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When hours away from civilisation and electricity keeping bait from rotting and falling apart can be a problem. I buy fresh pilchards (frozen works as well... Read More >

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Better catch rates at the right times
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Keep in contact with dairy farmers around the area you plan to fish. Keep an eye on the dairy cows feed times before you go fishing,... Read More >

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Extra secure knots
April 2011

There has been some debate about this in various internet forums, but I have decided that for that extra bit of confidence, this suggestion has some... Read More >

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Tackle care - preventing rust
February 2011

This may have been discussed before, but it still surprises me that most people I talk to seem to accept their tackle rusting away as unavoidable... Read More >

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Save your trailer light plug and cable
June 2010

After parking the trailer outside in our car park area and having people run over light cable severing it and breaking points several times, I came... Read More >

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Winch handle repair using shrinkwrap
February 2010

If your winch handles are getting a bit scruffy and perished here is an easy way to repair them. Obtain some heavy duty heat shrink tubing... Read More >

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Fishing rod eyes with ceramic inserts
February 2011

There is nothing more annoying than when you find your rod has suffered a bit of a knock which has caused the ceramic insert to dislodge... Read More >

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Bait - mussels for sufcasting
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When using mussels for bait shuck them at home and tie them up with cotton into little mini sausages. Put them in a ice cream container... Read More >

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Knots - double clinch knot for braid
October 2009

When using light braid 4-8kg, I have found that using the clinch knot especially to a swivel is good but have had it break when handling... Read More >

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