How to Choose a Carp Rod

As with hobbies and interests, the world of carp fishing can seem confusing to the uninitiated. There’s a vast array of equipment and accessories available and then on top of that there’s all the jargon to deal with! If you have friends or family who enjoy angling then they can help you out but what if you fancy taking up carp fishing as a hobby but don’t have anyone to turn to for advice? Fear not! Continue reading “How to Choose a Carp Rod”

What Equipment do You Need to Start Carp Fishing?

Any new hobby or pastime can seem daunting initially. You will always be aware that you don’t really know what you are doing and won’t want to look foolish. On the other hand, you have an exciting adventure ahead of you. Most experienced anglers will be happy to help and will understand how you feel. Continue reading “What Equipment do You Need to Start Carp Fishing?”

Environment Agency Clamps Down on Illegal Fishing

It looks like the authorities are stepping up their war on illegal fishing. Six anglers have found themselves in court recently after fishing in Hampshire waters and three of them ended up having to pay more than £800 each in fines and court costs. Continue reading “Environment Agency Clamps Down on Illegal Fishing”

World Record Carp Landed in Thailand

At Fishing Bait World Blog we’ve recently highlighted some of the record carp specimens which have been landed in British waters. However, if you want to grapple with a veritable monster then it seems you must head to Thailand! Last month angler Tim Webb spent 90 minutes battling with a really serious specimen. But the fish turned out to be well worth the trouble when it weighed in at 222lb and set a new world record. Continue reading “World Record Carp Landed in Thailand”

Giant Catfish Landed by British Anglers in Spain

The Rio Ebro in Spain is a magnet for anglers from all over the world. Beautiful landscapes abound and the river is legendary for producing impressive catches. It is possible to fish for catfish, bass, black bass, carp and zander. Despite the fact that fishing tour operators tempt visitors with stories of enormous specimens, it is always tempting to think that these have been largely the ones that got away. But recently a group of anglers from Carlisle discovered that Continue reading “Giant Catfish Landed by British Anglers in Spain”

How is Your Rod Licence Money Spent?

Nobody relishes paying fees and taxes. Anglers are obliged to pay for their rod licences and this is a fee which many would doubtless prefer not to pay. Perhaps this is how you feel but you might be more enthusiastic about the charges if you knew that the money was being put to good use? Continue reading “How is Your Rod Licence Money Spent?”