Final Tackle Preparations......Matt Groves
If you read my previous post you’ll realise I’m off the France very soon. I wasn’t go to do another blog post until a few days before we go as I’m going to be covering the final preparations and details in the post, but I thought I’d quickly knock this together as some of you might find it useful…
I’ve had my mainline on my reels for approaching 18 months now, its fluorocarbon so it lasts a bit longer than mono (esp when kept clean and untwisted) but it’s now time to replace...
My first Salmon of the year from the Wye!
Yesterday I managed to get out on the River Wye for my first Salmon fishing day of the season.
We fished near Fownhope downstream of Hereford and after the long winter I was really looking forward to getting out.
Also there had been some encouraging reports of some big spring salmon up to 30lb caught from both the Wye and Severn in the last few weeks.
It’s a dream of mine to hook such a big fish on the fly – maybe one day!
The river was dropping after a small floo...
Warmer weather please!....Adam Spearing
It’s been a horrendous spring so far, which has limited my sessions over the last month. On this day it was cold but sunny, so I went to a local lake that had a good head of quality carp. Due to a cold wind I decided to fish at the back of a reed bed that was sheltered. I decide to initially bait up with 30 gulp 15mm tutti fruity boilies and 30 gulp 10mm tutti fruity boilies. I gave it an hour till I cast out. The rig I decided to use was a simple bottom bait rig as the lake ...
Product Review - JRC Easy Rider Extreme Barrow by Mike Linstead
During a very cold wintry session recently I took the opportunity to test out my new JRC Easy Rider Extreme Barrow.
Having never owned my own barrow before I thought it was time to invest in this bit of kit, to help me tackle my new target water for the year ahead.
Now I must admit I'm not the kind of angler that will rush out to buy every bit of kit imaginable and lump it all down with me on a session but I do like to have the gear I think I'm going to need.
At this t...
Hurry up spring…Please. Jon Angell.
Hi everyone, I’ve only managed two overnight sessions since my last blog and both have been cold and un-eventful. But I did enjoy being out on the bank. Both mornings saw frost on the winter skin and ice in the margins of the lake. When will this icy grip on the UK leave us to get on with spring and hopefully the catching of some nice carp?
I’m not panicking about not catching as all the other anglers who are fishing through this time are blanking as well, and most of them a...
Where is spring......Steve Peach
Well spring is still struggling to show itself and the frosty nights and bitter days are not the best weather to be bagging up in!
Last week I was lucky to have a Friday and Saturday together so the car was loaded and I even managed to get out of work early Thursday and I was on the road heading to a new venue my club has just brought, the well-known South Lake in Yateley.
I arrived early evening and found the place was very busy but running out of time I found a swim with ...
Gulp! Tench session......John Hughes
It is currently the close season on our club venue. I decided I can't not fish during this time so I joined another club having had a few seasons off of it. I have been fishing at this lake since I was a little nipper. It feels good to be back. The lake I'm on is a big water, 13 acres if I'm not mistaken. This is a hard water.
There are few carp in here and are difficult to temp. There are however some lovely tench in here and this is what I decided to target on this 2...
April fishing picks up.....
John Hole from Sussex landed his personal best Spurdog which weighed in at 18Ib. John caught the big spur while anchored on a bank aboard Flamer IV. John was using a Shakespeare up-tide rod with a pennel rig of Sakuma 6/0 and 4/0 hooks baited with a cocktail of Ammo squid and Mackerel.
He also had a right old struggle trying to land a 25Ib Blonde Ray. Both fish were returned alive.
Dave Metcalf (above) from Dorset also landed a personal best Spurdog which w...
Bound for France.....Matt Groves
I am lucky enough to be off to France (Juvanze Blue) in a few weeks, so the preparation is in full swing now, and that got me thinking about this blog article… I think it might be useful to share some of things I've learned along the way.
This is part one of a 2-part article covering the planning and preparation needed for a trip to France, and to do all you can to ensure success! There are many decisions to be made, and a lot of detail to be considered, and you really nee...