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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 5 Tips for Anglers to Cut Down On Plastic Waste - Plastic Free July

    5 Tips for Anglers to Cut Down On Plastic Waste - Plastic Free July

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    Today marks the 1st of July and for some of you that have taken the challenge, it’s a Plastic Free Month, meaning limiting your impact on the plastic waste problem. For those anglers amongst us that are concerned about not just the environment in

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  5. Best Baits: Fresh vs Frozen Fishing Baits

    Best Baits: Fresh vs Frozen Fishing Baits

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    In this fishing bait guide, we will cover the differences between fresh and frozen baits and which ones may suit you better, depending on your discipline and target fish. What Exactly is “Fresh Bait”? If we are talking fresh dead baits such as

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  6. Best Baits for Summer Chub Fishing

    Best Baits for Summer Chub Fishing

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    Chub fishing, like with most forms of river fishing, requires mobility in order to get on the fish. With that in mind, travel light; rod(s), net, polaroid sunglasses, and a bag for your bait, keep yourself mobile. Finding the chub is usually the

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  7. Your Guide to Summer River Fishing

    Your Guide to Summer River Fishing

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    The opening of the river season on June 16th is one of the biggest events in the angling calendar, and with the river season now well underway, Angling Direct thought now would be as good a time as any to run though some handy hints and tips ahead of

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  8. Best Baits for Fishing Lakes in Summer

    Best Baits for Fishing Lakes in Summer

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    With the warm weather now upon us, it is time to consider if your choice of bait is working for the rise in water temperatures. At this time of year, fish are feeding and moving around a lot more in the waters so to get those fish biting we have

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  9. Be Ready for the Magical June 16th – A Guide to River Fishing Season in the UK

    Be Ready for the Magical June 16th – A Guide to River Fishing Season in the UK

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    Great news for those patient river anglers amongst us! The three months of the closed season for coarse river fishing is coming to an end and so the time is near for the new river season to begin! For those new to angling or not sure why we have a

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  10. World Environment Day 2021 - A Guide to Eco-Friendly Fishing

    World Environment Day 2021 - A Guide to Eco-Friendly Fishing

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    World Environment Day is on the 5th June and the theme for 2021 is 'REIMAGINE. RECREATE. RESTORE'. As part of helping restore ecosystems, the official World Environment Day organisation is encouraging people to do anything from rewilding our gardens

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