• Fishing Kevin Nash's Church Lake 2017 Part 1

    Posted on by Keith Roberts

    A couple of month's ago I was in the shop working away with my lad when my phone rang. It was James, my Nash rep, saying what are you doing May 1st to the 5th? My answer, working and slowly getting everything set in place with the shop because my fishing trip to France was fast approaching. Then the words he said made me stop in my tracks and listen, you've got a week on the Church Lake if you want it?

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  • Carp Fishing in Spring

    Posted on by Keith Roberts

    Carp Fishing in SpringIt's that time of year again when the carp are waking up and so are a lot of carp anglers, all looking forward to their new campaigns and hoping for a new P.B. Here are just a few tips to try and get your spring carp fishing off too a good start.

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  • Coloured Carp Mono or Fluorocarbon Mainlines

    Posted on by Keith Roberts

    Daiwa Tournament ST Monofil MainlineMy thoughts on coloured monofilament and fluorocarbon mainlines, what makes carp spook off lines, which colours carp can and can't see, and why my mainline of choice is 15lb Daiwa Tournament ST Monofil Mainline.

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  • Mainline Baits Cell and Activ8

    Posted on by Keith Roberts

    I have to confess from the start, that I have only started using Mainline Baits for a few years. In the 80's and 90's I was using Nutrabaits Big Fish Mix with Cranberry or Tutti Frutti flavour's added to them. Thinking back to when I used to roll my own bait, the experts in bait making always said, if you can smell the flavour it was too strong. How times have changed! 

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  • Carp Fishing in the Winter When it's White Over

    Posted on by Brandon Roberts

    With the days getting warmer and lighter nights drawing out, I needed to get out on the bank and get a bend in my rod. So into the garage to find my rig box submerged underneath my gear from last time session. Once I found it, I got started in getting some rigs tied up for my next session.  I use a standard hair rig putting a small piece of rig tubing, around 3mm long on the shank of the hook. I use rig tubing instead of silicone tubing because I find it can move easier and doesn't trap the hair.

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  • Winter Carping

    Posted on by Keith Roberts

    Winter Carp Fishing can be very testing at times and I've personally gone months through the winter without even seeing a fish. Or if I have seen them, then finding the motivation to move onto them is often hard when it's bitterly cold, chucking it down and the winds blowing a hoolie. But through the winter months, a couple of hours in the right spot is better then 24hrs in the wrong one! 

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  • Best Big Pit Carp Reels 2017

    Posted on by Keith Roberts

    CPS Tackle take a look at the best Big Pit Carp Reels of 2017 from Shimano, Daiwa, Fox and Daiwa. We give our views on the Fox FX and EOS ranges, the Emcast, Windcast, Black Widow and Emblem from Daiwa, the Nash BP offering as well as Shimano's Ultegra, and Aerlex reels.

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  • Canal Carping

    Posted on by Keith Roberts

    I first started fishing for Carp on the Canal in the mid 80's. I was first introduced to them when I was about 12 and I was with my pal fishing a local canal for what ever we could catch. 

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  • Free Spirit Carp Rods

    Posted on by Keith Roberts

    I've been using and selling Free Spirit Carp Rods for a couple of years now and I have to admit they are outstandingly good rods. Due to work commitments I mainly fish over in France now so I can book a lake with friends and chill out fishing as hard as I like whilst enjoying my fishing. I personally use the Free Spirit 13ft Hi's ive because I like to find my spots and cast to them and I feel these rods can offer me everything I want out of a rod.

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  • The Nash Siren R3 Alarms

    Posted on by Brandon Roberts

    When I first started fishing a few years back, the first set of alarms I used were Nash Siren S5's and I loved them. The S5 alarms did everything I wanted a bite alarm to do on the waters that I was fishing.The S5's indicated when I had a fish and they did the job and to be honest when I first started I thought these were the best alarms I'd get...

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