Bait

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Try powdered pellets!

ANGLER’S MAIL is number one for fishing tips and tricks! Here’s another great tip from Dave Coster. Many fisheries insist you use their own feed pellets, which is understandable in…

Push the corn up to the end of the hair, ensuring the point of the match hook is buried inside the rubber.

Crawling corn cocktail rig for carp

This is a deadly little rig that’s just the ticket on busy waters. It’s a brilliant cocktail bait that catches fish out where tit-bit fishing with bags and sticks is…

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Brilliant boilie rig for barbel

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…

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Great bait tips: wheat

  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…

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Try these Marmite floaters for carp

ANGLER’S MAIL is No.1 for fishing tips and tricks! Here’s one from Colin Davidson, who writes an inspiring weekly carp fishing advice column in our big value magazine. Struggling with…

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Ever tried using worm baits like this?

It can be a real pain, especially when you have to sit and wait for bites from bigger fish like bream while legering. Here’s a great one from Brian Gay,…

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Top tips for floating carp baits

  1 It’s possible to Superglue floating pellets and biscuits to the hook. First, create a shallow groove in the pellet with a junior hacksaw blade or use the serrated…

Although tench readily inhale large baits intended for carp, smaller baits that mimic their natural food menu can often yield more bites. Crunchy little casters are unbeatable tench tucker, as is hemp. They are also complete suckers for sweetcorn.

How to catch tench

ANGLER’S MAIL is number one for tips and tricks, here’s another one. This time we show you how to catch tricky tench.  Tench seem to do a vanishing act in the…