HOW TO TIE THE HALF BLOOD KNOT

THE EASY, STRONG AND RELIABLE  FISHING KNOT The half blood knot is a firm favourite with anglers for attaching swivels and hooks to line. This knot is suitable for lines up to 55Lbs but you should remember being a form of strangulation knot, it will weaken the line and this can mean you only have […]

FIRST DAY OF THE FISHING SEASON – CHECK LIST

Ready for the new coarse fishing season? We are back, baby ….. Monday June 16th sees the start of the 2014/ 15 coarse fishing season on the rivers and streams of England and Wales. The coarse river fishing season begins on June 16; the last day you can fish is March 14. Below is a quick check […]

TOP TIPS FOR CATCHING SEA BASS

The sun is out, the fish are in shore… grab your rod and get out there. Here are my top tips to catching a sea bass. GO LIGHT: Use light tackle, you will be able to feel the lure working much more effectively. Also means you can cover more ground and move easily. WATCH THE […]

FISHING TECH FROM ACROSS THE POND

New electronic lure may catch too many fish; one state bans it. A new fishing technology that set a record for catching bass in the U. S. It has out-fished shrimp bait in Washington State and beat top-selling U. S. lures three to one in Florida. The new technology is so effective one state, Wyoming, […]

FIND A PIKE

Best swims to locate a pike, see the below map.

BIG PERCH ON SMALL LURES

TACKLE The best way to catch big perch is using small lures or swimbaits. Anything that is about 2” (50mm) long and silver or bright coloured. A small 5 or 6 ft rod is perfect for the confined spaces, coupled with a medium sized real, loaded with 4 to 6 lb line. I always add […]

WARM WEATHER PIKING – THE BEST APPROACH

MOST dedicated pikers only target pike from October to March, this being the traditional pike season. This gives the pike a break for spawning but also reduces the stress to fish, which soon become stressed and gassed up after a hard fight in warm water where oxygen levels are reduced.   Pike are more active […]