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The trout lure fishing technique you need to try!

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The trout lure fishing technique you need to try!

22.09.2020

When it comes trout lure fishing you’ve probably tried all the classic lures like the Abu toby, Mepps, Rapala Original Minnows and even Tasmanian devils! You cast them out, count them down and retrieve. An easy and effective lure fishing technique! But what if we told you there was another…
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How To Catch Pike On Lures

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How To Catch Pike On Lures

23.03.2020

Nothing beats that almighty wall of resistance that you encounter when an actively hunting pike hits your lure! Tail walking, strong lunges and those ominous head shakes that resonate down your line as it tries to throw the hooks! Pike have been my chosen quarry of choice for a number…
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Best Spring Trout Flies & How To Fish Them

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Best Spring Trout Flies & How To Fish Them

12.03.2020

The start of the trout season is upon us! After what seemed to be a never-ending Winter. The 15th March will see the doors open to a new and exciting trout fishing year. With air and water temperatures rising. Spring is certainly on its way! Waterways around the UK are…
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Replacing Treble Hooks With Single Hooks

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Replacing Treble Hooks With Single Hooks

09.03.2020

Much kinder to fish and easier for unhooking! These are the first advantages that come to mind when discussions on single hooks arise. It’s been a debate that many lure anglers have had over the years. But in this article, we won’t be discussing the pros and cons. We will…
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Top 5 Baits For Rainbow Trout and How To Fish Them

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Top 5 Baits For Rainbow Trout and How To Fish Them

24.02.2020

When it comes to bait selection for trout fishing. There is an array of bait options available from colourful artificial baits to live bait. So what exactly is the best bait for rainbow trout? In this article, we will be exploring the top 5 Rainbow trout baits you should be…
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Best Trout Flies To Use In February

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Best Trout Flies To Use In February

27.01.2020

When we reach February we are at the latter end of winter. Just like January, February can be very challenging. Rainbow trout can still be very lethargic at this time of year. We would recommend implementing the same tactics used in January. If you’ve not had a chance to check…
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Best Trout Flies To Use In January

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Best Trout Flies To Use In January

13.01.2020

January can be a very challenging fishing month; insect life becomes very sparse, underwater vegetation has died back and water temperatures have dropped significantly. These are just some of the main obstacles we have to endure as fly anglers. During the month of January, trout can become quite lethargic due…
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Best Spinning Reels For Under £100 – 2020

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Best Spinning Reels For Under £100 – 2020

12.01.2020

In this article, we will be giving you the low down on the best spinning reels available on the market today for under £100. All these have been chosen by our team based on their performance, reliability and their popularity within the angling community – from beginners to the more…
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Trout Area Fishing

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Trout Area Fishing

07.01.2020

At this point, you’re probably asking, what is Trout Area fishing? Well, Trout Area originates from Japan and is a finesse lure fishing technique that has started to gain in popularity here in the UK. The method is very similar to Light rock fishing, Bait Finesse Systems and dropshotting. It’s…
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8 Things To Consider When Choosing A Fly Reel

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8 Things To Consider When Choosing A Fly Reel

07.01.2020

1. What species will you be fishing for? This is one of the first key questions you need to ask yourself. Each fly reel is specially designed for specific fish species in mind. This is highlighted by the profile of the reel and the line capacity of the reel. A…
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Pike Deadbait Rig – Running Ledger Setup

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Pike Deadbait Rig – Running Ledger Setup

06.01.2020

The most commonly used bait fishing rig for pike is, without a doubt, the running ledger rig. This bait fishing rig is designed to fish a bait on the bottom of a lake or loch bed. The rig itself compromises of a run ring, buffer bead, quick-change link, a lead…
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Best Fly Rods For Under £150 – 2020

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Best Fly Rods For Under £150 – 2020

02.01.2020

With so many fly rods available on the market, picking the right rod can be overwhelming at times. In this article, we will be going through a list of our best fly rods for trout under £150. All rods have been specifically chosen by our team due to their performance,…
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