Category: Coarse Fishing

A Guide To Centrepin Fishing Reels

Buyers Guide To Centrepin Reels Although they can be an expensive investment (some cost in excess of £300), today’s centrepin reels are so well engineered they will last a lifetime. You just have to look at some of the antique ‘pins’ still around to see that quality lasts. Most have handles, but once you’ve used […]

Fishing The Block End Feeder

Blockend feeders are a valuable addition to any match anglers tackle box, but there’s no point carting them around in your box if you don’t know how to get the best out of them. Fox backed Mark Pollard tells you everything you need to know about fishing this method. COLD water fishing is all about […]

Floating Maggots

The ability to make maggots float gives the angler an extra weapon in the armoury against the old enemy. Note that the maggots float when dropped into the water, but as soon as you put a hook on they sink, crucially, more slowly; indeed, you are almost creating a neutral buoyancy hook bait when the […]

Pole Float Choice

The tcf team looks at bristles, eyes, stems and bodies and selects some favourite floats and set-ups for rivers, drains and stillwaters… in the company of Advanced Pole Fishing’s Mark Williams The pole float is your visible connection to the fish that you are trying to catch. It shows up movements when the fish is […]

Tare ‘Em Up

Gareth Purnell sets about proving that tare fishing is easier than many anglers believe and that stillwater roach can’t get enough of the stuff! HEMP and tares go together like strawberries and cream, or April and showers, yet it’s a mystery to me why I see so few anglers fishing with this deadly combination. I […]

Chopped Worm On Commercials

Commercial fisheries now play a big part in our fishing and chopped worms play a big part on these venues. Because worms are a natural bait all fish see them as potential food, none more so than carp. Shakespeare Super Team member and top carp hauler Les Thompson visits Warwickshire’s Tunnel Barn Farm to see […]

Barbel Maggot Feeder Rig

Ian Welch outlines how he sets up a tangle-free rig for barbel when targeting them in clear water with a maggot feeder set-up. Despite the increasing use of pellets in barbel fishing there are still occasions when only the maggot feeder will do the business. Make no mistake, a steady trickle of grubs through a […]

Happy Days At Hawksbatch

I’d been intending to do a feature on the River Severn for a while, so when my original plans for the day fell though I decided on a ‘home’ draw and headed for the KDAA’s Hawksbatch stretch a mile or so upstream of Bewdley. Lots of the pegs at Bewdley are good for both silver […]

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