About Us

Hi there, I’m Mike. It’s great to meet you!

I’m the founder of Carp N Bait, the Home of Carp Fishing.

I’ve been fishing for over 30 years now, and have been continually building my experience. So much so that I thought it would be great if I could contribute to the wider fishing community, and give other anglers the benefit of some of the extensive knowledge I have picked up along the way.

Carp Fishing can be quite pricey and often overly technical. My site aims to cut through the jargon and explain in simple terms various pieces of equipment, how they are used, and perhaps most importantly, why they are so useful! I’ll also give you some insight into some of the techniques and gear that have enabled me to catch some monstrous carp over the years, (and win the odd match or two as well). I’ll show you that you don’t need to break the bank to do it either!

From catching small roach as a youngster with my first ever rod to landing a 35lb Mirror Carp after four days of baiting a swim from my bivvy, I have given my all to ensure success in this fantastic sport.

In these pages you’ll find some popular ‘professional’ brands, such as Shimano, Penn and Daiwa, and some lesser-known brands such as Preston Innovations, NGT, Nash and many more… They have all been carefully selected to make sure you get the most out of your session.

Keep an eye out for hints, tactics, tips and tricks all designed to help you put a bend in your rod. You might even save yourself a few quid too.

If you’ve got any questions, or want to offer any tips yourself, feel free to get in touch.

I hope you enjoy your time in the home of carp fishing.


Mike P.