Category: Coarse Fishing News

Specimen Barbel from Long Eaton

Long Eaton angler Paul Kerry has banked this magnificent 12lb 8oz barbel on the Long Eaton Victoria Angling Society stretch of the River Trent in Long Eaton on 17 October.This specimen is one of around 30 barbel landed by Paul so far this season, his biggest fish to date weighing in at a whopping 15lb 5oz.   

New video urges clubs to create more crucian carp waters

The National Crucian Conservation Project (NCCP) has produced a second video aimed at encouraging angling clubs and fishery owners to create crucian carp friendly waters in order to protect the species and encourage anglers to take up fishing for this delightful species. It can be viewed here:  The video – entitled “Creating Record Breaking […]

Brace of big barbel for Trent angler

Pic: Eric Weeks with his 14lb 12oz Trent barbel Long Eaton Victoria Angling Society member Eric Weeks had an eventful couple of days this week. On Tuesday 10th March he had his first fishing trip to the River Trent on the LEVAS Long Eaton stretch since August last year.He was rewarded with a personal best barbel […]

Angling tackles ‘dirty Kennet’

Angling and Fisheries groups from Kintbury to Reading have joined forces with local MP Richard Benyon to tackle the longstanding issue of River Kennet turbidity caused by the entry of dirty canal water impacting on the famous chalk stream from Copse Lock at Hamstead Marshall. The groups fear that unless the Environment Agency and the […]

James cracks the canal perch population

Get Hooked on Fishing’s James Thornhill has been getting to know the perch population on the canals to the west of London and certainly appears to have cracked it lately. Fishing short sessions he’s landed stripeys to over 3lb, fishing simply with a 8/10gr jig heads and plasticperch patterns. Said James, who runs the GHOF […]

Drop shotting at Woodland View

Strange goings on at Woodland View Fishery where anglers have been seen dangling curious jelly like offerings into the margins. But fret not, because the top Midlands match venue is experiencing some of the new drop shotting craze that’s sweeping the country. Drop shotting is a form of very light lure fishing, and is especially […]