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Overwraps, why they are a good idea!

Most people think that an overwrap is just for use in the winter, I however tend to use mine all year round. The only time I would be tempted to leave it at home would be if I was doing an overnight session and needed to pack and set up quickly. The reason I use one all year round is for a number of reasons; […]

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Farm Pond Session Video

I love fishing this little farm pond so I hope you like this short video of one of my many sessions on here. Farm Pond Winter Session

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How to tie the Spinner Rig

I really don’t think this rig needs any introduction, it is a variation on the Ronnie Rig or 360 Rig. You will need the following: A size 4 Korda Krank A Korda meduium Kicker A Korda Spinner Swivel A Fox Murco Hook Swivel A Korda Hook Bead Fox Camotex Soft It is easy to tie this rig, just follow these steps and you can’t go […]

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Trying out the Spinner Rig

Just recently I have been constantly asked what I think about the Spinner Rig and how to tie it. I will admit it is not a rig that at this point I had ever used or tied. So, it was time to give it a go. Once again, the venue of choice when experimenting was the farm pond. Arriving at first light I was surprised […]

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Pole Fishing for Carp

Since I started working at Angling Direct I have come to realise that I am more than confident in advising customers on Carp, Pike and Barbel angling but when it comes to using a pole I really am a duck out of water. The only way I get confident to pass on knowledge, advise and be 100% that I am happy with what I am […]

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Korda Tackle Safe and Compact 140

I am still trying to be a tidier and organised Carp angler, it is a long and slow process, but I am trying. These 2 pieces of equipment from Korda are helping me to achieve this. I used to carry with me a large Wychwood tackle box that was filled to the brim and took up a lot of room. I must admit that a […]

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Getting Back to Basics

Due to work commitments my fishing has been limited to the odd day session here and there. I have decided to fish the farm pond whenever I can (see my post about small water carping for more information http://iansfishing.co.uk/carp/small-water-carping/). To make things a little more fun I have decided to use a centrepin coupled with a wagler float rather than the normal bolt rigs etc. […]

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Landing My Dream Job

From now on May the 4thwill be even more special to me than it has been before. As a massive Star Wars fan this date has always been a little special to me (if you don’t get it ‘May the 4th be with you’ is also known as Star Wars day). But from now on it will also be the anniversary of when I started working […]

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How to bait up with a spod or spomb accurately

Let me start out by saying that this is not a casting tutorial. If you need a specific casting tutorial to add distance then check out the likes of Terry Edmonds who will be able to help you out. What this is however is a quick tutorial on how to make sure that your bait ends up where you intend it too. First of all […]

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Carp Tuition with Scott

Scott came along last week for a Carp tutorial. We began with how I go about swim choice and how important locating the fish is to this choice. After an hour of watching the water in front of me like a hawk I saw 2 Carp roll in front of one swim. So swim choice was easy. Scott set up in the swim where the […]

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