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Carp fishing winter session

Cold Water Carping

Your winter carp fishing ‘short break’ starts here. Why settle for ‘drive and survive’? Do your homework, and you could just bag a belter on your next French trip… Terry Hearn talks about those ‘little edges’ which, combined, can spell the difference between success and failure. Never are those edges more important than in winter. […]

3d Fishing For Cold-Water Carp

Far from a ‘chuck it and chance it’ daylight-hours-only tactic, to be deployed only when all else fails, zig fishing could be your best chance of a bite around the clock, throughout the year. So why isn’t it more widely adopted? An old school carper friend of mine likens zigging to lure fishing; going so […]

Festive Fun at Lillybelle

After seeing fish on Christmas Day morning, I decided to dust the rods off and try my luck. 24 hours fishing, a hard frost and frozen kit were not enough to stop me banking 6 fish. 1x 40+, 1x 30+, 3x 20’s and an 18. Really successful short session! See the rest of the photos […]

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General Interest

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Villefond 2018 Highlights

With the 2018 season coming to an end we thought we could write a small piece to touch on some of the great things over the year. Firstly we would like to thank everyone that came to fish at Lac Du Villefond and spent time in our little slice of carpy heaven. 2018 as always […]

Our Top 5 Photos Of 2018

Reading through catch reports and photos from happy anglers is easily the best bit of the job. Here are five captures that really stood out this year.  Kevin Hayward with a stunning 52lb 4oz common at Lillypool. One of 18 fish for the group of 3 anglers. “We had a hard week with willow fluff […]

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Technical Carping

Zig Rigs

How To: Effective Zig Rigs For Carp

The Zig-Rig a simple method for fishing bait mid water that has accounted for many large carp. Here is an article by Ian Gemson from Smart Carping on how to set up a Zig rig… The Zig-Rig allows a buoyant bait to be fished from the lakebed at any set depth from a couple of […]

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Owning a Carp Lake

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