Beginner's Guides

  1. Buyers Guide to Fishing Bait Buckets & Riddles

    Buyers Guide to Fishing Bait Buckets & Riddles

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    It’s easy to overlook the importance of a quality bucket or riddle, until of course, yours lets you down at the worst possible time! Obviously, there’s more to successful angling than these kinds of basic supplies, but you can’t underestimate

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  2. An Angler's Beginner Guide to Fishing Line and Braid

    An Angler's Beginner Guide to Fishing Line and Braid

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    As anglers, we’re truly blessed that we can fish many tactics to suit our own disciplines and preferences and style. One day we might want to catch a bag of roach on the waggler and the next chucking a method feeder into a clear bream-infested

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  3. Get Kids Fishing -  Youth Mental Health Day

    Get Kids Fishing - Youth Mental Health Day

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    According to Stem4 - a charity that supports young people to build positive mental health, even before the COVID-19 crisis, 1 in 6 young people aged 5-16-year olds had a mental disorder. As today marks Youth Mental Health Day, we thought it was a

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  4. How I Started Fishing – with Amanda Hook

    How I Started Fishing – with Amanda Hook

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    In this blog, Angling Direct’s photographer; Amanda Hook, reveals her experiences with starting out in fishing, discussing the benefits of being a beginner angler when working in the angling industry. I’ve always had an interest in fish and

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  5. An Angler's Buying Guide to Carp Fishing Rods

    An Angler's Buying Guide to Carp Fishing Rods

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    The carp discipline has perhaps seen the greatest progress in development of new techniques and technologies, of all the fishing niches. If you're new to carp fishing, you will be forgiven for thinking the learning curve is steep, there are a lot of

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  6. Top 5 Tips for Taking Children Fishing – From Ade Kiddell

    Top 5 Tips for Taking Children Fishing – From Ade Kiddell

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    It’s been great to see a large take-up of the Angling Direct Free Whips for kids offer, I personally know a few people who have taken up the offer and the kids absolutely loved going fishing. As the summer holidays draw to a close, be sure to check

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  7. An Angler's Buyers Guide to Fishing Bite Alarms

    An Angler's Buyers Guide to Fishing Bite Alarms

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    Nothing is worse than realising you’ve just missed out on the catch of a lifetime because you weren’t paying enough attention to your rod. A bite alarm is much more than just an electronic accessory – it’s your trusted partner on the bank!

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  8. Top 10 Places to Take Your Child Fishing

    Top 10 Places to Take Your Child Fishing

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    This summer holidays, why not give fishing a try? It is a great pass time to spend some quality time with your child whilst teaching them about nature and great skill. If you are struggling to find somewhere that is child-friendly, this is the guide

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  9. Top 5 Tips for Surface Fishing

    Top 5 Tips for Surface Fishing

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    During the summer months, surface fishing with floating baits can be a devastating method for catching Carp and for many anglers there is nothing better than catching a fish ‘off the top’. The pure visual nature of watching your bait be taken by

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  10. A Buyer's Guide to Fishing Chairs & Seatboxes

    A Buyer's Guide to Fishing Chairs & Seatboxes

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    If you are relatively new to angling, you might be starting to consider buying something more comfortable than an old camping chair to sit in for a session.  Whether you have found a love for carping or match angling, this guide will cover the

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