Total Carp Magazine – May 2006


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Jon Bones writes a farewell message before flying off to travel the world.



What’s it like to roll your own bait and how and why do you do it? Dave Lane explains.


Startin’ Carpin’

The Korda boys reveal their most sensitive rigs and how to tie them. Don’t miss this one.


Back To Basics

There are hundreds of different leads out there, but what are they all for? Read this to find out.


Rig Zone

Adam Penning, one of the country’s most talented carp anglers, shows you his favourite rigs.


Liquid Gold

The final part of Bryan Jarrett’s fabulous piece on how liquids can help you catch more carp.


Top PVA Tips

Tony Makepeace begins a two-part special on how to get the best from PVA. It’s a cracker!


Northern Monkeys

A famous lake in the northwest succumbs to Neil Smith’s Triggalink Rig.



Derek Ritchie helps TC reader Ashley Llewellyn catch a whacker, in the last instalment of this fantastic series.



Ron Buss versus defending champion Ian Russell and Danny Fairbrass versus Mike Winstone, for the last two places in the Battlecarp semi-finals.


Lane’s Way

The carp are finally waking after a dismal winter and Dave Lane is back out there catching them.


Bench Test

Every now and then we bring you some top-of-the-range tackle to feast your eyes on. This month we test the very best bite alarms around.


Gaz On Carp

World Spodding Champion Gaz Fareham reveals the secrets behind his casting prowess and how he used them to tame the mighty Redesmere, while fishing next to a very famous angler.


The Crossover

What can we carp anglers learn from the top match boys? We ask Alex Bones for a few of his ideas. Don’t miss this fascinating series.


Picture Perfect

How to make sure you get great catch pics every time – even when nobody else is around.


Venue Detectives

TC editor Marc Coulson and his able deputy Jonny Bones tackle prolific carp-match water Drayton Reservoir. Discover their top tactics.


Dynamite Baits’ latest carp-catcher, Indulgence Spicy Chicken, must be won.




A £4,000 Sensas Competition. Collect the second, and final, token in this huge Sensas Carp UK bait bonanza.


£1,600 Greys Comp

Win a set of rods for all occasions, as we give away Greys Platinum, X-Flite and Prodigy wands.


£5,000 Daiwa Comp

Fancy winning a complete carp fishing set-up from tackle giant Daiwa? You’d better read this then.


Next Month

With new faces and some brand-new series, don’t miss our biggest-ever, 196-page issue packed full of tips to keep you catching in June. Get your copy – on sale Friday, May 26th – or see our subscription offers on page 158 this month.