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I COULD start with cliché phrases about how spring has ‘sprung’ or how the ‘warmer weather is finally upon us’ but I’m not that confident it is! The fish are…

Shimano and ACE conslutant Iain Macmillan with an impressive 41lb common carp caught during a previous spring session.

Even though the temperature outside is now rising, it is still very noticeable just how few fish seem to be getting their heads down in venues much deeper than 10…

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PROPER springtime is fast approaching and many anglers will be dusting off their tackle from hibernation and venturing out. With the water still being cold it’s not a time to…

Dorset Frome 21 lb

PIKE are rarely far from their next meal, either waiting in ambush or holding prey into a feature to attack at will. Understanding the behaviour of river pike will greatly…

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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…

bite indicators

DO I fish with bow tight lines or do I slack line? And do I want my rod tips in the air or do I want them pointing down? It…

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’…