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Octoblend 12, sensational ltd. ed. pop up collab with Solar Tackle!

Limited Edition pop ups. We have worked closely with Solar Tackle over in the UK to produce these very special pop ups. The flavour combination has been carefully chosen by us, as used very successfully by our editor Gio Vanhooren back in the 90s and thus very old school! In our opinion it’s a combination of Solar’s two best attractors. Coming in bright orange, 14mm only. Ultra buoyant.

*We also do a limited cured version which is mega potent, but a tad more expensive as well due to the long curing period and need of more liquids.


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CC Moore bulkdeals: lichte prijsverhoging maar bestel nu nog voor de oude prijs bij Fish Inn

De CC-Moore 20kg bulkdeals zijn een regelrecht schot in de roos en zijn door veel vissers uiterst positief ontvangen. Dit betekent dat CC-Moore doorgaat met de verkoop van deze populaire bulkdeals. Helaas zal er door een prijsstijging in de grondstoffen een lichte prijsverhoging doorgevoerd gaan worden. Dit betekent dat een Live system of Equinox 20kg bulkdeal € 145,- zal gaan kosten en een Pacific Tuna of Odyssey XXX zal €155,- gaan kosten.

Uiteraard kun jij komende weken jouw bulkdeal nog tegen een super scherpe prijs aankopen en krijg je deze super snel aan huis geleverd. Twijfel niet te lang want de verhoging zal vanaf de 2de week van juli doorgevoerd gaan worden.

Door een bulk deal te kopen kun je nu voor een hele leuke prijs de top kwaliteit van CC-Moore ervaren. Een ander voordeel is dat je de door jou bestelde CC-moore bulkdeal in 4 zakken van 5kg geleverd krijgt. Hierdoor weet je zeker dat jouw boilies nog ultra vers zijn wanneer je een nieuwe zak opent.

Je bekijkt en bestelt de CC moore bulkdeals hier

Rest in power Hutchy

Although having only met the legendary man once in my lifetime, Rod left such an impression when we interviewed him at his Lincolnshire home five years ago. Me and @__maf___ spent the whole day with him, chatting, going through old slides, sharing the funniest of stories, playing guitar, going to the local pub, picking his fav boxing mags up at the local newspaper store,… Having had a superb day we left him with a feeling of melancholy and sadness though that day, knowing our paths would probably never cross again. It is hard to describe the feeling we have since hearing the terrible news last night, but knowing he lived life to the fullest and hearing the tunes we recorded of him puts a smile back on our faces. It is a shame that a lot of you couldn’t read the interview with Rod, the man that is larger than life, as it was published in Dutch only. These past two years we have been working hard on an English issue of our mag and the good news is we have the Rod piece done for quite some time now. As Rod was THE inspiration to us all, it now really is time to publish this. More than ever! Rest in power, Rod, till we meet again.

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