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Bait Station Trolley Clamp

Bait Station Trolley Clamp

An increasing number of anglers are using baiting trays to help them stay organised on the pier and beach, picking up the trend from the Continental anglers. Although there are stands available to support the trays, such as the Stonfo Bait Station, it does mean an additional item to transport.

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Fixed Spool Reel Line Retaining Band

Fixed Spool Reel Line Retaining Band

Keeping line from unravelling on a fixed spool can be a trial, whether on the reel or in the spares bag. Although you can buy custom bands to secure the line, complete with manufacturers adverts, a cheaper, simpler version is available.

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Building an Alderney Style Long Stem Float

Building an Alderney Style Long Stem Float

Some years ago Steve Ace from Veals Fishing Tackle developed a float fishing style or bream and mullet that was picked up by Mark Harding and other Alderney anglers and this has has allowed them to fish with a float at distance. They use a long stem float which permits casting with the minimum of tangles normally associated with sliding floats. 

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Making a Simple Rig Jig

Making a Simple Rig Jig

Measuring accurate rigs and traces can be a pain, particularly when using rig glue, here David Proudfoot explains how to make a simple rig jig.

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Making a Matchstick Bead Boom

Making a Matchstick Bead Boom

Light weight bead booms are a valuable addition to the armoury of both the boat and shore angler, here Planet Sea Fishing describe how to a assemble the boom and build a traces using this terminal tackle.

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The Bloodworm Trap - a South African Take on the Pennel Rig

The Bloodworm Trap - a South African Take on the Pennel Rig

The bloodworm is a relative of the lugworm found in Europe, it is widely used as a bait for shore fishing in South Africa. Here Dean Dickinson details how he has adapted the pennel rig to trap the bloodworm on a twin hook rig and ensure that it is neatly presented for the fish.

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