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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

As anglers look for a more conservative approach to eliminate and reduce fish handling and damage whilst lure fishing for various salmonid species. Replacing treble hooks with inline single hooks is a growing trend that we are seeing across the lure fishing fraternity. In this article, we will look at…
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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

Coming into February we are at the latter end of winter. Just like January, February can be a very challenging month. Rainbows are still very lethargic and the feeding windows seem to be narrower on the larger stillwaters so making the most of these opportunities are the key to success.…
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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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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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January Sale 2020

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January Sale 2020

29.12.2019

New Year, New Gear! Our January Sale has now started with up to 75% off selected items. Why not kit yourself out for the new fishing season ahead! Click here to shop our FULL sale on now!
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Pike Fishing – Bite Indication

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Pike Fishing – Bite Indication

24.12.2019

Speak to any seasoned pike angler and one of the first things they will say to a newcomer to the sport is the importance of good bite detection. Unlike other coarse species such as carp where self hooking bolt rigs are common place, pike fishing does not have any fool-proof…
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How To Make A Pike Wire Trace – Pike Bait Fishing

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How To Make A Pike Wire Trace – Pike Bait Fishing

18.11.2019

If bait fishing for pike is on your fishing bucket list, then learning to make your own wire trace will be part of your pike fishing journey. Making your own wire traces not only saves you money in the long run but it also provides you with confidence knowing that…
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