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  1. A Beginner's Guide to Safely Unhooking & Handling Fish

    A Beginner's Guide to Safely Unhooking & Handling Fish

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    Your guide to getting your fish back into the water safe and sound. Even though fish fight hard on the end of your line, and the larger specimens can do some damage to your tackle, fish are a fragile species, that as responsible anglers we must take

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  2. Top 5 Tips for Playing Fish

    Top 5 Tips for Playing Fish

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    That magic moment happens, and you finally get a bite. The last thing you want is to have the fish drop off. Here are a few tips to ensure that you convert as many bites into a fish successfully in your net as possible. 1). The 'Opposites' Tactic

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  3. 20 Food Items that Make Great Fishing Baits

    20 Food Items that Make Great Fishing Baits

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    Today marks Stop Food Waste Day, which is a motivational campaign to ignite change regarding the global food waste issue. By drawing attention to the problem, an awareness day also helps educate everyone on ways to do their bit and cut down on their

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  4. What Equipment Do You NEED to Start Fly Fishing?

    What Equipment Do You NEED to Start Fly Fishing?

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    Fly fishing is one of the oldest of the angling disciplines and has been a part of angling history since the early Roman period. The sport has retained its popularity to this day for being different to conventional fishing. With most styles of

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  5. Fishing in England - Your Guide to the Best Fishing Spots

    Fishing in England - Your Guide to the Best Fishing Spots

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    England is certainly blessed to have some of the most beautiful spots that are perfect for fishing. Whether you are a keen river carp angler or prefer a spot of sea fishing for bream,  there is always great fishing locations found across

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  6. An Angler’s Guide to Earth Day – Top Tips for Environment Friendly Fishing

    An Angler’s Guide to Earth Day – Top Tips for Environment Friendly Fishing

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    As Anglers, we’re already well connected with nature and that’s why it’s important to spend some time to reflect and make sure we’re doing all we can to offset our impact on the world. April 22nd, every year marks Earth Day. This is the

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  7. The Official 2021 Guide to Fishing Licences for Anglers

    The Official 2021 Guide to Fishing Licences for Anglers

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    Whether you are new to angling or wanting to renew your licence for another year, now is the time to get that renewal ready. This guide to Fishing Rod Licences will answer the common queries beginner and returning anglers deal with when purchasing a

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  8. Spring Fishing Tips : Your Guide to Fishing the Seasons

    Spring Fishing Tips : Your Guide to Fishing the Seasons

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    Anglers have waited long enough for the weather to improve and with Spring fully in action we can say goodbye to those frozen toes and the frosted days of winter spent at the bank. With spring, anglers can come back to the bankside with the warming

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  9. A Beginner's Guide to Pole Fishing Rigs – How to Build Your Own Pole Rigs

    A Beginner's Guide to Pole Fishing Rigs – How to Build Your Own Pole Rigs

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    If you fish the pole, you’ll need to know how to make your own rigs…  In this beginner's guide, we will show you step-by-step how to tie your own rigs for pole fishing.  Before we jump into the steps, it is worth noting that not all

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  10. Sea & Beach Fishing FAQs - Everything You Need to Know About Sea Angling

    Sea & Beach Fishing FAQs - Everything You Need to Know About Sea Angling

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    Have you recently picked up sea fishing and have some burning questions about the hobby? In this guide Angling Direct will be answering all the common questions surrounding the laws, licences, tides and seasonal information on sea and beach fishing

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