How to get the best out of split shot and weights on your line

15 Apr

COLIN MITCHELL, a long-time angling journalist and highly experienced coarse angler, is your guide to those little weights that make a big difference!

Split shot - Leaving a short gap between the bulk shots at the base of the float allows the float to float on the strike and creates a more direct connection to the fish
Split shot – Leaving a short gap between the bulk shots at the base of the float allows the float to float on the strike and creates a more direct connection to the fish

Split shot – or more specifically  the patterns in which they should be used – is something that many inexperienced …Continue reading »

How to get the best out of split shot and weights on your line

15 Apr

COLIN MITCHELL, a long-time angling journalist and highly experienced coarse angler, is your guide to those little weights that make a big difference!

Split shot - Leaving a short gap between the bulk shots at the base of the float allows the float to float on the strike and creates a more direct connection to the fish
Split shot – Leaving a short gap between the bulk shots at the base of the float allows the float to float on the strike and creates a more direct connection to the fish

Split shot – or more specifically  the patterns in which they should be used – is something that many inexperienced …Continue reading »

December carp fishing tips to boost your catch rate

16 Dec

Looking for some seasonal tips for carp fishing? Then read on, as these short and sharp pointers could make or break your winter.

Thomas Petch shares some December carp fishing tips in this article. They work for him...give them a go!
Thomas Petch shares some December carp fishing tips in this article. They work for him…give them a go!

DECEMBER carp fishing is not always for the faint-hearted, but many Angler’s Mail fans will be out of the bank. …Continue reading »

Winter fishing tips that are sure to boost your catches

13 Nov

Angler’s Mail magazine staff man Richard Holroyd helps you catch more fish over the weeks ahead.

It might sound strange but one of the key winter angling tips is top think about what you;re targeting. Maybe try for roach (pictured) instead of carp.
It might sound strange but one of the key winter angling tips is top think about what you;re targeting. Maybe try for roach (pictured) instead of carp.

WINTER ANGLING TIPS are on everybody’s mind now – and despite the cold days and nights, this is a great …Continue reading »

Autumn fishing tips to bag a personal best

14 Sep

AUTUMN fishing can be great. As temperatures drop and daylight hours dwindle, many summer species will be feeding hard in preparation for winter whilst the species like chub and pike are beginning to pile on the pounds too.

These autumn fishing tips were compiled by Ben Hervey-Murray, seen here with a big autumnal river carp.
These autumn fishing tips were compiled by Ben Hervey-Murray, seen here with a big autumnal river carp.

Check out these autumn fishing tips from ace angler Ben Hervey-Murray for catching a PB over the next couple of …Continue reading »

Hot weather fishing tips

5 Aug

IT’S BEEN a decent summer so far with spells of fine, warm weather – and that means a change in tactics when it comes to most of our fishing days.

Hopefully the summer angling tips here get you catching more fish through the rest of the warmer months.
Hopefully the summer angling tips here get you catching more fish through the rest of the warmer months.

Most summer angling tips articles you’ll read can be bish-bash-bosh basic. But there are elements to factor into the equation…. …Continue reading »