Fisherman's Friends!

A while ago there appeared in an EMAP angling magazine, an advertisement, small and discreet, offering a service. 'Friends or Lovers for Lonely Fisherfolk,' it declared, together with a box number for applicants.A date line for those who have been abandoned at the river bank. Haven't we all, at one time or another, I hear

Big Perch from Commercial Carp Fisheries

Perch fishing surprises

You Gotta Keep It Small

By Steve Richards of The Perchfishers Are you sitting comfortably? Then I will begin. I suppose my fishing career started when I was about 5 or 6 years of age in Croyland Brook, being a Northants man. This Brook runs through Croyland Park, Wellingborough and we lived at the top of the park so you

Flavours And Additives

For those of you who don't know me, I've been around for so long I don't even believe it myself! It's been said that when I started fishing the Dead Sea was only sick! In the late 1950's I modeled myself on Dick Walker, complete with floppy hat and cane MK IV's. Through the sixties

Topdawg Jerk Bait

It was at a Lure Anglers' Society competition at Ardingly reservoir where I first saw Del Bennett working a jerkbait. Using a jerkbait rod and a multiplier reel in perfect co-ordination, I was fascinated watching him practicing the technique. He was jerking the rod tip, in perfect rhythmic timing with the spinning handle of the