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PLEASURE BLOG (Sun): lots of different great baits to try – which ones have you used?

IT’S time for our must-read Sunday blog. Every Sunday we welcome coarse fishing all-rounder Colin Mitchell.
For many years Colin was a senior Angler’s Mail magazine staff man and he has enjoyed a long, interesting journalism career. He understands match fishing, pleasure fishing, carp fishing – the lot.
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LOTS OF DIFFERENT…

GREAT BAIT TIPS: WHEAT

ANGLER’S MAIL is number one for tips and tricks! Here’s one more from Pete Reading.
Hemp and casters is a great combination in many rivers for both barbel and chub.
Casters are quite an expensive bait though, but if you include a half a pint of wheat for every four pints of hemp when you boil it up, you produce a mix…

HOW TO MAKE A TUNGSTEN PUTTY CARP RIG

ANGLER’S MAIL is No.1 for fishing tips and tricks! Here’s one from contributor Andy Browne on making a tungsten putty rig for a critically balanced hook bait.
 
This material comes in three different colours to match the terrain that you’re fishing over – Silt, Weed and Gravel – and consists of tightly woven Dyneema core with a translucent polymer coating, ensuring…

GREAT BAIT TIPS: HEMP OIL

ANGLER’S MAIL is number one for fishing tips and tricks! Here’s one more by Pete Reading.

When making a paste with eggs, especially for summer barbel fishing, the addition of an oil will not only enhance the flavour but reduce the solubility of the bait so that it lasts longer.
I used to use extra virgin olive oil, but nowadays I add…

ENJOY SHORT SESSION FISHING SUCCESS THIS SUMMER!

ANGLER’S MAIL is number one for tips and tricks! Here are some vital tips to maximse your time you have on the bank!
Your typical commercial pool will usually have such a healthy stock of hungry mouths and plenty of action, especially during the warmer months, is a dead cert. They are the venues to go to if your fishing time…

VIDEO: how to make glugged baits with Pallatrax Naturals

ANGLER’S MAIL – No.1 for best coverage of recent events – was at the new Longleat fishing show for a special report in this week’s magazine (cover, right).
And our man of the spot Brian Gay also recorded some exclusive video interviews with top name anglers at the event, to be shown here via AMTV.
Here Jez Brown, the Pallatrax consultant, shows…

VIDEO: how to make high attract boilies with Mainline and Korda’s Jon Mann

ANGLER’S MAIL – No.1 for best coverage of recent events – was at the new Longleat fishing show for a special report in this week’s magazine (cover, right).
And our man of the spot Brian Gay also recorded some exclusive video interviews with top name anglers at the event, to be shown here via AMTV.
Here Korda and Mainline consultant Jon Mann,…

VIDEO: active Method feeder mix with Simon Pomeroy of Pallatrax

ANGLER’S MAIL – No.1 for best coverage of recent events – was at the new Longleat fishing show for a special report in this week’s magazine (cover, right).
And our man of the spot Brian Gay also recorded some exclusive video interviews with top name anglers at the event, to be shown here via AMTV.
They include Simon Pomeroy of our Specimen…

GREAT BAIT TIPS: BRILLIANT BOILIE RIG FOR BARBEL

ANGLER’S MAIL is number one for fishing tips and tricks! Here is another tip from Pete Reading…
Boilies, in all their varieties, are a brilliant barbel bait and it pays to fish them on the simplest of rigs. It is important to nail a hook bait firmly to the bottom, preferably on a bed of feed that keeps barbel grubbing around…

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SWIM ON A RIVER

ANGLER’S MAIL is number one for tips and tricks! Here’s another one. This time we explain what swim to choose on a river for different species of fish and for different times of the year.
Any successful river angler knows that shoals of fish are never evenly distributed. There will often be long stretches that are completely barren of anything fishy, particularly…