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March Comp: Win your ticket to our Waesmeer social now!

march '19 competition: win your unique ticket to our Waesmeer social!

From April 26th until the 28th Monkey Climber and friends are holding a proper social at the rather exclusive Waesmeer syndicate in Tielrode. Here's your one time chance to participate. Instead of doing the usual like and share, we’ve again decided to give it away to our loyal customers: everyone who orders anything (big or small) from our Bigcartel from now on until the end of March, 2019 enters the competition automatically, the winner will be drawn randomly on April 1st, 2019 (no, that's not a joke!). 

Spread the word & be lucky! Meanwhile here's some fish to fire your appetite! See below please.

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The Carp Art Project: or the cool Austrians that own more MC beanies than us :-)

The Carp Árt Project: or the cool Austrians that own more MC beanies than us 🙂

As a print editor in 2019 it's very hard to stumble across anything unique, unseen. That's why we were really enthusiastic when unearthing the boys from Carp Árt recently in Austria. Judging from their pics, these guys must have more MC stuff than I have personally and boy they do love a colour scheme! Fuck olive and black, give us yellow and ivory instead!

After having contact these boys sent us some more info about their little project, along with a series of pics. Honestly, a lot of them could be cover pics for our mag and we really hope we can get one from them that hasn't seen the social media light yet, would be an honour! We spoke to Philipp Haberl, one of the crew, who gave us a little explanation about Carp Árt:

"A crew of 4 people, who live the most diverse characters, but maintain a consistent style, will share their moments with you from now on. The passionate passion and the love for the camera never lets us forget the past. A new era begins in 2019, please accompany us on this journey and share the moments in the future. Art and photography are our companions!"

Clearly these boys know what they are talking about, shooting with Sony alpha 7ri / si and Nikon D6500 there's deffo more to come. We'll keep you posted!

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A 48h roadtrip to an Austria shop open day

A 48h roadtrip to an Austria shop open day 

Y'all pretty much know that the Carp Zwolle show was a banger again this year. Couple of weeks to prepare the whole thing, building a new stand, next loading everything into the hired van (and some more stuff into three Transporters because of overweight), two days of building up, three show days, a busy Sunday night breaking it all down, unloading everything at home, sorting out all the stock again, or what's left over of it 🙂 Well, somewhere in between all that show chaos our good friend Mario from Dreambaits came to our stand. "Hi G, you fancy tagging along with me to Austria next week? I got an empty van and a promising shop open weekend at Carp Elite over there, you can come with me, it will be fun!" And oh yes, big fun it was!

Going to the show in Pinkafeld, a small and charming town not too far from the Hungarian border, meant nearly 1500 kilometres for me and man, I hate long drives! Now you must know Mario is not the silent type and before we knew we drove up just past midnight on Thursday night. It was freezing cold outside but were warmly greeted by Andy and his GF Sandra, his lovely parents and some friends who were still there at this ungodly hour. We got to talk and before we knew it was 2am, not the one after the exhausting Zwolle days and long road. Bedchairs out the van and sleep over in the tackle shop, first time for me!

Thank God there's Red Bull and thank God even more we are in the home country of it! After a few hours of kip Andy and his gang were present at 7am to prepare everything for the first show day. In Austria shops cannot sell on Sundays by law, so that's why Andy chose to do a Friday and Saturday. The shop opened at 9am and there were rows of people straight away. Cars were driving up and down the parking, right next to the shop doors. We soon knew why... Andy had made a clever move by ordering no less than 9 tonnes of tigers and hemp and sell them at 20 euros per 20 kilos! Better than any advertising he reckoned, people would be fighting over it. And he was right, by Friday night 6 tonnes were already gone! The first show day was good for us too and after lots of talking we were sat in the restaurant that night. Quick call to my mum to see if she was okay, as she needed to have unexpected surgery that day, but she wouldn't answer the phone. In the end I got my dad on the line to hear him saying the doctors assured him this was the best scenario they could have dreamt of. 

