A Wet and Windy Session....Nigel Warner
As I was packing the car the wind was really gaining strength as the low pressure moved in again. Then the rain started to hammer the tackle room door, looks like good conditions for a bite. The car was moving around in the wind as I wound my way through Cheshire to Shropshire.
Unlocking the gate, the noise was loud as the wind rushed through the trees it was more like an express train. Leaves where dancing on the wind; highlighted in my headlights, like they had a mind of...
Blazing Cooker.....Nigel Warner
After the last session and managing to snare a winter fish, I thought I would return to the same area of the lake and see if I could repeat the process and catch another. On arrival at the lake it was devoid of anglers; not a good sign, I walked the banks looking at the water for any clues. It was flat calm with some thin ice in the margin; the car display had registered minus 4 as I drove down the lane through the fields.
The sky was blue and the sun was starting to show ...
Terry’s Travels - Drop-shotting with Berkley
On a recent perch hunt, we targeted a tiny, over-grown lake that once produced fish to over four pounds. I hasten to add; this was over thirty years ago! Looking at the water, I doubt if many have fished it between then and now! Northern Ireland is littered with these small ponds, mostly old Flax ponds that supplied the Irish Linen industry. Many are alive with fish, and relatively un-explored. Eventually we found a small clearing that allowed two anglers to cas...
Home and Away!
Fishing in November is always a challenging prospect in the UK and the weather can play a major part in our results. However I had just had the phone call from good friend of mine Ellis Brazier (Shropshire’s Fireman of the year pin-up 2011-12) about a trip out to Fishabil Lake in France. Memories started to flood back of times when this great lake had been at the forefront of the carp scene but had dropped o...
The red perils- red crustacean
Well I started off this year moaning that it was all too much work and not enough fishing and it looks like I’m going to finish in much the same way. This month has been nuts, like most of you work and family come first and then there is this thing called Christmas that seem to sap both money and time. But I imagine much like myself none of you would change this time of year for the world.
So how’s the fishing been? Well I’ve got to say I have found it excell...
Water water everywhere but nowhere to fish. By Marc Neill
Well where we start as all of you anglers out there know it has been the wettest December since records began. There is so much water about making nearly every lake unfishable. I and 2 mates Luke Keating and Bruce Goddard were due to start a 3 night session but on arrival to our chosen lake we were met by a mass of water; it was unsafe to walk round let alone fish. So back to the vans and to the drawing board. We decided to head up to Norfolk as we knew of a few waters up tha...
Happy new year everyone.....it was for me!...Steve Peach
I woke new year’s day just after 5am and looked out the bedroom window, I moon was bright and light up the street.
I decided to get up then and head down the Tarn early, I was due to meet my dad at around 7am and I would hopefully be there before anyone else and have pick of the swims.
I arrived just after 6am and the lake was totally empty. I had arranged with my dad that we would fish a swim called the beach, if it was free as a couple of fish had been out in that area in...
IGFA approve all-tackle Yellowfin Tuna record
The IGFA has officially approved the record application for the 193.68 kg (427 lb) yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) caught by Guy Yocom on September 28, 2012 while fishing aboard his boat, El Suertudo (“The Lucky One”).
The boat was captained by Greg DiStefano, who put Yocom on the fish approximately 100 miles off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Yocom and another angler were chunking to a school of yellowfin, taking turns with the rod and reel, and Yocom just ha...
Steve Wells landed a 19Ib Cod while fishing at anchor on a bank aboard Flamer IV. Steve was using up tide tactics and the successful bait was three whole Ammo calamari squid.
Stephan Attwood landed also caught a personal best Blonde Ray weighing 17Ib 2oz while fishing a bank to the east of Weymouth. Stephan was using 20Ib class tackle and the successful bait was a cocktail of Ammo squid and mackerel mounted on a pennel rig. The ray was returned alive.
Upon reflection...2012..Terry’s Travels
Well, it’s that time of year again! A time for reflection as to how 2012 worked out; the captures and near misses and amazing species brought before the camera. Every trip is an angling education, yes, even the failures!
My year of 2012 began with a worthy challenge. A tough pike water had proved difficult to crack. We decided on a lengthy pre-baiting regime, allowing ten week-ends to see the venture through. Finally, after six visits to the water, the topped...