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  1. Stalking Carp With Freelining Tactics In The Winter By Dan Shipp

    I'm going to quickly talk to you about one of my favourite ways of catching carp, and that's being able to watch them in the edge and stalk them. I've found that particularly on smaller shallower lakes, it doesn't take a lot for the water to warm up and when it does those fish will actively be searching out the...
  2. Special Tiger Nut Hookbaits By Mike Jones

    This is my next top tip; how to enhance your Tiger Nut hookbaits. Firstly, I take my ready prepared Tiger Nuts into my empty pot and fill it about halfway. Next I take some full fat Coco-cola, tip a little bit of that in. Next, a tin of Red Bull and add the same amount of that as well, just...
  3. Tying A Solid PVA Bag By Liam Hodges

    This is my top tip for all year round fishing, it's solid PVA Bag fishing, it's perfect for chucking at showing fish and for your general day ticket waters. To make the solid PVA bag I use the Fox Rapide Loading System and what I put in the bag is a mixed pellet, this is the Mighty Mix Pellet; a...
  4. The "D Rig" by Dan Jefferies

    Today i'm going to talk you through my favourite rig, i've used it for a number of years now, i think it's caught me a lot of extra fish and that is the D Rig. Right, so start from the bait, I attach the bait using a Micro Ring Swivel which is sliding on the back of the hook on...
  5. Boosting Hookbaits by Jordan Dicks

    My top tip this winter is boosting your hookbaits, here's how I do it. Ok, so first off I'll take my chosen hookbaits, in this instance it's the Citruz Wafters. I'll then take two empty pop up tubs, and i'll empty the tub of Citruz Wafters equally between the two. Ok, so once you've spread your pop-ups equally between the...
  6. Shotting Pole Rigs Correctly by Callum Dicks

    My top tip for this week is shotting rigs correctly. When approaching most modern day commericals, one of the biggest questions I have to ask myself is which bait is going to be best; maggots or pellets. But it's not quite as simple as that, you have to shot your rig correctly depending on what bait is going to be...
  7. Winter Hinge Stiff Rig by Liam Hodges

    My no 1 tip for winter carp fishing is a rig thats ideal for a single hook bait rig for casting at showing or bubbling fish. The components are Mouth Trap from Korda, a Fox size 7 straight pointed hook with an out-turned eye, the putty sinks everything down, make sure you use the right amount of putty so the...
  8. Worm Fishing for Perch with Shaun Hodges

    My top tip is to keep it simple when your perch fishing, all I ever use is a straight forward rig wether I'm quiver tipping or using bobbins. Starting at the top I like to use a 5lb mainline and a 4lb hooklength, I use a feeder on a running rig down to a buffer bead so you have got...
  9. How to Sharpen Hooks by Dan Jefferies

    I have been sharpening my hooks for years and it has caught me a lot of extra fish. To sharpen my hooks I use 3 components, the most important one is the Jag file, the black one, I have also got a pinpoint vice to put the hook in, you can use any sort of vice but I prefer this...
  10. Re-Hydrating Baits by Mike Jones

    Take your boilies out of the freezer, whilst they are nice and cold, take some rock salt, betaine, green lipped mussel powder and a Mcflurry spoon. Three quarter fill a drinks bottle with water, put a spoonful of rock salt into the bottle, next your betaine and lastly your green lipped mussel, give it a good shake until all the...

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