Alan Stagg 2014 Round Up.

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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Alan Stagg’s September/October Blog.

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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Staggy’s Brace of Seventeens.

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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Staggy’s Big Bream Bonanza.

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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Spring Crucians and Tench by Alan Stagg.

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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Ant Ballard. New Improved Imitation Dog Biscuit.

The all new and improved Imitation Dog Biscuit is considerably smaller compared to its previous counterpart. Making this new version a much closer match in size to actual chum mixers. The Imitation Dog Biscuit sits nice and low in the water just like a real waterlogged mixer; and these two factors combined make it significantly…

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Adam Johnson Quick Night Success.

With the nights becoming lighter and the temperatures raising my quick overnighters are becoming shorter and shorter as I can now get on the bank for 11pm and be off for 5-6 am. With the luxury of the warm dry nights only a bed chair, small tackle bag and bundle of rods nets and bank…

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Adam Johnson A Monday Night Session.

Monday night, my first time on the bank for a few weeks due to being so busy at the fishery lately, don’t get me wrong I have tried to fish but I keep getting jobs to do around the site. I turned up at four seasons at around 3:00 pm, bombed in to the office and had a…

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How to up your PB Perch by Alan Stagg.

Perch are a species that are often synonymous with cold winters, yet autumn and the early winter months of September, October and November are a great time to target perch.  Often they can be fairly plump at this time of the year as they prepare for the onset of winter and will often feed heavily…

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