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.
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.
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.
Lee Kerry runs through his considered approach to targeting winter commercial fisheries using the feeder, as he sets up at Packington Somers Fishery in the Midlands.
Four times World Champion gives his guide to winter pole fishing for roach on the Old River Nene in March, Cambs.
Alan Scotthorne describes his winter tactics on the seven main match lakes at Drennan Lindholme Lakes. He covers rigs, baits and tactics in detail, as well as explaining how he approaches different areas of each lake…
Tom Pickering uncovers the key lessons that you need to remember to maximise your chances of success this winter on commercial fisheries as he targets Aston Park Fisheries near Sheffield, a venue not that far from his home, yet one he’s not fished before.
Join England international Matt Godfrey on the banks of Hallcroft Fishery, Yorkshire where the England International goes through a typical day’s fishing. Matt explains where to start, how to bait up correctly, what rigs to use and last but not least what baits work best.
Top Welsh rugby player Andy Mann is no stranger to Weston Pools and in his debut filming session he nets loads of fish on three different lines. Starting with the long sixteen metre flick rig he moves to a shallow thirteen metre line then ends short. All this on a very cold winter’s day… and […]
Gary Knowles has achieved one of his long term angling ambitions by landing this magnificent 15lb 12 oz zander from the Lower Severn. Gary picks up the story: “I took a trip down to the lower Severn with my long suffering boat partner Edward Matthews, it is a long trip but we both felt there […]
A fishing day trip to Carney Pools in Bishton, Stafford on 9 May this year for 2 men from Staffordshire has resulted in them each receiving a penalty of £619 for fishing without a licence. Their cases were brought to Cannock Magistrates Court by the Environment Agency on Tuesday 7 December where 27-year old Jon […]
Legendary English Pike angler, presenter and author, Paul Gustafson is returning to your screens with his 3 classic films about Pike Fishing. Fishing TV, a global video on demand fishing channel, has recently found and digitised the DVD’s of How to Catch Bigger Pike, How to Catch River Pike and Pike Fishing in Ireland which […]
The British Record Fish Committee met remotely via online meeting facility on 19th July 2021. Present were: Mike Heylin OBE (Chairman), Oliver Crimmen (Scientific Advisor, Natural History Museum), Nigel Hewlett (Scientific Advisor, Environment Agency), Paul Coulson (Freshwater Specialist), Will Barnard (Freshwater Specialist), Andrew Nellist (Freshwater Specialist), David Craig (Ireland representative), Dr Phill Williams (Marine Specialist), […]