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

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

A Change Is As Good As A Rest

There comes a point in everyone's life that there has to be change to overcome the mundane similarities of day to day living and of course weekend to weekend leisure. The familiar becomes mundane and hackneyed, much like the title of this article, and the only hope to regain that momentum we call enthusiasm is