Carp fishing is the biggest growth area in European coarse fishing. Specimen carping is a specialist approach that sees dedicated anglers going in search of the biggest carp to inhabit lakes, rivers and canals. Once considered a niche area, the popularity of carp fishing has grown - and continues to grow. Presented in full colour throughout, with clear step-by-step photography, this Haynes Manual will give readers all the information they need about rigs, tackle and techniques.
Meet the carp: learn about the different varieties of carp. Essential tackle: key items of tackle explained. Rig basics: the kit you need. The major carp rigs: hooklink, lead clip, running ledger, helicopter, chod, in-line drop-off, stiff hinge. Setting up on the bank: how to gear up for a carp session and set up on the bank. Understanding carp bait: what boilies are, how to make them and how to use them; particles - pellets, seeds, nuts, peas and beans. How to bait up: catapult, throwing stick, spod and Spomb explained. Feature finding: how to use a marker float to find key features. Catching with PVA: all the tricks of using this water-soluble material, which is perfect for carrying bait and attaching to your rig. The moment of truth: how to play, land, weight and return carp. Stalking: how to creep up and ambush carp.
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 23rd April 2014
Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.7 x 21.3
Weight (kg): 0.85