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Big Carp Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From €2.83 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  |  Sep-16Big Carp 241  


Fishing for ghosts and legends

Off the radar, fishing for the unknown, off the beaten track, the dark side of carp fishing all have a common theme, a theme which Big Carp readers will be all too familiar with, and a subject which still fires the imagination. The thought of an unknown, uncaught monster fires some people to put in extreme effort in adverse circumstances to achieve what is an almost impossible task. Now take a look at this month’s cover picture again; this is an example of the prize that’s up for the taking by those who take a step into the dark side.
The captor, Lee Brooks, is just one of an army of carpers who have rebelled against the crowded banks of local waters and fighting for swims on a Friday night after a hard week at work. Now these anglers sit alone, fishing for ghosts and legends, praying that tonight is the night that suspicion becomes reality. Lee has written a book, ‘The Darker Side of Carp Fishing’. It's a must-read for anyone who wants to see more of these fish because Lee found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

Another angler who has an incredible story to tell is Sam Jeffreys. I first introduced you to Sam on the cover of issue 237 where he held a fantastic never before caught linear in front of an equally fantastic graffiti backdrop. He then wrote briefly in issue 239 on the Inner London Carp scene. Well he's back this month with an array of secret venues that will excite and hopefully entice you to seek the unknown yourself. But if you want to read the whole story from Sam, another must-read is the book ‘Under The Radar’. Both of these books and the new one from Derek Ritchie, ‘Get It On With The Don’, are available to order on the Big Carp website.
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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