Coarse Fishing Articles

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

Barbel

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

The Spin Doctors’ Lure Angling Odyssey – Part Five

The Soar With A Bare Head Smash! My radio alarm clock was once more hurled across the bedroom as it dared shout local news at my slumbering form. Local news for local people! Who cares? Nobody at 5:30 a.m. It was June the 16th. For some odd reason all this lure fishing, and blanking, had