Within Improve Your Coarse Fishing (IYCF) you’ll find a new slant on modern fishing, as they emphasise the great things about our sport and celebrate why we go angling. The best in fishing photography, more descriptive writing, longer features to let the pictures breathe and less hard core instruction have made the magazine a more relaxed read where every page reminds you how great fishing is. Read, learn and celebrate the joy of angling!
Here's a look at some of the great features inside issue 256, courtesy of the 'Contents' page:
Tracking Down The Top Dog
Big perch are an ever-growing presence in commercial waters free of pike and Phil Spinks shows you how to use a small deadbait to catch them.
Waking Up Winter Carp
Adam Rooney scales down specimen carp tactics to get winter fish taking his PVA stick and bright hookbait.
Town Centre Silvers
Town centre stretches of rivers and canals offer great winter sport for the shoals of silverfish gathered there. Mark Pollard is your guide.
A Gift From The Sea
Nick Watkins figured that if you can catch sea fish on peeler crabs, they'd probably work for carp, too.
Rig For Roach
Gareth Goldson has been catching 2lb roach for years. Here's the rig he uses for angling's greatest prize.
Gary Knowles gets down on his hands and knees and uses stealth to catch chub from a tough river.
Make Your Own Cheesepaste
Chub love cheesepaste and IYCF have two great recipes. The stench is appalling, but they work.
Maggots are angling's all-time top bait, but blitz them in a blender and you'll make them even more effective. Jonny Watt caught 50lb to prove it.
The expert Korda team visits a trio of lakes where different tactics are put into practise to catch carp.
Steve Hemingray shows how to create a twisted boom so your rig won't tangle on the cast.
Nineteen pages packed with news and tests on the latest tackle IYCF just can't get enough of.
Safari Park Perch
Julian Chidgey immerses himself in the regal surroundings of Longleat to catch day-ticket stripeys.
River Pike On the Move
Lewis Baldwin gets mobile searching for running water tigers.
Tackle That Swim
First of a new series in which IYCF shows how to tackle different swims. Darren lewis starts on a canal.
Bob Roberts' Diary
It's been a bonkers month for IYCF's angling adventurer – a rea mixed bag, you might say.
£1018-Worth Of Korum Kit
Someone's going to win a pair of Neoteric rods, two KZ-R reels, a chair, ruckbag, bite alarms and clothing. 20 runners-up prizes, too.
Boilies And 'Balls
Nash has given IYCF ten £50 bundles of the latest boilies and Sonuballs to give away.
Get into pole fishing with an Avanti Vendetta 12.5m package that includes four top kits for £60.
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