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Mainline Articles

Testing Times
In-Session

Testing Times Posted

Darrell Peck reflects on a superb start to 2017 and some exciting times ahead… read more

Bite Balance
In-Session

Bite Balance Posted

John Kneebone finds quick bite success in something old and something new! read more

Cell Cell Cell
Tips

Cell Cell Cell Posted

Consistent carp catcher, Greg Ellis explains why there’s one aspect of his angling that&rsq... read more

Figuring It Out
In-Session

Figuring It Out Posted

Put the effort in, work your swim, and the results will come, as England carper, Wayne Mansford e... read more

Nothing Set In Stone
In-Session

Nothing Set In Stone Posted

Nathan Jackson reflects on his successful season so far chasing the special carp of Stoneacres&he... read more

Match Matrix
Tips

Match Matrix Posted

Q&A: We talk to reknowned international match carpers, Billy Flowers and Jamie Londors! read more

You Gotta Love Linear
In-Session

You Gotta Love Linear Posted

Rob Greening recalls a recent Linear session that typifies the ups, downs and rewards of day tick... read more

Sweet Zig Success
In-Session

Sweet Zig Success Posted

England carper, Wayne Mansford explains how a recent Farlows Lake session was best described as a... read more

Mick Tuck Blog
In-Session

Mick Tuck Blog Posted

Club waters, Syndicate, a trip to France and work night sessions - Mainline carper, Mick Tuck rec... read more

Chasing The King Of The Pond
In-Session

Chasing The King Of The Pond Posted

Mainline angler, Dave Springall met up with fellow Mainline carper, Lee Randall recently to find ... read more

European Professional Boilie Cup Champions
In-Session

European Professional Boilie Cup Champions Posted

Mainline's Billy Flowers recalls an historic back-to-back European Professional Boilie Cup win! read more

Spreading The Load
Tips

Spreading The Load Posted

CONSISTENT CARP CATCHER IAN ‘CHILLY’ CHILLCOTT EXPLAINS WHY A SPREAD OF BOILIES IS H... read more

The Quarry A New Uk Adventure
In-Session

The Quarry A New Uk Adventure Posted

Belgian carper, Tommy De Cleen embarks on a carping adventure to cross the channel and fish some ... read more

Step Into Spring
Tips

Step Into Spring Posted

SPRING FISHING: DARRELL PECK REVEALS HIS THOUGHTS ON SINGLE HOOKBAITS, BAITED SPOTS AND HIS EARLY... read more

Loyalty 25 Years With Mainline
In-Session

Loyalty 25 Years With Mainline Posted

IAN ‘CHILLY’ CHILLCOTT REFLECTS ON A QUARTER OF A CENTURY OF CARP CATCHING CONSISTENC... read more

Fishing Large Lakes
Tips

Fishing Large Lakes Posted

South West carper, Amy Maunder explains how fishing large waters may seem a daunting idea, but is... read more

Chod Rig Help From Team Mainline
Tips

Chod Rig Help From Team Mainline Posted

Top carpers from the Mainline Team give their advice and tips for fishing the ever popular Chod R... read more

Boilie Tips From Team Mainline
Tips

Boilie Tips From Team Mainline Posted

Top carpers from the Mainline Team give their advice and tips to answering commonly asked questio... read more

Liquid Attraction Tips From Team Mainline
Tips

Liquid Attraction Tips From Team Mainline Posted

Top carpers, from the Mainline Team help you catch more carp with some liquid attraction tips... read more

Feature Finding Tips From Team Mainline
Tips

Feature Finding Tips From Team Mainline Posted

Top carpers, from the Mainline Team help you locate the perfect carp-catching spot... read more

Mainline Matrix
Tips

Mainline Matrix Posted

Expert top-tips and advice from the extensive Mainline team to help you tackle seasonal questions... read more

Souper Zig Mix Quick Fire Questions
Tips

Souper Zig Mix Quick Fire Questions Posted

Windsor carper, Wayne Mansford explains everything you need to know about the Souper Zig Mix... read more

