Articles all about specimen fishing

Coarse Fishing – K.I.S.S – By Lewis Baldwin

For as long as I can remember my barbel fishing has been focused around location. Finding where the fish like to be at different times throughout the season and once located keeping my methods minimalistic and simple. The less components that are used to make a rig, the less there is to go wrong. [...]

Coarse Angling – Early Season Barbel – By Lewis Baldwin

June the 16th is almost upon us and after a 3 month hiatus, running water enthusiasts will be chomping at the bit to get to their nearest river for opening day of the new river season. None more so than the nations barbel anglers. Barbel can be found in many rivers up and down [...]

Coarse Fishing – March Blog – By Mike Lyddon

I can’t believe that’s another whole month gone since my last blog! Where does the time go? Well following on from last month’s blog, in which I raised doubt that I ‘d be able to get out for a last blast and hit my 100 pike winter target, in the end I did actually [...]

Carp Fishing – Canal Carping – By Lewis Baldwin

Spring is finally here and for me that generally means one thing, it’s time to start targeting the population of canal carp that inhabit the Midlands canal network. Don’t get me wrong winter is a great time to be canal carping as a good friend of mine has been proving recently, but with pike [...]

Coarse Fishing – February 2015 Blog – By Mike Lyddon

Yes folks it’s blog time again, so rather than being out on the bank like the rest of my angling friends, I am sat here on a Saturday evening jotting down a few words about how my February went. Unfortunately at the time of writing, my 100 pike target for the winter is still [...]

Coarse Fishing – January Blog – By Alan Stagg

Perch were high on the agenda this month and I soon had the kit loaded in the van and was the long drive. Arriving at dawn I had a good look around to familiarise myself with the venue before settling into a peg with an inviting snaggy margin to my right. I was soon using [...]

Coarse Fishing – Winter Barbel Fishing Part 2 – By Lewis Baldwin

Imagine we are now leaving the summer behind, the greens will be turning to golds, browns and oranges and the nights will be gradually getting longer. What does this mean for the nation’s barbel anglers? Well we certainly need to start thinking about what bait we are using and more importantly how it’s going to [...]

Coarse Fishing – Winter Barbel Fishing Part 1 – By Lewis Baldwin

Barbel fishing throughout the winter months can be a very hit and miss affair. If you get it right and fish when conditions are great then the results can be spectacular - but if the conditions are poor (which is the case more often than not) then unless you put your hookbait on the nose [...]

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