Total Carp

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Total Carp
Editor Dan Murrell
Frequency Monthly
Year founded 1999
Company David Hall Publishing Ltd
Country United Kingdom
Based in Daventry
Language English

Total Carp is a magazine published in the UK by David Hall Publishing Ltd, containing mostly articles of interest to carp fishermen. Angling generally is the largest participatory past-time in the uk. [1]


Total Carp, IS the world's biggest-selling carp fishing magazine.

DHP bought Catchmore Carp from its previous owner and publisher Tim Hodges, who stayed on board as editor for a short period. In 1999 the magazine relaunched as Total Carp. Jim still remembers the day that Simon McKeown, DHP's circulation manager at the time, came into the office and congratulated him. Jim asked what the congratulations were for, and Simon said that Total Carp had sold more than 20,000 copies in a month for the first time. It was the first carp magazine ever to do this.

In 2003, Jim's time as editor of TC was over and Marc Coulson took the reins. Under his focused leadership, the magazine has continued to grow and get better still.

In 2016, Marc's era was over and Deputy editor Dan Murrell stepped up by becoming the main Editor. Total Carp has now had a much-needed redesign to keep up with the ever-growing world of Carp Fishing. Thanks to Dan Murrell and TC's (Total Carp) designer Katie Griffiths, Total Carp is now the UK's largest Fishing Media outlet!

The philosophy behind the production of TC remains the same now. DHP was once paid a very high compliment by a magazine guru from publishing giant Emap, who said that Total Carp was 'laser targeted' at its readership. It is, and it will continue to be.


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