Hookbait Tips From Team Mainline
Tips

Hookbait Tips From Team Mainline Posted

Top carpers from the Mainline Baits team answer some commonly asked hookbait queries with some gr... read more

Winter Questions Answered
Tips

Winter Questions Answered Posted

The Mainline Baits Team answer some commonly asked questions regarding fishing in winter... read more

How To Make A High Attract Pva Stick
Tips

How To Make A High Attract Pva Stick Posted

South West carper, Amy Maunder answers a commonly asked question: which Stick Mix do I choose for... read more

Method Feeder Carping
Tips

Method Feeder Carping Posted

Mainline's John Kneebone explains why this quick and simple method needs to be part of your appro... read more

My Wcc Journey 2016
In-Session

My Wcc Journey 2016 Posted

John Cooper recalls his match sessions fishing the Welsh Carp Championships with angling partner,... read more

Day Session Delight
In-Session

Day Session Delight Posted

South West carper heads to a Devon water for a productive day session... read more

An Interview With An Innovator - Part Two
In-Session

An Interview With An Innovator - Part Two Posted

John Kneebone continues to pose the questions and pick the brains of Colne Valley carper, Kenny D... read more

Boilie Fishing Masterclass
Tips

Boilie Fishing Masterclass Posted

Mainline carper, Elliott Grey gives you every piece of info you need for fishing with boilies eff... read more

An Interview With An Innovator - Part One
In-Session

An Interview With An Innovator - Part One Posted

His initials are embedded in carp history, yet somehow the man behind the name remains under the ... read more

The Three In One Anti-tangle Hair Rig
Tips

The Three In One Anti-tangle Hair Rig Posted

Three In One Rig? Whats that? Well it's a very clever and simple presentation, because at differe... read more

Matching The Scenario
Tips

Matching The Scenario Posted

John Kneebone takes a look at choosing the right hookbait for the fishing situation - in this cas... read more

Target Fishing
Tips

Target Fishing Posted

Mainline carper, Jack Brown explains how fishing tightly to one spot is not just a 'big-hit' tact... read more

Marne Valley Result
In-Session

Marne Valley Result Posted

Nick Hill recalls a recent and very memorable trip to Marne Valley in France - armed with Essenti... read more

Winter Rainbow
In-Session

Winter Rainbow Posted

Mainline carper, Alan Taylor and friend Alex Pistols travel to the famous Rainbow Lake in France ... read more

Hitting The Surface
Tips

Hitting The Surface Posted

Mainline carper, Jack Brown reveals his thoughts tactics behind one of his favourite methods of c... read more

Tackling Bigger Waters
Tips

Tackling Bigger Waters Posted

Cornish carper John Kneebone explains how fishing larger lakes can be a lot easier than you think... read more

The Perfect Year
In-Session

The Perfect Year Posted

A tale of two fifties and the Birthday kid... read more

Stabile Success
Tips

Stabile Success Posted

Mainline carper, John Kneebone explains how and why its so important to stick with a focused appr... read more

My Angling Highlight Of 2015
In-Session

My Angling Highlight Of 2015 Posted

Cornish carper, Tony Welch travels to Old Mill in Devon in search of carp and a little mystery... read more

The Secret Pit
In-Session

The Secret Pit Posted

Dean Macey recalls a memorable and very special trip to a private lake in France... read more

A Trip To Cherpont - A Week To Remember
In-Session

A Trip To Cherpont - A Week To Remember Posted

Young Mainline carper, Rob Greening recalls an 'arm aching' trip to Cherpont Lake in France... read more

Hauling At Tamar
In-Session

Hauling At Tamar Posted

Cornish carper, Tony Welch recalls a recent 'red-letter' trip to Upper Tamar Lake... read more

Summer On The Sitch - Part One
In-Session

Summer On The Sitch - Part One Posted

Jon 'Shoes' Jones recounts the beginning of a new carping chapter on the Sitch... read more

River Baiting
In-Session

River Baiting Posted

Mainline carper, Roman Buczynski gives an insight into one of his favoured challenges - catching ... read more

