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Big Carp Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $2.58 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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I’ve got a feeling that 2013 is going to be a great year for Big Carp – everything seems to have fallen into place very nicely in 2012, and 2013 looks set to be a record-breaker.
Our new distributor, Comag, certainly know their stuff, and circulation problems of the past seem to have been ironed out. With the double centenary issue due to be on the shelves ready for the carp season to kick into gear in March, we are primed with material set to blow the lid off it all. Not only the 200th issue, but our App goes into its third year, already being read in over 30 countries, and the website is rewriting the record books with 50,000 hits a month.
So let’s start the year with a flier and set the precedent for future issues with the bar held high – as the headline suggests. We uncover the secrets of Wraysbury this issue for the first time in a long while. I think the last time we had much about Wraysbury in Big Carp was when David Slowen had his ‘Carp Watching’ series in the magazine, about ten years ago. Wraysbury has always been the type of water that you don’t hear anything about. Catches are kept quiet to keep people away and rumours abound, also in an effort to keep people away. Truth is, it’s still a bit of an unknown. Its residents are highly prized and very hard earned. That’s why we are so pleased to bring you photos of both King Fungus and the Little Lin. Thanks Wayne and a big thanks to Tom at Sticky. (By the way, Tom’s got some more rare ones for us next month!). I am also very excited to tell you that Terry Dempsey is writing a Wraysbury piece for us next month. Cheers lads – our readers will love it, I know. It’s funny how these catches only ever end up in Big Carp.
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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