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VIDEO: 53lb Lake Record Common at Lillypool

2017 is off to an excellent start with a new lake record at Lillypool of 53lb 2oz, and a new common personal best for bailiff Richard too. This common was caught on a February session on the lake. Watch the video below to see the new record and a very happy angler!

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Technical Carping

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Do Fishmeal Baits Work In Winter?

If you listen to the experts you would never use a fishmeal boilie over the winter months. My thinking was the same, however over the years my views have changed drastically. For the past 2 years I have continued to fish through the Winter months, feeding and fishing with Squid and Orange from Quality Baits. […]

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General Interest

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Four Carp Fishing Venues For The Summer Holidays

If you’re looking for a family holiday this summer with some carp fishing included then take a look at the following four French carp fishing lakes. All have a week or two still available in the summer holidays this year and offer great fishing, accommodation and facilities for all the family.

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Owning a Carp Lake

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Beware The Rat! 10 Tips To Avoid Weil’s Disease Whilst Fishing

This really is invaluable advice for any carp angler, big thanks to Jamie Simpson for these tips on how to avoid Weil’s Disease whilst fishing… Ever heard of a disease called – Leptospirosis? No? … didn’t think so! How about Weil’s disease? Leptospira interrogans are a microscopic corkscrew-shaped bacterium which causes the disease leptospirosis. This is carried […]

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Owning a Carp Lake : An Interview with Bruno Simond 

During his recent trip to Deux Iles, our field tester Mike Linstead took the opportunity to find out a little more about the lakes owner, Bruno Simond and his fascinating journey towards setting up his exciting lake.  At 23 Bruno Simond is one of the youngest lake owners in France. As a dedicated carp angler […]

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