Category Archives: Carp

French carping by Lloyd Lynch

IFD: Not only is Lloyd Lynch ranked as one of Ireland’s top kick boxers, he is also a gifted up and coming angler from Dublin where he has been kicking ass on the bank as well now. Here is how … Continue reading

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Making boilies by Rob Coleman

An advantage of making your own bait is you can change things about it that may give you an advantage over using ready made bait, ie. Colour, flavour levels and type, harder or softer, buoyancy along with other things. If … Continue reading

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David Grimes interview by Dan O’Kelly

David Grimes has been knocking around the Irish carp scene for quite some time now. Before carp fishing commanded most of his attentions and interests, he was an avid course angler. With an impressive list of tench and bream to … Continue reading

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Vinnie Byrne

IFD: Vinnie Byrne has been carping for a long time in Ireland. He was a member of the Abbey anglers and went on to be a founding member of the Irish Carp club. He has made regular trips to the … Continue reading

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Steve Briggs carping maestro

When it comes to carping there are few anglers who can match the achievements of Steve Briggs. Carping since the 70’s, Steve has used a lifetime of fishing to hone his skills, winning the World Carp Cup not once but … Continue reading

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Arjen Uitbeijerse – an update from one of Europe’s top carpers

IFD: Arjen Uitbeijerse is the editor of Dutch carp magazine Spiegel and one of the top big fish specialists. We done an interview with Arjen last November, so we enjoyed catching up with him again recently to find out how … Continue reading

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Tom Maker – Carp

IFD: Tom Maker is one of the UK’s most tuned in carp anglers. Sponsored by Fox and Sticky Baits, Tom catches while many others blank by his attention to detail of watercraft. With some extraordinary catches under his belt we … Continue reading

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Rory Long

IFD: When Not being one of Ireland’s busiest DJ’s, Rory long has always been an angler at heart. Growing up on the banks of the Grand canal in Dublin, from an early age Rory was immersed in fishing. From those … Continue reading

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Tim O Connor

IFD: As well as being one of Ireland’s top athletes in track and field, Tim O’Connor is also one of Ireland’s top carpers. Tim is from county Limerick and now lives in Dublin where he concentrates his angling on Meadow … Continue reading

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Rainbow Lake 2014 by Eric Smith

IFD: Eric Smith needs no introduction, he is a former world carp record holder and the expert when it comes to fishing Rainbow lake in France. We done an interview with Eric last year and he is now back to tell us … Continue reading

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