Coarse Fishing Articles

Roach

If all the stories are to he believed, 2lb roach are as numerous as l0lb carp and believe me, most waters that hold carp have them to at least l0lb, but the truth of the matter is that a 2lb roach is probably rarer than a 35lb carp. It certainly is in the area where

My Way With Pike

I first started fishing for pike over 40 years ago on the Wallers Haven with a huge green and red pike bung that was similar to a Fishing Gazette float, except it didn’t have a slit in the body. My bait was a rudd on a snap tackle caught from a dew pond in Hooe.

Autumn Perch

Although I have caught perch during every month of the old coarse fishing season, my favourite time of the year is the autumn. As the leaves start to change colour and drop from the trees, that is the time that the perch start to shoal and that is probably the best time to fish for

Lunatic Fringe

Neil Williams – A Member Of The Lunatic Fringe! I quite often meet members of the lunatic fringe in this job. Slightly insane anglers are, I’m pleased to say, not too thin on the ground – in fact, I’ve encountered so many that I’m beginning to think there must be something in the water…….if only

Stick Float Secrets

The float drifts away from me, downstream, tugging impatiently at the line. It’s partnered by a newly dropped autumn leaf, gleaming golden in the sun’s rays. I hold back the float, with my middle finger lightly pressed against the rim of the spool. Strangely, the leaf also pauses in its journey, seemingly waiting for the