Angling Technique

Livebaiting at sea

There are many situations when a live-bait will catch fish that won’t look at other baits. The trouble is that you have to catch your bait before you can go after big fish. In many ways it’s easier to buy frozen sandeel, worms or artificials from a shop and get on with it. There’s no …

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Tying deer-hair flies

Deer-hair flies come in myriad styles and shapes and can be used to catch many species of fish throughout the world. Examples include the G & H Sedge and the Muddler Minnow for trout, the Water-Walker for steelhead, the Dalberg Diver for pike and largemouth bass and the Canadian Bomber series of dry flies for …

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Crafty downtiding

Downtide fishing is the conventional method of boat fishing, used by anglers since boat fishing became popular. It has seen described as the most basic form of boat angling, but in fact it is far from basic if you approach it in a thinking manner. First principles [n theory it is simplicity itself. Anchor over …

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