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Best Rod For Floater Fishing

Best Rod For Floater Fishing

In this article, I will detail 6 of the best rods for floater fishing based on my own experiences as well as positive reviews from other anglers.

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Best Method Feeder Fishing Lines

Best Line For Method Feeder Fishing

This article details everything you will need to know in order to choose the best line for method feeder fishing depending on your specific circumstances.

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Best Fishing Rod For Beginners

Best Fishing Rod For Beginners

This article will take you through everything you need to know to make an informed choice on the best fishing rod for beginners based on a number of different fishing disciplines.

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Best fishing day shelters

Best Fishing Day Shelter

This article will outline everything you need to know to make an informed decision on what the best fishing day shelter would be for your specific angling needs.

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best landing net handle for fishing

Best Landing Net Handle

In this article, we will take you through the 7 best landing net handles on the market today. These handles have all been tried and tested by ourselves for quality and have many positive reviews from all types of anglers.

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Electric Fishing Trolleys A full guide.

Electric Fishing Trolleys

In this article, we are looking at electric fishing trolleys. We are in the fortunate position of having experienced using them on a number of sessions. This guide will take you through everything you need to know about them.

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The best UK fishing knife

Best Fishing Knives

This article will suggest 7 of the best fishing knives that tick all the required boxes needed in a top knife.

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The best tackle box for fishing

Best Fishing Tackle Boxes

In this article, we are looking at the best fishing tackle boxes available in the UK right now.

So, if you enjoy carp or match fishing, you’ll find a way of organising your kit below. Or if you’re after pike, game fish, or enjoy sea fishing, we have you covered as well.

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the best carp fishing bivvy heaters

Best Bivvy Heaters

In this article, we will take you through the best bivvy heaters available right now. We’ll explain what features to look for in the best bivvy heater and talk through some of the pros and cons of each suggested product.

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The best carp fishing bivvy lights

Best Bivvy Lights

This article will provide recommendations on 7 of the best bivvy lights that are all great options to make your night carp fishing sessions easy and efficient.

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The best carp fishing bivvy tables

Best Bivvy Tables

In this article, we explore the best bivvy tables available in the UK right now. We’ll take you through what features to look for in a bivvy table as well as the pros and cons of our suggested products.

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best fishing bib & brace

Best Fishing Bib And Brace

This article details some candidates for the best fishing bib and brace available right now. Top features, pros & cons are revealed in this top guide.

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best carp barrows

Best Carp Barrows

Finding the best carp barrow for all your fishing needs can be tricky. However thanks to our list of the best carp barrows, getting the right one is now simple.

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best carp bivvy

Best Carp Bivvy

With a huge variety on the market, the aim of this article is to provide you with the information you need to pick the best carp bivvy that suits your style of fishing.

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best carp rods

Best Carp Rods

In this article, we will take a look at the best carp rods for a whole host of different carp fishing applications. We will advise you on what features to look for when choosing the best carp rod and provide some suggestions based on years of experience and extensive research.

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How to start carp fishing

Carp Fishing For Beginners

This handy carp fishing for beginners guide is based on years of experience of both succeeding and failing! We’ll take you through everything you need to know from the absolute basics to some more advanced tips and advice to get more carp on the bank.

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Best fishing sunglasses

Best Polarised Sunglasses For Fishing

Polarised glasses are more than just looking ‘cool’. They are a vital tool that can give you the edge when fishing. So what are the best polarised sunglasses for fishing? Well, read on to find out!

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Best fishing waders UK

Best Fishing Waders

In this article, we will take you through the different types of fishing waders in the UK and provide some insight on what goes into the best fishing waders on the market today.

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Best Boilies For Carp Fishing UK

Best Carp Boilies

In this article, we provide an insight into the best carp boilies to use in different fishing situations as well as detailing what the secrets are that make them the best.

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Best UK Fishing Boots

Best Fishing Boots

In this article, we will show you the best fishing boots for a variety of fishing situations and explain one or two of the things that make our selections so great.

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Best Fishing Chairs In The UK

Best Fishing Chairs

In this article, we will take you through the 15 best fishing chairs on the market today to help you make your fishing trips as comfortable as they can be.

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best uk carp fishing reels

Best Carp Reels

In this article, we have picked out the 15 best carp reels and explain what makes them the top carp fishing reels on the market today.

