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Buying a new rod

If you’re looking to buy a brand new coarse fishing rod, but need a little help to pick the right one, or you’re unsure about all the many styles of rod and their features, read on as here’s a comprehensive guide to purchasing fishing rods. It’s no wonder anglers can’t decide which fishing rod to choose as there’s so many ...

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  • 18 December 2014

How to catch pike

As winter arrives and prey fish shoal up, pike go on the prowl. Even if you’ve never fished for them Matt Hayes has the advice you’ll need to enjoy a winter of great predator sport. This is the best time of the year for pike, don’t miss it... Tales of monster pike are etched in the annals of angling history. ...

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  • 17 December 2014

How to fish a mag-aligner rig for big specimen carp

Big specimen carp aren't always caught on boilies - they do eat other bait too, including maggots. This means that a carefully presented maggot or two can prove the downfall of the biggest fish in the lake, but you have to be a little clever in how you do this or you'll just catch roach, perch or gudgeon. The perfect ...

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  • 16 December 2014

How to use Peperami

One thing that is vital at this time of year is your bait choice. In winters gone by one of my favourite baits for scratching time has always been a little sliver of Peperami, or as I refer to it - ‘Rami’. I don’t know whether it’s the garlic, spice or oil content but it’s a superb winter bait and ...

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  • 14 December 2014

How to catch chub in winter

If you are looking to carry on fishing rivers and streams throughout the winter months there’s one fish that you should target and that’s the chub. Here’s a mass of fishing and bait tips, tactics and advice that is sure to help you catch plenty of chub – one of our most obliging cold water fish…   WHERE TO FISH ...

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  • 04 December 2014

Are you using the right fishing lure?

Spoons, plugs, spinners, jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, poppers, shads, jigs, micro jerks, floaters, divers, jointed, trolling – there are so many different pike and predator fishing lures out there that picking the right one to use is an absolute nightmare for the newcomer to lure fishing. Here we explain everything we know about lures and how they perform. We won’t detail colours ...

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  • 04 December 2014

How to make wire traces

Whenever you are fishing for pike or zander you simply must use a wire trace, and here we show you how to make your own wire traces for lure fishing and bait fishing in easy to follow steps... Using a wire trace when either lure or bait fishing shows that you care about the fish you are trying to catch. ...

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  • 01 December 2014

How to catch pike and predators

If you’ve never caught a pike before but you wish to start fishing for pike, you’re in for a real treat as they offer the angler great sport throughout the winter when some of our freshwater species refuse to bite. Although some pike are caught by accident, while fishing for smaller species like roach, rudd and perch, most pike are ...

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  • 01 December 2014

How to avoid deephooking pike while deadbaiting

If the majority of pike you catch are hooked deep within the fish’s gullet, you are doing something wrong. Here’s how to ensure that the pike you catch are either lip-hooked or easy to unhook...   The ideal scenario When pike fishing, every fish you catch should be enjoyed during the fight, unhooked quickly and safely, and returned to the ...

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  • 01 December 2014

Colouring and flavouring Chum Mixer floaters

Although many thousands of carp are caught each and every year using standard Chum Mixers used straight from the bag, flavouring and colouring these baits can give you the edge if you are looking to catch a really huge carp that has seen normal Chum Mixers before. Here’s what you need to do… STEP 1 You will need a clean ...

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  • 26 November 2014

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