Following the great success of fish for a fiver, Mr Crabtree set my second challenge and it was to do exactly that – fish for a fiver. The rules are simple. I can use all my current tackle, but everything else, including travel to the water, had to be done for a fiver or less! […]
With winter fast approaching many anglers will choose to hang up their rods and sit […]
Autumn fishing for Perch and predator fish can be superb. I’ve been fishing my local river hard over the last couple of weeks and with the levels rising, then dropping, then rising again it’s been tough going. I’ve had plenty of Chub and equally as many Barbel – so I’m not complaining – but I really wanted some stripes.
I like to fish for Perch as light as possible as they are not keen on any resistance. Fishing a raging river with a light quiver tip and a couple of SSG shot to hold bottom just wouldn’t be possible, not to mention the river being the colour of mud. […]
So after two fruitless days on the River Wye (and another day drying myself off!), I needed to go and fulfill my fish cravings.
With only my rod, bag, net, rod rests, and of course a tin of meat to my name I headed to the River Arrow. I decided to fish a peg that I’d only fished once before, but that one time had produced a lot of bites, no fish but action nonetheless.The river was up, and had some colour on it, but with not much flow it looked almost perfect. […]
So Mr. Crabtree decided it would be a good idea to set me a 7 day challenge and, after some discussion, it was decided that I was going to try and catch my first River Carp from my local river – The Arrow.
With a wet and windy week forecast I had to pick my day to actually fish – the other days would be spent finding the fish and pre-baiting for them. […]
Many of you will have followed John Bailey’s recent #BarbelChallenge when an Angler’s Mail reader […]
Ed’s note: This is the last in a series of posts introducing our resident river rover, Jimmy Sallis. As of next week we’re going to be setting him some fishing challenges – catch up with next week’s post to see how we’re kicking off.
Predominantly a river angler, Jimmy does occasionally dip into stillwaters too. You can also find him on twitter as @jimmysallis and facebook, and he’ll be here on weekly basis sharing his bankside exploits. Catch up with his other posts here.
Safety is by far the most important aspect of all fishing but river roving in particular. It is paramount that you are aware of your surroundings whilst roving.
High banks, fast eroding banks, underwater snags, steps down to pegs are all things that will change during the seasons and can be dangerous, especially if you’re on your own. […]
Ed’s note: This is the third in a series of four posts from our resident river rover, Jimmy Sallis. Predominantly a river angler, Jimmy does occasionally dip into stillwaters too. You can also find him on twitter as @jimmysallis and facebook, and he’ll be here on weekly basis sharing his bankside exploits. Catch up with his other posts here.
Whilst you’re getting to know the river you should also be taking the time to spot some fish. Clear water is a huge advantage here and something I will not go down to the river without is a pair of polarised glasses. Sit, wait and watch the fish. You’ll see how they behave, how they compete for food and, amongst many other things, you will see how they interact with one another. […]