With more years experience than he'd like to admit to Ian Chillcott has learnt a thing or two about rods. The wide range of carp rods on the market is enough to bamboozle any angler, but it comes with good reason. In this article Chilly looks at the tools he uses and why he has a number of different rods in his armoury.
The immense Rainbow Lake in France has been described by many as the most extreme carp lake on the planet. With an incredible stock of huge carp combined with dense snags, hundreds of islands and a wealth of savage bars and plateaus, Rainbow is not for the feint hearted. Lee "Mozza" Morris is a self confessed Rainbow addict and this is his latest film covering three separate trips to the mighty lake and featuring lots of BIG CARP!!!
Episode two of Guest Sessions was filmed back in the early Summer of 2018. Jim Wilson had teed everything up for the shoot perfectly and it ended with a film that would make even the most hardened carp anglers arm hairs stand on end. This is Jim's account of that trip that saw him land the fish of his dreams.
Back again with his monthly ramblings, Ian Chillcott discusses the importance of line, what he uses and how he uses it. He feels it is a subject not discussed as much as it should be as using the correct line will have a far higher impact on your catch results than what bivvy or bed chair you have.
Watching the water is the biggest edge in carp fishing and the more you watch the water the more likely you are to get a glimpse of something that will trigger you into an action that will result in a carp on the bank. Ian Chillcott is a staunch believer that fishing from an open fronted shelter will undoubtedly catch you more fish and in this piece he details his thought process behind that...