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
Rather than pay for plastic stops for bait, that may be harmful if digested by fish, use a blade of dried grass on the bend of the hook. Graham E
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
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.