Advanced Carp Fishing


February 2006

Due Out: 9/01/2006

Price: £3.10


Editorial: Mark Holmes, the editor, tells you what ACF has been up to this month and his views and thoughts on certain aspects in the carp-angling world.


Northern Lights: Now you have located a gravel bar, what is the best way of presenting your hook bait? Top big-carp angler Dave Moore explains his approach in detail.


Carp Idol: Mark Holmes introduces Carp Idol 2006, ACF’s answer to TV’s Pop Idol… it’s a chance for an unknown writer to achieve carp fame.


Carp Idol: The first contestant, Ed Betteridge, tells us his escapades on the ultra difficult Bedfordshire pit Elstow two.


Frozen Food: Lee Jackson turns his mind to winter baiting, in conversation with ACF.


Great Scott: Sparsholt college lecturer Simon Scott continues to answer your in-depth questions about the biological nature of carp.


Go East: There’s a new star rising in the east…and ACF heads there to see if it could ever be the king. Suffolk Water Park


Learn Your Craft: Watercraft can’t be bought off the shelf. Most anglers have to pay… with time and hard graft! Here, Jim gives you a head start.


Chill Winstone: Winter carp fishing can be difficult. In the final part of this mini series, we join Mike Winstone on an overnighter.


Weekender: We head down to deepest Kent for a winter Weekender session with Steve Renyard. Read how he f… f… fared!


Bait Kitchen: Bait guru Tony Mills has been making carp baits for many years. ACF has persuaded him to answer your questions to help you become a ‘bait buff’.


Sharp End: Prolific catcher of big carp Nigel Sharp starts his new regular feature with his views and opinions on winter fishing and all things carpy.


Gawthorn’s Way: BCSG member Dave Gawthorn has caught more big carp than he can remember. In the first part of his new series he covers the key to success… watercraft.


Forward Thoughts: When you have been fishing for as long as Paul Forward has, you tend not to worry about following new trends. Let’s discover Paul’s thoughts on all things carpy.


£1,500 Rod Giveaway: Win yourself a set of brand-new, top-of-the-range rods from Fox!


Tackle Box: Some of the great gear on the shelves of your carp-tackle shop is reviewed.


DHP Tackle Awards: This is your chance to vote for the carp kit, baits and companies you really rate.


The Big, Big Bag Review: ACF editor Mark Holmes climbs into the ProLogic four-seasons sleeping bag and gives his thoughts on its performance.


Second Coming: The original Aqua Armo bivvy has been one of the breakthrough products of recent years. Now it’s back… and Richard Stewart takes a look at it.


Setting The Record Straight: Marc Coulson, editor of our sister magazine Total Carp, gives his verdict on the much-maligned Solartronic ALM bite alarms…


Cash’s Corner: Boxing clever, Richard ‘Cash’ Farnan brings you all the latest goings-on from the carp world.


5 Minute Interview: Richworth Baits supreme Bob Baker is in the spotlight, answering ACF’s regular, quick-fire carpy questions.


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