Sunday, April 23, 2017

Rigs and Knots for Coarse and Carp Fishing

Rigs and Knots for Coarse and Carp Fishing

This book is a handy pocket guide to the various float rigs, leger rigs and knots that an angler needs to know, to catch coarse fish in a variety of stillwaters and rivers.

Float and leger rigs for all kinds of stillwater fisheries are explained, together with guidance on float choice, shotting patterns, casting and feeding.

Commercial carp fisheries and more traditional carp waters are catered for, with rigs for pellet wagglers, surface fishing, bolt rigs, chod rigs, zig rigs, helicopter rigs and how to fish ‘the method’ or tie a hair rig.

The essential river floats are covered, with advice and colour illustrations that will help you to choose the right float on the day and know how to use it.

From long trotting with a stick float to fishing slow deep swims with an avon, coping with fast flows with a balsa or fishing big baits with a chubber, there are rigs for rivers of all sizes and characters.

There is also a chapter on float and leger rigs for catching predators such as pike and zander, as well as a chapter with diagrams and instructions for tying the essential knots for anglers, including making loops, joining line and tying hooks.

This is a book to be used and referred to and would be an invaluable source of information to take with you on fishing trips.

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Carp Fishing: A Year In France

More and more anglers spend time fishing in France nowadays than ever before. For most of them, it involves spending a week or so on one of the many commercial waters. These lakes give the anglers a realistic chance to catch a very large fish, and provide a lot of enjoyment to a great number of people, but there is another way.
We have all dreamt about owning our own lake, and for most of us, that`s what it is – Just a dream. It is possible however, to have the next best thing. Imagine fishing in out of the way places where you may well be the only angler on the lake for most of the time, and where you have no idea what you may catch next.

In this book Steve tells of all the highs and lows that he experienced during a year spent fishing these lesser known waters in France. During the year he fished at ten different lakes, and caught some fantastic fish, some of which had barely ever seen a hook before, and yet the total cost of yearly permits for all ten lakes was probably less than what most anglers pay to fish on a commercial lake for a week.

This is a superb book, some parts full of humour, some parts tragic and some parts filled will pure elation, and is the sort of book that once started, it`s very hard to put down.

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