May 2005


In May’s issue we report on the rising threat to the region’s specimen chub and barbel from otters and highlight the efforts of Les Webber, who is getting angling accepted for the school curricula.

Also in the feature packed issue, priced only £1.99


New Series

Cutting-Edge Carping

Andover, Hampshire’s Tim Wagner joins Southern Angler, and in part one of his carp-techniques series looks at what the carp angler needs to grasp to build up a picture of water’s unseen, underwater features.

Broadlands Battle Plan

How to tackle the Hampshire fishery that was surprisingly included in this year’s FishO calendar.

Who needs carp anyway

As an introduction to his new series on commercial fishery tactics, White Acres Clint Elliott shows why you should not ignore silver fish when the carp go quiet.

£2000 CFS Competition

Three lucky readers will share a complete set of the new Commercial Fishery Specialist gear from MAP.

Tricks Of The Trade

Roy Marlow discusses water temperature and how it affects your target fish.

First Impressions

Including a look at the new Fox Barbel ‘Duo’ 11ft rod.

Rogue Rage

Three sets of two Wychwood carp rod ‘n’ reel combo’s plus line are up for offer in our £525 competition.

Where To Fish

More of the south’s waters spotlighted plus John Wright brings you news from the regions in form venues.

Tackle Live

Staff members Gareth Purnell and Steve Martin showcase the gear they have most enjoyed using over the last 12 months.

It’s Strickly 30 Plus

Three sets of 30 plus carp luggage worth £160 each must be won.

The Ivan Marks Story

In part three Ivan discusses the invention of the swingtip and his record in the World Championships.

Match News

Find out how the south’s minnows left the big boys behind in the AT Winter League semi finals.

Toughing It On The Wagger

Find out how Mike Jameson faired as he tackled Hartley Lands’ Nick’s Lake on the coldest day of the year.