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    The Evolution of Recreational Fishing in the United Kingdom: A Historical Perspective

    Recreational fishing, a pastime cherished by millions today, has deep roots in the United Kingdom, tracing back centuries. This article explores the rich history of recreational fishing in the UK, highlighting how it has evolved from a necessary survival skill to a beloved leisure activity.

    Early Beginnings

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    Best Spinning Lures for Trout? - 2024

    If there was just one style of lure for Trout spinning, it would be a lot easier for us all “the anglers” to shop for. In the UK especially, we seem to have a huge selection of lures in many different styles that spin, wobble, sink, float and even hum through the water. Additionally, there are

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  3. Best Pike Lures 2024 - your ultimate guide!

    Best Pike Lures 2024 - your ultimate guide!

    With the constant influx of new pike fishing lures, it can be hard to keep up with what’s hot and what’s not. In this article, we will be giving you an insight into the hottest pike lures and what has made them so successful.

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  4. fly line fishing

    Best Fly Line Buying Guide

    There’s 3 main components that make up a fly fishing outfit – a rod, reel and fly line. In our opinion the fly line is the main consideration after the rod, matching the correct fly line to your rod will make

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    Fly Line Sink Rate Guide (includes table)

    Here’s a quick guide to help you choose the correct fly line density.

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  6. Sea Fishing Tripods - Your Ultimate Buying Guide

    Sea Fishing Tripods - Your Ultimate Buying Guide

    A Sea Fishing Tripod or beach rest is an an essential piece of kit for any sea angler looking to go bait fishing from the shore. When sea fishing with bait an angler will need to have his beachcaster rod tip elevated

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  7. Vision Stillmaniac Reel - changing drag direction

    Are Fly Fishing Reel Drags Reversible? (examples below)

    Yes, many modern fly fishing reels are designed to be ambidextrous with reversible drag systems. This means that you can change the drag direction to accommodate either left-hand or right-hand retrieve, depending on your preference.

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  8. Fly Reel Size Comparison featuring a small, medium and large fly reel

    Choosing The Perfect Fly Reel - A Buyers Guide

    When it comes to fly fishing, the right fly reel can make all the difference in your angling experience. Fly reels not only store your fly line but

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    Choosing A Trout Fly Rod - The Ultimate Guide

    When it comes to trout fly fishing, choosing the right rod is crucial for your success and enjoyment on the water. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect trout fly rod that

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  10. West Lothian Angling Association - River Almond

    West Lothian Angling Association Permit - River Almond

    West Lothian Angling Association

    The West Lothian Angling Association are responsible for all fishing on approximately 52 miles of mostly double bank river fishing throughout West Lothian, covering all of the River Almond (from Birdsmill at Broxburn upstream) and its tributaries the Breich Water. Linhouse

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  11. Streamer Caught Trout

    Streamer Fishing For Trout

    What is streamer fishing?

    Here in the UK people think of streamer fishing as either a last chance method or a lazy cast out and let the fly swing around in the current style using still water flies – which is very far from the truth! In fact, using streamers is a very technical style of fishing which

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  12. BFS Setup

    An Introduction to BFS

    What is BFS?

    BFS stands for Bait Finesse System. This system is made up of a baitcasting reel with a shallow lightweight spool and a light, or ultralight, action baitcaster rod. This setup allows the angler to effectively fish lures in the 1g to 7g weight range, something

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