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  1. 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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  2. Top 5 Spring Tench Tips

    Top 5 Spring Tench Tips

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    With spring just around the corner, my attention like many other specimen anglers should be turned to tench fishing. However, until we are out of isolation we can just brush up on our techniques and prepare tackle for when we can get back

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Guide to Beach Fishing; Seasons & Tides

    Guide to Beach Fishing; Seasons & Tides

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    Fishing the UK waters from beach or boat is very different to coarse and carp fishing, the environment itself provides several challenges. When sea fishing it is important to consider seasons and tides, the time of year and position of the tide will

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  7. 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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  8. Bankside Cooking - An Angler's Guide to Fishing Cooking Equipment

    Bankside Cooking - An Angler's Guide to Fishing Cooking Equipment

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    A long session angler knows that nothing is better than laying on their bedchair with a stomach full of hot food or waking up to the thought of a hearty full English breakfast! Cooking equipment is just as essential on the bankside or by the

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  9. The Ultimate Buying Guide for Sea Anglers - What Equipment Do You NEED to Start Sea or Beach Fishing?

    The Ultimate Buying Guide for Sea Anglers - What Equipment Do You NEED to Start Sea or Beach Fishing?

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    As an island, the UK has plenty of coastlines that provide plenty of opportunities for sea fishing whether it's offshore or beach fishing from the shore. This guide will help you compile the ultimate sea fishing starter kit, covering rods, reels,

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  10. Map of 11 UK Carp Lakes You HAVE to Fish

    Map of 11 UK Carp Lakes You HAVE to Fish

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    With the news that night fishing is permitted again, Angling Direct thought it would be a good time to showcase the best carp lakes in the UK; the venues that tick all the amenity boxes, those with the biggest carp, or just a notorious venue steeped

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