The almighty zig rig, you either love them or you hate them, but there is no doubt that they can be a devastating tactic at any time of the year. …
Just when I thought we’d got through, what has been, one of the worst winters since I’ve run the lakes..It snowed again! The temperature plummeted from a balmy 17°C last week to -4°C last night… It has to be said, … Continue reading →
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As another Great British Summer (TM) slowly but surely lumbers into our collective consciousness, its traditions, old and new, shape those precious few weeks when everything feels different. Seaside. Silly Season. Fish & Chips. Camping. Cricket. Mr Whippy. BBQs. Brexit. Wasps. Lager. Pub Gardens. Headlines. Headaches. Nostalgia. Knees. Festivals. FA Cup Final. Music. Mud. Sweltering … Continue reading “Spring Carp – Rain or Shine”
Angler’s Mail features editor Richard Howard reveals some top spring fishing tips to put a chunky carp or two on the bank.
NOW can be a tricky time on the bank but the spring fishing tips outlined here can turn your fortunes. …Continue reading »
The Wye has been well up over the last fortnight after remaining very low and clear through the winter. In the low conditions the fish tend to shoal up tightly and even productive stretches can become very ‘peggy’. The extra water sees the fish spread out and with the water warming up I expect some really … Continue reading “Wye Perch – Gatecrashers”
It was a pleasant morning on Saturday with just a hint of spring in the air. After a slow, steady rise in temperature through the week and with the noticeable the extra daylight, I was sure the Wye perch shoals would be starting to spread out and get on the feed in preparation for their … Continue reading “Wye Perch – Perseverance”
May has been fairly hectic all-round, yet I’ve still managed to squeeze in a couple of short early morning trips on my local tench pool this month. The first session right at the beginning of May was fantastic – a number of big, lumpy tench fell to simple float fishing tactics using three dead red … Continue reading “Stags, Festivals and Tench”
The sun’s warming afternoon rays had enticed the great British public out to the beach in search of some traditional Easter holiday fun. Sand and sea. Shells and ice creams. Picnics and pints. While mooching around the beach, I knew the sunshine would be having a similar effect on the local carp population. And so, … Continue reading “Fishing For Fun in the Afternoon Sun”