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Expert Advice - Fishing

Fishing Guides

We've collected some of the best tips and videos from UK anglers, whether you fish coarse, sea, carp or game. All our articles are listed below for browsing, or you can jump to the section that interests you most.

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Coarse Fishing Video Tips and Guides

Coarse Fishing Video Tips and Guides

Coarse Fishing Video Tips and Guides
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Coarse Fishing Video Tips and Guides - page 2

Coarse Fishing Video Tips and Guides - page 2

Coarse Fishing Video Tips and Guides - page 2
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Game Fishing Video Tips and Guides

Game Fishing Video Tips and Guides

A selection of videos giving hints and tips for game and fly fishing.
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Sea Fishing Video Tips and Guides

Sea Fishing Video Tips and Guides

A collection of video tips and guides for sea fishing.
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Carp Fishing Video Tips and Guides

Carp Fishing Video Tips and Guides

A collection of videos featuring tips and ideas for fishing carp.
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Lubing a Multiplier Reel

Lubing a Multiplier Reel

Many anglers are afraid to lube the bearings on their multiplier for fear of not being able to put it back together. But, in practice, it’s dead simple…
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Two-Hook Clipped-Up Rig

Two-Hook Clipped-Up Rig

Find out how this classic sea rig works, plus how to make your own.
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Gilty Secrets

Gilty Secrets

Mike Hennessey has spent three decades unlocking the secrets of a species he describes as the Formula One racer of the sea fishing world… the gilthead bream.
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Use Your Loaf To Catch Mullet!

Use Your Loaf To Catch Mullet!

Learn the secret for attracting this shy species onto your hook.
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FLY TYING - Red Badger

FLY TYING - Red Badger

Find out how to tie a Red Badger for surface feeding trout.
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Size Really Does Matter

Size Really Does Matter

Ben Bangham reveals the secrets that help him catch when the going gets tough. His Little Buggers prove to be a success when other, more conventional flies fail.
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The Reliable Olive

The Reliable Olive

There’s one fly that will bring the trout up in their hundreds no matter how bad the weather gets, claims Ben Bangham – the robust Pond Olive.
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Improve your Boat Fishing: Targeting Big Cod

Improve your Boat Fishing: Targeting Big Cod

Autumn and winter are mainly about targeting big cod, because now is the time that they move inshore to feed and spawn.
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Catch More Estuary Bass

Catch More Estuary Bass

Learn how to target bass in estuaries with these top tips and tricks.
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Lure Fishing Explained

Lure Fishing Explained

Not sure lures can be as effective as dead or livebaits? Find out more here, including a glossary of lure fishing terms.
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Catch More Big Shore Bass

Catch More Big Shore Bass

Learn how to live the dream and target big bass from the shore.
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Catch More Boat Cod

Catch More Boat Cod

Learn how to target boat cod this season with TSF’s definitive guide full of top tips and tricks…
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Catch More Surf Beach Cod

Catch More Surf Beach Cod

Learn how to target surf cod this season with this definitive guide full of top tips and tricks.
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FLY TYING - Maurdy Minnow

FLY TYING - Maurdy Minnow

Learn to tie this great saltwater fly.
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The Bomber Rig

The Bomber Rig

Often referred to as the ‘matchman’s banker rig’, such is its effectiveness and versatility.
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FLY TYING - The DNA Clouser

FLY TYING - The DNA Clouser

Learn how to tie this striking fly for predatory fish.
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FLY TYING - Goo Goo Laa

FLY TYING - Goo Goo Laa

Designed to create a surface disturbance, learn how to tie the Goo Goo Laa.
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FLY TYING - Holo Bloodworm

FLY TYING - Holo Bloodworm

Learn the pros of simple stalking bugs, and how to tie the Holo Bloodworm.
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High And Dry - tying the Sparkle F-Wing CDC

High And Dry - tying the Sparkle F-Wing CDC

Flybox owner Ian Christie, like most of us, loves targeting trout that are feeding at the water’s surface. Here he reveals his favourite dry flies and materials for the job.
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FLY TYING - Nige's cat

FLY TYING - Nige's cat

Learn to tie the dazzling and brilliantly named Nige's cat fly.
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FLY TYING - Silver Spider

FLY TYING - Silver Spider

Learn to tie the Sliver Spider fly.
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The Alder Alternative

The Alder Alternative

Spring fishing on small waters is synonymous with buzzer patterns but Andy Taylor believes that there are better and more effective flies you can try.
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Super Sedges

Super Sedges

A look at using caddis fly imitators, and which patterns to use when.
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Fly fishing with Boobies

Fly fishing with Boobies

Love them or hate them there’s no getting away from the fact that Boobies – in all their different shapes and colours – are now the nation’s top fish-catching fly.
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Buoyancy Aids

Buoyancy Aids

Ian Christie has some funky-looking Boobies that work wonders on early season trout. Here he reveals four favourites, including how to tie the Fusion Booby.
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On Sure Footing

On Sure Footing

Wherever you go fishing, it’s essential to be sure of your footing – especially on rocks.
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Rock fishing on the North Devon Coast

Rock fishing on the North Devon Coast

Wayne Thomas presents a guide on how to get the best of the fishing along this spectacular coastline.
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How A Duck Can Help You Catch More Trout

