Latest Fishing News

National Fishing Month

This year, National Fishing Month will begin on the 18th July, and conclude on the 31st August. The idea is to encourage every family member to have a go at fishing from whatever cultural or social background they may be from. Be sure to check out the National Fishing Website for events in your area.

Smithhills School Gets Pupils Fishing

Smithhills School in Bolton has set up its own angling club which meets each week and competes with other local clubs at weekends. The school has seven  staff members who are professionally trained angling coaches.

150lb Carp Caught In Thailand

Big Fish hunter Andy Harman, originally from the UK but now based in Australia. Caught the massive Siamese Carp from Palm Tree Lagoon fishing resort in Ratchaburi, Thailand.

Angling Stresses Heart As Much As Premier League Football

The University of Chesterfield found the surprising results during this year’s “Fish O Mania” match.

Salterbeck Angling Club & EA Save Fish With Hedgehogs

Salterbeck Angling Club have noticed a 50% decline in fish stocks at Salterbeck pond and with the help of the EA, they have now installed PVC hedgehogs in a bid to prevent predation by cormorants, otters & mink.

Where To Fish

UK Coarse Fish

Looking to find a place to fish in your local area?

Then check out our map of free fishing & day ticket venues from around the UK.

With hundreds of places to choose from, you’re sure to find a great place to fish near you!

Want to know more about the most popular coarse fish species found in the UK’s rivers & still waters?

Then take a look at the following section which provides information on each species.

Fishing Guides

Beginners Guide

Fishing is one of the UK's most popular past times & attracts hundreds of thousands of people to rivers & lakes each year. Not only is it an exciting thrill to see & catch fish, it's also extremely relaxing to witness wildlife going about its business on or around the water.

So If you are new to fishing or getting back into the sport after a few years away, then this guide is here to help you select the tackle you need, show you how to set up a rod & reel, how to cast & most importantly how to safely handle your catch. So what are you waiting for, start planning your next fishing trip now!

Baits & Lures

Information on the most popular coarse fishing baits can be found within this section, from making your own boilies to using pellets in a flatbed feeder.

A-Z Of Fishing Jargon

Understanding some of the baffling terms used within angling can be difficult, here is a handy list to help make sense of all the jargon.

Fishing Knots

Here are the most popular knots used within coarse fishing with pictures of how to create them.

Fishing Forum

If you need to ask a fishing question, share a story, or want some banter with other anglers, be sure to visit our free fishing forum.

Gone Fishing

Day Ticket Pellet Feeder

Fishing a pellet feeder on a prolific day ticket water for consistent action.

Winter Perch Fishing

Fishing for winter perch using king prawns and red maggots.