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GUIDE: Despite water and fishing being intrinsically linked, getting wet on the bank isn’t something us anglers particularly enjoy. This is especially true when fishing in the UK as it can quickly go from lounging in your chair eagerly awaiting the next run under the sun to having to dive for shelter under your brolly when an unexpected downpour...
Due to the large market for Bivvies, choosing a Bivvy that is tailored to fit your needs can be a difficult choice. Here at TackleTarts we try to make that decision easier by breaking down all the components needed to buy a suitable Bivvy.  One of the first important decisions will be your budget. Fishing Bivvies can range anywhere between £60...
WHAT ARE BITE INDICATORS? Bite Indicators are used alongside a bite alarm and is another useful way of identifying whether or not you have a bite. The two main types of indicators are bobbins and swingers. They also come in many shapes, sizes and colours. The indicator is perfect for detecting drop backs, when the indicator drops it shows that...
WHAT ARE BITE ALARMS? A Bite Alarm is a small device that can be attached onto a rod rest while your rod will sit on top with the fishing line going through the device. If there is any vibration or movement in your line then the Bite Alarm will detect it. It will then give off a sound and / or show visible LED lights. HOW DO FISHING BITE ALARMS...
There's a variety of sleep systems within the fishing industry today ranging from cheaper and more compact to wider and padded. Below is a list of the most comfortable sleep systems within different price ranges for 2021.   AVID CARP BENCHMARK X SLEEP SYSTEM The Avid Carp Benchmark X consists of a twin-layer four season removable sleeping bag....
Bedchairs are a staple to an angler's comfort throughout a night session. Just like a mattress, they come in different sizes with different amounts of padding and it's important that it is comfortable enough for a night on the bank.  Many fishing companies are now adding additional features to bedchairs like adjustable mud feet and legs for...
Fishing barrows are a great way to transport your gear to the swim. There's a wide variety of sizes and shapes, there's even electronic barrows on the market now! Essentially a barrow is an upgraded wheel barrow allowing you to take more luggage. This guide will cover the different types of barrows and hopefully help you choose one right for...
WHAT ARE WAFTERS AND WHEN DO TO USE THEM? Wafters are a great balanced hookbait and available in a range of shapes, sizes and colours. A wafter is essentially a mix of the famous boilie bottom bait and a pop up. It has enough buoyancy to slightly hover over the bottom making it stand out more especially when using vibrant colours. The increased...
WHAT ARE POP UPS? Pop Ups are a buoyant type of hookbait most commonly used when fishing for Carp. They are well known for their vibrant colours and a popular choice for a variety of fishing situations.  Pop ups most commonly come in a boilie shaped form, however to give anglers a wider variety they also come in other styles like dumbbell,...
Particle fishing is well known but not commonly used within the fishing community. This could be due to it being a slightly more complex baiting method than boilies. Fishing over particles is a great way to draw fish into an area and if you're feeding regularly and accurately you are able to catch a good amount of fish in a session. Fishing with...
Liquid boosters are well known for adding extra flavour and attracting more fish towards your swim. Some liquids also have active ingredients which can create fizzing and clouds making fish curious. Liquid enhancements are available in many different forms including dense liquids that stay on the bottom and oils which will slowly rise and are...
Artificial Baits have been around for years but have become more popular within modern day fishing due to the new styles and vibrant colours. Although lures are technically an artificial bait, this guide will not include them. If you're interested in lure fishing, we have a guide on both hard and soft lures. Also known as fake baits, they are...

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