Korda’s first Carpfest of 2012 took place over the weekend of the June 9th and 10th, offering the public a wide range of activities and the chance to build on their carp angling skills. Events such as Thinking Tackle Live, the Casting Arena and the Korda v Guru match gave everyone the chance to chat to our experts and watch them in action, first hand.
An estimated 500 happy carp anglers made their way down to the famous Colchester Angling Preservation Society venue, Layer Pits. Many of the visitors even brought their wives and children along and they too were able to get involved. One angler and carp fishing event regular told us, “I go to all of these events and this Carpfest was by far the most relaxed and well-managed one to date”.
The marquee area offered a wide range of bait and tackle from companies such as Korda, Guru, Trakker, Cygnet, Daiwa, Delkim and Mainline. This enabled visitors to have a good look at all the products before considering a purchase. There were live demos from all the companies, with the Mainline Bait Kitchen in particular attracting the crowds.
There was plenty of live carp fishing action, which gave everyone the chance to meet Tom Dove, Ali Hamidi, Darrell Peck, Dave Levy, Damian Clarke and Team Guru too. The anglers were there to show exactly how they go about their carp fishing and answer questions from visitors, who could even play carp on our expert’s rods.
On a more competitive note, the weekend saw the inaugural Korda v Guru match, which turned out to be an interesting matchup. Korda’s Dave Levy set the bar high, catching plenty on both days in front of the public and securing Korda the win (watch out for the Guru comeback at future events!).
With two more Carpfests still to go they will only get better. The events will be held at Linear Fisheries on the 30th June and 1st July and at The Great Northern Fishing Show at Cudmore Fishery on the 14th and 15th of July.
For your chance to improve your angling skills or simply have a good day out, be sure to make your way down to your nearest Carpfest event – we’ll see you there.