Coarse Fishing Articles

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

Hunting Summer Perch

Let me start by saying that summer is not the best time to catch perch in numbers - at least not in my waters. This is because perch are scattered about at this time of year rather than shoaled up as in the colder months. However, this does mean that we can usefully employ roving


With all those reports of barbel from the Sussex Ouse I was tempted to give it a try and did, but unsuccessfully, for while more barbel than ever before were caught from that river in 1998, it still only amounted to a tiny fraction of what gets caught from those famous rivers: Kennet, Severn and

My First Year With Lures

Pete's Day Out

The Conference Of The Lure Anglers' SocietyDerby University, 5th June 1999 Text and Photos by Pete Welsh If any of you have read my Lure Angling Odyssey, you’ll already be familiar with my ‘novice’ status and clumsy attempts to catch fish. If you haven’t, well you are now. So what better way of jumping in