Whilst having our meals Andy's dad asked me if we would like a shower at his place the next morning. Him being a police officer, we immediately joked we wanted to have one in the station and the rest is, as they say, history... First thing in the morning we went down to prison to have a wash haha. I warned Mario about the soap lol. Now being fresh again Andy's dad shows us around in the station, we meet up with his colleagues, even with his superior wearing a Trakker jacket, we see loads of investigation files from the last 30 years, guns, ammunition, etc. Nothing ever happens in Pinkafeld, Andy's dad tells us, but the night before two cars got stolen haha. The first ones in 6 or 7 years he immediately adds to the news. 

So next to no crime, apart from a tiny bit in big cities like Vienna and Graz, better wages (never seen as many green 100 euro notes as on the Pinkafeld show, nobody really cares about smaller notes it seems), good fuel prices, nice people, etc. make Austria like a paradise to us already. If only my head did not hurt that bad and my fever would go away everything would be just perfect over here. 

Saturday was incredibly busy and especially for Mario and myself. Seen so many people turning up with MC stuff, vans with MC stickers in the carp park, met so many customers that already ordered quite a few times online but to whom we never had the chance to talk in person...  Also got a few ideas for new pieces in the mag. Just mega!

By 5pm it was time to hit the long road again. We said our goodbyes to everyone, Andy confirmed he would order our stuff soon for his shop so if you're living in Austria check him out! 11.30pm saw Mario very tired and hand the wheel over to me but I only lasted another two hours. We needed to do three more hours to Mario's home, add another two to mine, so we decided to stop at some motorway parking, take the bedchairs out and crash a couple of hours in open air. Mario was sleeping in no time but I was coughing so badly I thought I was going to die. I think I must have slept maybe one hour when some voices woke me. Looking up from under my shroud I saw at least 50 drunken football fans pissing around us. Mario couldn't believe when I told him in the morning 🙂

Thx for having us Austria!

Pic captions (from top to bottom):

1. Leaving my son Loki early in the morning

2. Full van

3. Mario's gems, a gift by big Danny Moeskops after Mario's tackle got stolen years ago

4. On the road

5. Cold, midnight arrival at the Pinkafeld Carp Elite shop

6. Tackle shop sleepover

7. Full car park, loads of MC stickers to be seen

8. Busy days for Andy and his family

9. Nash Tackle's Patricio getting it on with his sexy Fujifilm cam

10. Our Okay sticker is quite funny to see in a country full of paylakes and ultra expensive syndicates 🙂

11. Police boots

12. Hey Mario, don't drop your soap

13. Luckily there was a wall in between

14. Not all Cops are Bs 🙂

15. Grand Theft Police Auto

16. Gotta love this country

17. Red Bull saved the day

18. Crappy iPhone pic of the Frankfurt motorway parking were we crashed on our way back

Carpleads op Carp Zwolle 2019

Carpleads op Carp Zwolle 2019

Ook dit jaar kan je Carpleads weer vinden meteen als je hal 3 binnenkomt op standplaats 310. Het BeNeLux team zal voor jou het hele week end aanwezig zijn om al je vragen te beantwoorden. Buiten het uitgebreide gamma brengen wij ook enkele nieuwe producten mee zoals oa. 

De (vernieuwde) Flexocore

Deze loodvrij leader is nu nog makkelijker te splicen en zinkt als een baksteen. Daardoor neemt hij mooi de contouren van de bodem aan en met keuze uit 2 verschillende kleuren (Muddy Sand & Weedy Green) valt deze mooi weg op de ondergrond. 


Plasticorn - Setbox / Single Colours

De Plasticorns zijn verkrijgbaar elk afzonderlijk (10st) of samengevoegd in een handige assortiment box. (64st) Deze drijvende maiskorrels zijn voorzien van een handige uitsparing voor de stopper en hebben een aangepaste vorm voor het beter aansluiten tegen ander aas. Met 8 verschillende kleuren is er keuze genoeg. 



