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June competition: win a 48h session on the Monkey Climber syndicate

Hi peeps, our May competition ended with three lucky winners of our sets of white indicators: Yannick Vekemans, Daniel Hearn and Mark Duckett. We’re middle of June now and we’ve got another great prize coming for this month up! This time you have the chance of winning a 48 hour session on the Monkey Climber syndicate. A rare chance indeed to fish this 4 acre pit containing 45 stunning, old, dark Belgian carp.

Instead of doing the usual like and share, we’ve again decided to give it away to our loyal customers: everyone who orders (big or small) from our Bigcartel during the month June enters the competition automatically, the winner will be drawn randomly on July 1st, 2018. Spread the word & be lucky!

All prepared about new GDPR Privacy regulations

There are new data regulations coming into place tomorrow, May 25th 2018, and we wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how we use your data as a leading carp fishing magazine and with regards to newsletters, Bigcartel orders, etc. We take your privacy seriously and here’s our Privacy Policy summarized:

  • We take the security of your data very seriously. Privacy by design and the security of your personal data is at the centre of our practices and procedures. We’re not Mark Zuckerberg and will never leak your data to any other company.
  • As a magazine we need to store essential data of our subscribers, such as your name, email, address, telephone numbers and IP address. We keep these on password protected Excel files only, as foreseen in the new GDPR rules.
  • We use your data also to tell you about exciting news, developments, products and services from Monkey Climber magazine.
  • We use this data to fulfill your Bigcartel orders for goods and services.
  • We use this data to keep our promises made in competitions, promotions and marketing activities. We encourage you to keep subscribing to our marketing activities (Newsletters, etc.) and rest assured, you can Opt Out at any time should you wish to do so. You can do this on the link below every newsletter we send out, and you will never hear from us again 🙂

Behind the Stocking scene(s)


At Monkey Climber we love emotion. We love the story behind things. Not the sheer facts. Someone might take the best pics ever, but they can have no emotion. This is something my GF taught me. Her pics always have that little extra, and we were glad to receive a Willem Barnas email in March with a series of gems too. Five pics telling the story behind a recent stocking of carp, with showing the stocking itself. More of that Mr Barnas, pretty please!

Operation freedom 90lb+ Du Der common, a historic documentary

Only 48 hours after being able to expose the world’s biggest free living common carp swimming in a tiny paylake, a great bunch of international friends led by Samir Carplifer were able to bring it back to its original home, the mighty Lac du Der. Let freedom ring with a shotgun blast! Full article coming in the Summer issue of our mag, MC#14!

La plus grosse commune du monde retourné au Lac du Der après être volé par un privé. Une histoire des amis internationaux! Soutitré en Français par On s’en FISH.

April competition: win a Trakker Tempest Composite v2 + wrap

Hi peeps, our March competition just ended with Mathieu Vandewiele being the lucky winner. But don’t worry, we’ve got another great prize coming up! This time you have the chance of winning a complete Trakker Tempest Composite v2 + wrap! Just mega!

Instead of doing the usual like and share, we’ve again decided to give it away to our loyal customers: everyone who orders (big or small) from our Bigcartel during the month April enters the competition automatically, winner will be drawn randomly on May 1st, 2018. Spread the word & be lucky!

More about Trakker’s Tempest Composite Bivvy v2

The second generation of Trakker’s super-popular Tempest Composite, featuring their upgraded 10,000mm Hydrostatic Head Polyester and Anti-Twist Pole System, this ultra-strong and easy to use bivvy is quick to assemble and is supplied with two 36” Quick Sticks for extra stability in adverse weather. Dual-zipped doors on the fixed front panel allow you to create a letterbox opening. Trakker has also re-designed the block giving increased strength and durability.

