Carp fishing is the biggest growth area in coarse fishing. Specimen carping takes a specialist approach that sees dedicated anglers going in search of the biggest carp to inhabit lakes, rivers and canals. Once considered a niche following that only appealed to a small hard-core group of fanatics, the popularity of carp fishing has grown - and continues to grow - at a frightening pace. An increasing number of tackle companies, fisheries and tackle shops now base their entire business around carp fishing specialization and the "bug" has spread beyond Britain into the whole of western, central and eastern Europe. This sister manual to Coarse Fishing manual will show the growing band of carping disciples how to catch them through over 500 illustrations and accompanying text.
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 Kevin's memory.