Hair rig advice for better carp fishing results

13 Oct

HAIR RIG adjustment can lead to more consistent success with carp, as explained here by Colin Davidson, a regular columnist in Angler’s Mail magazine.

5 – Because the Extenda stops are drawn neatly back into the hook bait, there are only a couple of very small prongs exposed. The longer stems of the medium and large stops that pull down the hole through the bait make it very difficult for crayfish to remove the stop and pinch your bait – a useful benefit when traveling abroad, and on the increasing numbers of crayfish venues at home.

Small tweaks to your hair rig can make a big difference to results. One of the lessons I’ve had hammered …Continue reading »

Crucian carp essentials

5 Jul

CRUCIAN CARP are a very popular spring and summer species, and give great sport on light gear. Learn lots here about how to catch them, with Bill Rushmer…

Here’s a cracking Marsh Farm crucian of about 3 lb but they do grow much bigger on this venue. My best crucian of 4 lb 6 oz is the biggest to-date from Harris Lake on the Marsh Farm complex.

A member of the cyprinidae family, crucian carp are notorious for their shy bites, often hardly moving the float after …Continue reading »

Sharp hooks that give you an edge!

30 Jun

SHARP hooks are arguably the most important part of any angler’s tackle.

Ensure the hook is protruding only a few millimetres above the clamp and is parallel with the jaws. Using the medium (red) stone, hold it flush to the point, making steady strokes down the point following the natural angle of the hook and keeping the stone touching the clamp to guide you.

Sharp hooks fan Angler’s Mail columnist Colin Davidson tells you how to make your own hooks sharper, and the tools …Continue reading »