Martin Bowler’s Top Tips #20 – Use An Up-Trace

When using a paternoster or a free roving float for pike fishing it is always important to use an up-trace. To fish without an up-trace can lead to bite-offs and a lost pike will often result in the fish being unable to shake the hooks. To save having to remake… Read more

Martin Bowler’s Top Tips #18 – Create An Anchor Point

In many situations, there is no point in overcomplicating rigs, but there is one key feature to my barbel rigs and that is the use of an anchor point.  My go-to barbel rig for most conditions consists of a fluorocarbon hooklink attached to a Uni-Link Swivel and short section of… Read more