As carp anglers it is in our interests to protect the species we fish for with proper carp care, so everyone in the sport can continue to enjoy their future captures.
The most important aspect of carp fishing, and possibly the one that gets overlooked the most, is bankside carp care. People spend thousands of pounds on the best rods, sparkly reels and expensive alarms and then buy small unhooking mats and inappropriate landing nets. We need to ensure the fish we catch are returned back […]
Here’s your step-by-step guide to handling big carp. Originally written by Mark Lambert for anglers fishing Villefond, it’s worth a read if you’re targeting those french carp. Firstly don’t panic, once the fish is hooked it shouldn’t come off so relax and play the fish. Very large carp won’t be bullied, you will just end […]
We have this last week had a delivery of Avid safeguard XL cradles for use around Molyneux. Before making my decision I looked at many different makes and types of unhooking mats. I truly believe these are the best out there at the moment with regard to ease of use and fish welfare and our […]
Duncan De Gruchy talks us through the new Monster Carp Cradles provided at Bletiere and tips on fish care once your catch is on the bank. For more videos from Bletiere click here.
Paul Cooper & Jim Kelly enjoyed a prolific session on Alder taking 161 carp in the week, even though temperatures exceeded 30 degrees most days. In this short video Paul gives us some tips on how to ensure the carp are well looked after on the bank in such hot weather. Carp Fishing in France […]
During a session in France Paul Cooper gives hints & tips on how to safely look after our beloved carp. Carp Fishing France
For me here at Oakwood good carp care is vitally important. We owe it to our beloved carp to fish responsibly, handle, treat and release them in the safest way possible so they always remain in the best health, ensuring they always live to fight another day. Whether it’s a 10lb carp or a 40lb carp […]
A subject that is very important to lake owners and the majority of anglers is that of fish safety. I’m no different here at Bletiere so I’ve put together this blog article to show what you’ll need to ensure the fish are well protected. The vast majority of our visitors arrive with more than adequate […]
Another great article from Andrew at Molyneux; So you’ve just caught your personal best, you know how to use the camera but now it’s time to pick the fish up. 1. Control the carp on the mat, if the fish is playing up then keep it in the sling and lift it off the mat […]
Call it what you like… a plea… a reminder… or simply just a request, please, please please any fishermen, & of course fisher ladies (although of course it’s well known that us girls are generally well prepared & don’t need reminding), coming to France for a spot of carp fishing do remember to bring with […]
The theme of fish weights has come up in a number of articles on this blog over the last few months, we even have a video with Quest Baits boss Shaun H. running through the technique. Below is an article by Jon Perkins a French lake owner and regular contributor to the comments part of […]
By Paul Cooper Carp fishing has come on leaps and bounds over the past 20 years with carp care being at the forefront of the conscientious carp angler. Even the sacking of carp is slowly decreasing with a more carp fisheries, banning the sack altogether. This has come about as a result of the occasional […]
Have you ever caught a carp, weighed it accurately and then a few days later the same fish is caught weighing 2 to 3 lb heavier by another angler. Watch some of the angling video’s on the internet web sites and you can witness for yourself, examples of fish being weighed in-correctly. I have […]
There is a statement I often here while I’m fishing, “Oh ! I’ve lost several fish because the Carp in here have soft mouths!!” Most of the time I have a hard job accepting that carp in any particular lake have soft mouths. My own waters are gravel/sand pits where the bottom is hard and, […]
Why we should all use Klin-ik Klin-ik is a Laboratory Formulated Fish Care Product. Dave Chilton of Kryston tells us why and how the totally safe and laboratory formulated fish care product Klin-ik was introduced. This is an issue that many carp anglers still ignore, especially when they come to France. I see anglers turn up […]