Glued tubing and beads produces a neat rig
24 Sep 2017

Two-Way Beads Glued Fishing Rigs

More and more anglers are converting to using glued stops and two-way beads for rig building. Here we walk you through the materials required and the simplest method of producing these shore and boat rigs. Glued rig stops in conjunction

ready for the hooks
27 May 2017

Lure Carving Cost Effective and Satisfying

Lure manufacturing is a multi-million dollar business in the United States alone. Visit any store that sells fishing tackle and you will see what I am talking about. Rows upon rows of lures tempt all of us that is until

Large shad rigged to go
22 May 2017

Rigging Large Shad for Sea Fishing

Rigging large plastic lures such as shads can be a struggle when using thick gauge wire hooks in sizes of 10/0 upwards, but the use of heat can simplify the task. I was fed up wrestling with the friction involved when

Ikea weigh sling bag folded with scales
07 May 2017

Effective Inexpensive Weigh Sling

With the bass ban looking like a regular annual feature and more sea anglers practicing catch and release on a customary basis there is an increasing requirement for a protective weigh sling. While you could splash out between £20 and

the recoil rig for drop shot fishing
25 May 2016

The Recoil Rig for Drop Shot Fishing

Sometimes, when drop shotting, you need the lure to remain in more or less the same place while still imparting the necessary action to tempt a nearby fish to take. The recoil rig is one method of keeping the lure in the take zone for longer.

clamp and tray in place on trolley
08 May 2016

Bait Station Trolley Clamp

An increasing number of anglers are using baiting trays to help them stay organised on the pier and beach. Although there are stands available to support the tray it does mean an additional item to transport.

Fixed Spool Reel Line Retaining Band fitted
27 Apr 2016

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.

Two Alderney Style Long Stem Floats
17 Apr 2016

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 Alderney anglers.

two way beads on line tensioned in rig jig
16 Mar 2016

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.

bead crimped on trace line
11 Feb 2016

Making a Matchstick Bead Boom

Light weight matchstick 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.