The bit you should read.

I’ve always been an angler and after around the country moving I wanted to discover and document the best places to fish (where ever I might be) in the way of rivers, lakes, canals and ponds. When previously fishing in South Wales I often fished in club and winter league matches, however living up north presented me with new challenges, venues and angling clubs that I acquainted myself with. Now down in the South West I plan to do the same.

This fishing blog details my angling adventures around the UK (although depending where I am in the country I also sea fish from both Boat and Shore, Carp, Pike and Fly fish). I will be giving a summary of 3 values considered by most anglers as well as the additional Disabled Access rating. Since being diagnosed with CIDP and regaining my motor function Disabled angling and Disabled access is now something I always consider when visiting venues. They will all be rated on a scale of 1* to 5*;

1. Fishability *****

2. Accessability *****

3. Value for Money *****

4. Disabled Access *****

I think these 4 points are the key issues which are readily identifiable with all anglers. Feel free to take a look and add your own comments along the way!

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Fishing Basics – Knot tying - How to tie a knotless knot.

This post is designed to try and demonstrate how to tie a very sturdy and reliable knot which can be used when targeting bigger fish using techniques such as the method feeder or hair rigged baits. I have tried and tested this particular knot and can guarantee, if tied correctly will hold a lump of a fish.

The knot held this fish with ease.
The knotless knot is an essential knot which is used up and down the country by a variety of anglers who have made the jump from standard hook knots such as the grinner or half blood to the more technical elements of tying our own hair rigs. For the purpose of this post I have used a straight shanked eyed hook, rather than the conventional off-set eyed hook, which is more commonly used.


1. Take your hook length thread it through the eye of the hook, and tie a small loop (The size of the loop or remaining “tag” end will depend on how long you want the hair to be once complete).

2. Then holding the loop end against the shank (bend) of the hook begin to wrap the loose end of the hook link around the tag end and shank of the hook forming a spring or coil around them both.


3. Wrap the line around the looped end and the shank at least 8 times (There are some old fishing superstitions that say 13 is the lucky number, but that’s up to you)

4. Once you have formed enough coils around the shank of the hook, holding the line tightly against, take the free loose end and pass it back through the eye of the hook and pull tight.

5. There you have it. You should have something that looks like this. A hair rigged knotless knot hook set up.

This following photo was taken while fishing Needless Fisheries near Morley.

The only change I have made is I used a small piece of float silicone on the line before I started tying the knot, then threaded it over the point of the hook once complete. This meant the hair was closer to the point of the hook and allowed an easier hook-up on the venue as I was fishing under my feet.


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