees I fancied my chances. I arrived at the lake Friday afternoon to do a couple of nights. There was one guy doing a day session, so I had my pick of the swims. I got setup in a swim that controlled a good section of water, as the fish wouldn't...