If one factor in angling has changed the sport for the better in the last 20 years, it has to be the growth of the commercial fishery.
They come in all shapes and sizes; some have islands, some just open water, some are very deep and some are narrow, resembling a canals. Whatever the weather or time of year, you're bound to find an attractive peg on your local commercial, in a safe environment with facilities such as cafes, tackle shops and toilets on site. What's more, anglers of all ages and abilities can enjoy a cracking day's fishing with bites galore, with potentially some very large fish too on both the pole and rod and line.
To make the most of these well-stocked venues, a variety of careful tactics, specialised tackle and baits have evolved. Angling Times has enlisted the help of some of the UK's top commercial fishery anglers to give you the lowdown on these, in this ultimate guide.
No stone is left unturned as we reveal the tips, tricks and tactics that are guaranteed to put more fish in your nets this year!