Bread mash Bread mash is an old fashioned ground bait for rivers. It's purpose is to disperse very small bread particles downstream to attract the fish up to where you are fishing. Use stale white bread to make traditional bread mash. Bread from a bakers, dried over a couple of weeks is the best, but here I'm using up all the left overs I have collected recently. … [Read more...] about Bread mash for chub and roach fishing
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Between them the following five fishing knots will tie hooks and swivels or join line. Including the Palomar knot, Uni knot and figure of eight loop knot. … [Read more...] about How to tie five good fishing knots
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
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