Thursday, 28 June 2012

Cemex Longfield Road Lake Fish Kill

 Cemex anglings Longfield Road Lake has been the scene of a mass fish kill incident.There has been no confirmation yet as to what has caused the deaths of the fish but there are early reports that a gill disease may be the cause.Lots of the original fish at the venue have perished and others left fighting for their lives.News of this sort is the last thing Cemex need at the moment as they are selling off their venues.Anglers who have used the lake recently are being urged to get their nets,mats,weigh slings ect disinfected as soon as possible.

48Lb New Welsh Carp Record

The Welsh carp record has been broken in style with the capture of a 48Lb common fron Roath Lake.(Full report in the carp news section.)

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

JRC Ultracast rods up for grabs

2 x 12ft 3Lb TC  JRC Ultracast rods up for grabs
So here it is Carp Anglers UK's first competition,we've got 2 12ft 3Lb TC JRC Ultracast rods (retail price £109.99) to give away to the one CAUK blog visitor lucky enough to have their name drawn out of the hat at random and all you have to do to enter is fill the contact form out on the right hand side of the screen.Only leave your contact telephone number in the description panel as this and email will be the way the winner will be notified.The draw takes place on Monday the 3rd of September 2012 at 12.00pm,the winner who's name gets randomly drawn from the hat will be notified at once.
Good luck to all that enter.

(conditions of entry)
The draw is only open to UK residents
Only 1 entry per email address
Entries will only be accepted via the formlogix contact form on the CAUK blog,entries sent to email links from any of the posts or review articles will not be entered.

Our first competition

The past couple of months have been pretty good as far as our audience goes and it's steadily getting bigger but we would like it to be even better and we are always searching for ways to better ourselves.We are by no means perfect and neither of us have computer skills that would get us head hunted by Microsoft.However we love fishing and when it comes to the subject of carp fishing we just can't get enough.Luckily we have been fortunate to have some very understanding folk in the industry who have taken a look at what were up to and have been kind enough to help us out in little ways such as passing us the odd bit of tackle to review and inviting us to fish their venues in exchange for a mention on our blog.We now have Facebook and Twitter pages linked to the blog and things just seem to be falling into place slowly.Our most important goal would be to service the carp angling community (whatever proficency) with news,reviews,tips ect,ect you know all the things a good blog should have included in them and so we now think it's time to run our first competition and it's definately worth entering.Our next post will have full entry details so if your feeling lucky and could do with some new tackle then your just gonna have to take a look at the next post,it's worth a look what have you got to lose?

Friday, 22 June 2012

Carp Tackle online with free delivery on everything

If your after carp tackle at reasonable prices and also don't mind shopping online then the site i am about to spill the beans on might be for you.After getting the nod on a couple of online tackle shops by a pal of mine and knowing he had a good nose for a bargain i decided to check out the sites he had told me about.After having a look through the recommended sites there was one that caught my eye.Not because it was an ultra fancy site with every widget known to man on it,neither did it boast to sell every product under the sun,but it did deal exclusively in carp tackle and their deliveries to UK mainland addresses are free.See that is a rarity in itself alot of other online tackle shops will actualy charge you extra if you only wanted a packet of say lead clips.I know one online tackle peddler who if you were to order a single packet of lead clips would charge you an extra tenner plus P+P just because the order is so small.It's actually done by quite alot of tackle dealers taking small orders as they must see it as a waste of their time so they charge the extra when infact they should be flattered that folk are using their services in the first place.
The i-net tackle shop that impressed me into writting this post are called Faction Carp Tackle and they make a point of explaining that they absorb the cost of UK delivery as they want to keep the customers prices down as much as posible.The free delivery isn't next day or anything quite as swift as that Faction say up to 5 days from the confirmation of the order but i still say that's a service to admire in a retailer.Next day delivery isn't a problem for £7 pounds it can be arranged without fuss.Overseas orders  are only available as far as the EU and will vary according to the size and weight of the package.
Payment of your items can be done in the usual online methods,Paypal,visa debit and the like with the necessary secure payment logo's displayed.
The merchandise itself is reasonbly priced offering the same quality on most of their stuff than any other i-net tackle store,for rig bits and so on Faction are the ideal retailer to make a B-line for.They also offer a good range of bait from Frank Warwick,Enterprise and Baitzone to name but a few.
Overall Faction carp tackle are decent online retailers and althought they may not have everything in the way of Carp tackle theres bound to be something there that you know your gonna need next time out,together with the free delivery we reckon you'll be sold.Check them out,open an account just in case you may want to take advantage of their free delivery.It's a thumbs up from us.
Here's Full details on their location and how to get in touch.
To order online visit  or click on the link.
You can email Faction for info they will be more than happy to oblige or you can telephone them on 01926 813487.

