Anglers aged between 13 and 17 inclusive have got until 30th April to get their applications in for this summer’s Carp Academy.

Ihe Carp Academy concept sees youngsters team up with a member of the Korda team for three days Of tuition on all aspects of the sport at a first-class venue in Oxfordshire (to beannounced in the near future), with end tackle, bait and food provided free of charge thanks to generous support from various

maybe this year it could be you standing there

Set up by Korda boss Danny Fairbrass to encourage the next generation Of youngsters into the sport and to grow their enthusiasm for all aspects of carping, the event ends with a graduation ceremony and prize presentation rewarding special achievements and effort.

The event is being filmed by a TV crew, with Korda marketing chief and Big Fish Off star Ali Hamidi presenting, covering the action as it happens with catches, tactical insights and interviews from the big-name anglers coaching students. Previous years have seen many personal bests broken and students going on to achieve great results following the event.

Danny Fairbrass awarding one of the Carp Academy members

Carp Academy will take place from 1st-3rd August and the successful applicants will be notified in early May. Interested parties should print out an application form from, fill it out and send it to:

FAO Carp Academy,
Korda Developments Ltd
Kazoku House
Honywood Road
Basildon, Essex
SS14 3TS.