Fruit boilies shown here are made by Bill with Angel Delight. Follow his clear instructions and give them a go, as a change to your normal offerings… 1 – The ingredients…

Method feeder groundbaits are made of all sorts of ingredients these days, with so many specialist products around, but a cheap and effective mix can be made . Try using…

Chickpeas, and many seed baits, make an excellent alternative bait to boilies, but many fisheries ban their use, as some anglers use them prepared incorrectly. This has resulted in fish…

A member of the cyprinidae family, crucian carp are notorious for their shy bites, often hardly moving the float after picking up a hook bait. Crucian carp can give hardly…

Wet bread is used mainly for trotting as it is far denser and softer than flake. It tends to hug the bottom, producing far more positive bites. The fish tend…

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…

USE meat baits with confidence. They might not be up there with the boilies and pellets in most angler’s preferences, but an oily chunk of luncheon meat or a section…

Boilies, in all their varieties, are a brilliant barbel fishing bait and it pays to fish them on the simplest of rigs. It is important to nail a hook bait…