Category: Coarse Fishing

All About Chub

Chub (also known as Chevin) (Leuciscus Cephalus) Weight: Small chub are often mistaken for dace, but it’s easy to tell the difference, as the chub has a convex-shaped anal fin compared to the dace’s concave fin. The fish are veracious feeders and for the river angler will feed in the coldest conditions when all others […]

All About The Roach

Roach (Rutilus rutilus) Weight: Small fish up to 1lb are commonplace and a fish of over 2lb is seen as a specimen. 3lb fish are rare from rivers, but a number of southern stillwaters regularly throw up quality fish close to the 4lb barrier. 4lb-plus fish are very rare. British Record: 4lb 4oz from undisclosed […]

A Guide To Centrepin Fishing Reels

Buyers Guide To Centrepin Reels Although they can be an expensive investment (some cost in excess of £300), today’s centrepin reels are so well engineered they will last a lifetime. You just have to look at some of the antique ‘pins’ still around to see that quality lasts. Most have handles, but once you’ve used […]

Fishing The Block End Feeder

Blockend feeders are a valuable addition to any match anglers tackle box, but there’s no point carting them around in your box if you don’t know how to get the best out of them. Fox backed Mark Pollard tells you everything you need to know about fishing this method. COLD water fishing is all about […]

Floating Maggots

The ability to make maggots float gives the angler an extra weapon in the armoury against the old enemy. Note that the maggots float when dropped into the water, but as soon as you put a hook on they sink, crucially, more slowly; indeed, you are almost creating a neutral buoyancy hook bait when the […]