Zig Fishing Only Easier
Tips

Zig Fishing Only Easier Posted

Windsor hauler, Wayne Mansford reveals his know-how for making a tactic that may seem tricky a ve... read more

A Belgian Break
In-Session

A Belgian Break Posted

Scott Callison recalls a recent trip across the channel to fish the canals of Belgium... read more

Get On The Brick
Bait Making

Get On The Brick Posted

In this feature we take a look at an 'old school' trick with a modern edge... read more

Prepare To Catch
In-Session

Prepare To Catch Posted

One of the hottest anglers on the carp match scene, Mainlines Wayne Mansford reveals how ‘p... read more

Balance Is Critical
Tips

Balance Is Critical Posted

John Kneebone explains how and why using our ‘Balanced Wafter’ hookbaits is quite sim... read more

Short Session Success
In-Session

Short Session Success Posted

Tony Welch reveals his tips and tactics used in his recent short sessions... read more

Alan Taylors Blog
In-Session

Alan Taylors Blog Posted

Mainline carper, Alan Taylor gives his run down on a recent trip to Rainbow Lake in France... read more

Big Carp Rigs
Tips

Big Carp Rigs Posted

Dave Levy reveals his favoured rigs for three different types of fishing... read more

Erics Carp Champs Blog
In-Session

Erics Carp Champs Blog Posted

Jerry Bridger gives us this update on a tense qualifying carp match at Merrington Carp Fishery read more

Digger Lakes Catch
In-Session

Digger Lakes Catch Posted

Ricky Thomas, recalls a recent session at Digger Lakes in Devon... read more

Bring Me Sunshine
In-Session

Bring Me Sunshine Posted

Tony Welch gives you a round-up on a recent session and how and why the increased hours of daylig... read more

Boost Your Catch-rate With Liquids
Tips

Boost Your Catch-rate With Liquids Posted

Understanding how to best use liquid additives and oils can sometimes be confusing and getting it... read more

Up And Running
In-Session

Up And Running Posted

Keen to get his angling year started Mainline carper, Jack Brown heads over to Thorpe Lea to samp... read more

Attracting Bites
Tips

Attracting Bites Posted

Kev Knight, explains how to nick a few bites even when time and conditions are against you... read more

It Happened  But Why
In-Session

It Happened But Why Posted

Mainline carper, John Kneebone recalls one of his most memorable captures – better still re... read more

Wie Stelle Ich Hochattraktive Pop-ups Selbst Her
Tips

Wie Stelle Ich Hochattraktive Pop-ups Selbst Her Posted

Wie Polaris Pop-ups mit Tobias Pfliegel machen read more

The White Banoffee Wafter
Bait Making

The White Banoffee Wafter Posted

The name Darrell Peck is synonymous with big fish captures and now the Essex carper reveals one o... read more

Theres Always A Chance
In-Session

Theres Always A Chance Posted

Pete Castle is one carper who believes there is always a bite opportunity somewhere in the lake &... read more

Readymade Success
Tips

Readymade Success Posted

Top Mainline carper, Dave Levy explains how to utilise the high-attract pulling power of shelf li... read more

How To Tie-up Glugged Solid Pva Bags
Tips

How To Tie-up Glugged Solid Pva Bags Posted

Mainline carper, Harry Law explains why he feels solid PVA bags are such a good tactic and how he... read more

Balanced Bites Part Two
Tips

Balanced Bites Part Two Posted

Ali Hamidi concludes his two-part article explaining his favoured methods for utilising the Balan... read more

Using Paste
Tips

Using Paste Posted

Boilie Paste: its one of the oldest carp baits going – but it still takes a lot of beating ... read more

How To Make High Attract Winter Boilies
Bait Making

How To Make High Attract Winter Boilies Posted

In this feature we show you how to roll a high attract boilie thats flavours lend themselves to w... read more

The Boilie Life Cycle
Tips

The Boilie Life Cycle Posted

Everything you need to know about boilie care - from storage right through to rehydrating air-dri... read more

Fishing Single Hookbaits
Tips

Fishing Single Hookbaits Posted

Fishing 'singles' is one of the most popular quick bite tactics going that also a great approach ... read more

