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How to catch canal carp

Urban ‘cuts’ hold their fair share of angling surprises, as Nick Speed  demonstrates in emphatic style on a prolific free stretch in Sheffield Inching his delicate pole float ever closer to the branches trailing into the water on the opposite bank, Nick Speed braced himself for a carp bite.The mass of concrete, cars and congestion in the immediate vicinity suggested ...

  • Advice
  • 16 April 2015

How to catch big carp in the margins

Warren Martin shows why it pays to have several different baiting approaches up your sleeve when fishing for big summer carp ‘down the edge’  There are generally two schools of thought when it comes to fishing the margins for commercial carp. The first, and perhaps more traditional tactic, is to use a mixture of fairly big particle baits, such as ...

  • Advice
  • 15 April 2015

The flatbed Method feeder explained

To get the best out of the flatbed feeder you need to nail the basics. Rob Wootton answers questions on the 10 areas many anglers struggle with. Since it first burst on to the scene in the 1990s the flatbed Method feeder has swiftly evolved into the ultimate carp-catching device on commercial venues.Fishing a hookbait tucked in the middle of ...

  • Advice
  • 01 April 2015

How to catch fishing to an island

Des Shipp shows you how to catch fishing towards an island on a commercial water.

  • Fishing Videos
  • Coarse
  • 19 March 2015

How to tie Alan Scotthorne's Hooklength Knot

Here Alan Scotthorne reveals the knot that he uses to join a hooklength to his fishing mainline. It's a variation of the loop-to-loop method, but with a twist. It's easy to tie and incredibly strong... Alan Scotthorne was never really happy with using loop to loop knots for joining his mainline to his hooklength namely because it can potentially cause ...

  • Knots
  • Line to line knots
  • 17 December 2014

Presenting bunches of hair rigged maggots for carp and barbel

Have you ever wondered how to fish for carp and barbel with a wriggling bunch of maggots on a hair rig? Well here's how you can do it easily and quickly using Korda's brilliant Maggot Klip. All too often anglers feel they need to resort to either boilies or a drilled halibut pellet to catch big barbel and carp, but ...

  • Advice
  • 16 December 2014

How to fish the lift method for carp, tench and bream

This technique is brilliant for tackling the margins. It was made famous by John Wilson, who has used it extensively for carp on many of Britain's lakes to catch countless fish of all sizes. It works with almost all baits, including boilies. A The lift method works best if the float rod is placed upon rod rests. This ensures that ...

  • Rigs
  • Float rigs
  • 11 December 2014

Rig for floatfishing close to islands and features

This float rig is ideal when casting tight to an island to catch the carp that patrol around its margins. As you will be casting to a feature you can actually use this rig with the line clipped up because a hooked fish will not be able to swim away from you - it can only swim to the side ...

  • Rigs
  • Float rigs
  • 11 December 2014

The best pole rig for fishing with chopped worms

This simple pole rig is perfect for fishing with chopped worm for a number of reasons - it's stable so the bait remains still, it pushes the bait to the bottom quickly to avoid smaller bait-snatching fish, and it is perfect for lifting and lowering the bait to entice a bait. A A rounded or body-down pole float is ideal ...

  • Rigs
  • Pole rigs
  • 11 December 2014

How to use sweetcorn

Sweetcorn has caught more fish over the years than almost any other bait. It is one of those bait that fish adore, especially in the cooler months when its bright colour helps it to stand out in the water. One expert with corn is Jonny Watt. Jonny is a real thinking angler and as well as using it straight out of ...

  • Fishing Videos
  • Coarse
  • 25 November 2014

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