Total Carp, May 2005

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Lane’s Way

He’s back! A return to form sees Dave Lane doing what he does best, catching big carp down Oxford way.


The Generation Game (New Series)

Does using a  lot of bait get you more bites than single hook baits? We sent Barry and Ben O’Connor to find out…


All For Charidee Mate!

Thousands of pounds raised as carp anglers dig deep for Tia.


Back To Basics – Part Four

Get these right and you’ll be well on the way to catching more carp. This month we show you how to tie a feature-finding set up.



It’s a more productive 24-hour session for Derek this month when he takes 15-year-old Ricky Lewis to Wildmoor Waters in Gloucestershire.


Battlecarp 2 – Clash Of The Titans

Fancy your chances against some of the sport’s biggest names? Battlecarp 2 is here and YOU could be in the draw to face 15 top carp anglers, all chasing Ian Russell’s crown of Battlecarp Champion.


Cashing In

Each month Richard ‘Cash’ Farnan will visit a different day ticket water and show you how to catch from these pressured venues.



One of the country’s top carp anglers, Dave Lane, tells you all you’ll ever need to know about feature finding, and a bit more.


Venue Detectives

Neil Smith and Matt Pilkington converge on a venue that you can book all to yourself. Is it any good? You bet…


Rig Of The Month – Part Four

Learn to tie a simple stiff rig that you can take anywhere.


Roll Your Own

Have you ever wondered how to roll your own baits? Find out here.


What’s That All About?

Total Carp editor Marc Coulson has a play around with the top-of-the-range Solar ALM V10 alarms.


Four-Season Carping

What factors lay behind the seasons and how do they affect our carp fishing? Pete Castle explains…



Ten pages of the latest and greatest carp tackle for you to check out.

£2,200 Daiwa Entoh reels competition.

Fifteen of the best big-pit reels examined by our very own Tackle Team.

£1,200-worth of Dynamite bait up for grabs.

The final instalment of the amazing £3,000 Wychwood competition.

And much more.