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Guest Article by Owen Whalley….The KD Carp Rig…Simple but deadly

The KD carp rig is the latest rig that I have chosen to write about as it is one of the most effective rigs around and also one of the most simplistic carp rigs around. This rig is called the KD rig simply because the person who invented this rig is a carp angler called […]

Lee Swords “August Fishing Blog”… part two

This week I found out that I was the proud owner of two new kidney stones, one a little larger than the other 6mm and 2mm, my old stone was around the 9 mm marks so both of these bad boys have a little growing to do yet before they reach record breaking proportions, I […]

A guest article by Ron Clay….Alderfen Carp Lake

ALDERFEN  CARP LAKE   By Ron Clay   Since I have already written a piece about Alderfen Fishery in general but as I had never fished the big carp lake,  I thought that I had better do something about that, as this particular lake is extremely attractive with its landscaped shoreline and stock of Leney’s […]

T hole surgery

‘T’-hole surgery By Chris Wilson Sometimes a stealthy presentation is the best approach when targeting big fish that have probably seen it all before, and what better than to present a decent size piece of meat or cheese on the hair with no visible signs of a bait stop showing? For soft bait like these […]

Carp Fishing…Using Method Feeder Rigs at The Delves!

Instead of going on the Trent recently my fishing buddy Dan Stewart-Smith and myself decided to have a go at a bit of carp fishing instead for a change…Well as they say ” A change is as good as a rest!” Now if I were to say that I am not an experienced carp fisherman […]

A self analysis of my barbel fishing on the Trent….Am I just too inclusive to get myself a proper beast??

Barbel Fishing on the Trent….Am I just too inclusive to get myself a proper beast?? But do I really want to change the way I work? And that is the question I need to ask myself “DO I want to change?” Recently two good mates of mine Wayne “Barbel” Glossop and Jon Preen have both […]

A guest article by Owen Whalley…Short session carp fishing

Whilst I was out barbel fishing on the mighty Trent recently I decided to use my Samsung Galaxy to check in on my e-mails, (handy thing is this mobile internet mallarky) in my inbox was a letter asking for advice on how to become a sponsored angler from a lad of 14, now my advise […]

August “Fishing Blog” proper…no almost… just the real deal!

August already…Where is this year going to? It is true what they say about time passing faster as you get older, it certainly does! if it carries on at this rate I will barely have enough time to get out fishing! I remember as a lad my 6 week holidays lasting a whole decade, my fortnight […]

Guest article by Mark Hewitt…His thoughts on Pike Fishing

Looking back over my 25 years of angling, I’ve seen lots of changes. Even more so when considering previous generations, through most aspects of the sport. Development/evolution has been dramatic when it comes to tackle, bait, methods, rigs and even venues. One area doesn’t seem to have kept the same pace, which has set me […]