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Tench Fishers Review - DV 8ft Specialist Quiver Rod
We've teamed up with Urban Bait to bring you these video tutorials to help you catch more Carp this winter season. They include a number of secret tips that should help you increase the consistency of your catch rate as well as achieve new personal bests.
Video 1: This first video is by well known Angler Jim Shelley. In it he walks you through his favourite winter baits and why they work so well over the winter months.
Video 2: In this next video Urban Baits very own Terry Dempsey takes you step by step through how you should go about tieing a wafter rig.
This graphic also shows the step by step process to ensure you are on the right track.
How To Tie A Wafter Rig, courtesy of Urban Bait.
Video 3: Last but not least is this video by Jim Shelley where he takes you through the steps in order to glug frozen boilies for best results.
We hope you enjoyed the videos. Look out for more to come in the near future. Most of the products featured in the videos are available to buy right here on the Tackle Box website. Alternatively come on down to the store to browse our selection.
Carpology Carp County Book Review
CARP COUNTY: KENT AND THE EVOLUTION OF CARP FISHING
No book released this year contains a line-up of contributors or a history lesson like that of Carp County. Colin Davidson gives us a insight into what we can all expect from this 360-page brute
I guess like the Hair rig or skinning paste in boiling water, a book centred on the contribution to carp fishing of one county is simple yet genius. This 360-page production is truly one of a kind, and if carp angling was an academic subject it would be on the required reading list.
I doubt any book has contained so many famous and time served carpers, or covered so many significant venues or famous fish. From Pete Springate to Lee Jackson, Derek Stritton, Roger Smith and Jim Gibbinson the contributors' names are as revered as the carp and fisheries they document – Pilgrim from the Tip Lake, She from School Pool, Sutton-at-Hone's Fully Scaled and so many more. You'll also find tank suits, knotted mesh and monkey climbers, but above all there's history on every page written by the people who made that history.
There's wonderful reading from cover-to-cover but Fred Wilton's contribution on the development of carp bait is unprecedented. You'll read of library visits to measure pheasant eggs to ensure he was using bait the size recommended by Dick Walker through to precipitating his own casein in bins and a spin drier whilst pursuing his belief in food value in carp bait. Every carp angler should read it.
Far from just being a fascinating read, this is a genuinely important historical record. If we don't record history we lose it, and Chris Haswell and Mike Starkey should be proud of their achievement producing such a volume. From personal recollections to black and white plates to newspaper cuttings it has been thoroughly researched and presented beautifully. An absolute treasure trove of a carp book.
“GIMME": £35.00; tacklebox.co.uk
Oz Holness, Mike Harris, Jim Gibbinson, Chris Ball, Roger Smith, Ken Rowley, Chris Brown, Fred Wilton, Robin Monday, Chris Haswell, Michael Hatchman, Alan King, Peter Springate, Robin Johnson, Derek Stritton, Bob Morris, Terry Gage, Dave Lawrence, Jason Barber, John Carver, Daren Norman, Lee Jackson, Mickey Nolan, Ted Bryan, Steve Briggs, Mick Cutler, Gary Peet, Lee Randall, Roy Ashdown, Steve Burke and Tony Pocock.
Compiled by Chris Haswell
Edited and designed by Mike Starkey
Catch of the Month
Fold Friendly Ringing
If you have ever damaged your rod, your rings or line because of the awkward way in which your rod packs away, then 'Fold Friendly Ringing' could be for you. For more information, check out the booklet below.