A Basic Guide to Freelining for Carp

Like many, my fishing is frequently governed by a limited amount of time. Plenty of us have busy lives and simply slot in fishing where we can. For me, this means travelling light, staying mobile and moving around lakes and rivers trying to find fish and only then...

Catching Carp in the Margins

Catching carp in the margins is one of the most exciting and productive methods, perfect for the short session fisherman. I've arrived at lakes in the past, carefully baited up a few marginal spots before catching some fantastic fish in a relatively short space of...

A Basic Guide to River Fishing for Carp

As we move into the warmer months, it’s a sure fire bet that commercial fisheries and specimen carp venues will start to become especially busy. I’m writing this at the time of the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK, so I imagine it will be even worse this year once the...

A Decade on Pingewood – Chapter 5: The Last Gasp

In the absence of The Brute, some of the other stock made the press in a big way through late 2018, as an observer, seeing this reminded me of how many other great fish I would still like from Pingewood. Ultimately, the call was too strong and I ended up doing a few...

Fishing Etiquette – How (& How Not) to Behave on the Bank

I’ve been contributing to BadAngling for a while now and there is a wealth of good quality instructional pieces on the site for almost any situation. So when considering a subject for my next piece, it was a challenge to think of something relevant and which I feel I...

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Carp

A Basic Guide to Freelining for Carp

A Basic Guide to Freelining for Carp

Like many, my fishing is frequently governed by a limited amount of time. Plenty of us have busy lives and simply slot in fishing where we can. For me, this means travelling light, staying mobile and moving around lakes and rivers trying to find fish and only then...

Catching Carp in the Margins

Catching Carp in the Margins

Catching carp in the margins is one of the most exciting and productive methods, perfect for the short session fisherman. I've arrived at lakes in the past, carefully baited up a few marginal spots before catching some fantastic fish in a relatively short space of...

A Basic Guide to River Fishing for Carp

A Basic Guide to River Fishing for Carp

As we move into the warmer months, it’s a sure fire bet that commercial fisheries and specimen carp venues will start to become especially busy. I’m writing this at the time of the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK, so I imagine it will be even worse this year once the...

A Decade on Pingewood – Chapter 5: The Last Gasp

A Decade on Pingewood – Chapter 5: The Last Gasp

In the absence of The Brute, some of the other stock made the press in a big way through late 2018, as an observer, seeing this reminded me of how many other great fish I would still like from Pingewood. Ultimately, the call was too strong and I ended up doing a few...

The Big Carp Paradox

The Big Carp Paradox

Last year I started fishing a brand new lake… Unfortunately, this article isn’t the one I was intending to write when I first set out my new fishing adventure, as I sit down to write this it feels as though this venue has well and truly kicked me in the proverbials....

Surface Fishing for Carp: The Basics You Need to Know

Surface Fishing for Carp: The Basics You Need to Know

Floater fishing… It’s a very different way to experience a day's fishing. If you’ve never tried it out, it may seem foreign and a bit unusual at first, but if you’re considering giving it a go, this article may act as a useful starting point. I love surface fishing,...

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Tackle Advice

Fishing Rod Repair: Replacing the Top Eye

Fishing Rod Repair: Replacing the Top Eye

This article has been written for anybody that needs to know how to mend a fishing rod. In this example situation I’ve mangled the rod tip and I don’t even know how I did it! This tip should have a ceramic insert within the tip that’s been lost when the rod was...

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...