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best exclusive carp fishing lakes in England with accommodation

Exclusive Carp Fishing Lakes In England

In this article we will show you 12 of the best exclusive carp fishing lakes in England. You’ll have to book in advance and make sure you’ve got the right gear as these are serious waters!

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50lb carp lakes UK

50lb Carp Lakes UK

In this article, you will find out what the top 50lb carp lakes UK are. You’ll find some real monsters lurking in the following suggestions. Some may have even have grown over 60lbs!

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best carp fishing rod pods

Best Rod Pods

The best rod pods for carp fishing will keep your rods stable and secure and allow you to easily detect bites. This article will tell you everything you need to know about carp rod pods and even offer some great suggestions.

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best spod braid for carp fishing

Best Spod Braid

In this article we are looking at the best spod braid along with some great suggestions to send that bait on its way! Let’s dive right in…

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best spod rods for carp fishing

Best Spod Rods

In this article, we are going to take a detailed tour of the best spod rods on the market. We’ll also answer a few common questions around spod rods.

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Best carp reels for spod rods

Best Spod Reels

In this article, we will show you some great options and tell you the little things that make the best spod reels amazing.

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15 top feeder fishing tips

Feeder Fishing Tips

The 15 top feeder fishing tips in this article will help gain an advantage not only over other anglers but also the fish themselves.

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Top 10 tips for cold weather fishing

Winter Carp Fishing Tips

This article takes you through 10 top winter carp fishing tips to provoke that elusive take and make the pain of sitting in wintery conditions all worthwhile.

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best online fishing tackle shops in the UK

Best UK Online Fishing Tackle Shops

This article details everything you need to know when looking for fishing tackle online and advises on 5 reputable stores that are considered some of the best UK online fishing tackle shops.

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When do carp spawn uk

When Do Carp Spawn?

This article answers some of the common questions around carp spawning, including when do carp spawn? and can you fish for carp that are spawning?

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best uk carp fishing holidays

Best UK Carp Fishing Holidays

This article details 15 venues that are great UK carp fishing holidays. Whether it’s just the lake you are looking to book for a week or a lodge with a carp fishing lake nearby, we explain all

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the best baits for carp fishing

Best Carp Baits

This article will talk you through the best carp baits to help you catch more fish as well as some top tips to help ensure success.

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guide to what breaking strain line to use for carp fishing

Best Breaking Strain Line For Carp Fishing

In this article, we touch on 4 key factors that need to be considered to ensure you choose the right breaking strain line for carp fishing.

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Best carp fishing hook size chart featured

Best Carp Fishing Hooks

This article will explain everything you need to know to choose the best carp fishing hook for your specific fishing situation. We have also created a handy carp fishing hook size chart for easy reference.

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complete guide on carp fishing rigs for beginners

Best Carp Rigs For Beginners

In this article, we take you through everything you need to know about carp fishing rigs for beginners from what tools you need to how to tie them.

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carp fishing with a float rig

Float Fishing For Carp

In this article we will have a detailed look at float fishing for carp, run through some essential bits of kit and offer some handy tips on everything from rigs to the best baits (including one or two ‘secret’ weapons).

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best fishing lines for carp fishing

Best Carp Fishing Lines

In this article, we will give you an insight into what considerations to take in choosing the right carp fishing line for your specific circumstances. We will also tell you what we consider the 9 best carp fishing lines on the market today and why.

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best carp fishing apps

The 7 Best Carp Fishing Apps

Whether you want to log your catch, check the weather, or create a detailed diagram of your swim, we have a few suggestions for the best Carp fishing apps that should supplement your angling nicely.

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Best Carp Rod & Reel Combo

The Best Carp Rod And Reel Combo

Is there such a thing as the best Carp rod & reel combo? Surely one does one thing and the other does something else? This article aims to answer this question and details what to look for in the correct Carp rod & reel combo.

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How to Setup a Fishing Bite Alarm

How to Setup a Fishing Bite Alarm

In this article I advise on how to setup a fishing bite alarm and touch on some of the equipment that you’ll need.

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best bite alarms for carp fishing

5 Best Bite Alarms For Carp Fishing

Bite alarms allow anglers to relax, take in their surroundings, play on their phone, or work on their next rig without ever missing a bite. This article explains what goes into the best bite alarms for carp fishing in today’s market.

