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 OCTOBER 2014 issue...
WELCOME Tim Hodges assesses how carp fishing has changed and ponders what the future holds.
WHAT’S OCCURRING All the most notable recent goings-on in the wonderful world of carp fishing.
THE CAMPAIGN Lee Wagner sets out to conquer the Horton complex and it’s so far, so good! He kicks off on the tricky Crayfish Pool.
PROLOGIC COMPETITION Here’s your chance to win some state-of-the-art camouflage clothing that’ll keep you warm and incognito this winter.
LAGOON LIFE Mad Baits-sponsored Dave Little considers his daunting campaign at the mysterious St Ives Shallow Lagoon.
REFLECTIONS Inspirational angler and ‘carpiest’ of characters Oz Holness reflects on his past successes at one of the most historic big-carp waters, Kent’s Conningbrook.
SUBSTRATES PART 2 Aquatics expert David Lidstone continues his in-depth insight into lake beds.
WILD CARPING The energetic Alan Blair delivers a masterclass in the art of creepy-crawly stalking. He absolutely bosses it!
DID YOU KNOW… Dave Moore, a walking encyclopaedia of carp fishing, discusses the mosquitoes.
THE HINGED STIFF RIG Co-creator of this revolutionary rig Lewis Read shows you how to tie it like a pro.
ACF MEETS We talk to Clive Williams, carping legend and inventor of carp angling products that you are probably using.
I’LL DO IT MY WAY ACF editor Tim Hodges updates us on his progress out on the bank.
BAIT TWEAKS Shaun Harrison’s simple ways to enhance your hook baits.
MY GREATEST CAPTURE Southern angler of the year James Pierce details a very special result.
WALK THE WALK Simon Pomeroy is prepared to put his money where his mouth is, using his ‘as nature intended’ bait theories.
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK Master of wild, quirky venues, Nick Helleur visits the tiny River Lea to show that carp can be caught in the unlikeliest of places.
30PLUS MELTZ COMPETITION We have a shedload of PVA to be won. Don’t be a melt, get entering!
Q&A Thought-provoking questions answered by our panel of industry experts.
TALKING POINT All the gear and no idea – check out some expert opinions on ‘tackle tarts’.
GEAR GUIDE: TACKLE Your chance to check out some new gear from the tackle-shop shelves.
GEAR GUIDE: BAIT More of the latest and greatest baits are dissected and reviewed.
GEAR GUIDE SPECIALS Fox inflatable boats, Wychwood Slug bobbins and Sonik’s big-pit reel.
TESTED ACF’s team of anglers offers its honest appraisal of kit over long-term reviews.
DO SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF Ray Pulford explains why paying attention to the smaller aspects can make a big difference to your successes.
CARPING COURT The potential damage to fisheries from illegal fish importation – are you guilty?
BIG-CARP DIARY Carping royalty Adam Penning informs us of another manic month in his hectic life. It’s a belter this one.
TALES FROM THE BIVVY Bernie Stamp witnesses a murder during a thunderstorm, or was he dreaming?