How A Duck Can Help You Catch More Trout

There's one material in fly tying and fishing that Ben Bangham couldn't do without – cul de canard.
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Playing Hard to Get

Playing Hard to Get

There are times when the trout can be very difficult to tempt, but difficult doesn't mean impossible, says John Emerson!
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It's All About Mobility

It's All About Mobility

Craig Barr believes that it doesn't matter how large the water is that you fish, just stay mobile and you’ll catch.
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Fishing the Disco Shrimp

Fishing the Disco Shrimp

Ben Bangham has been tinkering with his river patterns and, after some trials and tribulations, the result is his most effective fly ever – the Disco Shrimp!
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Wild At Heart

Wild At Heart

Paul Gaskell, of the Wild Trout Trust, gives an insight into what to look for when Fishing for river brown trout and the water management needed to give these wonderful fish the habitat they deserve.
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The Uni Knot

The Uni Knot

Learn how to tie the perfect uni knot (sometimes called the 'grinner') with this simple step-by-step guide.
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A Marriage Made In Heaven

A Marriage Made In Heaven

Scott Graham fishes 50 shades of grey - forget gaudy, drab is the key! Includes how to tie Scott's Olive Nymph.
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Targeting the Margins for Trout

Targeting the Margins for Trout

Trout often patrol the margins and with the right approach they are easier to catch than you'd think. Casting instructor Andy Hathaway shows you how.
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FLY TYING - The White and Yellow Snake

FLY TYING - The White and Yellow Snake

How to tie the White and Yellow Snake lure.
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The Boat Tope Rig

The Boat Tope Rig

How to use and build this effective rig for Tope fishing.
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Bag a Monster Cod

Bag a Monster Cod

Top tips and advice on bait, rigs and venues to help you bag more fish!
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Fishing Bass on Tight Lines

Fishing Bass on Tight Lines

Read about targeting bass using light tackle for maximum enjoyment.
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Float Fishing from a Boat

Float Fishing from a Boat

Why limit floats for use on coarse venues, when these basic methods can get results at sea too?
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Improve your Boat Fishing

Improve your Boat Fishing

Top boat angler and charter skipper Glen Milligan talks about how to become a great boat angler.
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Never Lose a Big Cod

Never Lose a Big Cod

Top Newhaven charter skipper Frank Shaw tells you just how to be sure that you land every big cod that you hook!
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Trout Questions and Answers

Trout Questions and Answers

Trout Questions and Answers
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A Matter of Scale

A Matter of Scale

You’ve just landed a huge fish but what does it weigh? This is where you need a reliable set of scales to ensure an accurate weight to see if you may have broken a record!
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Down, But Not Out, At Tramps Alley

Down, But Not Out, At Tramps Alley

Barney Wright returned to his old stomping grounds at Lowestoft on the east coast, where he was joined by two Facebook fans in a bid to catch some cod.
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The Fixed Uptide Cod Rig

The Fixed Uptide Cod Rig

How to tie and use this classic uptiding rig.
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Staying mobile while river fishing

Staying mobile while river fishing

Nick Helleur gets on his bike for a spot of river fishing, staying mobile and winkling out an absolute cracker.
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Locating Carp in cold waters

Locating Carp in cold waters

Colin Davidson pours out his knowledge on how to locate carp in cold water.
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Winter Carp fishing

Winter Carp fishing

Big hits on short sessions are a rarity during winter, so Dave Magalhaes sets out to simply catch a carp
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Outwitting wily old estate-lake Carp

Outwitting wily old estate-lake Carp

Iain Macmillan tries to outwit some wily old estate-lake carp by constantly altering his approach. Which method will succeed?
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Winter Carp fishing

Winter Carp fishing

With the cold weather fast approaching, top carper Leon Bartropp reveals how cutting back could help make this winter your most productive ever.
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Carp Questions and Answers

Carp Questions and Answers

Carp Questions and Answers
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Perch - On location

Perch - On location

River expert Pete Reading is after river perch on big worms. However, locating them is not as simple as on stillwaters.
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FLY TYING - Fish Food

FLY TYING - Fish Food

Tying a Fish Food nymph, a river angler's favourite.
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FLY TYING - Alan West Booby

FLY TYING - Alan West Booby

Find out how to tie the Alan West Booby.
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FLY TYING - Bung Bibio

FLY TYING - Bung Bibio

How to tie a Bung Bibio fly.
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FLY TYING - Cove's Pheasant Tail

FLY TYING - Cove's Pheasant Tail

Tying a Cove's Pheasant Tail
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FLY TYING - Dee Devil

FLY TYING - Dee Devil

How to tie the Dee Devil nymph.
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FLY TYING - Firestarter

FLY TYING - Firestarter

Tying the Firestarter Booby
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FLY TYING - Jelly Tot

FLY TYING - Jelly Tot

How to tie a Jelly Tot bug.
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FLY TYING - Tupp's Hopper

FLY TYING - Tupp's Hopper

Tying a Tupp's Hopper nymph
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Fishing a small estate lake

Fishing a small estate lake

Stalking Carp on a silty old estate lake with Dave Lane
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FLY TYING - Ace of Spades Nymph

FLY TYING - Ace of Spades Nymph

Learn how to tie the Ace of Spades Nymph
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