catch fish

SOMETIMES I think we are all guilty of complicating our fishing. How often have you had a good day on the bank by concentrating on the basics and just one…

 UNDERFISHING of our rivers can be great news for the pike angler. With silverfish populations increasing on a lot of flowing waterways – food fish for the resident pike population…

catch fish

AS I write this the rain is hammering down against the window and the local radio has issued some flood warnings – so an opportune time to talk about fishing…

  I’M ALWAYS very aware that as anglers we need to maintain a good public profile. Sometimes that means going the extra mile. You know, things like smile at passers-by,…

colour bait

IT’S often been claimed that the raft of brightly coloured floats on sale in many tackle shops catch more anglers than they do fish. But what about the vast array…

  AS an angler I’d class myself as a bit of an all-rounder, but big fish definitely ‘flick my switch’. And one of the bonuses about working on the Mail…