Knots & Rigs

This shows the completed rig with the hook length attached.  It is a universal rig and the colours of the components can be mixed up to give a much more camouflaged appearance to suit the background of the area you are fishing over.

How to set up a simple carp rig

One of the most important things when targeting carp is to use a safe rig. This safety clip rig ejects the lead easily, should the main line break or snag up. The…

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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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…

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VIDEO: how to tie the best knot for dropshotting

ANGLER’S MAIL magazine’s popular new series – Catching With Collett – often has a video too. Here we bring you the latest video, looking briefly at a great knot for lure…