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Improve Your Coarse Fishing (UK) - - Front Page - James Furness Ed­i­tor

WEL­COME to the lat­est is­sue of IYCF. I was fish­ing at a lo­cal the lake the other day hap­pily catch­ing any­thing that came my way on light wag­gler and mag­got tac­tics, when sud­denly I re­alised it was dark. I checked the time on my phone and it was 7.45pm. It was only a few weeks ear­lier that I had been able to sit out till 9.30pm and still see my float tip clearly. I know day­light hours start to get shorter af­ter June 21 but it still seems to catch me out ev­ery year! And when this is­sue comes off sale, it’ll only be a few days un­til the clocks go back for win­ter! My plans of catch­ing big carp off the sur­face will have to be shelved for an­other year as will bank­ing a new per­sonal best tench. But the ar­rival of au­tumn means that it will soon be time to se­ri­ously think about one of my favourite species again - perch. The drop shot­ting and jig­ging kit will be stashed in the boot of the car ready for any op­por­tune lunchtime ses­sions and I’ve got a few venues in mind close to home that I’m cer­tain will hold a few big perch. This month’s edi­tion is packed with tac­tics to en­sure your float keeps go­ing un­der and your rod tip dragged round as we move from sum­mer into au­tumn. Young match fish­ing star, Sam Col­lett, re­veals the bait com­bi­na­tion he’s been us­ing to great ef­fect and how you can bag up on carp with it (page 24). Canal ex­pert Dar­ren Massy de­tails his favourite ground­bait mixes for a range of species (page 34) and if you only have lim­ited time avail­able to go fish­ing, you’ll def­i­nitely en­joy Dave Roberts’ ar­ti­cle on quickfire chub tac­tics (page 30). See you next month.

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