Total Carp – March 2006

ON SALE: 24.02.06



Derek ‘The Don’ Ritchie shows a carp fishing novice the ropes and points him in the direction of a big surprise.


Get On The Slop

Do you want a cheap, all-round spod mix that’ll catch carp from anywhere? King of the slop’ Craig Waddington explains.


Hyperactive Carping

Ben Hamilton hasn’t go time to sit waiting for carp to come to him. He’ll bait likely looking areas and then catch from them. Find out how!


Life On The Bank

Total Carp joins Gaz Fareham on the banks of Farlows Lake for a 24-hour session, in which time he manages to bag a winter whacker.



Dave Lane answers readers’ questions on all things carp related. This month he explains good bite indication and what test curve rod you should be using.


Try This

Neil Smith continues our series on alternative carp fishing methods as he shows you his sticky-maggot tricks.


Be A Master Caster – Part 2

Chris Rose and Steve Spurgeon conclude their guide to casting by giving you 13 vital tips.


Carp-Hook Anatomy

Do you wonder about what hook to use in certain situations? Adam Penning gives you his opinions on the many different hook patterns that are available.


Liquid Gold – Part 1

Bryan Jarrett starts a three-part series in which he takes a look at the different types of liquid bait available and some of their applications.


Rig Zone

Ian Russell reveals three ultra-reliable rigs that have helped him catch carp to more than 40lb.


Back To Basics

Find out how to set out your swim and organise your bivvy so you can fish more effectively.



Former British carp record holder Lee Jackson battles it out with Ron Buss for £250 and a place in round two.


Lane’s Way

Although Laney has been busy with JRC, he has still managed a few hours here and there on a local lake.


PLUS: Six pages of the latest tackle, We check out the new Nash rods and Daiwa reels; £1,500 worth of Wychwood Rapier reels up for grabs; 14 food bags are put under the microscope; You could win a brand-new Shakespeare bivvy and much more.