fishysmell

MANY anglers have an obsession with the biggest, best and freshest baits. But are we actually talking ourselves out of the best fish attractants around by avoiding stale, smelly bait? Chub…

Dan Pestell

Arriving mid afternoon, his friends told him fish had been crashing nearby at the Ringwood DAA controlled venue so he knew which swim to pick. Bournemouth, Dorset-based Dan explained: “My…

red-fox2

Dan Hedges had a nasty surprise at Orpington DAA local water Ruxley in Kent when at 4am a fox crept into his bivvy and clawed him. Dan, 28, from Sidcup,…

4 lb crucian

Coventry, West Midlands-based Phil added another of 3 lb plus 13 tench up to 6 lb 2 oz using rubber casters on a flatbed feeder and Sonubaits Sweet Fishmeal groundbait to size…

nigelbotherway

I COULD start with cliché phrases about how spring has ‘sprung’ or how the ‘warmer weather is finally upon us’ but I’m not that confident it is! The fish are…

murdered

Carrie, 48, jointly owned Battle Tackle in Ninfield Road, Sidbury, with her ex-partner Gerry Palmer, 50, who has subsequently been charged with her murder. Gerry was found later that day…