Want to be a tester or a team member for a carp company? Here is the full list of available programs.
If you want your company adding to the list please message me on Facebook or Instagram (@casualcarper)
I’ve split the list down into baits and tackle. I have a couple of recommended programs at the top of each, other than that this is just information on the program and where to apply. I’ll try and get details of what’s on offer from each program but they don’t really like making that information public! There is also an application guide at the bottom of the page to give you a better chance of getting accepted.
Bait tester programs
Recommended – Carbonbaits – Particles
Disclaimer: I am part of the team at Carbon Baits and I receive a discount on my baits. To get accepted I approached them directly as I as impressed with their products and service.
Baits: Good value, quality particles. I’m a fan of the winter CO2 mix. Most of the particles are available in freezer baits or shelf life and they have a wide range of products on offer. Check out their naturals range for some baits that will really make a difference on tough waters.
About: Carbon Baits is run by well-known carper Luke Edwards. Luke focuses on quality products and mixes at an affordable price.
If you want to be accepted on the team here are some tips for your application
I only ask for 1 photo so you can show me the best shot you have! What I’m looking for ideally is the money shot of you holding a quality carp you’ve caught, with a suitable carp mat under the fish where appropriate.
Your application will be rejected if your photo is of these things
- A carp in a net on the floor
- You standing up holding a carp
- A picture of your rods
- A picture of a carp lied on the grass with some rubbish underneath it (Unbelievably someone actually sent me this as their application photo)
The write up
Tell me a little bit about the waters you fish, the name of them if allowed, the size the carp go up to or your plans and goals for them. This is your chance to show your knowledge and get a place on the higher level team. It does not have to be in great depth but needs to be more than “I like to catch carp” as one applicant submitted.