Coarse Fishing Articles

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

The Spin Doctors’ Lure Angling Odyssey – Part Four

Out On A Limb As April turned into May something extraordinary happened. As I was sitting in my office dreaming of the two pike I had outwitted the previous week, I began to feel discomfort in my eyes. I couldn’t work it out. I could barely make out what I had written on the computer

My Perch Rigs

I have written it before and will, no doubt, do so again - the simple things are often the best. Complicated rigs will catch fish, but then so do simple rigs and you cannot get anything more simple than a rod, reel, line and hook, though I suppose you could even do away with the

The Spin Doctors’ Lure Angling Odyssey – Part Three

First Blood! All week I’d been pestering Paul about his spinning technique; which spinner, what depth, style of retrieve and so on. Paul was his usual dry self and just told me he’d been doing everything to induce a take. By the point he hooked and landed the fat Jack he forgotten what he’d done

The Spin Doctors’ Lure Angling Oddessy – Part Two

How to lose lures and not influence fish It was nearing half past one in the morning in the rusty old van. We were reflecting on yet another mad gig, this time in Hinckley. Playing in a thrash band can be a dangerous thing, and we’d caused another near riot in an ill-prepared pub. Still,