Improve Your Coarse Fishing

Improve Your Coarse Fishing has recently given itself a bit of a facelift. The price has remained the same, but the layout has changed. In my opinion, it's definitely for the better, too.

Improve Your Coarse Fishing (IYCF) is, as you can tell by the title, a magazine that is designed to help the coarse fisherman (or woman) to learn how to catch more fish. In my opinion, the new layout is a lot clearer and gives it a lot more 'academic' feel - you really do feel like it's designed to help you learn. The new layout definitely gets the thumbs up from me!

Each month, also, there will be a 48-page “Tips & Tactics” supplement. If they're all as good as this first one, then many will buy the magazine just for that reason alone!

Here's a taster of what's inside the main magazine, courtesy of the 'Contents' page (even this page has been made 100% clearer!):

Improve Your Coarse FishingSPECIAL FEATURES
Wild Roach
Twenty pound of roach is great, so how about 144lb?

Perch Tree
How a bad day turned out good for a perch fisherman.

Quickfire Bread
Bagging up when you've only got a couple of hours to spare.

Maggot Marinade
Why you should bathe your maggots in powdered krill.

Adventurous Anglers Only
Risking life and limb for grayling on The Dee.

Angling Genius
Revealing profile of former world champion Tom Pickering.

Classic Kit
The Mitchell reel that sold in millions.

Big Fish Quest
Discover how to catch a 3lb perch in a commercial near you.

Pictures of you and your fish.

Great British Species
Part One – What makes the fast water grayling such a special fish.

Bob Roberts' Diary
IYCF's columnist is smiling after beating winter and bagging tench.


IYCF Tackle Award
Shimano's new feeder rod is a beast.

Buyers' Guide
IYCF look at £35-65 match reels.

Diamond Deals
The best tackle deals available.

Live Test
Preston Innovations' competition float rod.

Subscribe Now
Get a Shakespeare Mach 1 reel & 13 issues – CLICK HERE FOR THE VERY LATEST SUBSCRIPTION DEAL.

Your Views
Drop IYCF a line and win £100-worth of hooks.

Solve the clues and there's a Korum rod waiting to be won.


Improve Your Coarse Fishing magazine is Britain’s best selling fishing monthly. The magazine is dedicated to helping anglers put more fish in their net. Detailing the latest tactics from the nation’s top anglers, Improve Your Coarse Fishing arms you with the vital information you need to get the most from your fishing. Read, learn and celebrate the joy of angling.

The cover price is just £3.35 and the magazine is available from all leading newsagents and supermarkets. However, you'd be well advised to subscribe to Improve Your Coarse Fishing online, as you usually get a FREE GIFT, as well as a saving.

At the time of writing, there were TWO different offers available to new subscribers. CLICK HERE to check out the very latest deal.

Get 13 issues of IYCF + Mach 1 XT Reel 040 size rear drag, RRP £45.99

Subscribe today and get a 13 issues of IYCF + Mach 1 XT Reel 040 size rear drag, RRP £45.99. This is a very versatile fixed spool reel with a smooth fish stopping rear drag system. Take out a subscription today and pay only £20 every 6 months by direct debit (saves £3 a year, plus you get free delivery!).


Subscribe today and get a FOX WARRIOR CARRYALL BAG sent direct to your home. The Warrior carryall – the perfect bag for short sessions;

  • Four zipped external products
  • External tackle box pocket fits large System Fox Box and F Box
  • Adjustable padded shoulder strap
  • Rigid base and heavy duty reinforced moulded feet
  • Constructed from tough, PVC-backed, water repellent 1200 denier polyester
  • Soft touch Fox Zips
  • 56-litre capacity

Again, you also save £3 a year and get free delivery!

As stated above, these offers are subject to change, so please CLICK HERE to check out the very latest deal.