Anglers often go to extremes not to lose their leads when fishing, but this whole concept works against them because a carp will use the weight of the leads and the softness of mono lines to set a continual bounce on the line between the hook and the tip of the rod which can either […]
I’ve been an angler now for far more years than I would like to admit to. I was lucky enough to learn my angling skills on rivers like the Avon and Stour around Bournemouth and I’ve had the privilege of fishing with a lot of good anglers, always learning from them. I then went carp […]
I very much favour heavy leads for carp fishing… you can read my reasoning here. However, once the heavy lead has done its job and hooked the carp there’s no reason to keep it during the fight. That’s why I designed this “Lead Drop” rig. So… here’s the component parts needed to make the rigs; […]
By Chas Cook, owner of Vaux In my opinion when carp fishing, the most important factor after the hook is the lead set-up. I very much favour a heavy lead… & here are the reasons why; Many anglers sit behind their rods and their non-moving swingers unaware that carp are actually mouthing, and sometimes moving off […]
Over the last few years since I first stocked Lac Du Villefond I have been witness to a lot of changes at the lake not least how the fish have grown into absolute monsters in a relatively short space of time. As the carp have grown in size they have become accustomed to more and […]
We’ve just loaded up an excellent step by step guide on how to construct the extremely effective Blowback Rig (with & without hair). It’s been put together by top carper Paul Cooper… well recommended; http://www.anglinglines.com/docs/venuearticlesdetails.php?venue=Oakview&article=160 Carp Fishing in France at 35 Lakes
Wayne Scott demonstrates a priceless tip he picked up from watching a Korda Thinking Tackle video by Ali Hamedi.
The component parts of Chas’s safe carp rig A disturbing aspect of owning Vaux French carp lake is that I find numbers of my carp each year dragging leaders and leads because the tackle used by some anglers does not allow the leads to drop off the clips. The reasons can be; leaders cannot pass […]
Paul Cooper shows you how to make up a PVA bag that will cast 100m+
Paul Cooper shows you how to make up a PVA parcel that will cast effectively.
Paul Cooper shows you how to construct the Combi Rig using a leader knot;
Paul Cooper shows you how to construct the ultimate pop-up rig. Note from Paul; ” I didn’t make it clear on the clip why I use the short tag of 30lb Seaguar. Well, it keeps the shrink tube in place because although appearing stiff, without the Seaguar the shrink tuibe does not maintain its shape. […]
Paul Cooper shows you how to construct this highly effective carp rig;
Another rig masterclass from Paul Cooper;
Paul Cooper shows you how to make a safe carp rig. Ensuring that the lead can be shed in the event of a line break is the first rule of safe rigs. In this video Paul shows you the components you need to be certain your rig is safe.
Paul Cooper presents a series of short video clips on carp rigs and tips… Over the next few months I intend to put a series of short video clips together showing the methods that I use when fishing home or abroad, that help me put those extra few fish on the bank. I have been […]
I continually assess my fishing methods with a view to improving them wherever possible and I’ve come up with a twist to my glaçons or ice rigs (see Vaux BLOG Winter Carp Fishing – The Ice Rig dated 8th February 2010) as my earlier method was slightly inconvenient, owing to the fact that a hook […]
Question: Hi Shaun, Nowadays all carp hooks are straight pointed but after purchasing some of these Smart point hooks that you use I see that the point is twisted off centre, not exactly sure what the techincal term for it is! What is the difference between these hooks, does it affect the fishing? Tom Answer: […]