The Running Rig
Tips

The Running Rig Posted

Our How, Why and When guide to this simple and effective lead arrangement. read more

Balanced Bites Part One
Tips

Balanced Bites Part One Posted

Mainline carper, Ali Hamidi reveals how using 'critically-balanced' baits couldn't be easier than... read more

How To Make Cork Dust Pop-ups
Bait Making

How To Make Cork Dust Pop-ups Posted

This feature shows you all you need to know when it comes to one of the ways of creating 'custom'... read more

Early Winter Success
In-Session

Early Winter Success Posted

Southwest carper Ricky Thomas reports on a successful trip to Furzebray Lakes in Devon... read more

How To Make Wafting Hookbaits
Bait Making

How To Make Wafting Hookbaits Posted

In this article learn how to make your own 'critically-balanced' Wafting Hookbaits... read more

How To Make High-attract Polaris Pop-ups
Bait Making

How To Make High-attract Polaris Pop-ups Posted

Find out everything you need to know from a suggested recipe to the rolling process for making yo... read more

Triple Action Attraction
Tips

Triple Action Attraction Posted

Triple Action Attraction - Three feed stimulating signals from one bite inducing presentation! read more

Faq With Ian Chilly Chillcott
Tips

Faq With Ian Chilly Chillcott Posted

Top Mainline carper, Ian 'Chilly' Chillcott gives his answers and advice to frequently asked ques... read more

Faq With Dave Lane
Tips

Faq With Dave Lane Posted

Top Mainline carper, Dave Lane gives his answers and advice to frequently asked questions... read more

How To Make Spod Mix Boilies
Bait Making

How To Make Spod Mix Boilies Posted

This feature covers everything you need to know for making your own Spod Mix Boilies - a custom b... read more

How To Improve A Barbless Hook
Tips

How To Improve A Barbless Hook Posted

In this article we give you eight top-tips to you improve the performance of barbless hooks and h... read more

Brighten-up Your Catch-rate
Tips

Brighten-up Your Catch-rate Posted

Mainline Carper, John Kneebone reveals why bright 'stand-out' hookbaits are now so important to h... read more

Catch More With Liquids
Tips

Catch More With Liquids Posted

Find out how you can generate a feed response with liquids to catch more fish... read more

How To Make Floater Fishing Hookbaits
Bait Making

How To Make Floater Fishing Hookbaits Posted

Including a suggested recipe and the equipment you'll need, this feature covers everything you ne... read more

How To Make Snowman Hookbaits
Bait Making

How To Make Snowman Hookbaits Posted

This bait rolling step-by-step guide gives you all the information and know-how you'll need to st... read more

How To Make Cork Ball Pop-ups
Bait Making

How To Make Cork Ball Pop-ups Posted

From a suggested recipe to the equipment and process to follow - this feature shows you how to st... read more

How To Make Two-tone Pop-ups
Bait Making

How To Make Two-tone Pop-ups Posted

Including a suggested recipe and the equipment you'll need, this feature covers everything you ne... read more

Back In The Game
In-Session

Back In The Game Posted

Cornish carper, Tony Welch reflects on a recent session on his local venue, Argal Lake... read more

Its Good To Be Back
In-Session

Its Good To Be Back Posted

Belgian carper, Tommy De Cleen tells you a little about why he is so pleased to back fishing with... read more

My Introduction To Mainline Baits
In-Session

My Introduction To Mainline Baits Posted

Les Bowers recall the events and indeed reasons behind his realisation that he needed to be on th... read more

Welcome To The Jungle
In-Session

Welcome To The Jungle Posted

In this article Mainline carper, Tony Welch describes how he tackles thick weed and deep silt... read more

Tonys Carp Column - Pt2
In-Session

Tonys Carp Column - Pt2 Posted

Mainline team member, Tony Welch continues his series of articles and carping updates! read more

My Favourite Presentation - The Hinge Rig
In-Session

My Favourite Presentation - The Hinge Rig Posted

Mainline carper, Scott Callison give the low-down on his number one presentation - The Hinge Rig read more

