tcf February Issue




Alternative Angle

John Bailey travels to an unspoilt section of the Hampshire Avon to lay to rest some ghosts from his angling youth.


Commercial Break

Alex Bones explains how pole-fish corn over hemp is the top tactic for targeting winter carp on commercials.


Anything But Carp

High water levels challenge Ian Welch’s stick float skills as he faces the grayling challenge on a tricky River Kennet.


The Apprentice

Chris and Ryan go in search of winter bream and carp on a visit to Solihull’s Barston Lakes.


Arthur’s Legend

Keith casts his mind back to the glory days of Irish coarse fishing.


In Conversation With… Clint Elliott

Clint reveals what it’s like to run Cornish bagging venue White Acres, the fishery visited by mare anglers than any other.


Land Of The Giants

Derek Willan conquers the specimen roach of the Lake District’s Stunning Esthwaite Water.


Fenland Predator Hunt

Steve Martin joins John Watson for a one-stop lesson in catching Fen Drain pike.


The Reluctant Carp Angler

Gareth Purnell chooses the first big storm of the winter to target his first 20lb carp.


Barbel From A Man’s River

Dennis Fisher tackles a cold and clear River Wye


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

12 pages of top gear in focus, including lure rods, the new tcf ‘bookazine’ and a brief look at some of the top tackle for 2007.


Cracking Competition

£2,400 worth of Korda Underwater DVD’s up for grabs.


tcf Guides


Species Guide: In focus – the Grayling, aka, The Lady of the Stream.


Pole Clinic: Our pole selection guide with APF’s Mark Williams.


Bait Guide: How to get the best from corn and maize.


Barbel Rig Clinic: Ian Welch’s perfect pellet rig.


Technique Guide: Everything you need to know about fishing with coarse and sea deadbaits.


Knot Guide: How to tie the four-turn water knot and the full blood knot.


DIY Clinic: How to make your own sink and draw pike trace.


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