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by Grim at 9:56 PM
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Ive been asked about the 'Hair Rig' through BBMC (C0023654D) and thought the best way of doing it is on here, 400 characters is just not enough to go into great detail! I use my own, fairly basic, hair rig, it works for me where I fish and as the saying goes, if it ain't broke, don't fix it! But if I go elsewhere I will check other peoples rigs out and adapt if needed, and so should you, what might pull in the lakes record fish in one place may leave you blanking for a week at another, it may also only work in one part of your lake but not another depending on the lake bottom, gravel, mud,...
by Grim at 11:42 PM
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So, this year the long range forecast for us in the UK looks a bit GRIM! The worst in fact since 1947 when temp's dropped to -27 and there were 7 meter drifts!

A few years ago I went fishing at my favourite lake and like an idiot didnt check the weather forecast, I got stuck there for 3 days! My family new I was there for the week but back then mobile phones were for the rich and famous and the phones were awful, 12 hour stand by and about 30 minutes talk time if you could find a signal anywhere! These days we are blessed with great new developments and great coverage.
While I was stuck...
by Grim at 10:04 PM
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There are more than 20 coarse fish species native or naturalised to England and Wales with anglers frequently fishing for these in a range of still water (ponds, lakes, reservoirs) and flowing water sources (rivers, canals). Here′s our guide to just a few of these fish species.

The most commonly found species include carp, crucian carp, roach, rudd, bream, tench, pike, perch, barbel, chub, dace, and eel. These are all generally found in the majority of still waters, with barbel, chubb and dace being confined to rivers (although some still waters are now deciding to stock them in their...
by Grim at 9:59 PM
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Some anglers choose to target specific specimens of fish in the hope of breaking a personal record, while some even go as far as to dedicate themselves to trying to land that elusive national record for a specimen fish. Here's our guide to hunting for certain specimens of fish.
The main fish targeted specifically by competitive coarse anglers are huge specimens of pike and carp whose current records stand at more than 46lb and 64lb respectively. Less competitive anglers are content to fish for other smaller species that arguably provide equally good sport.
A survey conducted by the...
by Grim at 9:53 PM
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Coarse fish can be tempted by all manner of baits either natural or artificial. Anything from maggots to the humble potato can be used to tempt a hungry fish to fall into the trap laid by the angler. But fish can become wise, and certain smells or colours can spell danger to the wary fish that may have to be tricked with the use of flavourings or dyes.

While there are many elaborate lengths the angler can go to tempt a fish, a few basic baits that should help you get on your way and prepare you for a good day of tight lines and screaming reels.
The novice angler should try some of the...
by Grim at 9:48 PM
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Basic methods for beginner coarse fishers
The traditional image conjured up of fishing is that of a fisherman sat like Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn on the water’s edge, endlessly waiting in anticipation of a fish taking the bait. But fishing has evolved a great deal since then. Coarse fishing in particular has become extremely popular among outdoor enthusiasts. Here are some of the most popular coarse fishing methods.
Angling methods vary widely depending on the type of fish being sought and on the conditions on the day. A very windy day may reduce the possibility of successful float...
by Grim at 9:45 PM
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Fishing is a great sport and relatively inexpensive to get started in. If you are looking to get started in coarse fishing then read these key points for starting out in coarse fishing.
Good quality tackle is a pleasure to use in your fishing and will improve your chances of handling a good catch.
Don't wildly exceed your budget when buying fishing gear.
Check out your local pools and rivers for your first time entering the sport of fishing, here you will learn from others the whereabouts of other successful picturesque and interesting spots to look for next time.
Look up all the different...
by Grim at 9:40 PM
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To help the newcomer get to grips with the wide range of fishing terms bandied around by anglers, here is a compiled list of the words most commonly used, to help you on your way to fishing success.

Bale arm: A revolving arm on a fixed spool reel which winds line onto the spool.

Bank stick: Usually a stainless steel spike with a threaded end, so you can attach a rod rest, keep net or
bait alarm. This is pushed into the ground. Two of these can be used to hold your rod in position.

Barbless: A type of hook without sharp barbs to help retain bait and fish. Barbed hooks are banned from most...
by Grim at 9:26 PM
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Fishing gear and equipment explained
There is a large variety of tackle, bait and other equipment available for fishing and your first trip to a tackle shop will inevitably be a bewildering experience. If you want to know what basic coarse fishing kit you need to get started, check out this handy guide that will tell you everything you need to know.
There are three key fishing questions that you will need to consider:

What kinds of water are you likely to be fishing in?
What species of fish do they hold?
What methods do you plan to use to catch them?
The fishing rod
A good fishing rod...
by Grim at 10:00 PM
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Hi guys, and before you say it I know, !should get on here more often!
Anyways, Fishing, as you may or may not know I have a fishing channel now on the good old BlackBerry Messenger Channels (C0023654D) and I'm going to be doing a bit here for anyone thats interested.
What I want to know from you is what you want to know from me, bait, fish, rigs or anything else, I will give you my honest opinion (whether its right or wrong) and listen to anyone else's, there is alot I dont know about fishing but there is alot I do know. So, give me some questions and I will start a new topic about your...