The Carp-Talk Carp Fishing Hall of Fame - Peter Mohan.


Linear President - Peter Mohan.

07 November 2008

Peter started carp fishing in the mid-1940s but really came to the fore in the 1970s and 1980s. He founded (with the late Eric Hodson) the influential British Carp Study Group in 1969 and a little later in 1975 the successful Carp Anglers’ Association.

We also have Peter Mohan to thank for the very first carp magazines, the BCSG ‘The Carp’, (the No. 3 edition - June 1970 - had for the first time a printed front and back cover) and later in March 1975 the more widespread CAA magazine. Both organisations had a lively and successful regional meeting structure in place by the mid 1970s as well as holding the first organised Carp Conferences - again it was Peter Mohan who spearheaded these ground-breaking events in the history of our sport.

He also was the controller of a number of carp waters in the west of England and for a time ran the famous Ashlea syndicate where he caught a 30-pounder in 1969.

A prolific writer on all matters carp, Peter also wrote a number of books, Carp for Everyone, Carp- Step by Step, Basic Carp Fishing and Cypry - the Story of a Carp.

As "President" of Linear Fisheries Oxford, which controls a number of famous carp fisheries and co-owner of Linear Fisheries Bedford who run Elstow-1 & 2 Peter Mohan is still very much involved in carp fishing today.