Coarse Fishing Articles

Lure Fishing – Part One

One of the great things about lure fishing is the mobility. One of the great things about the mobility is the opportunity it gives you to talk to many different anglers during a session. As you move from swim to swim, talking to carp anglers, tench fishermen, matchmen out practising, you soon build up a

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

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 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,