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Big Carp Magazine Big Carp 189 Back Issue

View Reviews   |   Write Review Only $3.99 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. .. read more

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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The Legends are Coming!

What a fantastic month I have just had working on the new legends series of books that I decided to publish to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Big Carp in 2011. As most of you will know, we kicked off with Sit Pete Springate and what a popular read this has become. As you know, Pete’s not much of a writer and has therefore never had a book out to celebrate his incredible fishing life and one was very overdue. Rather than ghost write one, I wanted to capture the essence of the man himself and so recorded his life history in Pete’s unique and unmissable style. .. read more No wonder his book has been so popular.
Lee Jackson was next of course – a fantastic tribute to a great angler. Lee already had a book out but that was only about the record fish ‘Two Tone’, so a life history was well overdue.
Ritchie Mac was third and once again an angler with a huge following but with very little written about him. His book was an obvious success.
Steve Briggs followed Ritchie. Steve’s talent for catching the world’s biggest carp was truly emphasised when he landed the Black Mirror from Colne Mere.
Dave Lane’s book covered all the years before and after his two best sellers and was filled with extra stories and photos that never made his earlier books.
Me, well having written five books you might have thought I had nothing new to say, but this could not have been further from the truth. There were so many stories that I dare not write in my early books, but now was the chance to right the wrongs, name and shame and tell of all those things we got up to years ago. As you have probably heard some people were going to be upset, but it was time to speak out and tell the truth.
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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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