Catch Reports

Matty on fire!

Posted in Catch Reports on 22nd September 2014

We've had so many catch reports coming in over the past several weeks it's been difficult to keep... Read more

Fantastic season

Posted in Catch Reports on 18th September 2014

Another angler that has had an absolutely fantastic season on Essential Baits is Lee Carpenter. Lee... Read more

More big carp for Richard

Posted in Catch Reports on 31st May 2014

One man you can't keep out of the limelight when it comes to catching big carp on a regular basis... Read more

Jamie on a proper roll!

Posted in Catch Reports on 31st May 2014

Jamie Robb is currently on a tremendous run of big fish. He recently contacted us to order some... Read more

Absolute perfection!

Posted in Catch Reports on 31st May 2014

Well I certainly can't complain about the past 12-months! On my no-publicity venue in Glos, I... Read more

Merv the Swerv bags up again!

Posted in Catch Reports on 26th May 2014

Essential's Globetrotting carp catching machine Merv 'the swerv' Pennel has had another amazing... Read more

Brace of thirties for Jerry

Posted in Catch Reports on 26th May 2014

Jerry Mills from Bridgwater had never been fortunate enough to catch a thirty pound carp until... Read more

Rick's on fire!!!

Posted in Catch Reports on 25th May 2014

Top carp angler and 'Team Essential' member Rick Golder is having a great season so far and on his... Read more

New forty for Rich!

Posted in Catch Reports on 28th October 2013

Fresh off the press today is a catch report from Richard Kelly who has banked yet another forty on... Read more

Top angling Kevin

Posted in Catch Reports on 28th October 2013

One angler that has escaped the radar recently is Kevin Pitfield. We know Kev has been having an... Read more


The journey continues

Mike Willmott wrote his first book, Carp Life, way back in 2002 and it received high praise from all quarters with many angler's proclaiming it to be the finest carp book ever written. The demand was enormous and just two years later, all copies had completely sold out. Due to demand, the book was finally re-printed in 2006, but now, more than a decade later and after five years of putting it all together, the long-awaited follow up to this extraordinary publication has arrived!

This 464-page publication is far bigger again than Carp Life 1, and includes hundreds of different images, line drawings and sketches that have never been published before. Mike very rarely writes in the magazines these days, but all of this unseen material has now come to fore in this new eagerly awaited book that is about to take the carp world by storm.