3 days ago

    T. WINTERBESTEMMINGS: Vuurwarm AKSIE by Ifafi!

    Ifafi by Hartbeespoortdam is en sal seker altyd ‘n top keuse wees as dit kom by grootkarphengel, veral in die…
    3 weeks ago

    C. Aqua Paradiso – Clinic with Gilbert Foxcroft and Adriaan van der Merwe

    When you hear the name Gilbert Foxcroft the first thoughts are of perfection and attention to detail, it’s no wonder…
    3 weeks ago

    B. Fishing is a family affair

    When winter arrives she comes with all her moods, big cats, and big commons. My son, Zunade and I decided…
    4 weeks ago


    In February this year the Belarus national Carp Angling team arrived in South Africa to fish an historic test match…
    May 31, 2022

    Ups and downs @ Laurentia Lake

    During March, Laurentia Lake on the West Rand showed us some slow sessions, and some hot streaks, with strategies and recipes…


      August 6, 2021


      Most anglers plan their sessions weeks in advance, and the venues they have in mind are most often those that…
      April 16, 2021


      BIANCA OLIVIER, a mother of two, a true lover of Specimen Carp Fishing and a successful businesswoman.
      April 15, 2021

      Gilbert Foxcroft goes Feeder Fishing! | For Anglers Live – Ep 10

      We all associate Gilbert with the specimen carp angling facet. On the 9th of April 2021, Gilbert gave another facet,…
      April 6, 2021

      The Carpy Trifecta!

      Whenever a new syndicate is announced it’s a really big deal for our local scene. I mean think about it…
      March 12, 2021


      We anglers tend to strive towards overcoming the unknown, and few venues tend to be more so than Hartbeespoortdam.
      March 4, 2021

      Alpine Giants In The Alps

      My quest for giants has taken me worldwide, and I turned my attentions towards the Alps of Europe. One of…



        March 2, 2021


        Welcome to our second sojourn into multi-week publishing! While we retain our covers to provide a glamorous window into, and…
        February 26, 2021

        AQUA PARADISO – More than we bargained for.

        qua is one of those venues that I will go back to no matter how many times I blank...plain and…
        February 16, 2021

        “Less is more – a focused approach to session preparation!”

        The modern human has a propensity to seek gratification through overindulgence and often that is vested in a: “gluttony tendency”…
        February 9, 2021

        The Resources Exist…. Use them!

        For those who haven’t picked it up yet, Carp are the needle, and the venues we fish are the haystack.…

        Knots & Rigs

          April 25, 2022

          SPECIMEN CARP ANGLING: Hooklink history and design

          I was recently requested to post a general article on hooklinks, after one of our regular anglers at Laurentia found…
          May 24, 2021

          The Famous Spinner Rig

          The Spinner Rig is known by many names, such as the Ronnie, German and Turbo German, but for the purpose…
          April 9, 2021

          How to tie a blow back rig | The KingFisher

          Gilbert Foxcroft shows us how to tie the old-fashioned blow back rig with a unique snowman presentation.
          March 25, 2021

          Roodekoppies Specimen Angling | For Anglers Live Ep 5

          Insightful tips from Gilbert Foxcroft during the Roodekoppies Weekend Clinic that took place on 26 to 28 February 2021.
          March 14, 2021

          The Scorpion Rig – South African-style!

          Since I started fishing as young boy, I was making rigs that I thought must work. Needless to say, they…
          March 9, 2021

          Beyond The Obvious – Rigs & Proper Hook Holds

          The aim when rig tying is to have a good hook hold, often with the lower bottom lip, or in…

          Latest Gear

            February 28, 2021

            Head to Head – Reel Mainlines

            With braid often getting all the headlines as the mainline of choice, the humble monofilament lines are relegated to the…
            December 27, 2020

            Head to head – Bite Indication

            We put the best bite indication gear in a head to head
            December 25, 2020

            REEL Review: Okuma 8k

            Okuma 8K carp reel distributed by Sensational Angling Supplies is real value for money! Here is a review of this…
            November 17, 2020

            Ridgemonkey in South Africa

            There is a new “monkey” in the South African Carp “jungle” that is changing the way we fish. Ridgemonkey
            November 1, 2020

            Lowrance and the 2020 WCC

            Fish are easier to find and easier to identify with FishReveal, which on a single screen combines the proven performance…
            September 22, 2020

            Head 2 Head – PVA fest

            One of Carp fishing’s iconic essentials, PVA has transformed presentation, feeding and catch rates irreversibly for anglers since its introduction;…
            September 13, 2020

            Head to Head – Bait Rockets, Spods & Spombs

            Having the ability to keep the bait going in can mean the difference between success and merely camping. One of…
            August 21, 2020

            Gear Guide

            Shimano Air-dry & Freezer Bag 5kg Whether it’s for homemade or shop bought boilies, keeping them fresh is important, which…
            August 7, 2020

            Head to Head – Weigh Stations

            No angling session is complete without catching a couple of fish worthy of weighing, and it’ll be “Murphy’s Law” that…
            August 6, 2020

            Gear Guide – 4 Must Haves

            A rod rest is an often overlooked piece of kit, many anglers are left with limp choices or none at…
            July 5, 2020

            Head to Head – Big Pit Reels

            Our long awaited insight into one of specimen’s ultimate tools. The Big Pit Reel opens areas of the water, previously…


            Readers Rights

              November 5, 2020

              Readers Rigs

              May 12, 2020

              Our Readers Rights (Readers Catches)

              On these pages we feature successful hook-ups made by our ever-increasing number of Specimen Carp Anglers in both local and…
              March 22, 2020

              Our Readers Catches March/April 2020

              MARIETTE NIGRINI KWAGGAHOEK DAM I would love to have my wife, Mariette in the magazine because I think she is…
              January 1, 2020

              Our Readers Rights (Readers Catches) – Jan / Feb 2020

              We feature successful hook-ups made by our ever-increasing number of Specimen Carp Anglers in both local and foreign waters.
              June 17, 2019

              Our Readers Rights (Readers Catches) – July / August 2019

              DENIQUE LOCHNER, KWAGGASHOEKDAM Wat ‘n voorreg was dit nie gewees nie, naamlik om diè potbelly te kon vang! Kwaggashoekdam het…


                August 21, 2021

                Umgede River Lodge | For Anglers Live – Ep 25

                Umgede River Lodge is geleë langs die Vaalrivier aan die onderkant van Bloemhof dam. 'n Oord met privaatheid en ideaal…
                February 18, 2021

                LOSKOP VALLEY CARP

                On the outskirts of Mpumalanga lies the beautiful wilderness of Loskop Dam and its surrounding bushveld. Who knew it had…
                February 8, 2021

                Rietvlei Dam – Gauteng

                Rietvlei Dam on the eastern outskirts of Pretoria is well known amongst most carp anglers and for very good reason…
                February 4, 2021


                Every now and then you get presented with an opportunity that you need to grab with both hands. In January…
                January 27, 2021

                H. Venue -Casa La Mer

                “Casa La Mer – only accessible by 4X4 or SUV” reads their Internet insert. You’d better believe it!
                January 25, 2021

                The beautiful carp of Buffelspoort dam

                In the heart of Northwest province lies a jewel of a dam – Buffelspoort. For a long time it was…
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