Faction Carp Tackle
The Granary
Stockton Hall Court
Rugby Road
CV47 8HS
United Kingdom
Please note: Unfortunately we do not have a showroom and cannot sell directly to customers at our premises. Sales can only be made via our website.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Keele Hall Lakes Campaign continues

Our campaign for the capture of the carp at Keele Hall lakes continues but it's a real challenge.Read our latest diary entry for a full report on how we are getting on.
Keele Hall estate lakes no walk in the park

Monday, 18 June 2012

Honesty is the best policy

Recently whilst out and about we got  talking to one of the manufacturers that we do reviews for and they asked us the question "why are you not covering Carpfest" aka The Great Northern Fishing Show.Our reply was a simple one and one to do with honesty.Also it has nothing to do with the organisers of Carpfest or any of the exhibitors.First of all we are a young site still trying to find our feet there are lots of little short cuts one could take and thats fine as long as it's honest and CAUK pride ourselves on honesty.If we  could we would turn up to every conference,show and seminar we could physicaly get to but such things are not that easy on a shoe string budget,although things are improving.So back to the Great Northern Fishing Show and as we are a northern based blog it would make sense for us to have covered that function,the thing is the venue that was hosting the show are not entirely honest with the customers who flock to fish there week in week out.We won't name the fishery in question only that the show will be held there on the 14th & 15th of July 2012.The problem we have with this particular venue is the way they lie on their website and they are lies claiming that they have fish far bigger than what they actualy have,it's false advertising it leads folk there under false pretence and it's not cheap either.We would just like to stress at this point that what is claimed on their site is 500 carp lots to 30Lb but if you look on their gallery or in the lodge at the fishery there is not one fish of 30Lb or anywhere near that to be seen,the amount of anglers who have frequented this place with a real hope of catching a 30 when there are none there makes me a little sick and to be blunt it's daylight robbery.The long and short of it is if you want somewhere to practice then this fishery is ok but if you want to stand a real chance of catching a fish over 25Lb then this venue is not for you and if trading standards could get definitive proof which is near on impossible because of the nature of the buissness then there would probably be a prosecution pending.One more thing the fishery complex in north Staffordshire we refer to we have fished extensively and our biggest fish out of 12 24hour sessions was a scraper 19Lb,12 x £25 do the math and wwe leave it to yourselves to guess the venue and make up your own mind.

UK Grass Carp Record Broken

Sorry about the pic guys it's the only one we can get for now
This is the first time a Grass carp has featured on Carp Anglers UK, as mentioned it's not the species that instantly pops into your head when you think of carp but we Carp Anglers UK pay homage to these fantastic looking creatures and to the man who has just broke the UK record,a common or mirror of this size would be the fish of a lifetime but a Grassie that size,well some anglers don't even manage to catch a Grass carp in their lives,the stuff dreams are made of!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Monday, 11 June 2012

Tackle up at Carp anglers UK with Amazon

Carp anglers UK are now able to offer it's audience the chance to purchase Carp fishing tackle via the link on our home page.It's easy,simply click on the widget and you will be taken to our Amazon astore where there is a large selection of Carp tackle which can be purchased online and when you have finished your retail therapy click on the carp anglers UK link to be brought back to the blog oh and all the tackle is very competitively priced,see easy!

Ace i3 wireless bite alarm review

Check out our Ace i3 alarm review in the tackle news and reviews section if your on the look out for new bite alarms,it might just help with decision making.

The "Hair Rig" A Brief History

Prior to the development of the 'Hair Rig' it was common practice to mount the bait directly onto the hook.Although Carp were still being caught to some degree it was acknowledged through the observations of how Carp fed that a more effective method of hooking the fish could be developed.The development of the 'hair rig' was no accident,in the late 70's forward thinking anglers Len Middleton and Kevin Maddocks would be the one's to develop the 'hair rig'.Watching the way Carp fed in a fish tank would be instrumental in the design of this soon to be devastating method of bait presentation.
Taking it's name from the material used (a human hair) the new method was to increase catch rates dramaticaly.Seeing how Carp would eat food offerings freely whilst quickly learning to avoid those with monofilament or hook shanks protruding out of them was to be the logic behind the new methods development,by attaching the bait to the hook via the hair it would become apparent that the bait acted far more naturaly in the water thus not spooking the Carp who were wary of food items that did not act naturaly in the water simply because it was mounted directly onto the hook.
This new method of presenting the bait to the Carp would be a revolution,one that would send catch rates soaring,the 'Hair Rig' was born,the great leveler and as history has shown Carp angling was never the same again.
Using the knotless knot to acheive the Hair rig

The Hair Rig

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Kryston Bogey Review

A very under used substance gets the CAUK once over in our tackle review section,see what we thought of Krystons Bogey and whether it's worth investing in a pot.