Taking on Stanton – Chapter 4: Continued Success

In this article series I’ll be taking a look back at the legendary water that is Stanton. We’ll look at the highlights, the lowlights and everything in between. If you need a refresher on this incredible water, click the button below to take another look at the map...

Taking on Stanton – Chapter 3: Spring Arrives

In this article series I’ll be taking a look back at the legendary water that is Stanton. We’ll look at the highlights, the lowlights and everything in between. If you need a refresher on this incredible water, click the button below to take another look at the map...

Taking on Stanton – Chapter 2: The First of the “A Team”

In this article series I’ll be taking a look back at the legendary water that is Stanton. We’ll look at the highlights, the lowlights and everything in between. If you need a refresher on this incredible water, click the button below to take another look at the map...

Taking on Stanton – Chapter 1: The Early Days

To begin I should start back in the 90’s with my early gravel pit fishing which focussed on the linear complex in the Witney area of Oxfordshire. At the time I was concentrating on Manor Farm, a busy circuit water with some very big fish, with the largest in excess of...

A Basic Guide to Freelining for Carp

Like many, my fishing is frequently governed by a limited amount of time. Plenty of us have busy lives and simply slot in fishing where we can. For me, this means travelling light, staying mobile and moving around lakes and rivers trying to find fish and only then...

Fishing Hooks: Sizes & Types

Hooks are available in a range of sizes and styles, designed to catch anything from a minnow to a marlin, they can also be found in various different colours. It’s easy to be confused, so we explain it all for you here.

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Taking on Stanton – Chapter 4: Continued Success

Taking on Stanton – Chapter 4: Continued Success

In this article series I’ll be taking a look back at the legendary water that is Stanton. We’ll look at the highlights, the lowlights and everything in between. If you need a refresher on this incredible water, click the button below to take another look at the map...

Taking on Stanton – Chapter 3: Spring Arrives

Taking on Stanton – Chapter 3: Spring Arrives

In this article series I’ll be taking a look back at the legendary water that is Stanton. We’ll look at the highlights, the lowlights and everything in between. If you need a refresher on this incredible water, click the button below to take another look at the map...

Taking on Stanton – Chapter 1: The Early Days

Taking on Stanton – Chapter 1: The Early Days

To begin I should start back in the 90’s with my early gravel pit fishing which focussed on the linear complex in the Witney area of Oxfordshire. At the time I was concentrating on Manor Farm, a busy circuit water with some very big fish, with the largest in excess of...

A Basic Guide to Freelining for Carp

A Basic Guide to Freelining for Carp

Like many, my fishing is frequently governed by a limited amount of time. Plenty of us have busy lives and simply slot in fishing where we can. For me, this means travelling light, staying mobile and moving around lakes and rivers trying to find fish and only then...

Catching Carp in the Margins

Catching Carp in the Margins

Catching carp in the margins is one of the most exciting and productive methods, perfect for the short session fisherman. I've arrived at lakes in the past, carefully baited up a few marginal spots before catching some fantastic fish in a relatively short space of...

A Basic Guide to River Fishing for Carp

A Basic Guide to River Fishing for Carp

As we move into the warmer months, it’s a sure fire bet that commercial fisheries and specimen carp venues will start to become especially busy. I’m writing this at the time of the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK, so I imagine it will be even worse this year once the...

A Decade on Pingewood – Chapter 5: The Last Gasp

A Decade on Pingewood – Chapter 5: The Last Gasp

In the absence of The Brute, some of the other stock made the press in a big way through late 2018, as an observer, seeing this reminded me of how many other great fish I would still like from Pingewood. Ultimately, the call was too strong and I ended up doing a few...

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Fishing Rod Repair: Replacing the Top Eye

Fishing Rod Repair: Replacing the Top Eye

This article has been written for anybody that needs to know how to mend a fishing rod. In this example situation I’ve mangled the rod tip and I don’t even know how I did it! This tip should have a ceramic insert within the tip that’s been lost when the rod was...

Which Line to Use?

Which Line to Use?

t is easy, particularly as a beginner, to overlook the importance of the line when you are fishing. The line is the only thing which separates the fish from you. Simply put, if it fails you won’t land the fish, and as any seasoned fisherman will...