Total Carp – April 2007
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Species Hunt
Adam Penning is on the bank of Chilham Mill as he bids to catch different species of carp. This time he targets the mirrors.

10 Top Tips – The Method
The method remains an underused tactic but can catch lots of carp when implemented correctly. Improve your method fishing with our 10 top tips.

Venue Detectives
Jon Bones and Richard Stewart get stuck in at a Towcester day ticket water where the action is fast and furious.

Advice Squad
How to fish weed and choosing the right lead, both sorted buy Lee Jackson and Adam Penning.

Learning Curve

Filming carp underwater for the Korda DVDs is one thing, but how has it actually changed Danny Fairbrass’ approach and could his findings benefit you?

News Special
Southerners fear not, this isn’t a feature from up north! We check out CEMEX Angling’s latest big-fish, day ticket venue… the famous Yateley North Lake, which is full of big, fat carp.

Lane’s Way
Spring is here, the weather is getting warmer and the carp are waking up. Dave Lane explains why putting the effort in now will catch you big carp.

Junior Carp Star
To consistently catch carp you need to understand the different aspects of bait application. Tom Dove reveals all his secrets.

Northern Monkeys
Neil Smith reveals a few thoughts on how to use a bait boat– get it right and it can definitely help you catch more carp.

Rig Zone
Lewis Read is certainly in the know when it comes to effective rig presentation. Total Carp delves inside his mechanical mind to find out how he fools carp like these….

Are you ready?
With spring upon us and the carp waking up, are you ready for the coming season? Ian Welch shows you his vital checks when getting his kit prepared.

Happy Days
Can big-fish angler Lean Bartropp cut it with the average carper and get a bite from a busy day ticket venue? You bet he can!

Syndicate Blues
If you are thinking of taking the next step and joining a syndicate water, you might just want to read this as James Armstrong takes you through the ins and outs.

In the Nick of Time

Carp-angling tactician Nick Helleur cuts through the confusion of which lead set-up to use, when to use it and how to construct them.

Pick of the Bunch
What is on offer in the way of small carp reels with a free spool facility and which would suit you? Total Carp investigates and shows you what it considers to be seven of the best.

Rich Tea Challenge

A trip to one of the country’s finest commercial fisheries, Gold Valley, sees two young TC readers take on Derek Ritchie to see who takes the biscuits.

Carp Thoughts

What is it that Drives anglers to spend years in pursuit of one specific carp? Dave Lane has been bugged with this obsession for years, but are the blood sweat and tears worth it?
PLUS: Readers letters, News ‘n’ Stuff, the TC boys look at Angling Technics’ Microcat bait boat, the new Nash bedchair and the extra-special Osprey bobbins in depth. And if that’s not enough, you have got a chance to win nearly £4000 worth of tackle in our Shimano and Nash competitions.

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