Most anglers pack up too early. For most species the half hour either side of sunset is often better than all the other hours put together. Steve Burke
Instead of buying expensive float boxes, use an old Pringles tub. You can easily paint them to disguise the fact, but remember to dispose if the original contents wisely.. Anon.
Always wear a proper life-jacket when you go out in a boat. A foam buoyancy aid is not a life-jacket, just an aid to keep someone who can swim afloat in sheltered water, and only then when wearing lightweight clothing. Steve Burke
Always carry a spare tip ring, a lighter and some hot melt glue. If you damage an intermediate ring whilst fishing you can carry on but with out a tip ring you're stuffed! Budgie
Hair bands are good for holding made up rods together in transit. You still lose the occasional one, but they are a fraction of the price of rod /lead bands. Budgie