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 is a test curve of a carp rod?
Are you considering investing in a carp rod? If so, you will probably have been looking at a few different models. One of the attributes that you will see mentioned for each rod is the test curve. But what is it exactly?
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?”
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”
Every angler has their own methods which they believe will give them the edge. Various equipment, attractants and fishing baits help them to land a better catch. Now there is a new piece of technology that could give keen anglers a serious advantage. Continue reading “The Drone Which Gives Fishermen the Edge”
You would think that the dangers associated with ice fishing are rather obvious. You could fall through the ice into water or prolonged exposure to the cold could result in hypothermia. What you may not have considered is that actually your attempts to keep warm could kill you! Continue reading “Ice Fishing Enthusiasts Beware”
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”
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”
Fly fisherman in the US are up in arms because some anglers are using the strands of kitchen mops as bait. Continue reading “The Mop Fly Controversy”
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?”