8th April 2015


British Carp Cups to support Carping4Heroes




Over the last few days we have been busy putting all the bits and pieces together for this years event and have a couple of announcements to make over the next day or two, the first one being that The British Carp Cups have offered their support again in 2 ways.


Firstly they will be providing the marshaling at this years event including all the weigh equipment which is superb news as that is one less thing we need to worry about from our point of view, and with the event now split over 2 lakes and with 42 pairs I’m sure Mick Coxon and his band of merry men will be very busy.


Secondly, Mick and Belinda who own and run the British Carp Cups have again offered the winning pair at this years event entry in to the British Carp Cups in 2016, meaning they have a chance of becoming regional and national champions and all from the humble beginnings of Carping4Heroes 2015.


Obviously we thank Mick and Belinda for their support which is hugely appreciated and I’m sure Mick may need a few extra bodies to compliment his existing band of marshals so keep an eye out on details if you are interested in helping out.


31st March 2015


Northern Angling Show Update




So last weekend we exhibited at the Northern Angling Show at Event City in Manchester and we must say we had a fantastic time throughout the weekend and it was great to meet and chat with all of you that popped by.


As with the previous shows in March we ran our minefield and guess the number of boilies in the jar games and we had a great response with many people taking part in both.


We can now reveal that the winner of the guess the number of boilies in the jar game is:


SIMON HUTSON with a guess of 310 (there were 301 in the jar), a huge well done to Simon who wins a package from DNA Baits.


Our minefield game winners were:


3rd Prize – DAVE SHACKLADY who wins a Special T Baits 5kg of Ti boilies

2nd Prize – PHIL MEREDITH who wins a 3 month Carp-Talk subscription

1st Prize – MICK JONES who wins a weeks fishing at Etang Vilotte in France


A huge well done to all our winners and a huge thanks to all of you that took part.


Now that the show season is over, we will now be concentrating on making Carping4Heroes 2015 the biggest and best event we have had to date and over the coming days we have some superb announcements to make so keep your eyes peeled.


23rd March 2015


Big One Winners Announced


Thank you to everyone who took part in our games over the weekend at the Big One in Farnborough, we had a great response to both our minefield game and our guess the amount of boilies in a jar game.


The winners have been notified and we are pleased to announce that the winners were:




3rd Prize – Lucas Robinson (winning 5kg of Special T Baits Ti boilies)
2nd Prize – Glen Houston (winning a 3 month Carp-Talk subscription)
1st Prize – Glen Houston (winning a weeks fishing for 5 people at Exclusive Angling Holidays Rouge Lake in France)


Dan Champion with a guess of 310 (there were 313 in the pot),
Dan wins a DNA Baits package.
A huge thank you to all of you that took part and well done to everyone that won and we hope you enjoy your prizes.
We will be running our games at the Northern Angling Show in Manchester this weekend so if you want to win a trip to France or a DNA Baits package then make sure you come and visit us.


18th March 2015


The Big One 2015




Red see us at portraitThis weekend we’ll be at the Big One in Farnborough and we’ll be running a couple of games, the first, our minefield game which will cost you £2 a go and has a weeks fishing for 5 people as the top prize, a 3 month Carp-Talk subscription as 2nd prize and 5kg of Special T Baits Ti boilies as 3rd prize.


The lake in question is Exclusive Angling Holidays Rouge Lake in the Dordogne region of France and has fish to over 40lb to go at, which for £2 is a great result.


Our second game is ‘Guess the number of boilies’ where you have to guess the amount of DNA Baits pop ups in the jar and the closest or correct guess wins a DNA Baits package and only costs £1 per go.


So for £3 you could walk away from this years Big One with some outstanding prizes, knowing you’ve supported a great cause, so don’t be shy if your going this weekend and make sure you come and visit us.

8th March 2015


Great Weekend at Carpin’ On 2015 




Well what a weekend we had at Carpin’ On 2015 at 5 Lakes Resort in Essex, we managed to meet many of our supporters and chat to a lot of people who still haven’t heard of us, we ran 2 games over the weekend, the first was a ‘guess the amount of boilies in the jar’ game and the total number of boilies in the jar was actually 330 and the winner with a guess of 328 was:


MICHAEL SMITH, well done Michael who won a DNA Baits package.


