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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. **Urban Baits Top Tips** Help improve your catch rate this winter!

    We've teamed up with Urban Bait to bring you these video tutorials to help you catch more Carp this winter season. They include a number of secret tips that should help you increase the consistency of your catch rate as well as achieve new personal bests. Video 1: This first video is by well known Angler Jim Shelley. In it...
  9. Catfish & Carp at White Acres Holiday Park - Dan Shipp

    Last week I spent three days in Newquay, Cornwall at White Acres Holiday Park for National Fishing Month with Preston Innovations, here's a round-up of how it went for me doing some personal fishing in-between coaching.   Events like National Fishing Month are always important to me, giving time to help others with their existing angling and even introducing some...
  10. Bristol Docks Evening Series

    Thursdays match saw the water levels down by about a foot on normal and with the coloured water currently in the docks, nobody was quite sure how it was going to fish. This was the first match of the year at Baltic Wharfe, in the past the fishing always starts the year slowly as its the most exposed part of...

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