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POLE FISHING BLOG
Former World Silver Medallist and Irish team regular Willy Wheeler reflects on the changing face of Irish Festival fishing.   When you talk to a lot of English anglers about the things they associate with fishing in Ireland, you generally hear memories of rugged venues, big nets of bream and…
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Jon Arthur takes to a town lake armed with £3 worth of bait, on a mission to catch a quality bag of roach in far from ideal conditions… In this day and age it’s easy to get lost in the mist of baits and additives, and sometimes I think we…
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Although it causes some anglers a world of pain, hemp is undoubtedly one of the most prolific roach-catching baits available. Here, Lee Wright explains how he has made the bait his own…   Sat on the bank in the peaceful tranquillity of the countryside, the fresh air filling your lungs…
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Alan Scotthorne looks at the pros and cons of netting or swinging a fish in   Whether to reach for the landing net or risk swinging a fish in is a decision that I am sure we have all had to make at some point in our fishing. It is…
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Lessons From The Champion   Lee Thornton reveals the tactics and mind-set that he uses to stay one step ahead of the competition As an angler who has been fishing at the top level on the UK match circuit for many seasons, it might come as a surprise that I have…
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Alan’s Essential Skills   Alan Scotthorne explains why finer tackle can give you the edge at this typically changeable time of year.  Fishing with really strong gear is absolutely fine in the height of summer when the fish are really lively and active. With a lot more competition for bait,…
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Catch More Commercial Perch   Callum Dicks lift the lid on his tactics for targeting a surprise species that could be lurking in your local commercial – specimen perch! I have had many shocks on commercial fisheries over the years when I’ve hooked what I think is a carp or…
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Deadly Small-Fish Tactics Exposed   Garbolino speed-machine, Rob Wright, uncovers a lethal small-fish attack that has seen him taking silverfish venues apart… Last year, I discovered a way of feeding that totally changed my outlook on squatt fishing. Squatts have always been a great bait for small fish, but they’re…
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Catch More Silver Fish   Make the most of commercial silver fish at your local venue, as our commercial master Andy Geldart demonstrates a foolproof springtime approach!  On arriving at my chosen swim, I often sit down on my box and look at the water. It’s not because I’m tired…
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Pete Upperton On Carp   We join Middy ace Pete Upperton for a masterclass in finding the optimum depth of water for big bags of carp!Where do you fish your pellets? I’d hazard a guess that if we asked a survey of 100 people (in typical Family Fortunes style), 99…
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With anglers paying for groundbait, leam and joker for matches on the Stainforth & Keadby, James Dent has been taking the venue apart with three much cheaper attacks. For someone who doesn’t know the venue, to walk the bank while a match is going on here on the Stainforth &…
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