Not tucking the blood knot is one of the most common mistakes in angling. Practice it at home, the right way, and you’ll have a versatile knot you can really…

The fish held by Jordan Grant is a bullhead, also known quaintly as a miller’s thumb. Jordan’s surprise came on Derbyshire’s River Erewash at Pinxton, just before the end of…

near record gudgeon

Kevin rocked the long-standing gudgeon record when he hauled the gigantic 4 oz ‘gonk’ from his local River Salwarpe. It came from the Worcestershire venue at the very end of…

Description: buoyant, biodegradable plastic rig foam. Specifications: soft plastic; luminous, fluorescent and standard colours; three Stix per pack; trim them to size. My verdict: Enterprise Tackle wanted to be the…

Description: ready-tied pole rigs for commercial fishery carp. Specifications: 2-2.25 m rigs designed for fishing 3-6 ft-deep swims; 3 mm hollow bristle; 0.20 mm (8.3 lb) line to a 0.18…

Description: bait additive for pellets. Specifications: glucose-based syrup; available in Krill, Betaine Green, F1 Sweet and Amino Original flavours; 300 ml bottles with nozzles. My verdict: feeding the wrong areas…