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.
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.
In South Africa, most of us grew up fishing conventional. It is a strong tradition which plays a big role in our country’s culture. Many anglers have broken away from this style of fishing, and we asked our team who or what made them switch to specimen angling?
Looking back there’s been some truly remarkable inventions in carp fishing over the years. Many come and go; however only a few has stood the test of time. Here’s a look at some of the greatest inventions that are as relevant now, as when it was first created.
We have all been skeptical about inaccurate catch reports floating around on social media. The problem most of the times: the catch never visually measures up to the weight implied. It drives anglers nuts; to the point where we endlessly compare our history of catches to those of our friends. Here are a few tips to verify that your scale works like it should, and to be confident you’re weighing your catch accurately:
It is that time of the year when the blazing sun will burn you to a crisp if you don’t take proper precautions. Sun-care is something that is easily ignored by most anglers, as greasy, smelly sunscreen doesn’t mix well when handling gear, bait or your catch.