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Autumn Perch

Although I have caught perch during every month of the old coarse fishing season, my favourite time of the year is the autumn. As the leaves start to change colour and drop from the trees, that is the time that the perch start to shoal and that is probably the best time to fish for

From The Privvy – Chapter Six

The Boring Bit While living in Canada, I had developed an interest in trout fishing and the first few years of living in Ashford I spent the spring and summer trout fishing and the colder months fishing the Kent coast for cod, I also developed an interest in big roach. The trout fishing was so

Chronicle of the Etangs de la Croix Blanche

Ever since I was a kid, eagerly devouring the works of such anglers as Jack Hilton and Chris Yates, reading every article penned by Rod Hutchinson and knowing off by heart the account by Richard Walker of his famous record, I have been obsessed with catching carp and all that goes with it. The mystic,

Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble… Ten easy steps to making your own boilies

1. Clear the sink. Or get your wife/partner to do it for you since it is women’s work, washing up. My chief angler recoiled in horror because there was a fork left in ours – ‘Can’t do anything until the sink’s cleared,’ he said – and walked away from it. Seems that if you have

Bait, Boilies And Making Them

Perhaps one of carp fishing's most contentious areas, along with rigs, is bait. There are almost as many theories as what there are flavours and that is saying something. Over the years a multitude of products have been available to all and sundry and in the last few years some very good baits have been