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IS IT SPRING YET? By Tim Swain

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09-04-2013

Looking at the weather forecast last week for the weekend, i don’t think anyone would have blamed Andy & myself for canceling our planned fishing trip but being the passionate anglers that we are (or just plain stupid) we decided to go. Part of the reason for going was that we had new rods to test. We have both recently purchased a set of JRC extreme 2.75 T/C rods and i have to say we are both impressed with them. They are extremely good quality and value for money. I ...

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FOUR SEASON SUCCESS........By Tim Swain & Paul Gordon

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09-04-2013

My fellow Berkley Gulp team mate for the BCAC this year Paul Gordon has just competed in the first round of the four season competition along with his Dad Peter, this is how they got on in his words. The draw could have gone a little better, we came out last and as such ended with limited choice to say the least. That said we did have the obvious feature of an island and some open water just at the shallower end of the lake during the coldest March for a good number of yea...

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Cold Carping!.......Chris Cox

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09-04-2013

Due to work commitments I have not been able to get on the bank since December, so when a few days off were looking likely I was heading straight to a day ticket fishery. I usually fish a syndicate venue but this is closed at present so Farlows lake in Buckinghamshire was my choice for my trip. The weather has been horrendous recently and this week was to be no different temperatures of 0 degrees at best and well into the minus's at night. Upon arrival at the lake my fears...

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Lee Reservoir Angling Services........Terry Jackson

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29-03-2013

Two of my closest angling buddies from County Cork have recently opened a guided angling business in the area. Their natural ability to locate and tempt specimen and record fish is second to none, and one of the main reasons that I have so much angling success and fond memories whenever I travel to that part of the world. These guys are Sidney Kennedy and Ross Macklin. Their chosen venue for this new venture is the Lee Reservoir system. It has been one of Ireland’s...

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Hitting on the Huss

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26-03-2013

It is around the middle to late March I start targeting huss on my home ground in North Wales. These fish start to move back in numbers on to the deep water rock marks and, along with early plaice, herald the arrival of spring. My tactics are pretty simple. I aim to fish a tide with low water falling around dusk or in to dark. I tend to favour the smaller neap tides on the marks I fish as fast tide runs induced by the bigger tides tends to push the fish in to sheltered bay...

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Chris vs Cormorant......Chris Rafferty

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26-03-2013

Finally back down the lake after a busy month working every hour god sends. Just another quick day session as I’m working this evening. Come down with my good friend and fishing partner Dazz, hopefully to snare a carp or two! Chose to fish the point this session as it controls a fairly large amount of the lake. I’m fishing towards the far margin at about 50 yards to a small clear gravel area. I’ve got a KD rig presented snowman style with tuna spice and a pineapple fever pop ...

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Flamer IV Flatty League. Weymouth

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26-03-2013

Flamer IV Flatty League. Weymouth Steve Perkins from Southampton caught the best Turbot and Plaice in the first match of the year.The Turbot weighed 8lb and the Plaice 4lb. Steve was using a 12Ib class Shakespeare Ugly Stick and the successful bait for the Turbot was a strip of Ammo mackerel and for the Plaice ragworm with a strip of Ammo squid.

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24hrs on a day ticket water.....Bruce Goddard

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26-03-2013

I had decided to have a break from my syndicate water and pay a visit to my local day ticket water as I’ve took a few fish out of there over the winter, I arrived at the lake at 7.30 Saturday morning to find there was already 3 other anglers on and I decided to walk round and see if they’d had any luck and was pleased to hear one of them had 2 fish that morning which meant they was on the feed and I also found out they was off at midday. Now this venue you have to book swims ...

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Squid Liver delivers again....Craig Soames

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26-03-2013

After spending the day at the British carp and angling show in a cold and wet Norwich and meeting Stewart Downing working hard on one of the stands, I was determined to get out on the bank for the first time this year, as my favourite lake had re-opened the gates after being closed for three months and the weather man saying it’s not going to snow for once, Harry and me decided to have a day out on the bank, we arrived at the lake early Sunday morning, had a quick look around...

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Red crustacean.........Ashley Broughton

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26-03-2013

Back on the difficult northern water last weekend in the pouring rain and snow flurries. Arrived straight after work hoping to snatch a quick bite. Arrived around 5 pm straight after work with all my gear that I had prepared the night before. Knowing that daylight wouldn’t be on my side I had all 3 rods set up to a silty spot I found the previous week at around 90 yards range in 8 foot of water just at the tip of an overhanging tree. I quickly baited the 3 rods with half...