Pike Fishing Baits – The Bluey (Pacific Saury) Alternative

There is a plethora of deadbaits available that the predatory pike will happily take. Different venues and different seasons often effect how readily or appetising these deadbaits are in the eyes of the Pike, however in the last couple of years a deadbait has made its way onto the market both in the coarse and sea angling scene, with devastating effect regardless of the season… Continue reading

Fishing Worms – How to Get the Best Worms for Fishing

The quickest and easiest way to collect the superior fishing worms from your garden!

Worms are a super fishing bait. Their irresistable wriggling movement, combined with their natural releasing of amino acids into the water, excite and hunger fish often resulting in frantic feeding. They have the potential to catch almost all types of coarse species, appealing to smaller fish along with the larger specimens, and can be used on the hook as well as chopped into groundbait and mixes. The best thing about this killer bait… they’re free!

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Stop Crayfish from Eating/Taking Your Baits

They are incredibly annoying, widespread, and infuriatingly clever in their bait stealing tactics; we are of course talking about the infamous crayfish in our fishing waters.

In recent years the American Signal Crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) has progressively swept through European fishing waters, including the UK, causing stress, havoc and much grievance amongst anglers.

main-cray1Losing confidence in your tactics is one thing, but being unsure whether there’s even a bait left on the end of your line is even more demoralising. You could be sitting there waiting for a run that might not even be a possibility in the first place, all because a cheeky crayfish has stolen your hook bait Continue reading

The Best Aspect of Angling

“The only thing better than landing the fish yourself, is watching your pupil, an individual you’ve taught, make the catch”

One of the best aspects of angling is learning, mastering the skills, and then sharing that knowledge and teaching others. When I started fishing more seriously as a young teenager a large majority of what I knew came from helpful anglers down by the banks of various venues who were prepared to offer their time and advice to show me the different methods they were using Continue reading

First Time Buyer – What to look for in a Bait Boat?

Bait Boat Key Features

As far as fishing equipment goes, bait boats are amongst the most exciting bits of kit you’ll probably ever get to purchase. However choosing a bait boat is not an easy decision given the range, prices and sometimes confusing specifications. Here are a few pointers to help steer your decision and to just as importantly help you maintain your bait boat once purchased, keeping it prime for the water.

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