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Big Carp Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $4.00 per issue For over 20 years Big Carp has been the serious carp anglers favourite read. Written and read by the world’s top anglers, dedicated to English thoroughbreds, a history of excellence.

The UK’s only proper carp mag with articles from Britain’s top carp anglers past, present and future. Aimed at the angler who not only wants to know what catches but why! Many exclusives from anglers all over the country, in depth technical features on baits and rigs, on the bank interviews with successful anglers both well known and unknown. Life histories of famous anglers, monthly prizes to win holidays tackle and bait. Exclusive diaries Rob Maylin and his friends. Keith Jenkins monthly column “Made in England” featuring the biggest and most beautiful carp caught that month. Big Carp is for the angler who wants more out of his fishing than just catching fish, it is for the angler who wants to know the history of his chosen quarry and the venue it resides in. Big Carp has something for everyone, from the novice angler keen to learn the latest edges from the top anglers to the season pro just keeping abreast of the country’s most important captures.

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So what makes a 'special one'?

Well, they don't necessarily have to be massive, although obviously that helps! And they don't have to be caught from an iconic water either; the humble canal or town park can contain some very special ones. To me it’s more of a feeling that you get… Take a look at this month’s cover; it’s Dave Little with a Longreach common that he caught recently, which has been on the missing list for years. Dave put in a dedicated campaign on a water full of problems: weed, mosquitoes, low stock and real hard graft, and as you can see from his face and pumped-up body, all Dave wanted to do when he lifted this 40-plus beast up to the camera was scream out to the heavens, “Yessss!” Now that is the feeling you get when you catch a 'special one'. Dave's article on Longreach contains a few special ones.

Articles on venues like this are as rare as the captures themselves; they usually involve a decade of dedication at least, and this month’s piece is all that and more. This month I have dedicated the whole magazine to these special carp, and there is a 16-page photo feature with 100 fish, which in my opinion fit that category, all caught within the last few months. Of course I could have put double the amount in, but then we would have a photo album rather than a magazine.
For over 20 years Big Carp has been the serious carp anglers favourite read. Written and read by the world’s top anglers, dedicated to English thoroughbreds, a history of excellence.

The UK’s only proper carp mag with articles from Britain’s top carp anglers past, present and future. Aimed at the angler who not only wants to know what catches but why! Many exclusives from anglers all over the country, in depth technical features on baits and rigs, on the bank interviews with successful anglers both well known and unknown. Life histories of famous anglers, monthly prizes to win holidays tackle and bait. Exclusive diaries Rob Maylin and his friends. Keith Jenkins monthly column “Made in England” featuring the biggest and most beautiful carp caught that month. Big Carp is for the angler who wants more out of his fishing than just catching fish, it is for the angler who wants to know the history of his chosen quarry and the venue it resides in. Big Carp has something for everyone, from the novice angler keen to learn the latest edges from the top anglers to the season pro just keeping abreast of the country’s most important captures.

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Full of good articles

Always a good read Reviewed Friday, 26 July 2019

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Always and interesting read Reviewed Tuesday, 23 July 2019

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One of the best of its type Reviewed Thursday, 18 July 2019

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One of the best fishing magazines Reviewed Thursday, 11 July 2019

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