Carpworld September 2014
The first signs of autumn are in the air! The night’s are drawing in, the days are cooler, and the leaves are just showing the first tints of brown. Don’t despair though because the autumn months are renowned as being some of the best for carp fishing as the carp feed up for winter. The weatherman says we can expect an Indian Summer this month so keep your fingers crossed! If you’re going out on the bank don’t forget to take your Carpworld with you as we’ve another bumper issue packed with the best features for the thinking angler.
IN THIS ISSUE
DAVE CHILTON – TAKE THE ROUGH WITH THE SMOOTH
There’s nothing about braids that Dave doesn’t know and the Braidmeister reveals the secrets behind making lines and braids that can survive the rigours of today’s advanced carping. If you thought just any old braid would be OK, think again!
MIKE KAVANAGH INTERVIEWS MICK RICHARDSON – THE HISTORY OF MAINLINE MONKS PIT
There are very few carper’s around today who haven’t at least heard about the famous Monks Pit and Mike’s been to interview the man behind the water. In the first part of this two-part feature Mike quizzes Mick on how he got involved with the water.
TIM PAISLEY – STILL CARPING ON
Tim features on the cover this month – and no wonder! He’s had two 70s in a recent trip to Teillatts and, with one of them a new PB, it’s one very happy carper that tells the tale of the capture(s). It’s a story that we can all relate to.
PLUS . . . Chris Ball takes a historical journey to Crayfish Pool, a water which first came to prominence in the 70s. Paul Forward’s been fishing with the stars at Linear Fisheries, and it’s all been for a very good cause. Mark Hogg’s in pain – but this pain is good as after six months without a fish has really told on his mental state. However, when he does finally catch again, the pain goes in an instant! Dave Little continues walking the riverbanks in the search for big carp. If you haven’t tried fishing in rivers Dave’s story will inspire you. Dave Moore continues his search for monsters at the caravan site in Caravan Club Carping. The fish keep on coming but the big one remains elusive.
IN INTERNATIONAL CARPER
Our mag-within-a-mag is, once again, packed with features to whet the appetite of our carping friends, both in the UK and around the world. There’s our usual rundown of all the big fish catches form around the world, a feature by Bill Cottam who’s taken a trip to Priory Lakes, a new venue we’ll all be able to tackle soon, and a feature by our own Asst. Ed. Nigel Banks returns to Bossard to take care of some Unfinished Business and Etienne Gebel tells us why no fish in the world is uncatchable. To finish off there’s a look at Gigantica with some very special offers and, if you’ve always fancied running your own holiday fishery you’ll need to read Mark Kelynack’s feature on running a fishery.