Where to fish when the UK rivers close

Mike Green 16lbs 14oz zander

Saturday was officially the last day of the season for UK rivers. As many look towards 16th June, I get my kicks elsewhere by turning to my favourite stillwaters and reservoirs.

When To Fish For Pike

Nene bonanza small

Yes, it is possible to catch pike in the summer – especially on surface lures – but on the whole it only gets good after two or three hard frosts and a good flood, at least in my experience.

Record catfish? It’s a monster!

World record wels catfish artificial bait

Italian Dino Ferrari landed this massive 280-pound wels catfish from Italy’s Po Delta, while fishing an artificial bait on the surface.

Did you see this coming? Ice fishing #fail

When ice fishing goes wrong

This is what happens when you leave your fish unsupervised – it gets up to mischief. This Russian angler saw what was happening, but it was too late.

This video will make you want to buy a shotgun

Beretta shotgun video

This video from Italian shotgun maker, Beretta, is well worth a watch. As with any video over 3 minutes long, I never thought I’d make it to the end. I did.

VIDEO: Catching Redfish on Muddlers

Redfish video

I’d love to try a bit of this – redfish look like great fish to catch and they’re wonderful looking. Anyone know how they compare to, say, bonefish?