Drifting weed can be a problem as the year goes on. As it dies off it breaks and drifts away, often to the windward bank. This can be a nightmare when trying to keep your rods fishing on your chosen spots. We asked Advanced Carp diarist Myles Gibson how he combats this problem.
"It can be hard to deal with drifting weed, but I have found a little way of stopping your lines from being caught up in rafts of the stuff. Simply attach a length of mono to a storm pole at water level. It should be positioned on the side that the weed is drifting into the fishing lines. The drifting weed will hit this line first and collect along its length preventing your fishing lines from being covered in it. It really makes a difference and can mean you keep your rods in the water for longer when the drifting weed is causing havoc". If you encounter this problem give this a try.
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 September 2016 issue...
WHAT'S OCCURRING The latest news and competitions from the social media side of carp fishing.
My Meeting With The Parrot… Matt Jackson
We look at how observation yet again proved to be the most important factor when targeting big fish, resulting in the biggest fish in the country for MATT JACKSON.
What Would The Pros Do?
Casting maestro Terry Edmonds Gives us a long range spodding masterclass. Terry Edmonds reveals his technigues and thought processes behind delivering bait accurately at range.
The Mighty Rhone
French carper Virgil Bayle heads to the wilds of this iconic river to catch its mysterious residents
Virgil Bayle Embraces the essence of carp fishing, taking on the might of Frace's mighty Rhone. Virgil loves finding seldom fished bodies of water in hi native country, it gives him a huge buzz going in search of carp.
Big Bait For Carp
Eager to be different from using the normal 15mm baits, MARCUS HOWARTH turned to large boilies to catch bigger carp. For many anglers using big baits is alien to them.
The Untrodden Path
JIM WILSON documents his time fishing for an unkown stock of big carp, and just how exciting this fishing can be.
Adam Penning's Big Carp Diary - Foreingn Forays - Part Two
ADAM PENNING travels abroad to the pressured French venue Cretelakes, where his outside-the-box approach unlocks the lake's biggest resident.
Respool your reels with the awesome Deceptive fluorocarbon
We ask our panal of experts which are best, heavy baits or critically balanced ones
GEAR GUIDE TACKLE
We take a look at the new gear that will help you put more and bigger fish on the bank.
GEAR GUIDE BAIT
The boilies, pellets, liquids and particles to help get your spots fizzing.
GEAR GUIDE SPECIALS
We take a closer look at products from Chub, Angling Direct and Gardner gear
We get out on the bank to put Chub, Nash and Blakes Baits gear through its paces.
Experienced and novice anglers alike are being warned to ‘Look Out, Look Up’ for overhead power lines, as National Fishing Month gets underway from July 22 to August 29.
But as people head for the lakes, rivers and canals with their eyes cast downward to study the water, UK Power Networks, is urging them to take extra care and look up instead.
It can be extremely dangerous for any equipment to come in to contact with overhead power lines and the electricity company runs more than 65,000 km of overhead power lines across the South East and East of England.
Safety expert Ros Forbes at UK Power Networks said: “It’s understandable that anglers are focused on their sport, but we know they increasingly use long carbon fibre fishing poles which could come into contact with cables, so we’re reminding them to “Look Out, Look Up” before settling down to fish.
“Very simply, be aware of the environment you are in. Don’t fish near overhead fishing lines, because you’re putting yourself at risk of serious burns, even death, if your kit comes into contact with an overhead line. Plus electricity can jump across gaps, just like lightning and it can kill you.
“We also advise anglers to take their rods apart before moving from one place to another and to carry them parallel to the ground.”
The company provides fishing clubs with “Look Out, Look Up” safety signs. Its health and safety team will also walk the route of a waterway with organisations to identify dangers posed by overhead lines and erect new safety signs. The team also gives regular demonstrations at events such as county shows to spread the safety message.
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Having used them for about three months now, I literally take them everywhere. They are 3.75lb test curve but they have no broomstick feel about them. The first thing that strikes you is how light and thin the blank is. The unique AGS carbon guides hugely reduce the blank’s overall weight. The lack of weight does feel unnerving at the start and it makes the rods feel fragile, but after giving them some real punishment I have no reservations using them. Tip recovery is fast too, the rods go from full compression to poker straight super quick. This definitely helps increase your casting distance. All the fixtures and fittings are kept subtle and the rods look great, which is always a plus point.
There are 3lb, 3.25lb and 3.75lb options, with the 3.75lb in both 12ft and 13ft versions. I know they are very highly priced and not to everyone’s budget, but if you want a set of rods that have pushed the boundaries of carp rod design, then these are worth a look.
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