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best bite indicators for carp fishing

Best Carp Bite Indicators

As bite indication is key when hunting for large Carp, this article answers some common questions including what are the best Carp indicators on the market today.

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best carp rod holdall

Best Carp Rod Holdalls

Carp anglers are famous for their ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ approach. So with all this gear, its important that the rods stay well protected. This articles reviews the best carp rod holdalls on the market today.

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best fishing camera for self takes

The Best Cameras for Fishing Self Takes

This article takes a look at all of the good things that go into making the best cameras for fishing self takes.

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Best Carp Fishing Setup for Beginners

Best Carp Fishing Setup for Beginners

This article seeks to provide a better understanding about what to consider when choosing the best carp fishing setup for beginners.

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The Best Fluorocarbon Line For Carp Fishing

The Best Fluorocarbon Line for Carp Fishing

Fluorocarbon is the latest trend amongst carp anglers. Checkout this handy guide to help decide on the best fluorocarbon line for carp fishing.

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best carp stalking rods

Best Carp Stalking Rods

In this article we are detailing what you need to look for in a stalking rod, and provide suggestions on the best carp stalking rods on the market today.

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best bait boats under £200

Best Bait Boats under £200

Today you can get bait boats under £200 that will do everything you need. In this article we will delve into this technology to help decide what’s necessary.

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best fishing bedchairs for bad backs

The 5 Best Fishing Bedchairs For Bad Backs

If you suffer from bad backs and practice carp fishing then you’ll know that the right bedchair is crucial. This article will advise on our top 5 best fishing bedchairs for a bad backs so you can hopefully fish in comfort.

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Best Fishing Games on Android

The 8 Best Fishing Games on Android

Fishing games aren’t as fun as the real thing, but they may keep the withdrawal symptoms at bay. We take a look at the 8 best fishing games on Android today.

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best big pit reels

Best Big Pit Reels

Big Pit Reels are the big guns of the fishing world, they are literally casting Howitzers. Read this article to find the best big pit reels available today.

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Best Brolly System

7 Best Brolly Systems for Carp Fishing

This article explores the options when trying to answer that question of what are the best brolly systems for carp fishing today.

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best carp fishing cradles

Best Carp Cradles

This article will take you through the key features of the best carp cradles to help you make an informed decision on the best one to choose for your carp fishing.

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Best Carp Landing Nets

7 Best Carp Landing Nets

If your landing net isn’t up to the job it’s going to lead to heartbreak at the worst possible time. Check out this review on the best carp landing nets today.

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best carp fishing rucksack

The Best Carp Fishing Rucksacks

This article looks at what goes into the best carp fishing rucksacks and give you some really good ideas if you are looking to purchase one.

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best fishing scales

Best Fishing Scales

By using fishing scales, you can accurately and easily remove any doubt. This article details the key features of the best fishing scales on the market today.

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Deeper Pro Plus Review

Deeper Pro Plus Review (Is this the best carp fish finder?)

This article provides a full Deeper Pro Plus Review and talks about the pros, cons and whether or not its worth your time and investment.

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big pit reels vs baitrunners

Big Pit Reels vs Baitrunners

In this article we are going to have a look at big pit reels vs baitrunners and see which one you should be going for.

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best casting rods for carp fishing

The Best Casting Rods for Carp Fishing

In this article we take a look at some of the best casting rods for carp fishing and what to consider if purchasing one.

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best carp fishing clothing

The Best Carp Fishing Clothing for Comfort

In this article we are going to look at the best carp fishing clothing so you can stay comfortable and make the most out of your session at an affordable price.

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best head torch for fishing

Best Head Torch for Fishing

In this article we are going to try and shine some light on what things to look for in the best head torch for fishing (pun totally intended).

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best carp fishing sleeping bags

Best Carp Fishing Sleeping Bags

This article will take you through the best carp fishing sleeping bags available on the market today, including both budget-friendly and high-quality options.

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best weather for carp fishing

What is the Best Weather for Carp Fishing?

Just what is the best weather for carp fishing? This is a question that gets asked a lot. Well in this article we are going to talk about it.

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best carp care kit

The Best Carp Care Kit

Looking after the fish we catch is an important part of angling. This article is going to look at the best carp care kit, how to use it and where you can get one.

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