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Angling Photography: A Basic Guide to Taking Better Shots

I want to start by saying I am by no means an expert in the world of photography, I guess you might call me a keen amateur. My interest in photography stemmed from wanting to take great catch shots and from being around anglers who really knew their stuff, seeing...

Our Top 10 Best Baits for Pike Fishing

The bait options available when pike fishing is vast. This makes it easy, particularly as a beginner, to become overwhelmed with choice when preparing to set out and catch your first Esox. With a wide variety of places to source your bait, you should not have to look...

Taking on Tough Carp Venues

I recently read a decent thread on a popular carp-fishing forum where people were discussing hard carp waters and how they differ to your typical venue. This time I opted to stay away from the debate, but the conversation focused on stocking densities and the...

Perch Lures: A Guide to Lure Fishing Rigs for Big Perch

It’s always a joy to be out on the bank through summer and autumn. Watching the seasons change has always been one of the magical things about being an angler. At the time of writing, we are just starting to move towards winter, and there’s a noticeable drop in...

Plastic Fantastic: Using Artificial Baits

Recently, I’ve been chatting with some very successful artificial bait specialists and trust me, what they’ve shared makes for some interesting reading. Let’s get started… Just a trend?Anglers have been using artificial baits in some fashion for plenty of years...

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.

Carp

Taking on Tough Carp Venues

Taking on Tough Carp Venues

I recently read a decent thread on a popular carp-fishing forum where people were discussing hard carp waters and how they differ to your typical venue. This time I opted to stay away from the debate, but the conversation focused on stocking densities and the variance...

Plastic Fantastic: Using Artificial Baits

Plastic Fantastic: Using Artificial Baits

Recently, I’ve been chatting with some very successful artificial bait specialists and trust me, what they’ve shared makes for some interesting reading. Let’s get started… Just a trend?Anglers have been using artificial baits in some fashion for plenty of years now;...

Five Tips to Improve Your Carp Fishing Game

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

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

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...

Tackle Advice

Which Line to Use?

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...