KRV haken

De KRV is de eerste uit Carpleads komende reeks haken. Deze haken zullen worden uitgebracht in 2 verschillende versies, ‘The Razor Sharp’ versie met een PTFE coating en een ‘Tough Black’ versie met een Black Nickel afwerking.



Compact Leads - Swivel / Inline

De nieuwe compact Loden zijn de opvolgers van de populaire square loden. Deze all-round loden hebben een verschoven zwaartepunt wat het zelfhaking effect verbeterd en houd het lood stabiel op de ondergrond. Verkrijgbaar als inline en swivel lood. 

January Competition: Be the first to own a Nash Scope OPS R6 Transformer

January competition: Be the first person to own a Nash Scope OPS R6 Transformer!

Hi peeps, our Dec '18 CC Moore competition has ended with the three lucky winners of free CC Moore bait being: Jan van den Hatert (20 kilos of Pacific Tuna boilies), Nele Debal (20 kilos of Live System boilies) and Robert Tudor (20 kilos of Odyssey XXX boilies). We’re at the beginning of January '19 now, Happy New Yaer y'all, and we’ve got another great prize coming up for this month! This time you have the chance of winning a Nash Scope OPS R6 Transformer! In fact, you will be the very first person to own it!


The Scope OPS R6 Transformer is the neatest way to carry a complete 6 foot set up yet devised, a carryall style design with EVA impact protection lid opening to reveal drop in storage of up to three rigged up rods with reels.

Once rods are removed two top opening zipped compartments carry all your essentials. The larger of the compartments holds tackle, the smaller features a high performance insulated lining to keep bait chilled or food and milk fresh.

Three long zipped external pockets down one side hold a Black Ops Landing Net, banksticks and buzz bars. Three padded pockets on the opposite side hold larger items and an EVA reinforced top pocket keeps keys, phone, wallet and other accessories safe.

The Transformer is all about versatility, it can be carried flat on a barrow, with an elasticated grab handle or via the padded and sculpted shoulder straps and chest linkage, allowing all your kit including rods and reels to be put on your back. When shoulder straps are not in use, a waterproof wipe clean zipped cover keeps them concealed.


New MC Distro: Team Outdoors

New MC Distro: Team Outdoors 

Sinds kort is Monkey Climber magazine verkrijgbaar bij Team Outdoors in Wijchen (NL), een winkel en webwinkel die al jarenlang gespecialiseerd is in de outdoor- en hengelsportbranche en de afgelopen tijd een ware vlucht nam! 

Met topmerken als Trakker, Aqua, Fortis, CC Moore, Navitas, Ridgemonkey, Rebelcell en nog veel meer in de range heeft Team Outdoors een wel heel hedendaags aanbod. De uiterst overzichtelijke webshop die de boys naast de gewone winkel in Wijchen runnen is enorm gebruiksvriendelijk en maakt webshoppen een waar plezier. Extra leuk voor de (karper)vissers die verder kijken dan hun neus lang is, is dat je in de outdoorartikelen ook veel handige hebbedingetjes vinden kan.

Naast onze magazines gaat Team Outdoors straks ook een selectie van onze merchandise in het gamma opnemen. Stay tuned!

Team Outdoors

Edisonstraat 22A

6604 BV Wijchen

Tel. (+31) 24 7950212

WhatsApp (+31) 6 23425319

Live news: Dijkbreuk Damme

Live news: Dijkbreuk Damme 

Via de Facebookpagina van Westcoast Carping zagen we op de MC redactie net het bericht van een dijkbreuk op het Leopoldskanaal te Damme. De lokale Politiezone Damme Knokke-Heist meldt alvast het volgende: "#NetBinnen Leopoldsvaart-Noord in Stad Damme afgesloten voor alle verkeer (inclusief voetgangers en fietsers) tussen Zelzatebrug en Koolkerkesteenweg door #dijkbreuk. Gelieve de verkeerssignalisatie steeds te respecteren. ⚠️ Alle updates via Facebookpagina van Stad Damme." 

