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Hints and Tips

Improve your coarse and match techniques with a selection of great hints and tips from the pros
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An in-line lead forms the basis of this simple rig that Duncan Charman uses to target the margins. 
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Des Taylor shows how to increase your feed rate by using paste to match your boilies. 
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Des Taylor introduces his favourite technique for catching perch and shows you how to setup your drop shot rig to fish at different depths and agitate perch into taking. 
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Des Taylor has a great tip on how to improve your swim feeder bait. 
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Des Taylor was given a great little tip by Martin Bowler, on how to hook worms. 
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Des Taylor explains why he is so excited about Bait-Tech’s mini pop-ups and why they’re particularly good when used with ground bait and hemp. 
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Des Taylor has got a nifty way of making sure that his luncheon meat bait stays on his rig. 
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Top specimen angler Duncan Charman shares a clever tip on how to attach PVA bags to make sure the contents of your PVA bag are delivered to the right place when fishing for barbel in rivers. As Duncan admits, he is not a big fan of PVA bags when fishing for barbel but there are times when they can be effective.  
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Using PVA? After watching this tip you may think differently, as Duncan Charman explains why a lead wrapped in pellets is deadly! 
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Duncan Charman shows how to correctly set up one of the all time classic sea deadbaits, the sardine. 
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Mark Barrett reminds you that, as with most forms of fishing, choosing the right location is always important when starting a pike fishing session. 
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Mark Barrett passes on some of the vital lessons he’s learned from his guiding when it comes to connecting with takes from predators effectively. 
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Duncan Charman shows how quick and easy it is to make up your own traces using his favoured supple wire. 
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Predator ace Mark Barrett demonstrates how to set up your front bite alarms and drop-back indicators when fishing for pike, with advice on how to minimise resistance, and avoid deep-hooking fish. 
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Alan Scotthorne talks about pole, elastics, connectors, floats, rigs and some interesting shotting patterns when it comes to fishing with bloodworm and joker. 
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Duncan Charman shows you how to get your micro pellets next to your hook bait using a pellet cone - making for better presentation. 
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Mark Barrett discusses the gear you will need to make the most of your pike sessions. 
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Duncan Charman is a huge fan of the stainless bank range from Steve Neville. 
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Big fish ace Steve Collett walks the banks of his beloved River Severn and discusses where he would expect to find barbel holding up. 
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Top match angler Steve Sanders is on Trelawney Lake at festival Mecca White Acres. 
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Bob James shows how he goes about selecting a swim to target specimen stillwater tench using a marker rod. 
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Tommy Pickering runs through his tips for pole-fishing set-ups on commercials as he recants how he won a big match from an unfancied peg on Twin Oaks Lake at White Acres Fishery.  
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Dean Brook catches loads of big chub on lures and here he runs through some of his favourite patterns and makes when lure fishing for chub.  
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Predator ace Mark Barrett passes on some vital bait enhancing tips that can make the difference between a pike or zander taking your bait, or turning away at the last second.  
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Duncan Charman claims that the humble prawn is much under used and can provide a successful alternative bait for a variety of species.  
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Corn, tiger nuts, mixers and even plastic maggots all find a place in Des Taylor's magic 'Pot of Plastic'. 
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Big fish expert Darran Goulder explains his multi rod inline maggot feeder approach for targeting gravel pit tench as they wake up from their winter slumbers. 
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Duncan Charman shows he goes about ensuring he’s got plenty of fresh worms for his big fish sessions – without having to buy them. 
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Top pike angler Mark Barrett shows how he sets up the float leger rig he uses for 90% of his for predator fishing. 
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The England international shows how he put together a big weight in a prestigious open match.  
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Top piker Mark Barrett with a step-by-step guide on how to make your own two hook wire trace.  
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Top big fish all rounder Darran Goulder reveals some great tricks for catching big barbel in coloured water.  
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Darran Goulder passes on advice for targeting specimen running water roach in winter.  
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Mark Barrett on when to use the various deadbait choices on offer to pike anglers.  
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Darran Goulder passes on tips for targeting specimen stillwater bream.  
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Top specialist Darran Goulder shows how he targets specimen perch from running water.  
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Steve Ringer on how he fishes the tea bag/PVA bag on commercial fisheries.  
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Steve Ringer passes on some great tips for fishing the cage feeder on commercials.  
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Steve Ringer reveals the colourings and flavourings he uses on commercial fisheries.  
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Steve Ringer with tips on 'on the money' casting and how to perfect it.  
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Selecting the right pole float in crucial to ensure a successful day's pole fishing. Top angler Steve Ringer gets technical and guides us through his preferred pole floats for different situations and conditions. Watch this video for free by registering now  
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Top match angler Keiran Rich shows how he fishes the pellet waggler in this clip from Fishing TV's Get Hooked On Fishing.  
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