TOTAL CARP SEPTEMBER 2019
TOTAL CARP SEPTEMBER 2019
The latest Edition of Total Carp. The UK's Biggest selling Carp Magazine. Pages full of everything for the Carp Angler More details...
WHAT'S IN THE LATEST MAG...
WHAT’S HOT | PAGE 10
Here’s a taster of a few of our favourite features from this month’s mag – what a choice!
#TOTAL CARP | PAGE 13
If you’ve been out on the bank snapping away for Instagram recently, your posts could appear here!
BANKSIDE CUISINE | PAGE 14
Total Carp’s carping chef Simon Bishop brings us two of his most ambitious recipes yet.
CARP SCENE | PAGE 66
Catch a carp and share the pictures, with top prizes from RidgeMonkey up for grabs!
HAVE YOUR SAY | PAGE 176
This is your opportunity to voice your opinions, give us some news and share your carp angling views.
QUICK QUESTIONS | PAGE 178
Top carper Mark Holmes is never short of an opinion, and here he shares his answers to our questions.
THE GEAR PAGES | PAGE 114
What’s new in the shops this month – we have all the latest tackle for you to love… and there’s loads of it!
ECHO PRO COMPETITION | PAGE 39
Here’s your chance to win one of three FishSpy Echo Pro fish and feature finders as used by Dave Lane, worth £689.97.
wychwood COMPETITION | PAGE 112
Win a fantastic set of three Extremis rods and Riot reels, worth £524.94.
Q&A | PAGE 56
Send us your carping questions – CC Moore’s star-studded panel has all the answers.
PITCHERS PERFECT PAGE 31
Mark Pitchers runs through the washing line, an often neglected tactic for wary carp from the far margin.
TROUBLESHOOTER | PAGE 79
Ian Russell is only to happy to help an old customer get back into his carping, with a trip to Brasenose 2.
TALKING POINT | PAGE 84
What would be your approach to nailing a rarely caught carp? Five top anglers – Marvin Wait, Josh Bennett, Jake Taylor, Jacko Lucy and Danny Holland – discuss.
12 SHADES OF GRAY | PAGE 88
Elliott Gray’s fishing time is running out as fatherhood looms. How much angling can he get in before junior G arrives?
RIG ANATOMY | PAGE 92
Dan Hawkes’ slip-D variation is just the job when the Ronnie rig has been hammered on your water.
INSIDE THE MIND | PAGE 96
You might not like weed but carp – and Adam Penning – love it, so you just have to learn how to deal with it.
VENUE FILES | PAGE 140
We pick out five more carp-filled UK venues and a French lake for you to have a fish in.
DIARY OF A CARP ANGLER | PAGE 164
It’s supposed to be summer, but Dave Lane has found that neither the weather nor the fish seem to think so.
ESSENTIALS | PAGE 170
Here are nine essential items to help you enjoy your summer fishing, recommended by Total Fishing Tackle.
ICONS | PAGE 173
A brief history of the times and captures of The Parrot, the current British Record carp.
FISHSPY ECHO PRO | PAGE 36
Dave Lane has five top tips for getting the most from your FishSpy Echo Pro, and how to win one if you don’t already have one.
THE 'D' WORD | PAGE 47
D stands for dry spells – everybody has them and Dave Wright thinks we have to learn from them to move on.
48 HOUR CHALLENGE | PAGE 60
BYCAC 2018 champion Jamie Standbridge is keen to test his mettle in our challenge, this time at Berners Hall Fishery. What colour medal will he win this time?
CUSTOM ROD BUILDING | PAGE 102
Editor Matt Townend visits the famous Tackle Box in Kent to explore their fantastic in-house rod building and rebuilding services.
IN SESSION | PAGE 106
Jack Thompson takes us to one of his favourite stretches of river to explore flowing-water carp angling.
WHEN YOUR LUCK'S IN | PAGE 142
Mark Wozencroft reckons many holiday carpers are missing out by going abroad. He prefers to have his long sessions on his home water.
A WALK IN THE PARK | PAGE 148
Big park lakes are what currently float James Armstrong’s boat, and here’s how he gets the most from them.
DAYS ONLY | PAGE 160
Matt Povey only has limited hours to fish, so he has to know how to maximise minimum session time.
QUEST FOR A DAY-TICKET FORTY | PAGE 17
Luke Vallory continues his mission with a couple of sessions on Linch Hill’s Christchurch Lake, where he catches big but is then caught in two minds himself.
BIG CARP MIND-SET | PAGE 24
It’s Nigel Sharp’s turn this month and as summer progresses he’s getting to grips with his new lake. The more you learn, the more you know…
THE ROAD TRIP | PAGE 40
Alan Blair is on the road again, this time venturing to the lakes, meres and canals of the northwest and Welsh borders. And yes, of course he catches some carp.
IT’S NOT SO GRIM UP NORTH | PAGE 50
Lincolnshire holds some enormous carp if you know where to find them, and it seems that Jim Wilson has the knack of tracking them down. Happy days.
The BABY BLACK RIG | PAGE 154
Scott Lloyd reveals his go-to rig when the spot isn’t super-clean, and it seems to pick out the bigger fish in the pond too.