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  1. Top 5 Fly Fishing Tips

    Top 5 Fly Fishing Tips

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    Many anglers will overlook fly fishing for being too difficult or too expensive, which, we, here at Angling Direct want to change your mind on. Spring brings a perfect time to get into Fly Fishing. It is an awesome way to spend a few hours targeting

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  2. Fishing in Wales – Your Guide to the Best Fishing Spots

    Fishing in Wales – Your Guide to the Best Fishing Spots

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    To mark St David's Day, we, here at Angling Direct are sharing some of the top locations to fish in Wales for you to add to your 'must fish list'. Wales has over 750 miles of coast and offers land dotted with some amazing rivers and lakes, perfect

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  3. Beach Fishing For Flatfish - Dab Rigs, Tips & Tactics

    Beach Fishing For Flatfish - Dab Rigs, Tips & Tactics

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    Beach Fishing For Flatfish - Dab Rigs, Tips & TacticsTraditionally the colder months at the beginning of the year are normally very quiet months for the sea angler.The increase in Sprat population normally pulls all the larger fish into the

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  4. 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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  5. Winter Pike Fishing On Rivers - with Mick Brown

    Winter Pike Fishing On Rivers - with Mick Brown

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    If you are heading to the riverbank this winter, Mick Brown, the predator fishing specialist has a few tips to help get some more pike in your net. In this guide, Mick Brown explains the baits and rigs to help you get the best out of your predator

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  6. How to Catch Bream; Bait, Tackle, Rigs - Beginner's Guide

    How to Catch Bream; Bait, Tackle, Rigs - Beginner's Guide

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    Bream, a deep bodied shoal fish, isn’t everyone’s favourite, but when other species aren’t biting, the bream are good sport. Once you have located a bream, chances are you have located a whole shoal of them, one of the reasons you can really

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  7. Top 5 Solid PVA Bag Tips

    Top 5 Solid PVA Bag Tips

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    Speed is a great aspect of solid PVA bag fishing. Making up a load of these bait bags will serve you well a night before a session and certainly provide a carpet of bait that carp cannot refuse. PVA is the ultimate confidence in a bag for all carp

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  8. Top Winter Barbel Fishing Tips

    Top Winter Barbel Fishing Tips

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    Barbel fishing can be a tough old game in the winter months but it's vital you head to the bank with a game plan and the right techniques to make every opportunity count. To help you on your way, we spoke to top barbel angler Ade Kiddell and

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  9. "50lb of Pike in the Boat!" - Phil Spinks

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    Fishing this winter has been very different with lockdown restrictions to consider, but in between the madness my pike floats have vanished a few times. I decided to concentrate more on local boat fishing this winter, targeting 25lb+ pike on the

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  10. 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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