My Perch Diary – Week One – Jimmy Sallis

Read more; February 2, 2014

After managing to talk my mate Tom (he normally just comes to get out)  into buying  a day licence and coming fishing with me for the day we decided to pick a new Perch venue. On talking to a couple of my match fishing friends we came to a decision on a commercial fishery just […]

I Love Fishing – February’s Crabtree Challenge

Read more; January 31, 2014

If you’ve been kicking around with us for a while you might remember that it’s around this time of year that we start talking about ‘Venables Day’. Also know as Valentines Day (to some), it’s the birthday of the great man; hailed by many as the godfather of modern angling – Mr. Bernard Venables.

Advice or Secrets? by John Bailey

Read more; January 30, 2014

I absolutely love getting questions via this website, the Angler’s Mail, the Eastern Daily Press or from anywhere else where that I’m associated with. When this is all about genuine tips and advice, I’ll do everything in my power to help just as much as I conceivably can. Therefore, if I’m asked about best methods, […]

Those Missed Bites We All Suffer – John Bailey

Read more; January 23, 2014
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I do a heck of a lot of guiding and when it comes down to it, the biggest problem a lot of my guys experience is the vexed question of missed bites. This is particularly so in the winter months when fishing rivers on the quivertip for roach, chub, perch and possibly even barbel. I’ve […]

Day 17 – Picture the Scene

Read more; January 17, 2014

Flood water fishing

Read more; January 16, 2014

With what seemed like all the rivers in the country being in flood I had made up my mind to stay safe for a while and fish some still waters until they started to subside. During floods and flood warning periods I ALWAYS recommend that if you are in any doubt about the water levels […]

All things come to he who waits…

Read more; January 14, 2014

I’m a great believer in this. If you do the right things, in the right places, the right number of times then a fish of your dreams will eventually come to the net. The key is not to be disheartened, not to give up. You’ve got to fish with a hope in your heart and […]

Day 14 – Picture the Scene

Read more; January 14, 2014

Day 5 – Picture the Scene

Read more; January 6, 2014

Marsh Farm News

Read more; January 4, 2014

We’re delighted to hear from any fishing clubs who actively encourage and promote their junior members. If you’d like to tell us about your club, get in touch now. Marsh Farm is a Godalming Angling Society water and we’re proud to have a relationship with a club that’s renowned as a model of best practice. […]

Day 4 – Picture the Scene

Read more; January 4, 2014

My year in review – Jimmy Sallis

Read more; January 3, 2014

Another year has flown by, and it was probably the best year for fishing of my angling lifetime. Looking back through all my photos I really have been lucky with some of the fish that have slipped over my net. Nothing massive or record breaking, but fish I have hunted down and outwitted in the […]

Making the most of every moment – by John Bailey

Read more; January 3, 2014

Not that long before Christmas, I was out with my good friend Anthony on a blissful, if chilly, winter’s morning. As the sun rose, it pulled the mist off the river until the whole valley was swathed in the golden magic. I find my river beautiful always but I have to admit, at this moment […]

Day 3 – Picture the Scene

Read more; January 3, 2014

January’s Crabtree Challenge – Picture the Scene…

Read more; January 1, 2014

Happy New Year Crabtree kids! Here’s to 2014 being a bumper year in every way! Okay. It’s January. It’s cold. You’re still thinking about fishing but you’re not at your most inspired. Well, this month’s challenge is all about inspiration! We want you to inspire yourself and everyone around you to get out and hit […]

The Power of Three – my first attempt….

Read more; December 19, 2013

After my week long prep for this month’s Crabtree challenge it was time to pack up the motor and head to the lake. My target species for the day was Perch. The plan was to fish light one peg along from my perch rods and hopefully catch some nice silver fish and complete the challenge.

Planning for the December #CrabtreeChallenge

Read more; December 13, 2013

With a couple of days to go until my first attempt at the December Challenge I’ve had to put some thought into how I was going to approach it. I only ever normally fish the rivers when the season is open. It’s the type of fishing I love most but with a perch hunting session […]

The Sweetcorn Kid to the Power of Three…

Read more; December 10, 2013

Many thanks to Stu, aka The Sweetcorn Kid for sending us this post. He’s just completed the December Crabtree Challenge – Congratulations Stu! Have you taken up the challenge yet? Click on the image to the left to find out more… _____________