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.

CARP fishing in spring can be truly epic. This is the time for bagging up with double-figure carp…. and for me May and June have always produced my biggest hauls.…

TENCH are waking up, and they’re often a bit more gullible and willing to take an angler’s hook bait in the spring. If you want to have a crack for…

FOR years I thought that grayling were of the radar, a species cursed by the game angler and rarely targeted by the coarse angler. I was wrong as the expensive…

A LOT of anglers target chub in the winter months when they start packing on the weight and filling out. And whether you’ve just got a couple of hours to…

MANY anglers are always searching for new places to fish. Some are happy to keep on going back to the same water or even the same swim but others look for…

A GLANCE  through the pages of Angler’s Mail a few weeks ago made me smile with a great deal of satisfaction. I wanted to congratulate all of the anglers who had…

THE announcement of new rod licence rules and fees last week sparked off yet another debate on just how many anglers there are in England and Wales – with the…

IF you tell someone a story often enough it’s difficult to sift fact from fiction, particularly in the world of angling. The truth can become indistinguishable from fantasy and myth…