Tips and tactics

Raking in weeds, swapping swims, and changing carp tackle. Join Dave Lane as he pits his wits against adverse fishing conditions, in an attempt to avoid the dreaded ‘blank’.

Dave Lane Carp Blog – A new venue brings a nice result for Laney in freezing conditions


Laney’s back with a bang!! New venue, new fish.

Dave Lane Carp Blog – Carping with Dave Lane from Fishtec


Follow Dave Lane on a windswept and wild session on Norfolk’s Kingfisher lake. Laney guides you through what it takes to catch carp in the worst fishing condition’s and reveals his secret tactics which will transform your season.

Dave Lane Carp Blog – Laney gets an early Christmas present at the Quarry


It’s been a long spell blanking! Now fishing on the Quarry in Essex, can he turn things around? And will his BBQ make 2017?

Dave Lane Carp Blog – Laney starts his winter campaign with a bang


Laney’s back in action on his new winter venue and it kicks off with a cracker!

Dave Lane Carp Blog – Dave finally breaks a lean spell and catches another St Ives carp


It’s been a while but Mr Lane is back after a lean spell!

Dave Lane Carp Blog – A last minute move pays off with another St Ives mirror for Laney


A carp catching mission on St.Ives lake.

Dave Lane Carp Blog – Mid May at St Ives and a big common on the bank


Continuing his campaign on St Ives, Dave’s had considerable success despite the changeable weather conditions, and tells us about his past fishing experiences on the venue.

Dave Lane Carp Blog – Zig Fishing for Carp


A full lowdown on using the adjustable zig rig for carp – landing a pristine 27lb common.

Dave Lane Carp Blog – A New Water, Northey Park Part 1


Fishing a new water is always an exciting experience, our resident carp fishing expert shows you how he approaches a new water.

Dave Lane Carp Blog – Carp Fishing at Northey Park – Part 2


Dave lands his first Northey Park carp! A beautiful fish weighing 34lbs in weight. After a quick row around the lake he finds a few fish feeding close to the shore, hoping to take one last minute before leaving after his first full carp session.

Dave Lane Carp Blog – Dave Lane Landing a 24lb Carp


Laney returns to Burghfield for one last session before moving onto his winter water. He manages a great looking mid-twenty on an off the cuff move to save the blank, good angling Dave.

Dave Lane Carp Blog – ‘fishing zigs’ December part 1 from Fishtec


An early start on a cold and frosty morning at Monks Pit. After seeing some fish out in the distance, Dave rigs up with the zig rig in round 16ft of water.

Dave Lane Carp Blog – Big Lake Part 1 from Fishtec


Hunting for large carp in a gravel pit called ‘Big Lake’ in Bedford. This months carp fishing video diary is full of great fishing hits and tips, such as choosing your fishing area and how to play fish.

Dave Lane Carp Blog – Big Lake Part 2 from Fishtec


With an ‘extension’ from his better half, Mr Lane manages to get a few more carp on the bank! He describes how to set your fishing area and shows how to choose an area.

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