Terry’s Travels........Chasing Whiting
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, I managed a few shore trips, and am I glad I did! I don’t need to remind you that from the beginning of 2014, Ireland, along with the UK has taken an absolute battering from storm after storm, on several occasions we had three storms in one week! With gale force winds and record rainfall, there have been few venues fit to venture out on, both from an angling perspective and a health and safety iss...
2013 review.......Jon Angell.
I thought for this blog I would look back at the last years fishing. To be honest my carp fishing has taken a back seat to pike fishing as this is more productive during the colder months. I was hoping to get some perch fishing in but the river has been flooded now for months. I’ve been going to a day ticket lake near Ware in Hertfordshire which has a good track record of big pike. I’ve done 3 day sessions and had two pike at 17 and 14 pounds. Not to bad I think.
James Robbins from Shakespeare TV fishes at Earlswood Lakes near Birmingham. The video explains tips relating to feeder fishing for bream on lakes and also presents the new Agility EXP feeder rods. These innovative multi piece rods have a short transport length that is great for travelling light when on holiday or when space is at a premium. The range includes: 11ft Feeder, 12ft feeder, 11ft Pellet Waggler and 13ft Match.
I’m often asked what I think is the best shore rig to target general catches from the beaches with during the difficult months of February and March. This is the period when the bulk of bigger fish are offshore spawning and inshore fish stocks are at their lowest point.
Most clean beaches will still hold fair numbers of flounders, dabs, rockling, dogfish and small whiting at this time, but can also see early plaice, school bass, codling and coalfish caught. Realistically, ...
Winter on the Tarn.......Steve Peach
The weather has been so grim and it's really not doing the fishing on the tarn much good as the water has really coloured up, it's normally crystal clear this time of year! But I've still managed to bank a couple of fish.
I had a trip out Boxing Day and fished a swim called the boards and fishing tight to the tree line I managed to bank a couple of stunning mirrors both 14lb12oz.
The next few weeks was a total washout, I arrived New Year's Day and the rain was so heavy ...
Pre-baiting Pays Off......... Shaun Nunns
Over the past month I’ve been introducing a mix of Gulp coco and banana boilies and Gulp peach and black pepper boilies into a low stocked, small, snaggy water. Every few days I've been riding up to the lake after school and putting in just enough bait to keep the carp active, but not too much as I want them to still be hungry when I get chance to wet my lines. I’ve been putting in a mix of boilies and sweetcorn over two inviting spots that I think will produce carp....
Winterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.......Jack Hudson Edwards
My fishing has been on the back burner for a bit due to revision. The weathers cold and miserable. The cold bites you and the nights crawl in. So why go fishing i hear you ask? One reason, dedication. The fish all wear their winter colours and can still be at decent weights.
During the winter most of my sessions tend to be very short day sessions. Fishing for a bite at a time is a top priority. Little freebies and bright hook baits were the tactic that I employed. Gulp! Coco...
Best dace of our lives
James Robbins samples the sport on the River Ribble
WHEN the winter days are at their shortest and coldest, it’s all too easy to assume that fish might be reluctant to feed. However, provided the conditions are settled, a number of species – dace in particular – will respond well to a hookbait. That’s the sentiment occupying the mind of James Robbins as he pushes his tacklebox trolley through the frosty grass towards a swim on Lancashire’s River Ribble recommended to h...
FLAMER IV MISSION ACCOMPLISHED REPORT AND PICTURE
Andy Collings landed his Personal Best Undulate Ray weighing 17Ib 5oz while fishing anchored on a bank aboard FLAMER IV. Andy was using a 20Ib class rod with a Sakuma 6/0 and 4/0 hook penell rig baited with Ammo Squid and Mackerel cocktail. The Ray was released alive. Andy also caught two other Personal Best on the same trip which were a 4Ib 12oz Spotted Ray and a 10Ib 12oz Bull Huss.
John Billett landed his Personal Best Bull Huss weighing 15Ib 9oz while fishing anc...
Bait Preparation.......Danny Boorer
Hi there I have decided to write a blog about some small bits of preparation that I tend to do before I head out on the bank, I think to many of us are lazy in terms of preparing bait before we venture out, and its only down to your imagination what you can do with some brilliant products from Berkley. Now I could write a lot about this topic so ill keep this particular blog relatively short. I hope everyone can see from the pictures that I have glugged some normal pink pop u...