Fishing to an island Cage feeder ledgering is a good way to catch fish close to an island. This is Badgers Wood my local Tench lake, which has two islands that the Tench often patrol. … [Read more...] about Cage feeder fishing for Tench
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Bread paste for fishing Bread paste is one of those baits that fish immediately understand as food. Even on a river where the fish rarely see an angler, they will take bread paste. There are several ways of making this attractive bait and I would like to tell mine. … [Read more...] about Bread paste for fishing
Wire trace dead bait rig Many pike anglers make their own wire trace rigs to suit a method, or size of bait, using their preferred trace wire and hooks. Traditionally trace wire was twisted to attach the hooks and swivels. Now building rigs using crimps has become very popular. … [Read more...] about How to tie a wire trace for pike fishing
Twisted fishing line A very common problem when fishing is for your main line to become twisted. Fixed spool reels in particular cause twisted fishing line by the way they load line onto the spool. With yet more twist added when the clutch slips. Which all means the more fish caught, the more the line twists. … [Read more...] about Straighten twisted fishing line
Salted bread hook bait is an old idea which I believe was used by Roach anglers on the Thames years ago. They found that the Roach seemed to hold on to the bread just a little longer, giving an extra second or two to strike. … [Read more...] about Salted bread hook bait for fishing