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Big Carp Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From £2.50 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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Big Carp Magazine  |  July 2017  


Syndicate Tales and Tactics
I’ve been planning this issue for over six months. Syndicate carping has become the backbone of our carp scene in recent years. Not that syndicates are a new thing – far from it – as they date back to the 1950s at Redmire and probably earlier than that. However “the syndicate” gives the serious carp angler many benefits: security for cars, tackle and even the angler himself, camaraderie fishing with a group of like minded friends, the opportunity to work at certain areas or swims with respect from your fellow fisherman and an open exchange of information and catches, which benefits both the anglers with only limited time and those with more fishing time on their hands. Yes, today there are some excellent syndicates around, albeit that some can be very expensive and others very difficult to join. There appears be also be a more “gentlemanly” attitude to other syndicate members, and the cutthroat, “fish at any cost” ethos so common in today’s scene is not apparent… at least I hope so!
Planning these themed magazines is not easy sometimes; writers have to be contacted months in advance to write on a specific subject. Luckily with reliable guys like Barry and Ben Oconnor, Steve Briggs etc their work is faultless, and their knowledge invaluable. However sometimes fate lends a hand, and this month I had a real stroke of luck in that one of the UK’s most sought after, and dare I say most elusive, big carp, the Burghfield Common, made an appearance at an incredible 62lb 8oz, and Scott Lloyd sent the carp scene into a frenzy. Scott and his brother Baz are two of our most naturally gifted big fish anglers and are also really nice genuine guys. Everyone at BC was enormously pleased for Scott – what a catch!
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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