Advanced Carp Fishing – March issue


Maggots can be devastating for big carp, as our cover shot proves. However, there’s more to it than simply slinging the grubs out there. NIGEL SHARP gives us his take on big-carp maggot fishing.

DEREK RITCHIE is a clown, right? Well, there are hidden depths to the Essex carp god that you might not expect. ACF Editor Mark Holmes delves deep into the psyche of the man they call ‘The Don’.



Spring can provide some of the very best carp fishing opportunities. All you need to know is how to take advantage. Northern big-fish man LEE BIRCH has some invaluable advice to ensure Spring success.


If you’ve been following LEON BARTROPP’S warts-and-all winter campaign then you’ll know he had a slow month last time out. Well, he’s back with a bang! Our man-on-the-bank has only gone and bagged himself a forty!


SIMON SCOTT’S quest for a CEMEX Car Park Lake history fish comes to its close. Inspiring stuff from this, most talented, observational angler. Unmissable for the circuit-water fans among you.


SHELLEY on cold-water action, ELLYATT on rigs, MOORE on CEMEX Pads Lake, HAGUES on the world record, RENYARD targets a sixty, CASTLE’S diary and all the best tackle on test.




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