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    Default Where to look for beginners?

    Hi,

    In advance apologies if this is in the wrong section.

    Recently been on my first two fishing trips with a friend (who has been on quite a few fishing trips). While we've been out fishing, he's caught 2 fish and I've had one bite (what a thrill haha). Both trips were overnighters, probably 12-16 hours out there each trip. Two different lakes out in Kent.

    I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction to start learning a little more, as at the moment he pretty much sets it up for me and then I cast out.

    We've been using two rods each with weights on the end and what I imagine is a hair rig? You attach a pellet or other bait to a spike hanging beside the hook. He had a few PVA nets which we filled with groundbait on a few casts.

    That is probably not enough information to tell you what I'm doing wrong, but I'd appreciate if anyone could point me at any good videos or articles that I can read up on between fishing sessions!

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    Carpfever by Kevin Maddocks would be a good start. You tube has a heap of videos just keep it as simple as you can and get you friend to teach you.

    The knot less knot, The Grinner are a two knots to learn for starters. Ask the Tackle box if they area catalogue to look at else browsers the online shop. And visit your local one if you can.

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    A few more trips with the friend and then get on an easy water and catch lots of fish. You will learn as you catch believe me.
    They say that The Queens Dragoon Guards are the worlds most feared cavalry regiment, I tell them that they are right!!

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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tackling-Ca.../dp/1846890004

    You can get it cheaper than on this link, but this is a cracking book, and covers a lot of ground.

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    Dare I say it, but booking an Angling Coach will get you on the straight and narrow.

    Where are you based?

    **sam**

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