The history of the throwing stick

There are lots of different throwing sticks out there on the market today, but where did the stick originate? We understand it was Rod Hutchinson’s friend Tim Richardson who came up with the idea in the early 1980s, leading to Rod manufacturing the first commercially available carbon stick which had a straight design.

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What a poser!

Over the years we’ve seen a lot of regular carp in the news pages. One of our favourites from the days when the magazine started was this brute of a mirror from the legendary Darenth Tip Lake in Kent. Known as Chubby Chops, it was one of the original carp in the lake and it certainly liked having its picture taken.

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Making it look easy

How about this for a result for legendary carper Dave Lane? Just over 20 years ago when Wraysbury No. 1 was considered one of the hardest waters in the UK due to its low stock, Dave recorded four runs in one day! Topping the catch was the mirror known as Pug weighing 36lb, with two others at 26lb and one fish lost.

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Mike Kavanagh’s stiff rig

It’s not just the top carp catches that have first appeared in Carp-Talk; we’ve also been privy to the breaking news stories about all sorts of things within the industry, including the latest rigs.

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Keep inline

We’ve had some of the biggest names in carp fishing write articles for Carp-Talk down the years. One of the real legends of the sport who used to write in the early issues was the one and only Jim Gibbinson.

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Very much off the record

You have to laugh at some of the rumours that circulate on the grapevine. Back in February 2010, the main talking point on carping social media was about a potential British record carp landed by Kevin Nash from his own Copse Lake.

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World’s oldest fishing hooks

Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the oldest fishing hooks in the world, believed to date back 23,000 years ago, in a cave on the Japanese island of Okinawa.

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A Night of Carp with Simon Crow

Tickets are on sale for next February’s ‘A Night of Carp’ evening in Staffordshire, where Carp-Talk editor Simon Crow will host a two-part talk about some of his many angling highlights.

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Work for Johnson Ross Tackle

One of the country’s leading tackle retailers, Johnson Ross Tackle, is on the lookout for a new staff member to work in its premises in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.

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