Patented design
Ultra-strong, easy to use and ultra quick to assemble
Incredibly lightweight with small packdown size
Two 36″ Quick Stick storm poles for extra stability in adverse weather
Dual-zipped doors, allowing you to create a letterbox opening
Tie-backs for door and side panels
Roll-up mozzie window in door
Anti-twist pole system
Dual rod straps
Supplied with tension strap, carrybag and T-pegs
Compatible with 203200 Clear window (available seperately)
Upgraded 10,000mm Hydrostatic Head fabric

Material: polyester
Weight: Approx 6kg (plus pegs, groundsheet and storm poles weighing 3.6kg)
Dimensions: Approx 130H x 230D x 270W cm
Transport size: 130 x 25cm

STOP PRESS Trakker, Aqua, Cygnet job vacancy

Here’s your unique chance to work in the angling trade on the Continent! Cipher EU S.R.O, the holding company for Trakker, Aqua and Cygnet brands is looking to recruit professional territory account / media managers to become part of its European sales & media team, to manage its ever-expanding retail network. Trakker, Aqua and Cygnet are leading brands within the carp angling sector and this recruitment process will give tremendous opportunities for the right candidates based in Germany, Netherlands and France.

Candidates will ideally have previous sales, account management & media experience, a strong interest and understanding of the angling market, the drive to succeed, be well-presented, ambitious, work to deadlines and have the ability to communicate at all levels in both local and English language.

Salary: Attractive package + bonus + benefits

To apply please email your current CV and covering letter to

Deadline for all applications: Monday 30th April 2018.

River Maas: another great stocking of mirrors in Holland!

Philippe Haldermans, a good friend of ours, pointed us in the direction of the Gijs Versteeg photography website.

Gijs joined the stocking of just under 2k kilo’s of mostly mirror carp last weekend on the river Maas, a fantastic project and day involving no less than 25 volunteers!

With his permission we are allowed to share some his fantastic footage here, but please go check out his personal post.


24 Maart: karperdag met spectaculaire aanbiedingen bij Fish Inn Venlo!

24 maart staat bij onze vrienden van Fish Inn in het teken van de seizoenstart voor de karpervissers. Daarom hebben de heren uit Venlo een karper opendag in het leven geroepen die voor iedere karpervisser toegankelijk is. Deze dag staat in het teken van de beste acties, leuke demo’s en gesprekken met de topvissers van de beste merken.

Merken als Deeper, Dreambaits, Fox, Korda, Lowrance, Nash, PB, Proline, Prologic en Strategy zullen op deze dag aanwezig zijn. De vissers van deze merken staan natuurlijk tot jullie beschikking voor leuke gesprekken en demo’s, zoals bijvoorbeeld het knopen van een onderlijn of het samenstellen van een voertje. Heb jij nog bepaalde vragen dan kun je deze gerust stellen aan de heren die op deze dag aanwezig zijn.

Natuurlijk is de winkel weer helemaal op to date gemaakt en zijn alle nieuwe producten voor 2018 al netjes ingeruimd in de schappen. Ook zijn er weer enkele merken nieuw toegevoegd aan het assortiment, denk hierbij aan Nash Bait met hun super scherpe buy 2 get 1 free deals. Ook Proline en Dreambaits hebben hun nieuwe smaken inmiddels bij Fish Inn in de schappen staan, wij kunnen alvast verklappen dat de Vitella, Nutrition en de NG squid weer een mooie aanvulling zijn op de bestaande ranges.

Naast dat Fish Inn natuurlijk een super scherp prijsbeleid hanteert lopen er op deze dag een aantal super scherpe acties. Denk hierbij aan 20kg Coppens pellets voor €29.95 of een 20kg zak premium tijgernoten voor dezelfde prijs. Ook scoor je 10kg boilies voor nog geen 20 euro. Deze aanbiedingen zijn nog nooit eerder vertoond en wij denken dan ook dat de zakken met kruiwagens tegelijk weggesleept zullen worden OP=OP!

Iedereen is deze dag vanaf 09:00 tot 17:00 van harte welkom op de Doctor Cuypersstraat 24 in Venlo, de koffie staat klaar!

Stop the Paris fishing ban: sign now!

Some environmentalist action group just started a petition against the fishing in the city of Paris, which we at Monkey Climber actually love AF!

Been fishing the river Seine and neighboring pits in Paris and its banlieus on and off since 2001 we just want to help out the counteraction group that started a petition for the preservation of our fishing rights. Even if you don’t speak a single word of French, you should just all care and sign this one really.

#refuse #resist

First bite from the mighty Seine back in the day.