Before he became mega-famous through Monster Carp, Korda legend Ali Hamidi gave us a masterclass in how to move up to bigger carp. In a session at Chigborough Farm Fishery, Maldon Essex, he starts with the basics of what to do when arriving at a new venue. He explains that watercraft is the most important thing, what features to look out for and where to find the fish. Shows how to set up and use a marker float, clip up all your rods to the right distance, prepare and use a spod mix. It's not long after his first cast that he gets a bite, so he demonstrates how to play a large carp and then how to handle it on the bank, returning it in better condition than it came out. Look out for plenty more in part 2.
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