“Carpin' On is a great show that offers visitors a mix of everything, from talks to one-to-one tutorials, you really are spoilt and with an opportunity to walk away with a few bargains to boot”
Ali Hamidi - Korda
“We have come to know and trust the Carpin’ On show at Five Lakes as a well run, established event that should be on every carp anglers' calendar”
Dave Mills - Trakker
“The Five Lakes Show is professional and fun, with lots going on for the visitor”
Alan Blair - Nash Tackle
“Looking at the packed programme and list of guest speakers appearing at the Carpin’ On Show 2012, it’s set to be the best one ever; and I should know I’ve been to all of them!”
"2012 will be our (Fox’s) 4th consecutive year at the Carpin’ On Show and each year we have seen it grow from strength to strength. The entertainment on offer is top drawer and there is lots to see and do making it the ideal day out for carp anglers of all descriptions. The indoor lake and centre stage really are eye catching and set the standard for the whole show, which can only be described as a not-to-be-missed event! So if you want to visit at show with the very best entertainment, the very best companies and anglers in carp fishing and get yourself so top drawer bargains along the way then I would thoroughly recommend you get yourself some tickets for Carpin’ On 2012!"
Lewis Porter, Media Manager – Fox International
"A very enjoyable show which I have attended every year it has been held. A great place to meet up with old friends, excellent entertainment all day from many of today’s well-known anglers along with, of course, stands from leading manufacturers and shops."
"Imagine a show where you could meet the best carp anglers in the country, have them tie rigs up and you could take those rigs home..Imagine no more as 5-Lakes in March is ‘real’ and I will see you there with the legends, their tackle boxes and you...Where dreams can become reality...."
"Of all the shows that I attend on behalf of Fox, Carpin’ On at 5 Lakes is my favourite. Intimate enough to ensure the public get enough access to all the new gadgets, and big enough to get it all in...Perfect really!"
"Carpin’ On at 5 Lakes is a great show and this year I’m looking forward to it even more than before. You can catch up with me and a whole host of big names for the very best in tips, tactics and no doubt a few fireworks on the main stage every day. It’ll be awesome!"
"This show just gets better every year with an unrivalled line-up of talks, interactive demos, early-season deals, plus the chance to speak with the stars and see all the latest tackle and bait releases. If you’re serious about your carping, then this weekend is just unmissable"
"Whether it's a bargain, tips to catch more carp, entertainment, or just a social you're after, this is the number one carping show to have etched in your diary!"
"If there was one show that stands out head and shoulders above the rest, as what I consider to be the Carp Show, it would have to be Carpin' On. It ticks all the boxes, for those wanting to see tackle you can guarantee no major brand would dare miss it, and all the latest gear will be on show. But, most importantly to me it’s the show where the carpers meet; it is the social event of the year, and not to be missed!"
"After two and a half years of effort my new book ‘More From the Bivvy’ will be launched at the Carpin’ On show over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th March. If you want a hot-off-the-presses first edition, signed and, if needed, personally dedicated, then this is your big chance! Now I’m not suggesting that is a good enough reason for you to be at the show, but it’s certainly a reason, and if I’d been given more space for this write-up I could probably have listed at least twenty more good reasons for being there – most of them better than the one I’ve highlighted! This is an unmissable event, so don’t miss it!"
"If you’re as passionate about your angling as I am, then you’re going to love this show. Ever wondered how bait is made from the bottom up? Ever wondered what makes Terry Hearn, Ian Chillcott, Ali Hamidi or Danny Fairbrass tick? Well now you can ask them yourself. It gets better and better every year! See you there!"
“Just a quick note to say congratulations on another splendid Carpin’ On show. I thoroughly enjoyed myself on the Saturday, the line up of talks was amazing, and I particularly enjoyed Terry (again, can’t get enough) and the interview with Darrell, Ian and Dave. I spent much of the day shopping with my uncle who spent in the region of a thousand pounds on new reels and bite alarms. The new Wychwood alarms look excellent (and come with a five year warranty). The highlight for me was finding out all about the Moroccan venue Bin El Ouidane, and meeting Anton James (who put me onto it with his excellent article a few issues back), and my favourite angler of the moment Alijn Danau.”