its only in recent times we have had such a huge influx of great carp gear
1.the shimano bait runner (probab ly the most inportant piece of gear ever invented for the carper)
2 boilie mmm prob not the best bait ever invented..
3 the hair offcourse without the boilie the "hair" would not have arrived.
4 dedicated carp rods in test curve sizes and weights.
5 ledgering before then was just something you did when the weather was so bad for float fishing. been huge strides made in recent years "now" everyone does it.
6 private fisheries did not exist in the good old days and we had to contend with the close season
7 great dvds and video s of how to do it
8 TV programs about carp and cat fishing are almost regually shown.
The big question is what would have happened to fishing if carp fishing had not been introduced ? in my view fishing would be as dead as the dodo ! there be just very old men with there poles looking half dead. and no commercial fisheries in existence. I think the major fact that there huindreds of commercial fisheries have saved carp fishing and fishing in general.
In a nutshell "they was not the good old days" far from it the bad old days would be better . when i was a boy etc etc Yes yu was a lot younger than but how bad was it really like to have gone through a world war and a life without commercial fisheries "hell"
The main aim of craftycarping has always been to provide a forum by through which fellow carp anglers could swap ideas and thoughts, but more importantly the need to provide a suitable place and platform to help all carp anglers, no matter what there experience, through every part of there carp angling, even if that means asking and answering the most basic of questions.