This highly visual handbook furnishes the angler with expert tips and professional guidance on what to fish for, how to fish, the different techniques of coarse fishing and the best locations to choose. The book includes a visual A-Z guide and detailed information about all the major species of coarse fish, including Carp, Pike, Perch, Roach, Rudd, Barbel and Bream. There is essential advice on recognition, size potential, behaviour and feeding habits. All types of natural, artificial and groundbaits are discussed, with instructions on the best methods of using them. The various techniques of coarse fishing are then covered in depth, including float fishing, freelining, legering, pole fishing and lure fishing. Reading the water, whether it is running or still, is an important angling skill that the author, an expert in this field, teaches in detail. This is an essential and informative guide, written and designed to increase every angler's enjoyment and sporting ability whether just starting out or at a more advanced level. About the author Tony Miles has more than 40 years’ coarse fishing experience and has fished all over Britain and France, specialising in specimen hunting. Tony was a leading feature writer for Practical Coarse Fishing magazine and has contributed numerous articles for Coarse Fisherman over the last six years.