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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 …

The Simple Knotless Knot Rig

As far as rigs go you can’t get much simpler than the Knotless Knot Rig. Its been used for decades to catch fish and top anglers are still using it every day to success. Its simplicity to tie, anti-tangle properties and effectiveness once on the lake / river bed make this rig a firm favorite for many anglers shying away …

Short Session Success

Another Saturday had rolled up where I was able to steal a few hours and get out on the bank. The weather was looking good and the Carp had started to switch on with the water slowly starting to warm up. I decided to head to an old haunt of mine – Mere Moor Fisheries. I had bumped into Phyllis …

Trying something new

For the last few winters I have sat behind motionless alarms pursuing my carping addiction, with maybe the odd take here and there. You really do have to be committed to winter carping, enduring tough conditions for little action. I can see why so many folk hang up their gear for the winter especially if all they do is fish …

Growing up at ‘THE LAKE’

Growing up for me in the fishing ‘world’ from the first time I held a rod at 3 years old right up until I was 17 was different to most. I wouldn’t say it was better or more privileged but it was certainly different. I didn’t grow up fishing canals with my dad or fishing matches on local commercials. I …

Spring Carp fishing Tips

Re-spool and Organize Now is the time to re-spool your reels, get rid of that stale old line…. It will cost you about £20 to spool up three reels and if you buy the line from us we will do it for free! There is no excuse for old line! While you are at it go through your gear and …

Summer Catch Up

Well, my first ever blog, where do I start? This year has been a very different one for me. Although I’ve been the Manager at HF Angling since day one, this year I took full ownership of the store. We walled ourselves off from Homefeeds, put in a brand new entrance and spent many hours improving whatever we could. It’s …