CAUGHT BY: Alan Stevens

SPECIES: Seabass

LOCATION: Blackwater Estuary 

LURE TYPE: Fishin Addict Sandeel Fly

CAUGHT BY: Alan Stevens

SPECIES: Seabass

LOCATION: Blackwater Estuary

LURE TYPE: Fishin Addict Sandeel Fly

CAUGHT BY: Lee from @blankedbros


LOCATION: Ashmore Wednesfield Canal

LURE TYPE: Fishin Addict Firefly Pike Jig Fly

CAUGHT BY: Lee from @blankedbros


LOCATION: Ashmore Wednesfield Canal

LURE TYPE: Fishin Addict Firefly Pike Jig Fly Fishing Lure
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CAUGHT BY: Jake @lurefishing_with_jake  


LOCATION: Ashmore Wednesfield Canal

LURE TYPE: Fished on a Carolina rig with Fishin Addict Red Paddle Crayfish Fishing Lure 

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CAUGHT BY: Jake @lurefishing_with_jake


LOCATION: Ashmore Wednesfield Canal

LURE TYPE: Fished on a Carolina rig with Fishin Addict Red Paddle Crayfish

CAUGHT BY: Lee from @blankedbros


LOCATION: Birmingham Canal

LURE TYPE: Fishin Addict Bespoke Firefly Jig Fly

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CAUGHT BY: Lee from @blankedbros


LOCATION: Birmingham Canal

LURE TYPE: Fishin Addict Bespoke Firefly Jig Fly

CAUGHT BY: Chris Fishin Addict @fishinadd


LOCATION: Basingstoke Canal

LURE TYPE: FISHIN ADDICT White Ghost Nano Jigfly

CAUGHT BY: Jake @lurefishing_with_jake with @fishingwithandyloble

SPECIES: Pouting

LOCATION: North East Coast


CAUGHT BY: Andy @fishingwithandyloble


LOCATION: North East Coast

LURE TYPE: FISHIN ADDICT Freestyle Kabura Sliding Jig Lure Squid with Rattle


SPECIES: Grouper & Snapper

LOCATION:  Mozambique Channel

LURE TYPE: FISHIN ADDICT Freestyle Kabura Sliding Jig Lure Squid with Rattle

CAUGHT BY: Adventures of a River Piker.


LOCATION:  Secret Spot


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Lure Tour review of Nano Fry Minnow Review – by Steve Wilson, Lure Anglers Canal Club match winner

Key Data File
Name: Nano Minnow
Manufacturer: Fishin Addict
Lure Type: Softbait shad
Size: 3.5cm (1.4in)
Weight: 0.4g
Price: £4.50 for 10

“my ‘go to’ lures…”
“I’ve won matches using NMs almost exclusively.”

Steve Wilson

Case Officers Assessment
Build Quality: Generally very good.
Value for money: Great value especially considering the detail.
Performance: Very good and versatile.
Overall: A great lure that has made its way into my trusted set.

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Gold – Outstanding lure

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Steve Wilson has been one of the most successful canal lure match anglers in the country for a couple of years now. Steve has proved again and again that he can catch canal predators on lures when others struggle and has shown he is particularly adept at catching large numbers of smaller fish, using small lures and recognising when to change his presentation style and choice of lure to maximise his catch rate. In this review, Steve looks at Fishin’ Addicts Nano Minnow, which at just 3.5cm long is diminutive in size. Steve has fished with many, many small lures, trying to find out which will catch him more fish, most consistently, so there are few UK anglers better equipped to carry out a LureTour review of these cute looking little soft plastics.

First Impressions
The Nano Minnows are very precise with basic colours determined by the base material with painted detail over the top. They have glued on eyes. They come in a strong re-sealable pack than can be used for other lures after the original batch has finished.
It’s unusual for lures this small to have glued on eyes and I think the eyes are very important
particularly when the water visibility goes above about 4 inches and the target fish have more time to see the lure. I often glue eyes to my jig heads for just this reason, it gives predators a target to hit.

The majority of my fishing is on Midlands canals using drop shot or UL jigging. I use a lot of small lures as the fish in the areas I fish are either naturally small or highly pressured. I have a small set style/type/brands of lures that I trust and it takes me a long time to replace them or add to the set. This has very much been a long-term review as I came across Nano Minnows (NM) some time ago. They were pointed out by a friend and slowly I have come to rely on them in certain circumstances. After many, many hours of fishing I have confidence in using them and they have won me a few matches when other lures caught, but not as well. Finding lures and techniques that give me an edge is one of the things I love the most about fishing, so to manage to work their way on to my list of “trusted” lures, means the Nano Minnows have proved their worth to me, many times. I mostly use them on drop shot but they are good on UL jig heads. You need a jig head with a very light wire hook
and mostly I would be using heads around the 1g mark. My recommendation would be an Ecogear

Shirasu light size 8 in 0.9g weight. The Shirasu heads are designed to look like the head of a fish, so I generally cut the lure back to accommodate this and then glue the eye from the lure on to the jighead.
While these lures work well on a jighead set-up, it’s drop shot where they really come into their own. When the fish are feeding hesitantly I find it best to hook them as in the lower illustration in the photo below in the same way as you would hook a jig-head, with the hook fed down the body. When the fish are feeding more confidently then a classic drop shot nose hooking style as illustrated in the top method is best.
This gives the lure a little more articulation and allows it more freedom of movement and when the fish are “on it” they will inhale the whole thing, no problem, so there is no need for the hook down the body. Hook wise I tend to favour a Sasame Wormer 875 hooks in size 8 or 9 and most commonly use a 2.2-3.5g tungsten DS weight.
Many different speeds and styles of retrieve will work when drop shot fishing with these lures, but very often “less is more” and a slow steady retrieve with plenty of pauses will work on most days. When the water gets colder and the fish want less, rather than more action, cutting off the paddle and slitting the lure at the rear (as in the photo) improves the number of bites. You are basically turning the lure into a miniature split tail, but it seems to work best if the tail is slit horizontally rather than vertically.

