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

From The Privvy – Chapter Eight

Do It Yourself Surgery One of the other waters we fished while fishing Johns' lake was Griffins Lake near Canterbury. We started fishing it in November, which is not a good time to start on a water, but we don't always do sensible things, do we? On our fist session Clive and I went to

Lure Fishing – Part Two

Setting HooksOne of the most frustrating aspects for beginners is the number of takes which fail to result in a fish on the bank. What often happens is that you feel the savage take of a fish, strike into it, feel it struggle briefly, then it’s away. Sadly, it’s experiences like this which dissuade many

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.

From The Privvy – Chapter Seven

Rambling After my initial success using boiled baits and hair rigs, I thought I should perhaps try and catch some big fish, at this time twenties were still very desirable. Kevin Maddocks had recently published that in one season he had caught twenty twenties; this became the yardstick that carp anglers used for the next