Latest Fishing News

Boxmoor & District Angling Society To Host Family Event At Westbrook Mere

Open from 9am until 12.30pm on the 27th July, the fishing club is offering free taster sessions for new anglers of all ages with qualified coaches.

Angler & Employer Raise Money For Air Ambulance

Steve Saunders in conjunction Cooper Tires has helped to raise £1000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Steve who suffered from a suspected heart attack was airlifted to hospital by the service back in January and vowed upon recovery to raise money for the service.

Try Fishing With Salisbury & District Angling Club

Salisbury & District Angling Club are organising a number of events aimed at 8-18 year olds to try fishing at Petersfinger Lakes, Salisbury. The courses will be run on the evenings of July 23 and August 6, 13 and 20 from 6pm. For more Information, or to book a place, contact the club's general manager on 01722 321164 or ring organiser, Ricky Polden, on 01722 320793.

Sam Townsend Catches Linear Lakes Record Common At 48lb

Big fish complex Linear Lakes in Oxfordshire has had its common carp record broken by a 48lb capture by Sam Townsend on Oxlease Lake.

Frank Rybarcyk Huge Shakespeare Collection

Over the last 20 years, Frank Rybarcyk has quietly built the most comprehensive collection of antique fishing tackle by The Shakespeare Company ever assembled. Full story & video of his collection can be found here at

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.