Singling Them Out
In-Session

Singling Them Out Posted

In this article Mainline carper, explains how and why single hookbait fishing with our Hi-Vis pop... read more

Bang Out Your Bags
In-Session

Bang Out Your Bags Posted

In this article Mainline carper, Ricky Thomas talks about one of his favourite presentions, espec... read more

Fishing Heaven - Gillhams Fishing Resort In Thailand
In-Session

Fishing Heaven - Gillhams Fishing Resort In Thailand Posted

This article from Mike 'Spug' Redfern is crammed full of some quite amazing captures, but not the... read more

Matt Eatons Mainline Blog Oct 2012
In-Session

Matt Eatons Mainline Blog Oct 2012 Posted

Another great carping blog from Mainline carper Matt Eaton. read more

Tonys Carp Column - Pt1
In-Session

Tonys Carp Column - Pt1 Posted

Mainline team member, Tony Welch, begins a series of articles and carping updates! read more

Matts Blog  September 2012
In-Session

Matts Blog September 2012 Posted

He's been taking on new waters and venues crammed full of weed - Matt Eaton is back with another ... read more

Fluro Towers  A Visual Advantage
In-Session

Fluro Towers A Visual Advantage Posted

In this this short article David Chancellor gives the low down on one of his favourite presentati... read more

Short Session Success
In-Session

Short Session Success Posted

In this this short article Mick Tuck gives a review on some recent success from a quick overnight... read more

Bait Favourites
In-Session

Bait Favourites Posted

In this article Mainline Consultant, Matt Eaton gives the low down on one of his favourite bait a... read more

Fishing Abroad
In-Session

Fishing Abroad Posted

In this article, experienced Mainline carper, Alan Taylor, lets you in on some the edges he has u... read more

Solid Bag Fishing
In-Session

Solid Bag Fishing Posted

In this article, Tony Welch explains his methods when using a Solid PVA Bag approach utilising so... read more

First Session Success
In-Session

First Session Success Posted

In this latest Blog article Mainline Consultant, Lee Collings details his first trip to a new ven... read more

Dels Adventure
In-Session

Dels Adventure Posted

Here's the first installment of a NEW Blog from Mainline consultant Derek 'The Don' Ritchie. With... read more

Get Ready For France
In-Session

Get Ready For France Posted

In this article, Mainline carper, Tony Welch gives a few tips for a successful trip to France. read more

Matt Eatons Mainline Blog March 2012
In-Session

Matt Eatons Mainline Blog March 2012 Posted

After a late winter freeze, Matt is back on the bank in search of a spring time carp! read more

Winter Blues
In-Session

Winter Blues Posted

In this article Mainline Team Member, Tony Welch looks back at the harshness of last winter and h... read more

On Top Of The World - Pt2
In-Session

On Top Of The World - Pt2 Posted

Carp World Magazine Editor, Tim Paisley rounds off his interview with Ian Chillcott and Lee Jacks... read more

Blackcurrant Specials
In-Session

Blackcurrant Specials Posted

In this article Cornish carper, Tony Welch talks about how and why he likes to make his own speci... read more

Mainline Baits Developed For Quick Success With Long Term Results
In-Session

Mainline Baits Developed For Quick Success With Long Term Results Posted

In this article Mainline Consultant, Mick Tuck writes about one of his all-time favourite baits A... read more

On Top Of The World - Pt1
In-Session

On Top Of The World - Pt1 Posted

In this article Carp World Magazine Editor, Tim Paisley talks to Ian Chillcott and Lee Jackson ab... read more

Enhanced Thoughts
In-Session

Enhanced Thoughts Posted

In this article, Mainline Consultant Matt Eaton takes a look at various ways to enhance your hook... read more

A Lifetime Of Mainline
In-Session

A Lifetime Of Mainline Posted

In this article one of Mainlines longest serving and most experienced Consultants, Mike Kavanagh ... read more

Mainline Cell  Mainline Magic
In-Session

Mainline Cell Mainline Magic Posted

In this article Mainline carper, Shaun Mitchell explains why he rates the Mainline CELL range of ... read more

