A re-developed fishing lake for specimen carp weighing up to 33lb has been officially opened at a popular Shropshire fishery and holiday park. Trevor’s Specimen Carp Lake, covering more than one acre, is one of five lakes at Spring Lea Fishery and Holiday Park at Plealey Road, Lea Cross, near Shrewsbury. Councillor Roger Evans, Shropshire […]
Former Angling Times editor Steve Fitzpatrick has been appointed as the new Head of Competitions at the Angling Trust. Steve (48) joins the Senior Management Team following a 25-year career with Bauer Media’s angling portfolio where he was lately Editor-in-Chief, having stepped down earlier this year as Angling Times’ longest-serving member of staff and Editor. […]
In this in-depth guide to long-range feeder fishing, Lee Kerry gives you everything you need to know to make sure your distance feeder fishing game is on point, as he tackles the mighty Ferry Meadows Lakes in Peterborough.
The Angling Trust and Fish Legal welcome the decision by Natural England and the Environment Agency to launch legal action against a landowner for damage to a protected area of the River Lugg in Herefordshire. The landowner carried out unauthorised work along a 1.5km section of the River Lugg in December 2020. The charges brought […]
Pic: The two rod coarse and trout licence for the 2022-2023 season. The Environment Agency (EA) has released new fishing licence images designed by British Fish and Wildlife Artist, David Miller. Ahead of the start of this year’s fishing season, David has designed new and unique images of three of the nation’s most beloved species: […]
The Environment Agency’s fish farm at Calverton near Nottingham, has achieved another record-breaking year, restocking rivers, lakes and ponds across England. Funded by income from the sale of rod licences, and aimed at restoring or creating new fisheries, the EA’s fish restocking programme has produced a record 627,495 fish this year. As a result of […]
Filmed mid January, at Todber Manor Fishery, following a freezing period of weather and it’s made water temperatures plummet, so catching carp was going to be a challenge. After a lot of thought, Des decided the best venue to show you his winter tactics for carp, were the Whitepost Lakes at Todber Manor. There are […]
Andy May gives a masterclass in winter maggot fishing. Tactics, rigs and feeding are all covered in detail, as Andy catches a big net of fish at Weston Pools Fishery near Oswestry.
Lure manufacturing giants Rapala, along with sister predator brands Okuma, Storm and 13 Fishing are heading to this year’s Sea Angling Classic taking place in Portsmouth from 15-19 June. The brands, distributed by Normark UK, are supporting the Charter Boat category in what is set to be the biggest recreational boat sea fishing competition in […]
Now the dust has settled on the 2021/22 season we thought it was a good opportunity to reflect on some of the fantastic sport enjoyed at all our waters last year. The nights are drawing out and it won’t be long before the season gets into full swing once again. As always, we would like […]
If at first you don’t succeed… try, try, try again! That’s what Stroud specialist John Costello must be thinking after landing this magnificent 34lb 12oz Chew Reservoir pike, from the shore. He takes up the story himself: “I’ve pike fished Chew most years since it opened in 2001. I’ve never been obsessed by it but […]
Alan Scotthorne visits the fantastic Sykehouse Fishery in Goole, to explain his two-pronged groundbait approach and the subtle differences between the two types of groundbait – sweet or fishmeal – how much to feed on each and how to top up.
Disabled anglers will have the opportunity to compete alongside some of the world’s greatest sea anglers in this year’s Sea Angling Classic taking place on 15-19 June 2022 in Portsmouth. Wetwheels vessels have been designed to accommodate all disabled people, including wheelchair users, providing state-of-the-art facilities including electric fishing reels for sea anglers with limited […]
We don’t even know the weight of this specimen perch from the River Thames, but does it matter at all when a fish is this perfect? Dan tempted the predator on a new soft bait he’s been trying, and takes up the story… “The Slim Shaddy is a very subtle little shad bait that is […]
Des takes a look at a groundbait and expander pellet approach to catching skimmers from commercial venues during the winter months. The pole is the England internationals weapon of choice as he visits the lovely Burley Fields Lake in Shurdington near Cheltenham.