Advanced Carp Fishing is aimed at the aspirational carper. If you've caught your first twenty, or if you simply want to catch much bigger fish, this is the magazine for you. It's packed full of easy-reading features, eye-pleasing photos and loads of top tips from the best carp anglers in England. In our view it's the carp magazine that sets the standards others aspire to.
Here's what you'll find in the December 2014 issue...
WELCOME In editor Tim’s absence, Pete McKenna is proud to introduce this edition of ACF, packed with big carp yet again.
WHAT’S OCCURRING Catch up with all the most notable recent goings-on in the wonderful world of carp fishing, including some great captures.
THE BOUNTY HUNTER We get the inside story on Jon McAllister’s current campaign. Huge, pressured carp call for subtle tactics.
THE HORTON CHALLENGE Lee Wagner returns to Horton to try and complete the set of first-session successes.
SHIMANO COMPETITION Here’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to win some of the most sought-after extreme-casting rods in carp fishing.
MY GREATEST CAPTURE The face of Tails Up Bait, Ash Bradbury, recounts a superb capture – The Essex Manor’s Amphibian, aka The Annie.
RED-LETTER DAYS James Pierce enjoys the session of a lifetime live for the cameras on one of the best features we’ve ever been on!
THE CAMPAIGN ANGLE Having enjoyed a great year so far, Ed Betteridge starts his winter campaign and immediately gets back in the groove.
THE ANATOMY OF A POP-UP Spencer Butler’s hook baits are better than most, and so is his guide on how to make your own ‘that’s a bite’ specials.
TOP 3 EDGES River carping Godfather Dave Little reveals some intriguing tips for tackling the flow during the harshest months.
TOP ROD Spot fishing marksman Kev Hewitt recalls a dream campaign in pursuit of one the UKs biggest day-ticket monsters.
CARPING RE-CUT COMPETITION Win yourself a copy of Jim Shelley’s inspirational book – Carping Re-Cut.
BIG-CARP CAPTURES Essex-based hotshot Joe Atkinson talks us through a trip where he lived the dream – catching a truly monstrous brace.
Q&A More thought-provoking questions are answered by Shimano’s team of experts. Send yours in and feature in the magazine. THE IMPORTANCE OF BAIT Some interesting insights on bait and baiting, from the enigma that is Ray Pulford. He doesn’t hold back!
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK Relentless angler Alan Blair undertakes a right mission as he sets out to unlock the secrets of a massive expanse of mystery.
GEAR GUIDE:TACKLE A selection of the latest and greatest gear falls under the ACF spotlight.
GEAR GUIDE: SPECIALS Check out our detailed reviews of a new fishfinder from Deeper, Venture’s Razor Duo bivvy and Powersolve’s charger.
GEAR GUIDE: BAIT This month’s bait section is dedicated to winter-formulated boilies. We analyse some of the best in the business.
TESTED Check out what gear the ACF team has been testing, and what they really think.
CHURCH LAKE RETURN The ever-entertaining Ian Russell recounts his rennaissance with the superb venue that is Horton’s Church Lake.
WEED KNOWLEDGE Aquatics expert and fisheries lecturer David Lidstone reveals more useful knowledge on the ubiquitous green stuff.
BIG-CARP DIARY Another fascinating insight into the life and times of Adam Penning. It’s a truly epic read this one. No-one does it quite like Sir P! TALES FROM THE BIVVY Hampshire-based joker Rich Seeds gives a brilliant account of a funny session from his early years in carp fishing.