Zoals we op de foto's van de lokale politiezone kunnen zien kunnen de vissen van de Blinker en de Stinker momenteel vrij migreren.

Persbericht Carp Zwolle 2019: niet lang meer!

Carp Zwolle 2019

Het zal je vast niet zijn ontgaan dat CARP ZWOLLE op 1 februari 2019 voor de 25e keer haar deuren opent. In die 25 jaar is dé karperbeurs uitgegroeid tot de grootste van Europa. Zo ontvangt CARP ZWOLLE jaarlijks meer dan 16.000 bezoekers uit meer dan 35 verschillende landen. Alle reden voor een feestje, vind je niet? Een feestje waar jij als karpervisser niet mag ontbreken!


Op 1, 2 en 3 februari openen de deuren van de IJsselhallen zich voor drie dagen lang karpergeweld. Verdeeld over 20.000 vierkante meter vind je meer dan 140 verschillende stands. Stands van zowel de grootste als de kleinste merken. Aan deze stands kun je je laten adviseren door professionele karpervissers en kun je je verlekkeren aan al de nieuwste producten uit ‘karperland’. Natuurlijk worden er ook dit jaar weer meerdere lezingen verzorgd en kun je profiteren van de vele aanbiedingen die te vinden zijn op de beursvloer. Zoals altijd is er ook dit jaar weer meer dan genoeg te doen voor jong en oud.


Vanwege het 25 jarig bestaan van CARP ZWOLLE zullen ze alle zeilen bijzetten om er een spetterend feest van te maken. Denk aan verschillende activiteiten, scherpe aanbiedingen en leuke acties. Het moet een feestje worden dat je niet snel zult vergeten. Zorg er dus voor dat je er op tijd bij bent en bestel alvast je kaarten online. Niet alleen betaal je dan minder voor je entree, maar je profiteert ook van de vele voordelen van een e-ticket.


CARP ZWOLLE 2019 vind plaats op vrijdag 1 en zaterdag 2 februari van 09:00 tot 17:00 uur. Zondag 3 februari openen ze ook om 09:00 uur maar sluiten ze een uurtje eerder, namelijk om 16:00. Ga je met de auto, dan kun je voor de deur parkeren. Hiervoor koop je een parkeerkaart bij de IJsselhallen. Deze kost je 10 euro voor de hele dag.

Koop nu je tickets online: 

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New stuff at the VBK!

New MC stuff at VBK meeting this Saturday

This Saturday Monkey Climber will be present at the annual Vereniging van Belgische Karpervissers vzw meeting in St Niklaas. We'll bring loads of mags and merch, even some brandnew stuff that is not on the Bigcartel yet!

* Brandnew colourway for our popular WACFA hoodie, this time Heather Grey frabric with Red screenprinting! We've restocked all out other colours too! #weallcomefromapes

* Brandnew Cult Crewnecks, fairwear fabric and medium fit. Three colourways available: Camel, Khaki and Heather Grey, all with Black screenprinting! #cultcarpmag

* Two new pop ups, creations of our own like the mega popular Esterellas we do. We got 14mm PNP's this time, an off pink mega buoyant pop up full of water soluble attractors. And next are the 14mm Noddy Pops, coming in bright orange. This is an exclusive recipe told to us by one of the UK pioneers. #popupbuzz

* Carp Shaka baseball caps, coming in 4 colourways: Olive, Black, Sand and Off Burgundy. These are ever so cool and our answer to everyone who asked us for a traditional baseball/dad cap instead of the usual 5 panel we do. #carpshaka

* Medium sized diecut Carp Shaka stickers. Get them on your vans! #stickergame

* Carp Shaka Old School Flat cap. #noschoolliketheoldschool

* Full camou Logo Patch Snapback #camougame

All purchases come with free stickers and postcards!

Soon on our webstore too!