Coarse Fishing Articles

Using Flavours

When I wrote my Flavours and Attractors piece for Crafty Carper (Nov 98), I was very surprised at the large number of calls I received asking for further information. Some of these were very perceptive; which made me realize there are far more serious carpers out there than I thought. There are also many less

Outside Flavouring

The question I am most often asked is "How do I do outside flavouring"? So I say, you do it like this: 1) Get some plastic freezer bags from the supermarket, the ones with labels on. They come in three sizes, and you want the smallest. 2) Squirt the chosen flavour into the bag. (see

The Predator

I knew where the predator lay. I'd spotted the give-away movement in the shadow of the bush. It was a short cast, but a difficult one. I flicked the homemade lure to land just beneath the lower branches. I saw the movement as the predator turned. Hardly daring to breath I tightened the line and

The Spin Doctors’ Lure Angling Oddessy – Part One

Back to Basics On the evening of March 16th 1999, I was enjoying a cold glass of Irish black stuff with my friend Paul. I’d known Paul for a couple of years, having been brought together by our mutual love of loud music and electric guitars. Talk, as ever, centred around the usual subjects; music,

Pike – The Basics

Pike - the biggest, strongest, most aggressive fish you are likely to come across in our fisheries, but also the most delicate and easily damaged fish you will encounter. Pike will die more easily than any other freshwater species, even when not particularly badly handled. (Did I hear a muttered but triumphant ‘Good’ from all