Although blistering hot conditions prevailed all day for the 130 anglers in the latest Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifying match held at Tunnel Barn Farm Fishery, Shrewley, Warwick on Saturday 26th May 2012, the weights were very impressive with seven weights over the magic ton and the lowest 10 peg section winning weight was 65 lbs […]
The Barbel Society is hosting a Barbel School on a private stretch of the River Teme on the weekend of July 21st/22nd. Open to members and non members alike and with beginner’s welcome, the event is being hosted by Rob Swindells and will include sessions on fish location, swim selection, tackle, bait, baiting strategies, accurate […]
News has emerged of a the capture of a 15lb 4oz barbel from the Birmingham Anglers Association controlled stretch of the Warwickshire Avon on the last day of the season. The fish, possibly the biggest ever barbel from the stretch and the biggest of the season from any BAA water, was caught by member Chris […]
Vicki Davies has set a new ladies’ venue catfish record at Shatterford Lakes with a 68lb beauty – a fish less than 2lb short of the biggest of the species ever landed in the UK by a female angler. The fish, which came from peg 15 on Masters Lake and took luncheon meat at 5am, […]
A seven-year-old angler has broken the Scottish grayling record after catching a huge specimen from the country’s river Clyde. At a weight of 3lb 10oz, the impressive fish smashes the previous best for the species, caught from the river Tweed, by over 8oz. The overjoyed captor, young Sam Thomson from Forth, south Lanarkshire, tempted his […]
Barbel have become our most popular river fish but Lee Burden has hit the angling headlines after landing a 13-pounder from a lake. The fish, one of the biggest barbel to have come from a stillwater in the UK, came from Lychgate Fisheries at Stoke Golding in Warwickshire. The 33-year-old was fishing for carp and […]
It’s been very hard to catch specimen barbel on the Warwickshire Avon so far this year with the river being so low and clear. However, some rain put a tinge of colour into the waterway on the last weekend of the season persuading Ashley Burton to give them a go. And he was rewarded with […]
It’s always a sign that spring must be on the way when catfish wake up from their winter slumbers, and the first one of the year has just been caught at Shatterford Lakes.Richard Clarke from Rowley tempted the personal best 37-pounder using luncheon meat hook bait during a short session at Stuart’s Lake. Richard had […]
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In conjunction with “The Big One” show in Farnborough this weekend, shop4tackle.com are offering an extra 5% discount code off of their already great prices. To receive this discount just enter “thebigone” at checkout. Go to shop4tackle.com Offer valid until the end of March 2012.
The River Severn has run into its best form of the season with big fish showing and two 100lb catches reported to me using two entirely different approaches. Both came from Bewdley, float maker Steve Maher bagging 100lb of barbel to 7lb on straightforward stick float and maggot tactics while fishing a pacey 8ft deep […]
Respected Midlands big fish angler Phil Smith has set a new barbel record for the River Anker with a mighty 15lb 4oz fish. Phil, who has now caught 15lb barbel from five different UK rivers, had blanked on his previous session on the water but decided to give it another go after taking the water […]
Greys is proud to announce the addition of predator expert Andy Black to its Coarse Academy. “We are delighted to officially announce that Andy Black has joined our existing Coarse Academy to help us push the predator focused Greys Prowla brand in the UK”, said UK Marketing Manager Andy Charlton. “He brings a huge wealth […]
The River Severn has produced its biggest barbel in a very long time in the shape of a 15lb 12oz beauty to Hartpury angler Kevin Gittins. Kevin, who has targeted the big river’s barbel for over a decade up to four times a week, tempted the personal best with a Teme Severn boilie wrapped in […]
Garbolino are once again rewarding anglers who buy one of their MAXIM poles by offering them a free days coaching absolutely free at one of their hugely successful Angling Academy days. Now into its third year Garbolino are delighted with the response, UK boss and England International Darren Cox commented; – “These Academy days are […]