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A Ko­rum Front Force 4000 reel worth £34.99

Improve Your Coarse Fishing (UK) - - Carp Q & A -

The clues....

ACROSS1 e.g. thin canes put into wag­glers (7) 5 At­tached shot to line to con­trol move­ment of slider float (7) 10 Scenic sec­tion of the Thames here be­tween Read­ing and Gor­ing (10) 11 Largest river of the West Mid­lands and trib­u­tary of the Trent (4) 12 These on the sur­face might in­di­cate a tench is present (7) 14 Al­most rues such herons? (6) 15 e.g. makes damp bread into paste (6) 17 From which a caster might de­velop (6) 19 Run boat aground (6) 21 Fully-as­sem­bled rigs (3-3) 23 Bit­ter tasting sub­stance in tea, etc. (anag. of a NT Inn) (6) 24 It needs to be able to cast heavy lures or baits (4,3) 26 Ital­ian river in Tus­cany, part of Ta­mar – not! (4) 27 Used for get­ting heavy-to­lift fish to the bank (7,3) 29 Free-mov­ing floats (7) 30 Welsh river and its fa­mous val­ley (anag. of ‘rod hand’) (7)

DOWN 2 Edge of river/lake from which you’re fish­ing (4-4) 3 Con­tent of a mer­maid’s purse (3) 4 Fish with bait trail­ing be­hind a mov­ing boat (5) 6 Som­er­set venue with three lakes (anag. of ‘get H seeds’) (3,6) 7 Rig that has hook-length branch­ing off at an an­gle to the main line (11) 8 Another word for ants (anag. of ‘Teme MS’) (6) 9 Bream go for this bait ad­di­tive (anag. of ‘breams!’) (6) 13 A big-fish wa­ter, part of a re­sort park in Cum­bria (anag. of ‘brandy on top’) (7,4) 16 Not one who’s af­ter coarse or game fish? (3,6) 18 An eye­less hook (anag. of ‘deep sand’) (5-3) 20 Rely (anag. of Eden PD) (6) 22 ___ knot, as sea an­glers may call leader knot – roll it out! (6) 25 An­gling jour­nal­ist, TV pre­sen­ter, __ Arthur (anag. of ‘HE kit’) (5) 28 Bait __, is a mod­i­fied caulk­ing applicator (3)

FIVE lucky win­ners of this month’s Im­prove e Your Coarse Fish­ing cross­word will each scoop a Ko­ru­mo­rum Front Force 4000 reel worth £34.99. These de­pend­able and well-built reels ha have e been de­vel­oped eloped to suit a wide range of fish­ing sit­u­a­tions. From­rom feeder fish­ing to lure fish­ing and even float­fish­ing, this reel can tackle it all. Its com­pact body, cou­pled with ef­fort­less wind­ing makes it a joy to use. The front drag can be ad­justed very eas­ily and pre­cisely dur­ing the fight. Like all Ko­rum reels, it com­bines a ro­bust buildqual­ity with stun­ning looks, and is sure to be­come an iconic prod­uct. The 4000-size reel car­ries 250 me­tres of 0.26mm di­am­e­ter monofil­a­ment on the main metal spool and also comes supplied with a spare graphite spool. Com­plete the puz­zle and send it to: Cross­word (Is­sue 326), IYCF, Bauer Me­dia, Lynch­wood, Peter­bor­ough, PE2 6EA, by Au­gust 3, 2017. FIVE TO BE WON

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