Coarse and Game Fishing


The Coarse and Game fishing application is a comprehensive guide catering for anglers of any age and experience. Those new to the sport can gain knowledge about what tackle to purchase, where to fish and what species to target.

iPad screen shots.

iPhone screen shots.

Fish Database

The fish database includes most native species that can be caught in the British Isles. This database includes multiple images and comprehensive descriptions including colouration, size, growth rates and spawning habits. Knowledge of best methods including tackle, and feeding habits are also included in the description. The species range within the UK is often discussed.

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Tackle Guide

The tackle guide describes the various rods used by anglers in great detail, with sections given over to float, ledger, feeder and fly fishing. The application also describes what is meant by the rods test curve, the different rod guides including construction materials, and the types of rod joint used today. The reel section describes the different types of reel available today, including centre pins and fixed spool, to multipliers. Pros and cons of each are discussed and to which are more suitable for the type of fishing required. Lines, hooks, nets floats, flies and other essential pieces of kit are all discussed.

Some Tackle Guide Images....

  • bite indicator

  • centre pin

  • floats

  • rod mechanism

  • fixed spool

  • predator rod

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Bait Guide

The bait guide includes sections on particle, natural, manufactured, ground, imitation, dead and artificial baits. Each section describes many of the popular baits in each section and to what target species they apply. Maggots, lobworms, various larvae, hemp seed, tares, sweetcorn are described in detail. The fly sections include popular wet, dry, nymph, larvae and pupae, streamer, and bug flies used on rivers and lakes.

Some Bait Guide Images....

  • nymph fly

  • dead baits

  • natural baits

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The method section illustrates with the aid of diagrams best fishing practices for each of the main disciplines. Float fishing on both still and running waters are discussed, including sections dedicated to casting and striking including playing and landing the fish. The comprehensive feeder sections include the most popular rigs used by anglers today. Various rigs are discussed with the aid of illustrations include the chod, hair, helicopter, and zig rigs. Other rigs include the popular method feeder and the running leger which warrant sections all to themselves. Pole fishing methods are not forgotten with sections describing also with the aid of diagrams various set-ups for both still and running waters. The fly fishing sections describe set-up and best practices for trout on still and running waters and grayling including best rain-fed tactics. Each section includes illustrations to help re-enforce the descriptions. Predator fishing is not forgotten, with a comprehensive section discussing pike and dead-bates. Various rigs and tactics are discussed including 'stret pegging', the float leger rig, and the float paternoster rig.

Some Method Examples....

  • perch location

  • pike deadbait

  • roach location

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Knot Guide

The knot guide includes sections on the most popular knots for attaching hooks, and line to line. Knots include the albright, blood, grinner, half blood, knot-less and many more. Each section contains in depth step by step instructions backed up with colour illustrations that makes the process as seamless as possible.

Some Knot Examples....

  • albright knot

  • knotless knot toon

  • nail knot

  • needle knot

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The Tackle and Fisheries Guides

These sections allow the user to supply a postcode and retrieve a list of tackle stores or fisheries in distance order from the supplied postcode. Postcodes can be partial or full. The application allows the user to view details about the store or fishery, including name, full address (where known) including email(where known) and web address(where known). The fisheries section will also display a list of the known species at a particular fishery (where known). The user can also ask the application for directions to a store or fishery and this will launch the appropriate map application on the device. Annotations can also be placed on the internal map in relation to the current location.

N.B. If the location services is disabled on the device, then the list is simply returned in county order. Also differences occur between the Google and Apple maps applications. IOS 6.x and above devices utilise Apple Maps, iOS devices prior to 6.x and Android devices utilise Google Maps.

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This product represents the work of many people.

  • Concept: Timothy Carr, Andrew Branch, Nicholas Carr, Ian Ruddy
  • 3D Graphics: Andrew Branch
  • 2D Graphics: Timothy Carr
  • IOS Programming: Timothy Carr
  • Android Programming: Andrew Branch, Nicholas Carr
  • Pole Fishing: Nicholas Carr
  • Waggler Fishing: Keith Longhurst, Andrew Branch
  • Fly Fishing: Keith Longhurst, Andrew Branch
  • Leger Fishing: Timothy Carr
  • Knots: Andrew Branch
  • Species Guide: Timothy Carr, Keith Longhurst, Andrew Branch
  • Web Administrator: Ian Ruddy
  • HTML Programming: Ian Ruddy


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