tcf October Issue


Commercial Break

Alex Bones reveals his tricks for making the most of margins on commercial fisheries.


Anything But Carp

Ian Welch visits the Kennet to show how to catch small-river barbel in the heat of the day.


The Apprentice

More barbel sport as Chris Ponsford and Ryan Lippitt roll meat on the Warwickshire Avon.


Classic Swims

Focus on the River Kennet’s Brimpton Mill Pool in Berkshire.


Angling Adventures

Ian Chapman pays a visit to Ireland’s Lough Bridget.


Arthur’s Legend

Keith recalls the days when bread was tops on London’s canals.


In Conversation With Jan Porter

The match ace turned specialist answers some in-depth questions put by tcf editor Gareth Purnell.


Wye Boilies

Passion For Angling star Bob James targets chub on the River Wye on float-fished mini boilie tactics.


Getting Ziggy With It

Korda’s Ali Hamidi show you how to fish sub-surface at Layer Pits near Colchester.


Back To The Future

Vintage tackle tactics with a modern twist at Bushy Park with John Andrews.


Cool For Cats

Leeds ace Tony Smith visits Lakemore Fisheries in Cheshire and explains some simple tactics on how to catch your first catfish.


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

29 pages of top gear in focus, including centrepin reels on test and Preston Innovations new 11ft Mini waggler rods.


Cracking Competitions

£4,000 worth of Rapala ProWear clothing up for grabs.

Win Dynamite SilverX groundbait in our £1,000 comp.


tcf Guides

Species Guide: The hard-fighting barbel.

Pole Clinic: Make your own pole anchors.

Bait Guide: 17-page special on the best fake baits and how to use them.

Rig Clinic: Ian Welch’s maggot feeder set-up.

Technique Guide: Get the best out of popped-up baits.


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