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In the spotlight: Charles Horlick

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In the spotlight: Charles Horlick

Charles Horlick caught the biggest carp at the World Carp Masters (WCM) event in Lac du Der in France in September this year.

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50 Grams – Would it make you a better angler?

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50 Grams – Would it make you a better angler?

This year I was fortunate to catch a new PB. It was the same fish I caught little over a year ago, and it weighed about 1kg more compared to my previous record. I was buzzing from this new achievement.

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In the Spotlight: Ori Sharon

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In the Spotlight: Ori Sharon

Ori Sharon, also known as The Joburg Carper, had a once in a lifetime opportunity to work for Nash Tackle during December last year and was even lucky enough to fish Kevin Nash’s renowned Church Lake.

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How to design your own base mix

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How to design your own base mix

This is a very basic guide for those anglers who want to start mixing and rolling their own boilies. When it comes to boilies the possibilities are endless and you can make it as complicated or as simple as you like.

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River Carping – three pieces to the puzzle

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River Carping – three pieces to the puzzle

The rivers of South Africa are bursting with opportunity, but are often overlooked by carp anglers. In the Western Cape there is the Breede River which is 337km in length…

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Six snag fishing tips

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Six snag fishing tips

To fish a snag, or not to fish a snag? For me, it’s a rhetorical question. Snags are some of the best areas to target. Not only do carp like to take refuge in and around structure, but it’s usually spots other anglers try to avoid because of the possible challenges they might face.

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Master the method mix

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Master the method mix

Homemade boilies have become a well-known bait in South Africa over the past decade. This has given anglers the opportunity to learn more about carp nutrition, giving them the edge to improve their catch rate and personal bests. Over the past few years I have not only played with new boilie recipes, but also with method mix recipes and the success I have had speaks for itself. My idea for it took shape by adding homemade boilie ingredients to the ‘mieliebom’ (a well-known product in South Africa to attract carp) and over time the method mix...

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Team Q&A – 2016 Angling Goals

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Team Q&A – 2016 Angling Goals

Most people reflect on their failures and achievements at the end of every year. The new year brings a clean slate in which to set and achieve new goals and reach for new lengths – any ambitious or serious carp angler should have them. Our team share their personal angling goals for the year ahead and how they will go about reaching them. We hope their answers will inspire you to set your own goals in 2016.

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Chemical Caution

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Chemical Caution

e are surrounded by various chemical products in our day-to-day lives; in fact, most of our daily routines involve some kind of chemical: cleaning products, cosmetics, fuels, food items, etc. We also use chemicals in carp fishing, from flavours and glugs to PVA items, but the list is much smaller compared to the household items we use every single day.

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Team Q&A – How does the weather affect your fishing?

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Team Q&A – How does the weather affect your fishing?

The success of your session can be greatly affected by the weather. There are so many factors to keep in consideration, from the wind to air pressure. We ask our team what’s the deciding factor and what weather conditions they prefer.

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Dare to be different

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Dare to be different

With the carp spawning in many of our waters, it is surely safe to assume spring is here to stay. Looking back at my fishing this past winter, I can confidently say it has been my best season ever. Living in the Free State we often have to move around to many different waters to catch a carp of substance. This past winter I decided to focus my attention on only two waters; one very close to home, and the other the Vaal River, which is about an hour’s...

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Feeding strategy and outcomes

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Feeding strategy and outcomes

Luring carp to your hookbait, to experience  those screaming runs, is every carp angler’s mission. Feeding is one of the most important aspects of carp fishing and can be daunting, especially when targeting a new venue.

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5 Stalking Tips

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5 Stalking Tips

Stalking the margins is such an exciting way to catch carp. When you get your tactics spot on, not only can it be one of the most exhilarating methods to fish, but it’s also an effective way to maximize your time around the lake.

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Free-lining tactics

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Free-lining tactics

With the famous Cape Doctor (south-easterly wind) blowing from September to March each year, fishing conditions can become fairly tough down here in the Mother City.

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Let’s Braai

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Let’s Braai

On Thursday, South Africa will be braaing up a storm on National Braai Day. This is the one chance you have to try a few new tricks and host a braai with a different spin!

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