Split shot come in different sizes to help you balance floats precisely, but to get the best presentation it is vital to understand the value of each shot. Here’s a…

A member of the cyprinidae family, crucian carp are notorious for their shy bites, often hardly moving the float after picking up a hook bait. Crucian carp can give hardly…

Sharp hooks fan Angler’s Mail columnist Colin Davidson tells you how to make your own hooks sharper, and the tools required for the job. Follow Colin’s simple steps and you’ll…

There’s no better way to explore rivers than trotting a float, and with our simple guide to river fishing floats, we’ll show you how to choose the right one for…

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…

Tench seem to do a vanishing act in the colder months, but as soon as the mercury levels start to climb they feed prolifically. They make their presence clear by tiny…