Meet the carp: learn about the different varieties of carp. Essential tackle: key items of tackle explained. Rig basics: the kit you need. The major carp rigs: hooklink, lead clip, running ledger, helicopter, chod, in-line drop-off, stiff hinge. Setting up on the bank: how to gear up for a carp session and set up on the bank. Understanding carp bait: what boilies are, how to make them and how to use them; particles - pellets, seeds, nuts, peas and beans. How to bait up: catapult, throwing stick, spod and Spomb explained. Feature finding: how to use a marker float to find key features. Catching with PVA: all the tricks of using this water-soluble material, which is perfect for carrying bait and attaching to your rig. The moment of truth: how to play, land, weight and return carp. Stalking: how to creep up and ambush carp.
The late Kevin Green sadly passed away, aged 40, in July 2013
after a short illness. At the time he was editor of Improve
Your Coarse Fishing magazine and he also wrote the Coarse
Fishing Manual for Haynes. Kevin had delivered most of this
book, his second, by the time he became ill, and his friend Brian
Skoyles stepped in to finish it. This book is being published in