Improve Your Coarse Fishing 385

IYCF’s bucket list venues
We know that this is the time of year when many of you start to think about plans for the next 12 months. Which pb will you try and break? Maybe you want to try a new tactic for the first time? Or perhaps you’re thinking about fishing a different type of venue to what you’re used to?
To help you firm up your plans we’ve put together a special 20-page section detailing our pick of the venues which we think will give you the best chance of ticking off some of the most popular coarse angling goals.
So, whether you want to put together a big bag of stillwater roach, catch a 2lb-plus perch, land your first pike on a lure, or compile a triple figure weight of carp, we’ve got a venue near to you where you’ll be in with an excellent chance of acheiving your target.

 Cash in during big perch season

This is one of the best times of the year to catch yourself a specimen perch – and maybe even a new personal best!
We’ve got some great content in our next issue to help you on your way. Firstly, top all-rounder Brian Skoyles talks us through his simple waggler approach for targeting perch in stillwaters.

We also join Chris Telling on the Kennet & Avon canal where he catches some cracking big perch using worms on the pole.

Try a prebaiting campaign for pike

Baiting up in advance of a session is a tactic normally associated with species such as carp and bream. However, big fish ace Duncan Charman proves that it can also be incredibly effective for pike as well. He’s enjoyed some impressive results over the last couple of winters by baiting spots prior to fishing them, and reveals how you can too.

Time to rethink roach and skimmer sessions

When we talk about fishing for silverfish on commercials we’re often guilty of including a number of different species under the ‘silverfish’ umbrella and assuming the same tactics will work for them all. In a fascinating article, Dan Webb explains why you really need to treat species such as roach and skimmers differently to one another if you want to make the most of your day on the bank.

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Improve Your Coarse Fishing 385