Think Tank | June

If you were/are a fishery owner, would/do you close the venue around spawning, if so, how long for? Would/do you allow the members to continue to bait up through this period and again if so, what limitations would/do you impose?

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Iain Macmillan | Getting it very right

As many carpers turn their attentions to foreign climes for their fishing fix this summer, Iain Macmillan takes a more detailed look back at a session we covered recently and has a few words of advice to really help you get things just right and make the most of your trip

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Greg Ellis | Rig Reasoning

By his own admission, Greg likes to keep his fishing in a similar vein to himself - simple... His no-nonsense approach has seen him catch a string of large carp, from a number of high-profile and very pressured circuit waters over the past four or five years, using no more than the two rigs he details in this feature...

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Simon Kenny | Kingsmead One

Simon’s story continues as he takes us on to K1, where he had a truly memorable run up to the end of his first season on the Horton complex, capturing a number of very big fish in his final four months

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Loz East | Stanwick Lakes Fishery

Loz is treading on hallowed ground this month– almost. The Stanwick complex rubs shoulders with an illustrious neighbour or two, and part of it will be very well-known to those of us approaching or just passing middle age, as one of the waters on site used to be run by none other than Duncan Kay...

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Think Tank

When planning your spring campaign will you be incorporating rock salt into your fishing?

If you are, what do you personally feel is the optimum level and, if you’re not, is there any particular reason? For example, overuse by too many anglers perhaps having a detrimental effect on a lake...

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Simon Kenny | A season on Church

Simon Kenny has had an unbelievable season on RK Leisure’s Horton Complex, taking fish over 50lb from both the Church and Kingsmead One. Here he tells the story about where he spent the bulk of his time during a balmy spring and summer...

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Dan Cleary | Goslawice Gold

Dan is no stranger to a Euro adventure but as yet, he’s kept those trips limited to the north. However, in recent times he has started to look further and further afield, in this instance bypassing his intended venues in Italy and Austria, heading all the way to Poland to tackle a lake that is still relatively unknown to the UK market

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Steve Briggs | The Balaton Experience

In keeping with much of Steve’s fishing in recent months, he has turned his attention to another venue that he has been keeping tabs on for a number of years. This venue would require some serious planning ahead, as it is definitely not your ordinary fare, covering almost 150,000 acres in total!

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