BETTER LATE THAN NEVER | STEVE BRIGGS

Briggsy could perhaps make claim to be the carp angler with the world’s biggest car mileage – he certainly gives his odometer a significant working out on a regular basis. But on this occasion the car hardly got warmed up with a ‘local’ trip to Etang 5 just north of Paris

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Mick Clifford
WHAT’S THE RUSH? | IAN CHILLCOTT

They say to travel hopefully is better than to arrive, yet waiting to reach your destination with ambition burning bright can definitely be one of life’s hardships. Perhaps being in a hurry is a realisation that life is short, but like most anglers, paradoxically, we rush to our destination, arrive, then lay back, take in the surroundings and wait...

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Mick Clifford
ON THE OTTER SIDE OF THE FENCE | ASH HUBBARD

Now here’s a feature you’re either going to vehemently agree or disagree with, or simply not read at all! Yep, it’s another one about otters... but with a slightly different take on them. Okay, lots of readers would rather not take them – but we’re probably all agreed that they are here to stay as part of the countryside. Ash Hubbard’s feature looks at why he believes we, as anglers, are going to have tolerate their presence, and also lists some of the misconceptions that surround them

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Mick Clifford
Drayton Reservoir | Loz East

Drayton Reservoir is well known throughout the carp fishing world as one of the most prolific day ticket waters in the country. The reservoir is accessible from the A361 near the northern edge of Daventry and is a feeder reservoir for the Grand Union Canal

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Mick Clifford
Overseas fishery focus | Les Lac Du Verger

This month Carpworld moves to the Champagne region in the north-east of France, famous for its sparkling white wine, and reports on a fishery complex near Vitry-Le-Francois that is very well stocked with big carp. Les Lac du Verger is a well-established complex of two mature gravel pits – Orchard Lake and Willow Lake. We asked owner Marcus Wetzl to answer a few questions about his fishing packages

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Mick Clifford
A Dream Come True | Kristof Cuderman

Well known big-fish angler Kristof Cuderman re-tells the tale of his epic session on Sumbar in Croatia. A trip that saw him achieve his goal of catching 70lb+ carp from six different countries. But, there is a twist in the story.

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Mick Clifford