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How to Tie a Slip D Rig – Ideal for Wafters & Balanced Baits

The Slip D rig is a very versatile rig, perfect for presenting wafters, balanced baits or even out of the bag bottom baits. The ‘hair’ in the case of the Slip D, is the doubled over braid that is passed through the eye of the hook and looped over the...

A Tench of a Lifetime

It all started when my brother Conor, who lives in Stoke-on-Trent, invited me over to his house for a few days consisting mainly of fishing and relaxation. On the first night, the conversation over dinner inevitably turned to fishing and my brother mentioned a local...

Five Tips to Improve Your Carp Fishing Game

When I sat down to write something on top tips for carp fishing, it became apparent to me that it was not going to be an easy task. The truth is that there aren’t really any secrets to help you catch more, so instead I am going to talk about elements of my approach...

Lengthen the Life of Your Bait

Air-drying boilies… What’s it all about and why do anglers swear by the value it provides? There are a number of different reasons why air-drying your baits can be of benefit, let me begin with the most important of them all. To put it simply, air-dried boilies are...

Carp Fishing in Silt: Make the Most of Silty Bottoms

We all know by now that an essential part of fishing is location. I would say the next most important thing is being able to present a bait effectively and to do that you need the right rig, given what's actually in front of you. Ideally, you would understand a little...

Fishing Hooks: Sizes & Types

Hooks are available in a range of sizes and styles, designed to catch anything from a minnow to a marlin, they can also be found in various different colours. It’s easy to be confused, so we explain it all for you here.

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Five Tips to Improve Your Carp Fishing Game

When I sat down to write something on top tips for carp fishing, it became apparent to me that it was not going to be an easy task. The truth is that there aren’t really any secrets to help you catch more, so instead I am going to talk about elements of my approach...

Lengthen the Life of Your Bait

Air-drying boilies… What’s it all about and why do anglers swear by the value it provides? There are a number of different reasons why air-drying your baits can be of benefit, let me begin with the most important of them all. To put it simply, air-dried boilies are...

Carp Fishing in Silt: Make the Most of Silty Bottoms

We all know by now that an essential part of fishing is location. I would say the next most important thing is being able to present a bait effectively and to do that you need the right rig, given what's actually in front of you. Ideally, you would understand a little...

Canal Carping: An Overview

When looking across all age demographics, it’s no secret that carp fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities. However, with a finite amount of carp lakes out there, where should you as an angler turn when you don’t want to fish overcrowded waters, a common...

A Guide to Carp Fishing in Weedy Waters

Weed, love it or hate it, you’ll find it in some form in almost all of the waters you are likely to fish for Carp in. It can be something you fear or something you learn to love and the best waters usually contain plenty of it. In this article I will talk about the...

Tackle Advice

Which Line to Use?

t is easy, particularly as a beginner, to overlook the importance of the line when you are fishing. The line is the only thing which separates the fish from you. Simply put, if it fails you won’t land the fish, and as any seasoned fisherman will...