Andy Logan from Carrickfergus fishing on Adrian Molloy boat out of Kilcar

17 August, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Andy Logan from Carrickfergus fishing on Adrian Molloy boat out of Kilcar. The lads had for good sized tuna that day with Keith Karl McCullough and Willie all getting one each.

All about helping the youngsters into angling

01 August, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

This is what it’s all about. If you don’t look after the youngsters there will be no future for Angling . Young NIFSA angler Harry Kitson is on point with a dog quivering over the crab bait just before moving away with it. If you want to see your lad or lass getting into angling join today. We will have 3 fully trained coaches by mid September so get signed up now.

Pollack & Wrasse Hunt

17 July, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Plenty of Pollack and a shortage of wrasse typified the latest specimen hunt for both. Ally Nicholl won the pollack hunt with a fish of 65cm and the honours of biggest wrasse went jointly to Jackie Moore and Harry Mckee Snr with fish of 37cm. Quite a few red cod showed in places which is a welcome sight.

John Dory and Wrasse in Donegal Bay

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One of a few John Dory's chilling out around St Johns Point in Donegal Bay.

Season So Far

05 August, 2017 1 comment Leave a comment

This year has been a real hit and miss affair with stories filtering in to our shops and online of bleak catches of mackerel but at the same time anglers saying they have had a bonus year so far on the rivers catching salmon and grilse. Anglers have been fishing on some of the beaches on the east coast and have been catching smoothhounds and plenty of dogs whilst on the west coast a lot of rays of different species have been landed to shore anglers.

The set up you need for summer grilse fishing would be a nice switch rod like our Orvis Clearwater Range. Don't forget to add the Short Head Scandi and Tips which is advertised on this link allowing you to buy for just an extra £40.00 when purchasing a Clearwater Switch Rod.

Tips and Techniques

11 May, 2017 1 comment Leave a comment

Fishing has been a popular participatory sport in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Easy access to fabulous fishing with overnight sailings to your destination makes it convenient as well. England enjoys a typical climate, colder winters and warmer summers with unexpected drizzle. This ensures that the English waters are extremely well stocked; naturally. The United Kingdom offers what must be the easiest fishing ground with good access to prolific swims. The canals, lakes, ponds and rivers are literally stuffed with coarse fish.

The main techniques are float fishing, legering and spinning and different rods are used for each technique. The amateur must know about them for better gains:

For Float fishing, a float is made of cork, quill, wood or plastic which lets the angler know when a fish takes the bait.

In legering instead, a weight is used to hold the bait on the bottom of the waterbed

Spinning is a technique used for predatory fish and uses a lure which is pulled through the water to imitate a small fish. Sometimes plugs are used, which are more lifelike than spinners and can operate at different depths in the water.

In legering, bites from fish are indicated by the twitching of the rod tip (called a quiver tip) or by electronic bite alarms attached to the line.

Groundbait is thrown into the water to attract fish to the area where the angler has cast the bait.

Pole fishing has become popular in recent years. Pole fishing makes it possible for the angler to place the bait gently and accurately in a particular spot, causing less disturbance to the fish and keeping greater control over the line.

The downside is that the angler’s range is limited to the length of the pole. Whips are short, single-section poles which are a good way to learn this technique.

Everyone who goes fishing in freshwater in England and Wales must have a rod licence and you can buy yours online through We are a leading online shop catering to our clients in England and Ireland. Our team are experts and are ever ready to give you handy and useful tips and advice along with the tackle and gear. Shop for Abu Garcia Reel, Shimano TLD Reel, Vass Chest Waders, Penn Reel, Orvis Fly Rod.

Basic Coarse Fishing

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Coarse fishing is the most popular type of angling in England and Ireland. Since most of the people live within a few miles of a river, canal, lake or pond, fishing has been a popular game and pastime in the British Isles for past many centuries.

What exactly is coarse fishing?

Coarse fishing is a term used in the United Kingdom and Ireland for angling for coarse fish. Coarse fish are freshwater fish that are distinguished from game fish. Freshwater game fish are all salmonids – most particularly salmon, trout and char – so generally coarse fish are freshwater fish that are not salmonids.

There are around 25 species of coarse fish commonly fished for in the UK, but the most popular are Carp, Barbel, Pike, Perch, Roach, Rudd, Bream, Tench, Dace, Chub, Eels, Zander and Wels Catfish.

