Well after a two year break due to Covid it was good to see the return of these two fishing shows, firstly at Farnborough and then the local one to me at Stoneleigh. So off I went for a moosh around the Stoneleigh show. So what did I think to this years show? Well I had mixed feelings about it this year. I’d heard a … Continue reading The Big one – fishing show at Stoneleigh, What did you think to it?
Being a match angler I never know the peg I’m going to draw, the weather conditions on the day or the depth of water I expect the fish to be in. So I need to be well prepared and carry a total of 110 rigs for most occasions in my seat box. All these rigs are tied up well in advance and when I go … Continue reading Commercial venue pole rigs
There is a phrase, “the more you put in, the more you get” match fishing has many types of angler. During my time fishing matches over the years I’ve met anglers from all walks of life. Yes its a fantastic hobby, we all know that, It gets you out the house in all types of weather and health and wellbeing benefits are well known. Match … Continue reading Match fishing – an obsessional pass time?
Anglers really are a strange lot when it comes to the terminology we use when fishing. We frequently mix between metric or imperial units of measure all the time. With not a lot of match fishing happening at the moment I turned my thoughts on this, to create this latest blog post. It must be very confusing to the new comer to the sport! We … Continue reading The Angling Metric and Imperial Battle
Well there’s not much happening for us match anglers at the moment is there. But thank god we can still just pleasure fish. I haven’t had anything to blog about for ages. All anglers really do have a lot to thank the Angling Trust for getting the green light from the government allowing us to be still be able to go fishing. The angling Trust … Continue reading Make the best of Lockdown and get out and practice
2021 update – I changed how I tie and store my pole rigs, Although I’ll keep this post live on the website, for the latest way I organise and tie my pole rigs please lick HERE Where do we start with commercial poles rigs? What’s pole type float? Which line?, stotz’s or shots? What Shotting to use? What size hook length and what type of … Continue reading Get your pole rigs organised
As the days get colder going into winter should you use lighter lines when fishing on carp venues? I think the answer is NO!! Silvers or F1 fishing is a different kettle of fish so to speak but I generally believe using lighter lines on pole rigs when you are fishing for carp doesn’t make a blind bit of difference. Many anglers sitting on the … Continue reading Light line diameter when winter carp fishing