Alfie joins ESP!

Alfie Russell joins E-S-P!

London carper Alfie Russell needs no introduction and in recent months has been warmly welcomed into the E-S-P fold… We’re delighted to welcome Alfie Russell to the ESP team! Londoner Alfie will already be well known to a lot of you – at just 20 years old he has caught an incredible amount of big carp, both from his home city and also further afield with many special ones among […]

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A wild and special mirror...

A Prairie Summer – Erick Maybury

‘In my early teens when I began exclusively pursuing carp I would absorb all the information I could which primarily came from the UK, and strangely enough was written by some of those who may possibly be reading this article. This content from the UK was in stark contrast to the environment, fish, and approaches in my home state of Texas, I admired the quiet and secluded lakes that were […]

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The final result!

Jack Reid – No boat, No buzz!

For the last year the use of a boat has been absolutely central to my fishing. Not a state of the art vessel destined for inland seas, but a budget dinghy with a couple of dodgy looking yellow paddles! A boat doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Initially the dinghy was purchased so that I had a vessel of my own on the low stocked pit I would be fishing […]

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Lateral rig thinking – Tom White

‘Being asked to write a piece about rigs was a bit daunting for me, as I tend to use what’s required for the job in hand – for that situation, at that specific moment in time’ A lovely old mirror from winter’s past Being asked to write a piece about rigs was a bit daunting for me, as I tend to use what’s required for the job in hand – […]

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Behind the Lens – A Gaz Fareham interview with Jack Reid

Taken from Carpology’s ESP supplement, Gaz Fareham recently interviewed ESP Filmmaker Jack Reid to find out what it was like working with angling icon Terry Hearn… Returning the punt to the boat house GF Just to begin, could you give us a brief introduction to yourself and your background  JR My name is Jack Reid, I’m from Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, I’m 31 now although I still get asked for […]

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Maggot fishing and the ‘Germs’ Rig – David Meek

‘It’s funny how things come back around. I remember having a bit of holiday and using the 5 days at the Ringwood water Roach Pit. Marcus and I had been doing a lot of fishing together and his rig finesse and tweaks always made me want to step up my game. I’ve always been a thinker, and I like trying to come up with new ideas’ Carp of all sizes […]

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Daren ‘Tinpot’ Norman – A Cassien hit!

‘After 8 months of planning I finally made the 800 mile drive down to Lac De St Cassien…’ Fish built for a tough environment I was prepared for a long one but after 550 miles I stopped at Lyon for a kip as I was shattered. After a good rest was up early and back on the road, arriving at 10.30 am the next day. After purchasing licenses and pumping […]

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A perfect autumn morning

Martin Bowler – Autumn

Is autumn as good as everyone likes to make out it is? Martin isn’t so sure it is a total ‘walk in the park’ and explains here how to get the best from it… Autumn mornings… what’s not to like? Cool calm nights where the frost is close at hand aren’t far way now and under moonlight the water rocks as another carp leaps into fresh air. Daybreak sees no […]

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An incredible mirror!

Tinpot bags a ‘zoo creature!’ – Daren Norman

Daren ‘Tinpot’ Norman has been on a tough three month campaign, but it finally came good! Tinpot explains… I’ve just finished a 3 month campaign on 40 acre gravel pit known locally as the zoo. I first had a go on there six years ago but left without managing to bank one of the pits elusive residents and vowed to return later. After a great spring elsewhere it felt right […]

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When all the stars align – Darren Blunt

‘If you read my last piece on the capture of Son of Triple Row you would understand I was itching to get back to White Swan. The drive home to Nottingham had flown by and I was already making plans for another journey south…’ If you read my last piece on the capture of Son of Triple Row you would understand I was itching to get back to White Swan. […]

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