Every weekend, Colin Mitchell blogs exclusively for anglersmail.com. He’s experienced in match fishing, carp fishing and all coarse fishing… and he never holds back! Also look out for other guest blogs here.

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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…

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TRUE anglers care for the country, environment and most of all the fish they catch. All the above are usually treated with the utmost respect – after all we do…

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THE BARBEL I never thought would grace my landing net was now resting in the bottom of it. Now I have landed a few barbel over 15 lb, however it’s…

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IF I had a pound coin for every time someone asked or told me that fish bite better in the rain I’d be very rich! Sadly I have never got…

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AFTER a day’s fishing do you ever think just how many fish must have been in front of you? When you have had just one fish or a handful you…

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AT MIDNIGHT on March 14 – if you live in England and Wales – you have to pack away your river coarse fishing gear until June 16. Travel across the…