In my opinion, one of the most devastating rigs when fishing for big Perch is The Ned Rig. Once you’ve found a few fish then this really is the rig to reach for when finesse fishing for Perch. This article covers how I use the Ned Rig and the Korum Squirmz to land Perch, including a huge 4lb 6oz beast in February 2020. All captured on video too, read on!Continue reading “Perch Fishing The Ned Rig”
This article covers a day session Pike fishing with deadbaits in the Lea Valley. Generally, I am a lure angler but after a long winter of lure fishing for Perch it was quite nice to relax and fish with deadbaits. It didn’t end up very relaxing at all and was quite an action packed session.Continue reading “Pike Fishing with Deadbaits”
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I’ve fished for carp in lakes for just about as long as I can remember. Some sessions have brought me great memories and some fantastic fish to over 40lb. In recent years though I’ve been intrigued by river carp fishing. The fact that nobody can be sure of what’s swimming around in front of you! Fish with no names that might have travelled miles. This heightened sense of mystery has become quite addictive. My 2019 season has started well, and I’ve been lucky to get amongst some stunners from the River Lea.Continue reading “River Carp Fishing”
Each year in late Late March / April I drop onto a nice little local club lake. It’s not exactly challenging fishing, and so I’m sure some people would wonder why I do this. In my opinion, you learn more when you’re getting bites – it’s that simple!Continue Reading
It’s fair to say that I’m at a bit of a loss when the rivers close mid-March. Through the winter, I will have been on the river consistently chasing Perch and Chub, and suddenly all that is taken away. Having said that, I’m all for the closed season. It’s good to give them a rest, and besides, I can’t imagine life without June 16th! So, without a river, it’s the Tench that saves the day! Late March is a great time to be out on the bank. The early signs of spring are starting to appear, and everything is starting to come to life. Early spring is a classic time of year to fish for Tench and this article is about my Tench Fishing in Hertfordshire in March / April 2019.Continue reading “Tench Fishing in Hertfordshire”
For me, lure fishing and winter go hand-in-hand. By December 2018 I’d been fishing quite hard for a few months for big Perch fishing around the Lea Valley. My target for three years had been to catch a 4lb+ Perch on a lure. In early December, I finally achieved this, and so I almost immediately switched focus to another challenge, big Pike on lures.Continue Reading
I can’t quite believe it’s taken me so long to get round to writing this particular blog post about my big Perch fishing through last winter. I have been on a quest for a 4lb Perch on a lure for 3 years now. Here’s a couple of links to my Perch fishing through the winter of 2016 and of winter 2017, where I caught some fantastic fish and actually came within 1 ounce of my target with a big Perch of 3 lb 15 oz. This blog post covers the winter just gone, 2018 into 2019. The third winter on the trot of really grafting for this 4lber! Will this finally be the year where I crack it!? Read on.
I am a year round angler and always have been. I love seeing the seasons change on the bank. After a long winter fishing in fairly miserable conditions it’s so nice when the shoots of spring arrive. I really love the sunshine so by the time summer arrives I’m quite desperate! It’s now September and this article sees me reflect on the summer of 2018 fishing in Hertfordshire and Essex.
Chub Fishing on the River Lea can be quite varied depending on where you decide to wet a line. I’ve written before about it being a ‘river of two parts’ – that being the ‘Upper Lea’ and the ‘Lower Lea’. The chub fishing on the Upper Lea can be hectic and they can be found there in numbers. In contrast, generally speaking, the ‘Lower Lea’ is much more patchy but does have a habit of throwing up the much bigger (record breaking) chub!