During the late autumn months I often find myself packing away my barbel and chub kit for the season as in recent years I have found myself spending most of the colder winter months in search of big pike. Pursuing big pike can become very addictive and when targeting any species to specimen sizes it…

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Last autumn and early part of this winter and I have been bang into my barbel fishing. After gaining a ticket to a rather special stretch of a Thames Tributary, I have dedicated a fair amount of my time trying to track down and catch some of its big, yet nomadic residents.

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June During the early part of spring I had a burning desire to catch a big bream. As the weather seemed favourable I decided to start my campaign early and got the rods out at the end of March. The pit in question had a track record of producing big fish, and although I knew…

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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…

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At the start of the 2014 season I had a good think about what I wanted to try and achieve.  For me I get the most enjoyment and satisfaction targeting big fish, so I decided that I would only fish venues that would give the chance of a monster.  

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This autumn I have been bang into my barbel fishing. After gaining a ticket to a rather special stretch of a Thames Tributary, I decided to dedicate a fair amount of my time trying to track down and catch some of its big, yet nomadic residents.  I have fished some hard and low stock section…

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After a setting a new PB during my last session, I couldn’t wait to get back to the Southern Stillwater I had been targeting this spring.  I arrived early Friday morning and with it being a Bank Holiday weekend, I knew the venue was going to be busy.  

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In recent years I’ve had a burning desire to better my PB bream of 16lb 7oz. I always set aside some time each year, with the hope of achieving this. Well this season was no different and I had been putting in a lot of ground work through the colder months in the hope that…

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Much of my stillwater fishing in recent years has evolved around one technique, introducing groundbait and lots of it, known as the baiting pyramid.  The idea is to try and attract a wide range of species to dine in the swim, create competitive feeding and hopefully tricking the fish into making a mistake.  This method…

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