Every weekend, Colin Mitchell blogs exclusively for anglersmail.com. He’s experienced in match fishing, carp fishing and all coarse fishing… and he never holds back! Also look out for other guest blogs here.

The tucked blood knot ensures that line is attached to the hook securely, with little chance of slipping even when playing the biggest of fish. There’s absolutely no excuse for…

Summer fishing baits and additives seem to create two different camps. Some top anglers I know are ultra confident, keep things simple and use bait plain, straight out of the…

CARP fishing in spring can be truly epic. This is the time for bagging up with double-figure carp…. and for me May and June have always produced my biggest hauls.…

TENCH are waking up, and they’re often a bit more gullible and willing to take an angler’s hook bait in the spring. If you want to have a crack for…

FOR years I thought that grayling were of the radar, a species cursed by the game angler and rarely targeted by the coarse angler. I was wrong as the expensive…

A LOT of anglers target chub in the winter months when they start packing on the weight and filling out. And whether you’ve just got a couple of hours to…