how fishing saved my life pt.4

“Snow pike and frozen tackle” By mid December with winter upon us in all its dark and shivery glory I’d pushed my time at the pit as far as I possibly could, though still catching carp the numbers had dropped significantly and it was becoming increasingly hard to fulfil my catching needs. Had it not been for the ensuing thrill …

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KNOW YOUR KNOTS

I have scrolled the internet to find the easiest knot tying images I can find and put them all in one place….. (Your welcome)! Whether you are a carp angler, coarse angler or lure angler these will all be useful to you. So if you are struggling to tie a decent knot look no further! Image credit goes to www.anglersknots.com

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perch fishing with the carolina rig on the river weaver

If you know Jon at all you will know that deep down he is really an American Bass angler. YES he loves his Carp fishing, but he adores ‘chucking’ some plastic for Perch. In the winter of 2018 he hit them quite hard, fishing different water ways hunting for an illusive specimen over the 3lb mark. Unfortunately it didn’t happen …

HOW FISHING SAVED MY LIFE PT.3

“I’ll never be carpy!” I spent the first three months of my return to fishing mainly on the river Weaver and once again used basic tactics without targeting any specific species, I was just happy to be back in the beauty and peace of nature. I found a spot that suited me perfectly, plenty of space for all my gear …

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how fishing saved my life pt.2

“Why I needed saving again” It was only after my “crash” and during my time of recuperation (much of which was spent on the bank) that I realised I had simply been doing all the wrong things for all the wrong reasons and it had very nearly ended me. I’ve learned over the years that the painful lessons are the …

The Helicopter Rig

Personally I use the Heli-Rig for 90% of my fishing, partly down to the venues I fish but also for its sheer versatility and effectiveness. YES a lead clip is fantastic and is used by most anglers out there on a daily basis, but it does have its limits as we know. Firstly the Heli-Rig casts like a dream. As …

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How Fishing Saved my Life pt.1

By Jack Salad In July of last year my son Jonjo suggested that we visit the local fishing shop HF Angling in Shavington just to check out prices and to see what sort of equipment was available. I hadn’t been fishing for nearly 15 years at this point, as for many others life had got in the way but I’d …

CARP FISHING AT CENTRE PARCS

So, if you have been keeping an eye on our Facebook or Instagram pages recently you will have seen that Jon had a short holiday at Centre Parcs Sherwood Pines…. And he took his rods with him! Here is what he had to say…. I went to Sherwood Pines about 18 months ago for the first time, and as I …

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CHRIS SHOWS YOU THE SLIP-D RONNIE

I’ve been using this rig for around 18 months now and I absolutely love it for a few different reasons. Firstly, until very recently, this rig wasn’t heavily advertised meaning a different presentation for the carp to deal with against 80% of other traps out there on the lake bed. Secondly, it offers full 360 degree movement, which in my …

Josh shows you the D-Rig

I began using this rig many years ago when I watched the legendary Korda underwater 8 film, where Danny Fairbrass manged to land the famous Big Plated from St. John’s at Linear Fisheries. I like the rig because it is simple and fairly easy to tie, also it is virtually invisible on the lake-bed, especially when surround by a bunch …