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Recent Posts by Ed Skillz

Create Lake Maps with Your Deeper Portable Fish Finder

Richard Handel, avid angler from the UK, describes, in detail, how he uses Deeper Lakebook to his strategic advantage for fishing. The Deeper sonar is so much more than just a fish finder or feature locator, you can also create bathymetric maps (aka lake maps). All of your sonar scans and lake maps are accessible…
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Martin SB – Monster Crab & Aminol – Irresistible!

Martin SB - Monster Crab & Aminol We all know that Martin SB has been producing innovative products for more than 25 years. And that’s exactly the reason why we regularly highlight our classics, we obviously should not forget those. Monster Crab is one of the Martin Sb classics and today we will take a further look at this…
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Deeper CHIRP+ Castable Fish Finder Review

Looking for a castable, but very powerful fish finder? If so, then meet Deeper CHIRP+, the first ever, portable, castable fish finder to incorporate CHIRP sonar technology. I’ve had the opportunity to use it extensively and am happy to say, I’m extremely impressed with Deeper CHIRP+. It is probably the finest sonar I have ever…
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Give them a boilie they can’t refuse

The boilies and hookbaits from Wave Fishing are well known in Eastern Europe but fairly new for the western europe market. The last point is also a big advantage because the carp is not yet familiar with it. Due to the refined composition of ingredients, the people at Wave Fishing have launched a number of…
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Urban Carp Fishing

Urban carp fishing, not your normal days of fishing. As a carp angler we all love peace and quietness on the bank but why is urban fishing getting more and more popular? Here's my story. As a born big city boy I am used to all the noise and hectic of a big city, so…
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SONIK TOURNOS 8000 CARP REELS

Sonik works constantly on the development and improvement of carp gear, and they are on top of their game. In this review, we will take a closer look at the quality of the Sonik Tournos series of reels, more specifically the Tournos 8000 model. After several sessions and different scenarios I can say that we…
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Getting Ready for Spring

As anglers it's one of the times of year we most look forward to, with spring approaching upon us. Daffodils are springing up and snowdrops coming into bloom, can only mean one thing. Carp will be coming out of there hibernation holes with the water temperatures rising, day light hours increasing, and the carp will start to look for food…
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Getting Things Started Part I

Getting things started - Part I It’s the end of February now when I’m driving to one of my favorite public venues. Day dreaming about scales and tales. A new carp season is on its way, and with the extreme high temperatures for this time of year a lot of carp anglers are pretty much…
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How to Catch Carp in Winter

Let's start by remembering that carp metabolism is closely related to water temperature. Which means their temperature will come down and enter a state of torpor. Also their search for food and consequent digestion will slow down, thus increasing the hours after which the fish will come back to feed. By debunking an old theory, the carp…
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United States Carp Angler

Here in northeastern part of the United States we have a very distinguishable 4 season. Carp can be caught all year long even in the toughest of winter conditions. There are a few anglers who even target them through the ice. I prefer the open water, where even in the coldest of days you can…
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Carp Fishing in Africa’s Lake of Treasure

Hidden in the Atlas mountains of Morocco you will find a 3000ha lake with hidden treasures for carp anglers. Bin el Ouidane! When you are looking for a great adventure, this is the one! Fishing in Africa. [caption id="attachment_27865" align="alignnone" width="1875"] Bin el Ouidane carp fishing in Morocco, Africa[/caption] This lake was created between 1949…
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Karper 115 – Winter Special

Wie droomt er niet van om een mooie karper in de sneeuw te vangen? Gerben Lievers ging de uitdaging aan in Frankrijk en hij werd samen met zijn vismaten, ondanks een heuse sneeuwblizzard, beloond voor het doorzetten. Wanneer je een zogenaamde ‘winterholding’ hebt gevonden, dan kun je daar de vruchten van plukken, vaak in enkele…
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Carp Fishing Autumn and Winter Bait tip

Fake corn works very well in Winter and Autumn to catch carp. It works even better when you flavour it. The fake corn from the well known UK company Enterprise Tackle are excellent for flavouring and preparing for your Winter game.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3VFsWEeTr8
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Carp adventure in Pennsylvania

I don’t normally do social fishing too often; Over time I have found myself more often than not fishing alone. Don’t get me wrong I do enjoy the company of other anglers from time to time.  I guess after a while you just get use to focusing on the task at hand, to be honest…
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How to make a good pva stick mix

For making this Spotted Fin pva stick mix I have used: - Catalyst 4 mm pellets - Catalyst active stick & pva bag mix - Ready to use pva friendly Hemp and Tigers - Tiger nut extract - Liquid Krill - Chilli Hemp Oil A mix that carp can’t resist and will absolutely give you…
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Out of the Depths

How deep do carp like water when feeding? The answer to this question is hard to answer with any certainty. However, I can give my opinion about this subject.  All carp are different and all waters are different as well, but I would say that in general carp are more likely to prefer a depth of…
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Preview KARPER 113

De nieuwe karper magazine editie 113 is nu verkrijgbaar. Zoals altijd staat het blad weer vol met belevenissen, tips en tricks op het gebied van Karpervissen. Zowel Nederlandse als buitenlandse avonturen komen weer aan bod. Karper magazine 113 Uitdagende kanalen Ondanks dat het aantal karpervissers de laatste jaren flink is toegenomen, kiezen zij niet vaak…
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Carp Photography at Night part I

Carp Photography at Night part I Camera settings, flashes and LED lamps [caption id="attachment_26929" align="alignnone" width="1800"] Beautiful night shot with an epic background.[/caption] Carp are active day and night. So it is no surprise that a large part of carp angling takes place in darkness. Plenty of techniques and skills help the angler to fish…
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Urban Carp Fishing in the heart of Vienna

Urban carp fishing in a city like Vienna has it’s charme, but it doesn’t come without complications. Early March big yachts and rowingboats are making it hard to keep the lines in. Line pick ups result in getting your reel emptied of line or just cut off by the engines. And the only thing they…
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Vooruitblik Karper Magazine 111

Vervelende, duikende watervogels? Rik Hagedoorn gebruikt ze juist om zijn stekjes ‘aan te jagen’ om de karpers erop attent te maken dat er wat te halen valt. En om voedselnijd uit te lokken, waardoor de vissen minder schuw azen. In combinatie met het vissen met de pen echt dressuurdoorbrekend! Veel meer dan de nieuwste rigs…
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Is Working in the Carp angling scene your Dream?

Ever wanted to be working for one of the biggest companies in the carp angling scene? This is your chance at a your dream job! Cipher EU S.R.O. the holding company for Trakker, Aqua and Cygnet brands is looping to recruit professional territory account/media managers to become part of its European sales & media team,…
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