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Every fisherman you meet will be able (and probably more than willing, if our experience is anything to go by!) to give you a tip or two on how to catch more fish. It's a misconception that anglers always keep their methods and tactics secret - the majority are good people and want to share their sport with their fellow fishermen. of course, that doesn't mean they won't keep their favourite fishing hole private. Wouldn't you?
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WANTED: New nickname

Rod Barley with a 100lb Chao Phraya Catfish from jurassic mountain fishing lake in Thailand

After a week carp fishing in Thailand, with the goal of catching a giant arapaima, I believe I need a new nickname. “Golden B******s” no longer applies. I was thoroughly duffed up by every other angler, who landed some huge carp, catfish and arapaima.

Modify fishing tackle the easy way

Make your own treble hook

Sometimes, no matter how much you’ve spent on your fishing tackle, there’s something about it that isn’t quite right. It could be too long, too short, too thin, too fat… something just doesn’t feel right. But what can you do about it? It isn’t easy to modify fishing tackle, and replacing a rod or reel […]

Where’s the best place to catch a monster fish?

Red Tailed Catfish from Jurassic Mountain Lake, Thailand - Mike Green

This MUST be one of the best places on Earth to catch monster fish. It’s comfortable, warm, reasonably priced, and all tackle and bait are provided. It’s an experience I definitely hope to repeat.

The 10 Best Fly Patterns of All Time

Woolly Bugger

My picks for the 10 most outstanding flies ever tied. If you have never used them, give them a try. Your success rate will increase significantly, I’m certain!

Where to fish when the UK rivers close

Mike Green 16lbs 14oz zander

Saturday was officially the last day of the season for UK rivers. As many look towards 16th June, I get my kicks elsewhere by turning to my favourite stillwaters and reservoirs.

When To Fish For Pike

Nene bonanza small

Yes, it is possible to catch pike in the summer – especially on surface lures – but on the whole it only gets good after two or three hard frosts and a good flood, at least in my experience.