tcf January  Issue




Alternative Angle

In the first of a new series John Bailey discovers the silver fish population of the River Wensum is bouncing back.


Commercial Break

Alex Bones gives a bomb fishing masterclass at top Midlands bagging venue BW Makins.


Anything But Carp

Weirpool adventures on the River Lea chub, as Ian Welch visits Carthagena Fisheries for a rod-bending session on the tip.


The Apprentice

A long day’s roving on a small river sees Ryan bag a monster perch at the death.


Arthur’s Legend

Keith muses on the good, the bad and the downright ugly of London’s canals.


In Conversation With… Billy Knott

The cheeky angling bookie-cum-fishery owner recalls ‘painfully’ the day he had to make a £16,000 payout to one lucky angler.


Boilies – Don’t Believe The Hype

Sean Allison says it’s all down to confidence in your approach rather than using the latest must have boilies.


Road Trip – Hampshire Avon

Steve Martin fulfils a lifetime ambition, as he targets dace on the Royalty Fishery’s Bridge Pool.


Chalkstream Redfins

Bob James targets big roach on the River Test.



Aire Raid

Martin James has to dig deep to fool a chevin on Yorkshire’s tricky River Aire


Travelling Light

Jan Porter returns to the River Trent at Claythore, a stretch that saw some of his early match success, and bags a monster pike in the process..


The Korum Challenge

Hit our targets to claim an exclusive badge and be in with a chance of winning £300 of Korum gear.


Top Tackle

22 pages of top gear in focus, including two-piece suits, some great new DVD’s staring Dave Harrell and a brief look at some of the new tackle for 2007.


Cracking Competitions

£2,000 worth of Daiwa specialist tackle up for grabs.

Win CamouStreme clothing and luggage in our £1,000 comp.


tcf Guides

Species Guide: In focus – the ever-obliging chub.

Pole Clinic: Part Tree of how to elasticate your pole.

Bait Guide: A 17-page special on getting the best most from your boilies

Rig Clinic: Ali Hamidi’s ‘catch anything that swims’ rig.

Technique Guide: 13-page special on fishing the straight lead.

Knot Guide: How to tie the tucked half blood knot.

DIY Clinic: How to make your own boilies from shop-brought ingredients.


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