Variations Nano Minnows come in a wide and expanding range of colours but only one size. My favourite colours are Roach Fry, Chartreuse glow & Glitter SnP.

Testers Kit
Daiwa Gekkabijin 7ft 8in 1-7g or Evergreen PSSS-70S 7ft 0.1-6g..

When the visibility is low in canals I think any small, bright shad with an easily mobile tail works as well as any other, but once the visibility starts to improve I’ve found the Nano Minnow to repeatedly out score other shads. I’ve found this again and again when I have alternated between Nano Minnows and others in clearer water to the point where they are my ‘go to’ lures in these circumstances.
I’ve won matches using NMs almost exclusively.





The best place to catch perch is in any hiding place. Perch love to hang out under trees, in reeds or in amongst roots. Anywhere the can lay in wait for the fry. On colder days they will be in deeper water and warmer day the roam around more in the shallows. If you find a spot it will hold more than one fish as perch tend to hunt in packs. Look out for the surface breaking with fish trying to escape.



As with most fish, dawn and dusk are best. Late on a Summer day is a good time but perch are not that fussy and will strike any time of day.



Lobworm is great for perch and will be hit as soon as it drops in the water. Under a float is good but my favourite is a light lead and a quiver tip.

Prawns and small dead baits are also a good bait, especially on still waters. It always worth chucking in a a bit of ground bait in the area to draw in the small fish.

The best in my opinion is small lures. It always results in bigger fish and adds to the excitement, as you can often see the strike.


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Big 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 WATER: watch bursts of action from bait fish breaking the surface or seagulls diving on the bait fish.
  • WHAT TO CATCH: If there are Mackerel, Whitebait and Gars about then you can be sure that the Bass are not far behind.
  • STRUCTURES: Bass like to hunt in beach surf, so you do not need to cast far. They also like to hang around structures and ambush their Prey. Try fishing rocky marks, piers and groins for Bass using a variety of lures.
  • CHECK OUT YOUR MARK: Check out the areas you intend to fish on really low tides, to spot potential fish holding features such as gullies or ambush points for bass.
  • REEL SPEED: Vary your retrieve rates when lure fishing, also change the action when twitching the rod tip.
  • LURE TYPE: Match the lure/spinner to what the main bait of the area – sand eel, mackerel and red heads are all round winners.

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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 in the warmer months and when they decide to feed they often go into a frenzie and snaffle down baits very quickly.

For this reason we do not recommend the use of dead baits until the winter months. This will inevitably result in deeply hooked and often damaged fish.

Pike are perceived to be tough, hardy predators but they do not cope very well with being hooked deeply or kept out of the water for too long.

If targeting pike at this time of year, use lures, but ensure that you are using adequate tackle – they will fight hard. Mono should be at least 12lb and braid 40lb breaking strains and always use a quality wire trace of min. 26lb breaking strain and at least 18 inches long.

Get the fish in quickly, unhook with forceps and release the pike as soon as possible.

Where appropriate, unhook the fish in the water without re-locating to the unhooking mat.

Following a few simple rules will ensure the pike will be returned unharmed to be caught another day.


Lure in the pike

Lure fishing is the only accepted method of piking during the warmer months. This is a much more pike-friendly method at this time of year when fish are more actively feeding in warmer water where oxygen levels are reduced.

Lure fishing for pike using spinners, plugs and spoons is a great, exciting way of catching pike. In summer they will hit lures very hard and give a fantastic fight right to the net.


Lure in the pike

When choosing lures you need to determine the pattern, type and size to suit the water you’re fishing. You’ll need to consider the presence of snags, weed beds and rocks to ensure you avoid snagging up.

When casting always cover an area in a systematic manner so you don’t miss those idle fish laying in wait. In deeper water you’ll need to cover all the depths too. Cover all features whether above or below the water line, reed beds, lily pads, drop-offs, ledges, sunken trees and over-hanging trees & hedge lines. Always cover the shallow areas; it’s surprising how many fish will sit in water barely deep enough to cover their backs.

The market is flooded with lures of all colours and pattern designs, some no doubt designed to catch the angler and not necessarily the fish.

I prefer to use natural colours and patterns to mimic the pike’s usual diet of roach, bream, perch and their favourite food, pike. That said, if not successful after covering an area it often pays to use different colours as a change-bait.

It’s surprising how often a naturally coloured lure will be ignored and a lure, which doesn’t seem to resemble a fish at all, will be taken. Perhaps these get the attention of the inquisitive fish that can’t resist the action of the lure regardless of what it looks like.

Jointed shallow diving plugs are most commonly used locally with waters down to max 10ft. The plug will float when at rest and dive when wound in, covering depths to around 6ft. These are ideal for covering a large area above the weed line. Pike will happily come up from deeper water to hit lures on or near the surface.

Spinners are also commonly used, available in weights and sizes to suit all waters but make sure you use a quality spinner or you’ll find the hooks are not up to the job. Remember, even when targeting perch on small spinners, you’re likely to hook a pike in the process so the choice of lure & quality of hooks has to reflect this. Large spoons are surprisingly versatile and are very effective in all water depths and types.

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Source: Anglers Mail