Shakespeare Superteam go so close to a double in the Angling Trust Division 1 National Championship
42 teams (420 competitors) fished the River Trent on various sections of the river from the non-tidal section downstream of Nottingham to the tidal section upstream of Torksey in the Angling Trust Division 1 National Championship on Saturday 9th August 2014.
Weather conditions were far from ideal, with bright sunshine and blustery winds generally blowing downstream with the current. Recent rains had put just a tinge of colour in the water, but on the tidal stretches the ri...
Battling Bream and Mullet Mania
I’ve always enjoyed mixing up my fishing. Living on the west coast of Wales, I am lucky in having a wide range of species to target, and pretty much every couple of weeks throughout the year I can go for something different.
Its not just over time that I mix my fishing up either. I found out many years ago that it often pays to change your target species during the one day. This is done by fishing the peak feeding time for one species, then switching venue or tactics to ta...
Terry’s Travels....Three-Bearded Rockling
During last winter, I challenged myself to catch the Three-Bearded Rockling, and in particular, one over specimen size (1lbs 12oz). The smaller varieties are extremely common around most shore marks, particularly rough-ground venues containing boulders, kelp-beds and “reefy” areas, also affectionately known as “tackle grave yards!”
I had previously picked a few likely-looking shore marks and surveyed the areas during the day at low water. This gave a great insight into t...
A 24 Hour Session Locally....Darren Waller
I arrived at the lake about 12.00, meeting my old fella who had told me he had just lost one. So I dropped in next to him and quickly got my rods out I fished 3 rods.
One on the far bank under the 3rd tree, the second to the right in front of a bank of reeds which was very shallow and weedy and the 3rd rod three quarters across the lake towards a telegraph pole,
I kept it simple using mono hook links to a B175 trout hook with single 15mm squid liver boilies, I made 3 tubes ...
Key Tips For Tench On The Float by James Robbins
It occurred to me that I hadn’t caught or focused on Tench for ages and decided to plan some classic Tench lake fishing in the warmer months. With some lovely weather forecast I managed to schedule a day at Charlton Towers - a day ticket Tench lake near Selby in Yorkshire.
This venue was proposed to me by Improve Your Coarse Fishing magazine who asked if they could shoot a feature for the magazine. The aim of the feature was to catch Tench on traditional float tactics - ...
Catching Up. Nigel Warner
My wife reminded me the other night that I had not done a blog since last year. The old saying doesn’t time fly comes to mind.
After the French trip last year I concentrated on fishing one of the syndicates I am a member of , it has a very strict no publicity ban, written or on any social media websites and since it took me an age to gain membership.
I had been doing one night a week and the red crustacean fished on snowman set up has worked well. Baiting up with the th...
The Method for tackling canals.....James Robbins proves that when it comes to hauling big bags of bream, Method feeder tactics work just as well on canals as they do on commercials
There was a time when you would have been laughed off the towpath if you were daft enough to fish a flatbed Method feeder on a canal. These days, though, the nation’s inland waterways are a much different proposition, with many specimen-sized fish and big catches regularly made. The reasons for this are a combination of neglect – something that all fish thrive on – and the use of commercial baits and tactics such as the flatbed Method feeder that have transforme...
Singing the Blues....with Chippy and Bite Adventures
Bite Adventures with Chippy operate out of Penzance and run specialist shark trips during the summer months.
Simon Putnam travels down with three friends every year and have had some great catches
Simon picks up the story...."we have been really lucky with the weather and the fishin. Last year we managed to get out on all the 5 days we booked, we had an incredible week with 59 blues being landed and released, the biggest last year was 107lb, which I was lucky enough to ...
208lb Shore Caught Common Skate
A Whitby Angling Supplies staff member recently caught a fantastic 208lb female skate whilst fishing from the shore on the Isle of Skye. The skate took over and hour to land and it was caught on a Penn Affinity 16ft Beachcaster, Shimano Ultegra 14000XSC and 66lb Power Pro, the trace was Sakuma wire 50lb and hook a Sakuma 545 7/0 with half a fillet of fresh mackerel as bait. Regards Daniel Bennett
June report - Jonny Molesworth
Having now finished uni and with a 1st class biology degree under my belt, the fishing for this season has well and truly begun... As soon as my local clay pits re-opened after spawning I was promptly down there for a day session. It was due to be a rainy day so once I’d arrived I set about lacing a small spot, around 30 yards out into the main section of the lake, with particle, Gulp! halibut pellets and the old faithful crumbled Red Crustacean boilies, using the spod. No so...