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Top tips for netting big fish on overnighters

MY FISHING over the past year has mainly consisted of quick overnight sessions between work. Don’t get me wrong, I do manage to string the odd longer session together but…

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Get on these bait bags for barbel!

Crucially, Steve creates PVA bags of freebies, added to his hook to present extra attraction on the river bed. Complimenting your hookbait with a PVA bag when barbel fishing is…

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Try powdered pellets!

  Many fisheries insist you use their own feed pellets, which is understandable in many ways, but you often end up having to use very bland and pale looking bait.…

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Catfish – now a native species in the UK?

And the Angling Trust, angling’s governing body, have called for the Government to carry out a comprehensive scientific study to see if Europe’s largest coarse fish can become a native UK…

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New group for carp anglers

As we reported in June, The Carp Society, who once had over 5,000 members, was on the brink of dissolving with as little as ten members left and there were…

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Stunning river brace

The Nottingham-based window cleaner certainly mopped up with the big beards on a stretch of the River Trent near Radcliffe in the same county. The 29-year-old told the Mail: “The…

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50% drop in fishing rod licence sales

Junior rod licence sales in 2009 were a healthy 126,000. In the five years since there has been a drastic decline and last year just 64,000 12-16-year-old bought a rod…