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

    Fishing in Wales – Your Guide to the Best Fishing Spots

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    Wales has over 750 miles of coast and offers land dotted with some amazing rivers and lakes, perfect for fishing. Whether you are a keen river carp angler or prefer a spot of sea fishing for bream, we, here at Angling Direct have gathered some great

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  2. Best time to go Fishing for Zander in the UK - Insiders Guide

    Best time to go Fishing for Zander in the UK - Insiders Guide

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    How to identify a zander: - Green/brown colour with dark vertical markings. - Cream or white underside. - Double dorsal fin, with the front fin containing hard and quite sharp rays. - Two long sharp teeth at the front that are vampire-looking in

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  3. 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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  4. Simple Spod Mix - Phil Spinks

    Simple Spod Mix - Phil Spinks

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     You will need the following:   2mm Pellets 4mm Pellets 16mm Boilies Liquid Additive Sweetcorn Ridgemonkey Choppa Korda Krusha   Step 1   Chop a few handfuls of boilies using the RidgeMonkey Choppa.   &

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  5. UK Specimen Roach Fishing - The Insiders Guide

    UK Specimen Roach Fishing - The Insiders Guide

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    About roach fishing in the UK:The roach (Rutilus rutilus), is a fresh- and brackish-water fish of the family Cyprinidae, native to most of Europe and western Asia.How to identify a roach: A moderately deep bodied fish with silvery

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  6. 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 England

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Distance Casting Tips With Terry Edmonds

    Distance Casting Tips With Terry Edmonds

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    TERRY'S TACKLE TIPS To get the most out of your cast, Terry recommends a 13ft stiff rod - “It doesn't matter whether you're tall or short, stocky or average build, go with the thirteen-footer, you can't go wrong”, and makes it clear that 50mm

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  10. 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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