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Coarse Fishing – Spring Tench Fishing – Rob Young

My real love in angling is Tench fishing, and it’s mainly on the big pits where all my serious tench fishing is done. I’ve been doing this since the mid-1970s, so I think it’s fair to say I’m addicted to big pit fishing, but most of the ideas and methods in this article will work on any water, of any size.

Carp Fishing – Why Fish In Weed? – Matt Eaton

From the carp's perspective there is just so much going for areas of the lake that are full of vegetation. Freshwater shrimps, several species of water snail, mussels and other natural food abound in the green stuff. In addition, the fish are afforded both safety and security and weed emits oxygen.

Carp Fishing – The Ultimate Edge – Ash Bailey

Finding good spots is definitely key. Whether you take a night off from fishing or if you can spare a couple of hours in the week after work, this extra effort can really pay off. I often spend hours on end in swims leading around for those all-important small hard spots, that fish visit on a regular basis...

XL-Kicker Rig

Step 1. Start off by choosing a skinned hooklink that is totally reliable. We chose... Step 2. Strip back 15cm of skin, so you have enough unmcoated braid to form a a hair and attach the hook. Step 3. Form a loop in the end of the stripped braid. This [...]

Extended Slip-D Rig

There’s little doubt that rig evolution often involves drawing together aspects of rig design that work and applying new components to come up with something that is more effective than previous versions of similar rigs. That’s exactly the format of the development of the Extended Slip-D. The original Slip-D, as popularised by our friend Martin [...]

Carp Fishing ~ Give ’em a good kicking! ~ Lewis Read

Hooking Arrangements Cyclic fads and the constantly changing fashions in carp rigs sometimes undermine us angler's perception of some amazingly affective ‘tried and tested’ hooking arrangements. I guess that it’s just the way we’re programmed making it absolutely natural for us super keen carpers to assume that new rigs somehow supersede the [...]

The CVR Mag Aligner Rig

Some carp angling methods evolve into something truly extraordinary! Whereby the overall effectiveness of bringing together the right components and bait coalesce to create a method that is so effective it’s positively scary! And possibly the most significant example of this is the Magaligner. On face value the Magaligner could be seen as ‘just [...]