Category: Coarse Fishing

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. Les Thompson visits Warwickshire’s Tunnel Barn Farm to see how he gets the most from this highly […]

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 […]