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Fishing Floats Explained – Coarse Fishing

fishing float types and uses

16.10.2018

The float is angling’s classic bite indicator and one of the most enjoyable ways of fishing. We take a look at some of the most common types to use with rod and line. Float fishing is one of the most popular forms of angling and is the first tactic that…
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How To Catch Big Tench – Coarse Fishing

tench fishing tips

14.10.2018

Whatever type of angler you are – match, pleasure, carp or specimen – you’re all going to enjoy catching tench in the spring. The first tench catch reports of the year are as synonymous with the arrival of warmer weather as daffodils and the lengthening daylight hours. In an ideal…
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Winter Trout Fly Fishing Tips – Fly Fishing

12.10.2018

1 THE IMITATIVE APPROACH There are several ways that this is preferable to fishing with one fly. For starters, you’re giving the fish a choice, but it’s more interesting than that. Fishing two nymphs enables you to try different colours and sizes of the same fly. Most stillwaters have a…
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How To Rig A Soft Plastic Lure – Pike Fishing

rigging soft plastic lures

11.10.2018

Influenced by the Scandinavian market, soft plastic lures have taken the UK predator scene by storm! These soft shad baits have accounted for many big pike and can be adapted to most fishing situations. In this article we will show you how to rig a soft plastic lure correctly and…
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How To Tie An Insert Waggler Rig – Coarse Fishing

insert waggler float

09.10.2018

There’s nothing more natural or delightful than watching an insert waggler float for signs of a bite. Here’s how to set-up this classic float fishing tactic. There can be few more pleasant ways of catching fish than by using an insert waggler and getting bites as the hookbait flutters down…
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Best Bream Fishing Rig – Coarse Fishing

how to fish for bream

09.10.2018

You’ll struggle to find any rig more effective at bagging bream than this set-up, particularly when it’s loaded with tempting fishmeal, worms and maggots. One of the most effective tactics for bagging stillwater bream is the cage feeder loaded with a mix of fishmeal-based groundbait, chopped worms and dead maggots.…
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How To Tie A Roach Helicopter Rig – Coarse Fishing

05.10.2018

It works on both stillwaters and rivers and nails shy-biting roach. So if you’re targeting specimen redfins, tie this rig and grab some white maggots! Britain’s favourite species can be caught on a wide range of different tactics, from float fishing to the Method feeder. One of the most effective…
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Fishing Lead Types Explained – A Buyer’s Guide

lead types

04.10.2018

We look at different leads and how to ensure you choose the right one for the job. Lead choice is one of those areas of fishing that you may think is relatively straightforward. That is until you walk into a tackle shop and are greeted with a wall full of…
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Boilie Types Explained – Carp Fishing

Boilies explained

01.10.2018

They dominate the carp bait scene, but why are they so popular and what should you look out for? Boilies are carp fishing’s number one bait and most tackle shops stock a bewildering array in many colours and flavours. But what is a boilie? It is a boiled paste bait…
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How To Tie A Float Leger Rig – Pike Fishing

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01.10.2018

This is one of the simplest pike rigs to set up and brilliant for a roving approach when fishing swims of different depths. There are a number of pike rigs that you can use, but one of the most adaptable and easiest to set up is the float-leger rig. When…
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How To Tie A Knotless Knot – Carp Fishing

Knotless Knot

27.09.2018

If you want to catch carp you’ll need to learn to tie a good knotless knot because it forms an essential part of most modern carp rigs. The knotless knot works with any type of hooklink material and can be used on any pattern of hook. Its main use is…
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How To Use A Lead Clip – Carp Fishing

lead clip

27.09.2018

It’s the most common lead set-up used by carp anglers. So why’s it so good and how do you fish it properly? When used correctly, lead clips are one of the safest and easiest systems to use. They can be used in a variety of scenarios but are especially effective…
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