Complete beginners guide to Carp fishing tackle! Everything you need to know to put your first big Carp on the bank. Guide to terminal tackle, rods, reels, and more!

I have continued with my fishing on the big pit and have managed to get down most weeks over the last few months. The OP31 boilies have landed countless fish for myself and many others so far and is quickly building a solid reputation for itself. It's a bait that I will be taking everywhere with me in the future.  So with the bait working so well it might seem a strange idea to change to something else. The premonition is another boilie by noble baits that is made with big fish in mind and it's track record of huge fish landed in the UK and abroad certainly backs up it's cla..
Scott Harris just returned from a successful session on his syndicate lake. Here's what he had to say:"I fancied a change from the local ponds I've been fishing for the last year. I had some great times on there and experienced some of the best and most enjoyable fishing I've ever had. After a conversation with a mate, I was inspired to join him on a syndicate lake that I've fished in the past. I got myself a ticket and have been fishing there for about 5 weeks now. The lake is 60 to 70 acres in size and is very deep, the average depth being over 20 ft and in places can be over 30 ..
Here's what Andy had to say about his first outing with the OP-31. It was my first session out on the bank at my new Nuddock wood Syndicate lake and I'd heard some good things about a new bait originating in Newark, Notts. After finding my spot I set about spodding around 3kg of op31 on the spot around 60yrds out. I followed that with the same amount of fishery pellet.  The rig of choice was a multi-rig  With a snowman presentation, op31 boosted hookbait and garlic popup.  After around 2hrs is was apparent the fish had moved in on the spot as the fizzin..
This year’s junior competition saw twenty two young anglers competing for an array oftrophies and prizes but more importantly, taking part and enjoying a day with family and friends.The weather for the day was very kind with warm overcast conditions and a light breezeso we had pretty much perfect conditions for fishing which made a refreshing change tothe n unseasonable weather endured by previous junior events this year.Charlie Wakelin shows his winning catch of 9lb4oz which won him the Seedhouse Cup andthe Tom Reed Cup. Early reports of crucian carp being caught by some of the youngsters pro..
Just back from a week in France, Scott had this to say about his trip. "On a recent trip to France, we were faced with a very challenging weeks fishing with temperatures close to 40 degrees. The air pressure was through the roof and the carp were reluctant to feed on the bottom of the deep lake. The tench were also spawning, which provided the carp with a safe alternative food source to our bait and they could occasionally be seen tight to the margins, mopping up the tench spawn. Getting a bite was going to be tough and a few days passed without a fish being landed. After many h..
Noble BaitsTony Porter, owner of the Future Fishing tackle superstore in Newark Nottinghamshire has been developing bait for over a decade for use in his own fishing. Unable to afford to buy the quantity of premium readymades required for full time angling, his aim was to create a high quality, big fish food bait with a focus on digestion. After years of research and development, the Premonition (A Liver based boilie) has caught Tony countless fish at home and abroad and it wasn't long before Future Fishing customers started asking Tony to roll it for them. Now with the addition of a new unit ..

RIVE Future Fishing First meet. Hallcroft May 2019

Two matches this week the first of which was on Hacketts Lakes, a venue that I really enjoy fishing.I pulled out peg 21 which I felt was a bit too far up the lake for my liking after such a cold night. My worst fears were confirmed and with only 15 mins to go I’d only had 2 bites and two 2 skimmers! I decided to end the match by  dropping over my short pellet line with an 8mm Pellet on the hook and I was rewarded with two quick fish and finished with just under 19lb. This was enough for a section win and left me wondering if I should of come short sooner. ??Hacketts really i..
Andy was Back to Decoy Lakes for this week and the Sunday open on Beastie Lake.Andy said "I pulled out Peg 8 which is one that has never been kind to me in the past. It’s a strange corner peg and that generally only produces when it’s got some wind on it.Luckily the breeze was blowing straight into it so although I was not totally confident, I was hopeful.I started short on hard pellet and after indications that small fish were being a problem I switched to Paste. This only produced a few skimmers so it was time to prime the margins nice and early.After seeing signs of fish in the Ma..
Andy Stepney is on a roll at the moment and preparing to take on some of the biggest names in UK Match Fishing.  We will be featuring some How To guides and tips for success from Andy over the coming months and following him closely in his journey into Commercial match fishing. Here's what he had to say about his recent success and challenges that lie ahead!.  "Back in June I managed to secure a place in the £50,000 Golden Reel Final by winning a qualifying match at Decoy Lakes.The final takes place on Saturday 15th of September at Larford Lakes and I have been making the ..
HOW-TO INSTALL TACKLE LABS ICE DRAG SYSTEM IN SHIMANO XTD14000We get many requests from people asking us how to install the ICE Drag System washers in the XTD reels so we have now put together this easy to follow guide which will show you step by step how to do it yourself. The Tackle Labs System not only improves the speed of your clutch but also improves the smoothness due to their low friction start.STEP 1 (Remove the spool cap from the reel by turning the drag knob anticlockwise until itSTEP 2 (Remove the spool and take out the wire spring clip sitting on top of the washers. ..
WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITEIt's been a long time coming but we have finally "gone live" with the new website! George and Ryan have been busy populating the site with products and Jan has been inputting stock levels whilst Tony has been travelling around the country visiting suppliers and sourcing new and exciting bait, tackle and gadgets to help you put more fish on the bank!Over the coming weeks, months and indeed years, we will be developing this site not only into an enjoyable shopping experience but also a resource for information including honest product reviews and tips, how to guides and..
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