E-S-P July Product Launch 2022!

Heading to shops from the end of June, ESP is proud to release a set of new or upgraded tackle items for all year round use. E-S-P Black Hardware Barrel Bobbins Due to popular demand, black and white pure PTFE bobbins with black stainless fittings – all made in our UK factory, ensuring exceptional quality and precision. For the fittings we have used high grade stainless steel with a special […]

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Kev Hewitt – A Golden Ticket

‘Having fished in the BCAC the weekend before, I had not planned on fishing the following weekend. That was until Wednesday evening when I was sat at home watching TV with the wife and she turned to me and said “Are you going fishing Saturday after work or Sunday morning?” I quickly replied saying “Saturday after work”. The was the golden ticket to do a few nights of unexpected angling […]

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Kev and Bart cruise to the BCAC Semi Finals

‘Last weekend was British Carp Angling Championships time and a weekend myself and Bart had been looking forward to for some time. Our chosen qualifier venue was Willow Park in Hampshire. I had fished it a couple of times a number of years ago but Bart had never seen the place. We knew it was going to be a learning curve knowing relatively little about the venue.’ The boys were […]

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Fishing is the best medicine – Darren Blunt

Unfortunately due to some health issues my fishing has had to take a back seat recently, I spent many a day at home just desperate to get back to White Swan. Occasionally when I felt up to it I ventured down to the Trent just for a change of scenery and hoping to get a bend in the rod and fortunately I managed to wangle out one carp… A rarely […]

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A Trip To The Country – Alfie Russell

Alfie Russell proves that you can indeed mix business with pleasure, as he and Jack Reid enjoy an overnighter to remember… A rarely caught Oxfordshire mirror There’s only one way to begin, and that’s by saying that it’s been a mental year. There have been a lot of changes in my life, and everyone else’s. I don’t think I’ve written a piece for what seems like an eternity. With Covid-19 […]

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Paring it down – Dave Ellyatt

I have always tried to keep my gear as light as possible, from right back when I was a kid starting out. It was probably born out of necessity, I didn’t have much fishing tackle and what I did have was just carried on my back, or on my bike! Winters under an open fronted Aqua 50.  I didn’t have much fishing tackle and what I did have was just […]

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Daren Norman – Burghfield Challenge

Back in April I began a new fishing adventure and a challenge that had been at the back of my mind for many years. Burghfield has so far been everything I’d hoped it would be. It feels very similar to my favourite water of all time ,the old leisure sports days Wraysbury. Real ‘get your arse in the grass’ carping. Raw, unmanicured, and bloody challenging, both mentally and physically. A […]

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Daren Norman – Long awaited Cassien trip!

‘Halfway through October, myself and two of my good friends George and Neil set off on a very long-awaited trip down to my favourite fishing destination, the historic lac de st Cassien in the south of France. We had planned the trip at the start of 2020 but 3 days before we were due to set off the whole of France went into full lockdown and the trip was pulled […]

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Decluttering: Back To Basics with Alfie Russell

Alfie Russell takes a close look at how his attitude has changed regarding rigs, before he then turns back the clock… Amazing quality of fish, as is often the case with Alfie! I guess it has been written about hundreds of times in the past, but something that really does need to be drilled into us as carp anglers, and indeed anglers in general, is the need to stick to […]

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ESP’ New Ronnie Clips: Inception to Finished Product

Dave Ellyatt explains what brought about the development of some not-so-insignificant rig components… The Ronnie Clips and Tungsten Sleeves are a game changer for Ronnie and Hinge Rigs The new Quick Change Ronnie Clips and Tungsten Sleeves were born out of my enthusiasm for using the Ronnie Rig which started a few years ago, and a limitation I felt the rig had, which led to improvisation and improvement. The evolution […]

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