Coarse fishing isn’t merely a pastime. The ponds, flashes, rivers and canals of working-class Britain are filled with childhood memories and moments of glory for the seasoned fishermen. Of course, beginners can revel in the glory as well experiencing the adrenalin rush themselves. Fighting a big carp, catching a mean pike, filling a landing net till it’s bursting can be exhilarating. Of course, all this after a lull and long periods of calm meditation. For a beginner, be prepared to eye the catch of glitteringly beautiful freshwater fish that are many times small and slippery. Perch, roach, carp!

As per rules, anyone aged 12 or over who wishes to fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt and eels in England, Wales or the Border Esk region of Scotland requires a rod licence to fish with a rod and line. If you are fishing for coarse fish with three or four rods (four is the maximum allowed) then you need two licences. Shop for Shimano Tiagra reel, Mustad hooks, Vass chest waders, Abu reel, Penn reel and Orvis fly rod from leading online store Fishing Tackle 2U.






Carp on the Fly. (sort of)

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This clip shows Harry Mckee up with Stephen Mawhinney catching on the fly rod. Carp ranged from 2lb to around 7.5lb. Floating artificial bread was used but a small deer hair ball on an indicator would probably have been more effective.

How to Prepare for Fishing Session

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Fishing being a competitive and leisure sport, almost anyone in reasonable physical condition can enjoy this hobby. To get started into fishing try a day session with experienced anglers or committed fishing enthusiasts. Graduate on to a 2-day trip which is relatively easy, in order to get to know your ability and aptitude. To begin with, you can venture into the sport with an experienced person, join an angling club, or go with a reputed guide.

It is not a good idea to venture out into the waters alone –A basic knowledge of fishing, tackle equipment, geography and map reading and of course first aid is essential before you go trekking.

Here at Fishing Tackle 2 U online store, you will be able to browse through our impressive range or fishing gear which includes the likes of top brand fishing reels and fishing rods such as Shimano, Orvis, Avid to name a few of the examples. We also stock a large range of fishing lures for saltwater, coarse water and freshwater anglers. Shop for Abu Reel, Abu Garcia Reel, Shimano Tiagra Reel, Fishing Gear and more. Moreover, we have all the necessary extras like fishing mono, tackle bags, all your terminal tackle bits and pieces as well as just about everything else a fisherman could ever want or need.

With ever growing internet sales of our merchandise to all of the U.K., Ireland and Europe, we are gaining general and cult reputation. Fishing Tackle 2U has 2 physical shops in Belfast and Bangor, situated in Northern Ireland. Along with our Bangor store, McKees Angling Centre, Belfast Angling Centre has the capacity, staff experience and knowledge to make your visit to our stores a unique and enjoyable experience.

Fishing Could be Your Favourite Pastime This Summer

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Fishing Could be Your Favourite Pastime This Summer


Since prehistoric times, Fishing has been one of the main occupations of people around the world.The thrill and excitement of fishing have always enamoured one and all. Recreational fishing took a great leap forward after the English Civil War, where a new found interest in the activity left its mark on the many books and treatises that were written on the subject at the time. Of course, the fishing gear, reel &rods have evolved since the ancient times.

The American, Charles F. Orvis, designed and distributed a novel reel and fly design in 1874, described by reel historian Jim Brown as the "benchmark of American reel design," and the first fully modern fly reel. Fishing tackle is a generic term that refers to the equipment used by fishermen when fishing. These include are hooks, lines, sinkers, floats, rods, reels, baits, lures, spears, nets, gaffs, traps, waders and tackle boxes.

If you are an amateur or fishing expert, who would love to venture out into the river, lake or sea, look no further! Fishing Tackle 2U are one of the leading online companies in the U.K. and Ireland. It is one of the leading online companies selling abu reel, fishing gear, Shimano tiagra reel, Grey’s Fly Rod, Abu Garcia Reel. We supply a huge collection of branded Fishing Gear, Rods, Reels, Clothing & accessories at reasonable prices.

This summer make exciting trips to the riverside or sea and enjoy your game of fishing. Be careful to choose tackle and equipment which suits your desired pursuit. That is, whether it is fishing in a pond/lake, freshwater fishing in rivers or saltwater fishing. Check our best prices on fishing rods, reels, clothing and accessories. Currently, we are providing free shipping on all Orvis Fishing Tackle and clothing.


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