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At last, our long awaited ‘Old School Special No 4’ is finished and Free
for your entertainment. And if I may say so one of the best we have
ever put together. After seeing some fantastic old shots from the likes
of Gerry Giles, Paul Tidiman and Kris Ford, I contacted these guys
directly hoping they would relay some of their tales from the early days,
hats off to them as they all delivered.
What’s particularly nice to me is that these are just ordinary guys, not
the well-know anglers of that era that we usually hear about. A
massive thank you from these lads for taking the time to send in their
contributions. Not only these but I was also contacted by a host of
others, including my old buddy Keith Jenkins who wrote for Big Carp
for many years.
These too had a tale or two to tell about how it used to be, in the
good old days. So, I ended up with enough material for not one mag
A fantastic Old School journal which includes, Steve Fisher Looking
Back, Gerry Giles Early Seventies Carping, Keith Jenkins The Tipping
Point, Kris Ford Billingsgate in Focus, Lee Fisher My Introduction to
Carp Fishing, Steven Hall The Tale of a Twenty Pounder, Tim Thornton
Billy the Mirror and Paul Tidiman Old Skool Carping. Absolute gold
Next month, another old favourite returns, a ‘Minters’ special edition.
Big, black and scaly, all true English thoroughbreds, just the sort of carp
that Big Carp readers love! I will see you then.
Add to these loads of carpy humour, all the latest tackle reviews and
carpy news and competitions.
I hope you have been enjoying our two free monthly carp magazines,
Big Carp and Free Line, see them both here - www.freelinemagazine.
Now I need your help! Filling two magazines each month means I
need twice as many articles, some people say they want to write, but
never do. If you have had a successful winter or previous season, we
would love to hear your tale. There are no picture or word limits. Simply
email your article to email@example.com.
If you would like to join our FREE subscription list to be sent the
mags as soon as they come out Email FREE SUBBY to firstname.lastname@example.org
WITHOUT YOUR INPUT THERE WILL BE NO MAGS!
Have a great Spring friends, catch a monster and send us the story –
be part of the UK’s fantastic carp angling history!
PS We are doing some great ADVERTISING deals to help everyone
through the pandemic, drop me a line at email@example.com if
you would like to see the deals and our media information pack.
26 The Tale of a
By Steve Hall
28 Looking Back
– Old Skool
By Steve Fisher
42 Old Skool
By Paul Tidiman
46 Early Seventies
By Gerry Giles
50 The Tipping
By Keith Jenkins
62 ‘Billy’ the Mirror,
By Tim Thornton
By Kris Ford
72 My Introduction
to Carp Fishing
By Lee Fisher
45 Oak Lake
Old School Special No. 4