Floater feeder-3

  Korda’s Interceptor Distance Controller Float features interchangeable bodies between the sizes to suit the distance you are going to fish at. There are now some fantastic models by other…

Easy-2

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…

Paint the tip red, mottle the body in green paint.  Allow the paint to dry before applying two coats of gloss varnish, flatting after the first coat.

As a keen float maker, I find making a pike float for deadbaits relatively easy. And this same process can be used to make your own heavy duty ‘pellet waggler’…

Water knot-6

This knot for attaching the main line to the hook link was originally shown to me by Dave Harrell when we were fishing a match at Evesham years ago. The…

Pop-up

IN THE depths of winter carp are reluctant to feed at the best of times, so the last thing you want to do is give them too much feed as…

Spade8

Many experienced match-style anglers, certainly those who learned their craft years ago before stepped-up gear for carp pools came along, tie spade-end hooks by hand. But the easiest way to…

how to tie a dropshot rig

THE Palomar knot is a key part of the dropshot rig. When tied correctly it allows the hook to stand off the main line at 90 degrees. I use a…