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Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 14, 2016  |  0 comments
Our new blogger Ben Sharp reports back from Castle Ashby AT Winter League that was held on the 27th February. My name is Ben Sharp, I am 23 and I have been match fishing for over 10 years, mainly at club level and local open matches. However, over the last four years I have pushed myself further into fishing bigger matches and qualifiers, qualifying for last year’s Maver Mega Match This Final being my biggest achievement to date. About a year ago, after seeing a small advert in Match Fishing magazine from a team called Preston Innovations Black Horse entitled “Calling out for young anglers,” I contacted the captain, Dan Webb, about joining.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 07, 2017  |  0 comments
Five-times world champion Alan Scotthorne looks at targeting quality fish in the cold and explains why a plummet is your best friend! At this time of year on commercial fisheries the target fish should be firmly on the bottom, so all that slapping and shallow fishing has almost gone out of the window! This is when the trusty plummet becomes your best friend, so here are a few tips that should help you get the best out of this simple device. Feed little and often - the fish will often still respond to the noise of bait hitting the water. Understanding the contours of the bottom of the swim you have drawn is of the utmost importance. I’ve watched anglers plumb their swims in a matter of seconds and this is possibly one of the biggest mistakes made in fishing.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 25, 2018  |  0 comments
David Haynes continues his conversation with the genial big guy, Des Shipp. DH: You’ve been a regular in the England setup for how long now? DS: About 13 years, I think it is. DH: How did that come about? DS: I was fishing for Dorking and those people that fish for England basically come through Starlets, Barnsley and Dorking – they’re the three teams from which the England team normally gets chosen. I had good success with Dorking, then I started fishing the Sensas Challenge matches, which are really important with Mark Downes there, the England captain, and I did well in some of them.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 03, 2021  |  0 comments

If you want to qualify for big-money matches there’s no point in finishing second. Dan Hull shares his big-bait, big-weight tactics, designed for winners!

 

Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 18, 2013  |  0 comments
Guest blogger, Dale Calvert, recollects a recent practice session at his local Wrightington Fisheries. A lovely clear but frosty, cold morning up here in the North West. A much desired session in cold water for skimmers has been on the cards for a few weeks so I decided to pack the van up full of my gear and head off the Wrightington to give the canals a work out. Upon arriving I can see ice has formed on some of pegs.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Nov 20, 2012  |  0 comments
This week Joe has been back to Tunnel Barn where things haven’t quite gone as planned!The third round of the Tunnel Barn Winter League has come and gone and I can only say we are all very disappointed with our result! But more of that later. The league is really picking up pace now and with the very best anglers at this type of fishing attending, you sure get punished for a bad performance!In the first two rounds we have had relatively good draws and done the business from them however for some reason, despite turning up 20 minutes before the official draw time, we were still nearly last to draw! This is not normally a problem but the rival teams at the top of the league had drawn very well and there were very few favourable pegs left in the bag. My draw saw me going to Peg 5 on the Top pool. This is a lake that I know little about but knew that a simple pellet approach would probably be a safe bet.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 24, 2016  |  0 comments
Well this is my first year entering the Daiwa Pole Fishing Masters, which saw 112 anglers take to the prolific Tunnel Barn Farm Fisheries to compete over 3 days to become the UK pole champion. Anyone wanting to compete with the very best in angling then look no further than this event, its run by Pole Fishing and heavily backed by Daiwa and is certainly one of the hardest yet most exciting events to be involved with. I had been waiting months for it to come around and couldn’t wait to get started, I had been given some info from lads who had fished the Inter Services national only days before and it was very clear that no one method was working hard and fast so I opted on the side of caution by taking several baits with me, but the main being Casters, Worm and Meat. Day 1 saw me draw a nightmare peg which I have had the pleasure of quite a few times Peg 17 on Extension Pool, I say it’s a nightmare as it’s only around 7-8m to the island in front, even by fishing in line with the platform to my right I only managed 11m tight to the island; I chose to do this to give me as much room as possible just in case I needed to start other swims throughout the match, I also targeted the platform to my left into the bay for the big carp that can often be caught down there, and finally a topkit and 1 feeding micro’s and soft pellet on the hook for anything that swims.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 27, 2012  |  0 comments
I haven’t read all of this month’s Match Fishing magazine yet but the bits I have read really got me thinking. The subject of team fishing is put through the ringer this week by both Lee Kerry and Alex Bones, I also found Milo Colombo extremely thought provoking. I personally gave up team fishing because I got fed up of fishing terrible venues with long walks and no fish. The cost was never a factor in my decision, I just wanted to catch more fish.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 08, 2021  |  0 comments

What a great magazine to take you into autumn, packed with features, tips and tactics.

Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 19, 2015  |  0 comments
Its been an eventful winter for Myles Levy, but one that has seen him have a great deal of success at Tunnel Barn Farm! When I was asked by Team Guru to fish the Tunnel Barn winter league this year I was honoured and I jumped at the chance! The team consisted of Pemb Wrighting, Paul Holland and the one and only Steve Ringer. These three anglers are up there with the best in the country and I couldn't fail to learn from them. The Tunnel Barn league is something I've always wanted to fish as it attracts a very high standard of angler, Des Shipp, Jamie Hughes, Joe Carass and the undisputed venue king Stu Palsar to name but a few. For Pemb, Paul and I it was our first year at Tunnel so we didn't really know what to expect, none of us had much experience on the venue.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 19, 2015  |  0 comments
Its been an eventful winter for Myles Levy, but one that has seen him have a great deal of success at Tunnel Barn Farm! When I was asked by Team Guru to fish the Tunnel Barn winter league this year I was honoured and I jumped at the chance! The team consisted of Pemb Wrighting, Paul Holland and the one and only Steve Ringer. These three anglers are up there with the best in the country and I couldn't fail to learn from them. The Tunnel Barn league is something I've always wanted to fish as it attracts a very high standard of angler, Des Shipp, Jamie Hughes, Joe Carass and the undisputed venue king Stu Palsar to name but a few. For Pemb, Paul and I it was our first year at Tunnel so we didn't really know what to expect, none of us had much experience on the venue.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 23, 2012  |  0 comments
Guest blogger, Craig Butterfield, reckons it's only a matter of time before the traditional Full English is replaced by protein shakes. . . Reading Jon Arthur’s latest blog on Pole Fishing's website has really got me thinking about big-money matches and their impact on our sport.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 05, 2016  |  0 comments
Today I have been on the Stainforth & Keadby Canal in Thorne with members of the Facebook group Angling Info. I was asked by the admin team if I would do something slightly different for the guys rather than just a meetup and fish; I was asked to do a coaching session on the use of Bloodworm & Joker and for me, the Stainy is the only place to go to show it’s potential. An event on their page was created and people started booking on, on the day there were less than anticipated but to be honest that was always going to be the case due to cold weather overnight and the fact some are just unsure about using the bait as it’s unknown to many. I always look forward to fishing on here regardless of the time of year I wish I could justify fishing the winter leagues but having to work shifts limits the amount of matches I can fish.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 27, 2016  |  0 comments
I hadn’t been to Ireland for approximately 15 years, since doing an Autumn Portumna Festival. With the recent resurgence in interest in the Irish scene and the quality of the fishing, now seemed like the perfect time to make a return. There is literally a festival every week in Ireland and with so much choice, initially I couldn’t see the wood for the trees. After speaking to Gary Miller and Chris Vandervleit, we were soon convinced that the World Pairs was the one to do.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 21, 2017  |  0 comments
Is there a better feeling than sitting by a large natural water early on a summer’s morning, as you wait for the tip to pull round with yet another bream? Unfortunately, this idyllic scenario doesn’t last all year… As winter begins to roll in, the water cools and the fishing becomes more difficult. This doesn’t have to mean the end to the bream fishing, though. If you follow Shaun Little’s advice you can enjoy year-round success on the feeder… It’s no secret that feeder fishing is becoming hugely popular in the UK and Europe and it seems that more people are now looking at it as a year-round option for their fishing rather than just something to do in the warmer months. The problem is that on large expanses of water, like Kingsbury Water Park where we are today, the fishing can become difficult as the water cools – 100lb bags are rare and it soon becomes apparent that it’s the anglers who work hard that get the results.

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