French Success

Back in January myself and a few friends had discussed the possibility of organising a trip to France to fish for carp. With all 4 of us being river anglers our PB’s were all quite modest being in the low to mid ‘20’ range giving us plenty of room for improvement.  With my 30th birthday […]


Big River Barbel Fishing

Big river barbeling can be a very daunting prospect but with careful planning and preparation the rewards can be staggering. What can we define as a big river? For me the three that really stand out are The Tidal Trent, Severn and Thames. All 3 rivers are big, deep, wide and very powerful with the […]


Maggot Fishing

It’s the summer of 1991 and as a 10 year old my dad had decided to take me fishing on the middle Severn. We were to be based in Bewdley to fish for a species I had only heard tales about, the barbel. It was with much excitement and enthusiasm that my dad taught me […]


Holland. Big Waters, Even Bigger Pike!

Holland? What comes to mind when you think about our neighbour from across the North Sea? Stag parties? Amsterdam and it’s ‘attractions’? What about Pike fishing and in particular Pike fishing with Lures?  Having spent some time in the country more famed for its tulips  and windmills than Pike fishing I would like to share […]