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  1. How to Catch Chub - Top 5 Tips

    How to Catch Chub - Top 5 Tips

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    Chub are described as the greediest of fish. Often on a cold winters day chub have saved me a blank when every other species has well and truly shut up shop. There’s nothing quite like a winter river chub; however, chub can be found in stillwaters

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  2. Spooling a Fishing Reel - 5 Top Tips

    Spooling a Fishing Reel - 5 Top Tips

    It's that time of year when we look to refresh our tackle. One main element that is often changed first is our line after a season or more of service, but are you spooling your reels correctly? A correctly spooled reel will reduce tangles, improve

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  3. Bagging Up On Commercials

    Bagging Up On Commercials

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    Commercials fisheries can be prolific, whether it's F1s, carp, bream or silver fish you're targeting these venue play host to countless weekly matches as well as pleasure/coarse angling sessions. Generally with the commercial venues being well

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  4. Your Guide to Fishing Knots

    Your Guide to Fishing Knots

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    Many anglers will have to agree that there is nothing more important than the knots you choose for your terminal tackle. The right fishing knot can ensure that, after all the effort of getting that bite, your tackle holds so that your intended target

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  5. The Insider's Guide to Perch Fishing

    The Insider's Guide to Perch Fishing

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    With Autumn just around the corner, switching to perch fishing is ideal for the cooler months. If you are eager to try perch fishing, this guide can give you some tips to making the most out of the sessions out in the windy weather! About Perch

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  6. Your Complete Beginners Guide to Fishing Hooks

    Your Complete Beginners Guide to Fishing Hooks

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    Hooks are one of the most important pieces of terminal tackle you will have in your tackle box, but an item that is often overlooked. We, here at Angling Direct, want to guide you to the right hooks for your type of fishing, hopefully bringing you

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  7. World Photography Day -  7 Tips for Taking Better Fishing Photos

    World Photography Day - 7 Tips for Taking Better Fishing Photos

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    Today, (19th August) marks World Photography Day. Us anglers can agree that getting the perfect shot of a catch you have worked so hard to land is a vital part of a fishing session. It is great that after you return the monster fish back to its

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  8. International Youth Day – Top 10 Tips for Taking Your Child Fishing

    International Youth Day – Top 10 Tips for Taking Your Child Fishing

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    The 12th August marks International Youth Day, which is a great opportunity to teach your children something new! We, here at Angling Direct support and encourage many youth angling events such as the Fishing 4 Schools, Learn to Fish Carp Academy and

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  9. River Fishing in France & the Netherlands – With Ade Kiddell

    River Fishing in France & the Netherlands – With Ade Kiddell

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    With the river season well underway it looks like plenty of fish are being caught and the encouraging signs that lots of new anglers. It's great to see families going fishing together, especially around the beginning of National Fishing Month.

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  10. The Easiest Way to Recycle Your Fishing Line

    The Easiest Way to Recycle Your Fishing Line

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    Early June marks World Environment Day and July, for those accepting the challenge is Plastic Free Month. With this in mind, we, here at Angling Direct thought we would remind anglers about the Anglers’ National Line Recycling Scheme (ANLRS), so

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