Our 2nd game was the minefield game where we had 3 prizes up for grabs, including a weeks trip to Blavet Valley Lakes in France and we were pleased to have Joan from Nash Tackle choose at random the 3 winning squares and in 3rd place, winning 5kg of Special T Baits Ti boilies was:




In 2nd place and winning a 3 month Carp-Talk subscription was:




and in 1st place and bagging themselves a weeks fishing at Blavet Valley Lakes in Brittany, France was:




A huge well done to all our winners and finally a massive thank you to each and every person who came to see us and took part in our games and helped raise over £900.


27th February 2015


Civilian team for C4H 15 update


The civilian team

The civilian team


IMPORTANT news regarding the civilian team and how it shall be selected.

The civilian team will be selected via an online auction on Sunday 29th March 2015, a facebook page has been set up for the civilian team (link below) where the finer details of the auction will be posted.

If you wish to fish for the civilian team then please join this page and ensure you read the details that Micky has posted regarding the auction.

Good luck to all of you that are wanting to represent the civilian team and we will see the lucky 14 anglers in June.



23rd February 2015


France trip up for grabs at Carpin On


Blavet Valley LakesThis year we are exhibiting at Carpin On and along with our hoodys and t-shirts that we will be selling at the show, we will also have a large version of our minefield game with us where you will be able to play for a chance to win a trip to Blavet Valley Lakes in France, in addition we also have a Carp-Talk magazine subscription and a Special T Bait’s package as 2nd and 3rd prizes.


For £2 a go you can’t go wrong, so make sure you come and see us on stand 30-31 and have a go!!


Our thanks to Berny and Gordon at Blavet Valley for their support and also the guys at Carp-Talk and Special T Bait’s for donating prizes as well.


We will also be exhibiting at the Big One and the Northern Angling Show where other trips to France wil also be up for grabs, we will announce those closer to the show dates.


11th February 2015


Fantastic prizes on offer at Shortferry Angling evening




This coming Friday we will be at Shortferry Angling where Mark Hogg of Taska and Nutrabaits will be delivering a slideshow of his antics over the past 12 months or so, tickets are £5 on the door and there will also be a raffle and auction during the evening with some fantastic prizes on offer.


The first auction prize is 48 hours fishing for 1 angler on the highly exclusive Deepings 1 syndicate, for those that are unaware of Deepings 1 it holds around 60 fish that go to over 58lb in its 6 acres of water and membership is by invite only at £1800 per year, so a chance to fish for 48 hours as a guest is not to be sniffed at.


Our second fantastic auction prize is 48 hours guided fishing with river maestro, Neil Wayte on the River Thames in Autumn for the barbel and chub, again this donation is a once in a lifetime opportunity to fish with one of the best river anglers around who is the author of ‘River Carping’ and has various mentions in other titles as well.


Hopefully these two auction prizes raise a good amount of money for a superb cause and we look forward to seeing you all there at Shortferry Angling this Friday.


22nd January 2015


Andy’s Snacks to provide catering at C4H 2015




As with many things that get bigger, the challenges of organising and managing them become bigger and one of the areas that is always a challenge is our catering.


In the past we have provided a BBQ, but as more anglers and people come along this has become costly and time consuming so therefore we decided that for Carping4Heroes 2015 we would look to outsource the catering and leave it to someone else to worry about, as a result we have secured the services of Andy’s Snacks for the weekend.


Andy’s Snacks, ran by Andy Olive, will be with us all weekend and will provide us with all our catering needs, so ensure you bring enough cash for those burgers and kebabs!


Our thanks to Andy for agreeing to cater for us and we look forward to seeing him at this years event.


21st January 2015


Carping4Heroes, bigger for 2015


Due to the popularity of the event and because so many of you want to support the cause we are pleased to announce that following a meeting with Manor Farm Lakes we will be hosting the match element of this years event over 2 lakes.


We will be using the ever popular Damsel Lake and this year we will also use the Carp Lake that lays adjacent to Damsel Lake and the event HQ, this means we can increase the number of anglers from 50 to 84 and hopefully many of those that take part also bring friends and family to what is a wonderful weekend of fun in support of a fantastic cause.


Thank you to Sue and her team at Manor Farm Lakes for putting up with us again and also allowing us to take over even more of their fantastic venue.

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