Fishing has always been a very popular sport or pastime with millions of anglers...

Fishing is a sport which is enjoyed by anglers all over the world, and there are millions in the UK alone who regularly participate in fishing as a recreational and sporting pursuit.

Countless species of fish are sought after by anglers, including carp, pike, tench, rudd, roach, perch, catfish, barbel and trout.

There are also many different types of fishing such as coarse fishing and fly fishing. Coarse fishing is very popular throughout the UK and mainland Europe. The main species targeted in coarse fishing are pike, carp, barbel, chub, rudd, tench, perch, bream, dace, roach, orfe and zander.

Some anglers go coarse fishing under competition rules, either individually or in clubs, with the aim of catching as many fish as possible in an allocated time period. For the experienced anglers there is the ultimate pursuit of specimen hunting, where only specific species of fish are targeted. You can find a whole range of fishing DVDs available on