Bait

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…

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6 top tips to avoid bait thieves!

  THERE seems to be more nuisance species around than ever nowadays whether it’s crayfish and mitten crabs or bait whittling silverfish or diving birds. At this time of year…

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Prawns – top bait tips

  Although my next special bait is widely use, especially by perch anglers during the winter, how many of us use prawns for other species? I know how good they…

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Great bait tips: boosted carp hookbaits

Simple tweaks to end tackle and bait can make a bigger difference than getting into complex rigs, and a paste wrap on a hook bait remains a deadly and under-used…

Remove the boilies from the boiling water and dry on kitchen towel. I then freeze them, ready for use.

HOW TO MAKE FRUIT BOILIES

Here’s another great tip from Bill Rushmer. This time he is using smoothies to make fruit boilies. Follow his step by step guide…   If you follow these simple steps…

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Top tips for bait dips and glugs

Boosting a bait with extra scent is a great ruse when fishing a single hook bait for pressured specimens wary of large beds of feed. Even little mounds of food…

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The thing to remember with groundbait is, after you’ve put it in you can’t take it out! Yes, sometimes balling feed in big time will work wonders, but there are many occasions when it won’t. Groundbait is like any other feed, nine times out of ten feeling your way in with a little and often approach will bring more consistent results. One thing is for sure, experimenting with your groundbait mixes, and the way you feed them, can make a big difference to your results.

19 Tips for great groundbait

IT CAN get confusing seeing the enormous ranges of groundbait available in tackle shops these days. This special Angler’s Mail guide, by Dave Coster, will put you back on track…

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The best winter fishing baits

ANGLER’S MAIL magazine is No.1 every week throughout the year for top advice and fishing tips. And we know you need help to catch when the going is hard… Tempting…