Buy In Bulk

Club up with your mates if need be, but getting your pellet or hemp in 25kg bags is a lot cheaper. Prices can come down from £13 per kg to £3.20 per kg for pellet. Hemp can cost half as much again if bought in small quantities. Chris

Casting At Night

Use a luminous bead. Charged with a torch and it stays visible for 20 secs – long enough to judge your cast. (Beads are available from Enterprise Tackle – I have no connection!!). Chris

Timing Is Important

Fish such as carp often feed at the same time of day for a long time. Plan your fishing to take advantage of this. However a change in weather can often change the feeding time. Steve Burke  

Stay A Little Longer

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  

DIY Float Tube

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.