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Don't Always Believe What You are Told

During the closed season, I made my first few trips to a Carp syndicate that I have decided to fish this year. Although I had baits out most of the time, my main aim was to get an idea of the lake's features while there still weren't many people about. I'd been told that the

My Favourite Fish

By Peter Stone I am often asked which is my favourite species. I haven't one, but if I was asked which I consider the most spectacular species I would not even have to stop and consider. For one stands head and shoulders above the others - Perch. The first fish I can recall which pulled

How Low Can You Go?

Boat fishing on the drift has been a popular method of sea angling for years. Whether you are fishing for Plaice, Turbot or Brill along sandbanks, or for Cod and Pollack over a wreck, few anglers have experienced anything like the fishing available off the West Coast of Ireland. How the hell do you go

5lb Roach or Deadbait Surprises

For a number of years now I've used whitebait extensively and the list of species I've caught on it is: barbel, carp, chub, eel, perch, pike, tench and both brown and rainbow trout. Having said that, like others, I don't find sea deadbaits any good for perch - for some reason perch don't seem to

From The Privvy – Chapter One

An Early Start I was woken at four in the morning by my father, it was sometime in July 1958 and I was going carp fishing for the first time. Today was the culmination of several weeks of preparation, my cousin had modified our rods by building solid glass tip sections and replacing the snake