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  1. Autumn Fishing - How To Make the Most of It

    Autumn Fishing - How To Make the Most of It
    Autumn is one of my favourite seasons to get out. The scenary is beatiful with falling leaves and the fish are super active. Here is how I make the most of autumn before it gets to winter. Bait When the lake starts to slow up, change your baiting approach. Change from boillies to something a bit more supple. Boilie crumb...
  2. Island Fishing - How to Fish Safely and Accurately to Islands

    Island Fishing - How to Fish Safely and Accurately to Islands
    Carp love to congregate around islands, and its not surprising why! Natural food is likely to be held up by the island and they are the perfect cover for them. Here's some tips on fishing to islands safely and accurately. Clip Up When fishing to an island, use the line clip to clip up to a spot. Not only means...
  3. Weed - Why do Carp Love Weed and Why should Anglers not Ignore fishing in Weed

    Weed - Why do Carp Love Weed and Why should Anglers not Ignore fishing in Weed
    Numerous lakes around the UK have weed present, be it blanket weed, silk weed or canadian weed. Carp love weed in the day and can spend most of their time sat in weed. An Insight to Weed Weed may put some anglers off fishing a certain lake or certain area but here is how you can use it to your...
  4. Fishing Weedy Lakes - How to Tackle Weed and Be Presented

    Fishing Weedy Lakes - How to Tackle Weed and Be Presented
    So many Lakes nowadays have weed present. Being small patches or the majority of the lake bed it can still cause confusion on how to approach weed. Weed can be an awesome feature in the lake, it holds cover and natural food for carp. This blog should give you some information on how to approach weed and how to fish...
  5. Leaders - How To Splice Leadless and Leadcore Leaders

    Leaders - How To Splice Leadless and Leadcore Leaders
    Leaders are commonly used in carp fishing as a way to pin the line down and to concleal the line with the lake bed. You can buy them pre spliced or you can buy the materials and splice them yourself. Here is a guide on how to splice leaders. Step 1 Firstly you want to get your materials out. The...
  6. Weighing Fish - How to Weigh Fish Accurately

    Weighing Fish - How to Weigh Fish Accurately
    Weighing fish is something all anglers will do at somepoint. It can be nice to know the weight of the fish if it's a special capture. It is a fairly straight forward process but it's easy to not weigh a fish accurately. Here is the best way to weigh a fish. Zero Your Sling! Firstly once the fish is in...
  7. Self Takes - How To Get The Best Out Of Your Self Takes

    Self Takes - How To Get The Best Out Of Your Self Takes
    When fishing there is always the chance of catching fish and it's only natural to have a photo. However what do you do when you have the lake to yourself? This blog should give you an insight to self takes and how to get the best out of your self takes! What Equipment Do I Need? For equipment it's fairly...
  8. Maggot Fishing - How to Catch Carp with Maggots?

    Maggot Fishing - How to Catch Carp with Maggots?
    Maggots are a devestating yet underused bait in carp fishing. If you are fishing a venue with a very low stock of nuisance species then maggots should always be incorporated in a mix, as after all they do catch carp! Here is some hints and tips for your maggot fishing. If your new to it, give it a go! When...
  9. Fish Care - Everything you need to Ensure Fish Saftey

    Fish Care - Everything you need to Ensure Fish Saftey
    Fish saftey is very important and there is very good reasons as to why. You're catching fish and releasing them, you want to put as much effort to ensure they go back in the best condition they possibly can be in. It's essential you're always on top of your game when it comes to fish saftey to ensure that no...
  10. Spooling Up Your Reels - Best Methods and how to get the Best Line Lay.

    Spooling Up Your Reels - Best Methods and how to get the Best Line Lay.
    As much anglers know, spooling up reels can be a right pain and as a result it is often a job which doesn't happen as much as it should. This article should make spooling your reels ten times easier than before. Backing Line The use of backing line is a game changer for spooling your reels. It saves you money...

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