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On my second session I continued to get amongst the fish. I’d popped down for a quick overnighter and using the same tactics managed four mid-doubles and two tench. This time Meteor cork dust ‘wafters’ did the business on a rig incorporating 15lb brown Sink Skin and a size 8 Covert Mugga hook. The fish fell from two different spots and were caught over a kilo of mixed 15mm and 18mm Meteor boilies. Read the rest
I managed to get out for a trip to Linear Fisheries Hardwick and Smiths Lake last week. After arriving, I had a good walk around and after having a chat with a few of the anglers, the story was there wasn’t a lot happening, with the odd fish coming out. With little to go on, I sat in peg 6, which is one of my favourite swims on the Hardwick side of the lake. Read the rest
I chose to try a relatively un-fished venue which is known not for the size of its fish but the beauty of the carp that live there (a bit off a change to my normal angling). In the past I have been previously unsuccessful on this venue and wanted a challenge.
This 2 acre, oval shaped lake has a tree lined bank on one side and an open grass bank on the other with an outflow at one end. Read the rest
Peter Springate is above all else a fisherman first and foremost. He isn’t concerned with the whole world knowing what he’s caught, what tackle he’s using or how many 30’s or 40’s he has caught. He has no desire to appear in the popular angling press or enter any kind of competitive angling. He just has to go and explore new horizons, new challenges to his watercraft and angling ability and he does it as well as anyone. Read the rest
I turned up to my second home Hardwick and Smiths at linear fisheries to find a fair few anglers on Hardwick side of the lake. With only one angler on the Smiths side of the lake, it soon became apparent why so many anglers were favouring Hardwick end. After standing in one of the middle area swims and seeing five fish top out within ten minutes in the middle zone of Hardwick, I knew I had to try and get somewhere I could hit the middle of the lake. Read the rest
Hi, I’m John Holloway. I work as an agent for Gardner Tackle, Richworth Baits and a small wholesaler. I’m your average weekend angler (trying to be a good one) and have my highs and lows for success. Most of my customers have become pals over the years. Last April I was on a call to Steve of Leigh Tackle and Bait. Read the rest