Most anglers have their preferred baits and will set off on their fishing trips well-prepared with it. But what happens when they’re not prepared, they run out of bait or simply feel like trying something new? Anglers have proven to be a highly resourceful and inventive bunch and have been seen using the strangest Continue reading “Weird and Wonderful Fishing Bait”
Carp are now one of the most popular targets for freshwater fishermen in the UK and Carp fishing tackle is reported to be one of the biggest growth areas in the fishing tackle industry, accounting for a good share of the estimated £600 Million per year in turnover just for the UK market.
Carp fishing is therefore a significant branch of a very profitable industry and one which entices many thousands of participants out onto the riverbank or lake shore every weekend.
So where did the sport come from and how did it become so popular? Continue reading “All About UK Carp Fishing”
The answer to the question ‘when is the best time to go trout fishing?‘ will depend on where you intend to fish. A warm summer’s day makes the prospect of spending time in the great outdoors an appealing one, but this may not be when the fish are most likely to bite. Perform a quick online search and you will likely find conflicting advice on the best time of year to Continue reading “When is the Best Time to Go Trout Fishing?”
Folklore and the humble Banana
Ask any boat fisherman about bananas and you’ll probably get a frosty response, suspicious looks and may even get asked to leave the boat if you have been foolish enough to pack one of these seemingly innocent fruits in your lunch box for your day’s fishing expedition. It seems that fishermen in general are a Continue reading “Fishing Liquid Attractants”
In the UK wild trout must be caught under an adequate rod license. Such a license will cover you to fish not just for non-migratory trout, but also for Continue reading “How to Catch, Photograph & Release a Trout – a Best-Practice Guide”
Like every angler, you probably have your preferred fishing bait. This could be anything from the tried and tested to the weird and wonderful. But had you ever thought of using your best friend’s ashes? Probably not! Continue reading “Fishing Bait Provides a Fond Farewell”
A tale of Britain’s largest freshwater catch
They say that the best things come to those who wait. Dean Fletcher certainly had to wait a while to land his Continue reading “The One That Didn’t Get Away”
This is a post from Sally, one of those non-fishers who is lucky enough to live with one.
I am one of those complete philistines who does not enjoy fishing although I have to say that I do enjoy eating fish! Happily my partner loves fishing and so Continue reading “Unusual Fishing Bait”
Fishermen have been lacing their bait since time began. Each enthusiast would have their own special methods and recipes which they believed to be fish-cocaine. Ingredients have ranged from the mundane to the Continue reading “Making Sense of Scents: Fishing Liquid Attractants”
Particle baits are highly effective for carp and course fishing but must be properly prepared. Under-prepared baits can be fatal to fish as the bait absorbs water and then swells. If this process occurs inside the fish’s gut then Continue reading “A-Maize-Ing Fishing Bait”