Total Carp – August 2005 Issue


ON SALE – 29-7-05



Commercial Capers

Jan Porter reveals that there is a lot more to surface baits than dog biscuits…


Top Of The Pops

Current Battlecarp Champion Ian Russell gives you the complete guide to using pop-ups…



Have you ever wanted to pose a question to one of the country’s best carp anglers? Now’s your chance as Dave Lane answers TC readers’ questions on all things carpy.


Floater Fanatics

Jon Bones and Mark Holmes show you 23 top tips that will help you catch more carp off the surface.



Want to catch big carp from the edge? Patrick Donovan does, and gets a little help for our resident expert, Derek ‘The Don’ Ritchie.


Rig Of The Month

TC editor Marc Coulson shows you how to tie two rigs for tempting surface-cruising carp…


Cashing In

Do you have limited time on the bank? Find out how to make the most of it, with Richard ‘Cash’ Farnan…


Undercover Carping – Part One

Get to your local pond, get stealthy and sneak some carp from under the rod tips…there’s no better way of catching ‘em.


Bon Voyage

Do you want to go on a fishing holiday to France but don’t know where to start? Simon Scott and Viv Shears show you how…


Northern Monkeys

Neil Smith and Matt Pilkington travel to a stunning water set in the rolling Cheshire countryside, in search of carp.


A Home Form Home – Competition

Want To Get your hands on one of five, top-of-the-range Chub shelter? Here’s your chance


The Joy Of Specs

How do polarising glasses benefit you, how do they work and which ones are the best on the market? Find out here…


Have Bags Will Travel

Fishing light can often be the best way of catching short-session carp. Jim Foster explains how he does it to maximum effect.


Lane’s Way

What gear, bait, rigs and tactics do you need to be a successful surface angler? Dave Lane explains…s



We have £1,200 worth of Fox controller rods to give away, seven pages of the latest and greatest carp tackle, the final instalment of the awesome £3,000 DD Bait competition and loads more.


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