Category: Features

The River Severn at Shrewsbury

THE River Seven at Shrewsbury is, quite simply, a magnificent place. The venue has been attracting match and pleasure anglers alike from all over the country for many years. Each season, between October and March, there are open matches organised every Saturday, which regularly attract from 50 to 70 anglers. The stretch that is used […]

Chopped Worm On Commercials

Commercial fisheries now play a big part in our fishing and chopped worms play a big part on these venues. Because worms are a natural bait all fish see them as potential food, none more so than carp. Shakespeare Super Team member and top carp hauler Les Thompson visits Warwickshire’s Tunnel Barn Farm to see […]

Lake Guri Tackle Busters

Lake Guri: Venezuala’s Best-Kept Secret By Steve Townson www.amazon-angler.com I travel all around the world to get my fishing fix and as I am a roving, fish-mad, action-seeking sportsangler and wildlife fanatic, I love nothing better than heading up some undiscovered jungle river or hidden lake in search of crazy, wild fish. I was invited […]

Chocolate-brown Blackwater

Tim Smith and myself, along with other selected members of the angling press, had been invited over to Ireland for a spot of small-water competition fishing. Tim had other things to attend to, so he said (I actually think the whole thought of competition freaked him out), so he couldn’t make it. However, I managed […]

Carp Fishing In Weed

Carp love feeding in weed during the height of summer, but what rigs should you use? Yateley ace Steve Fantauzzi has the answers… A LOT of carp anglers hate fishing in and around weed. I don’t know why, because I love it. I love it for one very good reason – most weed contains a […]

In conversation with John Raison

Dave Harrell: I can’t remember exactly which year it was when I came here to fish the first invitation match you organised after you bought the venue. I do recall, though, playing and eventually losing a huge stillwater salmon that was well into double figures! Tell us about how Gold Valley came about… John Raison: […]

Happy Days At Hawksbatch

I’d been intending to do a feature on the River Severn for a while, so when my original plans for the day fell though I decided on a ‘home’ draw and headed for the KDAA’s Hawksbatch stretch a mile or so upstream of Bewdley. Lots of the pegs at Bewdley are good for both silver […]

Defra Minister Praises Shooting And Angling’s Contribution To Conservation

The Government recognises and encourages the conservation work carried out by shooters and anglers, the Minister for Agriculture and Food Jim Paice told delegates at the Conservative party conference on Monday. Speaking at a very well-attended Rural Reception, hosted by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), and angling’s […]

Fishing The River Leam

Fishing The River Leam by Keith Jobling The river Leam springs near Hellidon in Northamptonshire and flows West through the villages of Marton and Offchurch before it confluences with the Warwickshire Avon in Royal Leamington Spa. For the majority of its length the Leam is a small river, indeed barely a stream in its upper […]

The Changing Face Of River Fishing

Things not quite what they used to be on your favourite river? Charles Crundwell, senior technical specialist for the Midlands Environment Agency’s fisheries department, talks to the TCF magazine team… tcf: As recently as the 1980s the water in some rivers that ran through industrial areas was so polluted that fish could not survive. What […]

The Land of the Long White Cloud

The Land of the Long White Cloud by Robert MacDougall-Davis Re-produced from an article originally published in Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Turquoise rivers, interspersed with long clear glides, pour through mysterious forests and thunder down lonely log-jammed gorges.  And in this land of towering fjords, windswept tussock-quilted planes and virgin wilderness, trout of gargantuan […]