Battle of the Carp Lakes: Top Tips for Taking on Crayfish

What are Crayfish? Crayfish are present in many waterways across the UK and Europe. The smaller White Clawed Crayfish (pictured right below) is native to the UK and sadly under threat from the non-native American Signal Crayfish (pictured left below) due to a disease...

Taking on Stanton – Chapter 6: The Final Charge

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 5: A Unique Capture

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...

Two Killer Float Fishing Tactics – Floater Fishing Setups & More

"It’s cheating, they don’t count… I would rather catch them on the bottom. It never ceases to amaze me when anglers discount surface fishing either based on its merits or because it’s something they don’t understand. Surface fishing provides an opportunity to turn...

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...

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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Tackle Advice

Choosing a Reel

Choosing a Reel

he reel that you choose to use on your fishing rod is important, reels range from simple cogs to intricate systems which spin as smooth as silk. Nevertheless, all reels have some similarities, they hold the line until you need to release it, allow...

Choosing a Fishing Rod

Choosing a Fishing Rod

f you visit a tackle shop, you’ll find a jungle of rods sticking up over the counter. They will vary from short, supple rods to exceedingly long, heavy rods. You’ll find rods where the guides (the rings which follow down the rod and “guide” the...