Safety First
In-Session

Safety First Posted

In this article, Mainline consultant, Tony Welch talks about fishing safely and... read more

Stick It To Em
In-Session

Stick It To Em Posted

In this article Tony Welch explains how he likes to put together and use PVA sticks. read more

Matt Eatons Mainline Blog Oct 2011
In-Session

Matt Eatons Mainline Blog Oct 2011 Posted

Matt gives us the low-down on his autumn carping! read more

Donkey Chockers
In-Session

Donkey Chockers Posted

In this article, Mainline consultant, Richie Latham, explains why it can be worth increasing the ... read more

On The Spot
In-Session

On The Spot Posted

Much of my fishing, particularly through the winter and spring months, is single hookbait fishing... read more

Effort Equals Reward
In-Session

Effort Equals Reward Posted

Mainline consultant, Lee Collings, may not have too many big fish venues close to home, but as yo... read more

All Change
In-Session

All Change Posted

In this article Mainline Consultant, Mick Tuck, talks about a new venue and a new challenge! read more

Syrup Soaking Success
In-Session

Syrup Soaking Success Posted

In this article, Mick Tuck gives an insight into one of his favorite tactics, soaking baits in ou... read more

Pop Up Or Bottom Bait The Best Of Both Worlds
In-Session

Pop Up Or Bottom Bait The Best Of Both Worlds Posted

Nowadays, anglers mostly use pop ups to balance a presentation. The ever so famous snowman has be... read more

Profile Plus Pineapple Juice - A Reliable Edge
In-Session

Profile Plus Pineapple Juice - A Reliable Edge Posted

In this article Cornish carper, Tony Welch, gives the low down on one of his favourite little edg... read more

Hi-visual Dumbell Pop-ups  The Solution For All Your Hookbait Variations
In-Session

Hi-visual Dumbell Pop-ups The Solution For All Your Hookbait Variations Posted

Top Mainline angler, Mark Noorman, takes a look at one of Mainline's little Gems, our range of Hi... read more

Flavours And Fragrances
In-Session

Flavours And Fragrances Posted

Currently the importance of fragrance leaked out by bait seems to be the main reason put forward ... read more

Top Ball
In-Session

Top Ball Posted

Mainline Baits, one of the mostrespected bait companies in the world and known for producing some... read more

Spring Into Summer
In-Session

Spring Into Summer Posted

Now the spring is over we move into the summer. Indeed spawning may well already be over and done... read more

Fusion Boilies  My Number One Choice
In-Session

Fusion Boilies My Number One Choice Posted

I have been a fan of Fusion boilies for a number of years and if my memory serves me right I had ... read more

Bait Size
In-Session

Bait Size Posted

As the famous saying goes “small is beautiful”. I thus dare saying that mine is small... read more

Pop-up Or Bottom Bait
In-Session

Pop-up Or Bottom Bait Posted

The short way for me to answer this is to say that I prefer using a pop up to any other presentat... read more

Spug Goes Fishing With Iron Maiden
In-Session

Spug Goes Fishing With Iron Maiden Posted

This nice little story started in Italy. I was out on a trip to see Iron Maiden play at Villa Man... read more

A Legend Re-born
In-Session

A Legend Re-born Posted

Imagine sculpting a boxer into a modern day Mohammad Ali? A former legend created into something ... read more

Dont Ignore The Silt
In-Session

Dont Ignore The Silt Posted

Bloodworms are not worms per se, but larvae that live and feed in among the silt in our waters, a... read more

Hanging Tough
In-Session

Hanging Tough Posted

The cold is starting to kick in now, the clocks have gone back an hour, and there have already be... read more

Ten Winter Tips
In-Session

Ten Winter Tips Posted

Winter has to be one of my favourite times to be out on the bank. Yes, the fishing can be much m... read more

Edges In The Edges Stalking
In-Session

Edges In The Edges Stalking Posted

It has been said that “every day, there is a chance to be had, somewhere on the pond”... read more

A Critical View On Steaming
In-Session

A Critical View On Steaming Posted

Leading Dutch carp angler Mark Noorman takes an interesting look at the pros and cons of steaming... read more

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