Record-breaking fish – carp, cod and catfish that’ll make your eyes pop out!

Record Mekong Catfish

Around the world, record-breaking fish seem to appear with surprising regularity. That may be due to the huge number of species, and the different record types (shore-caught, boat-caught, world, country or state records, different line weights, etc). But there are certain record breakers, whose awesomeness stands the test of time! Giant Norwegian Cod for Bert […]

2017 Review of Avington Trout Fishery

If you fancy a bit of sight-fishing for large trout, you are unlikely to be disappointed with a day at Avington – clear water, pretty scenery and big fish.

My pike fly fishing obsession – the beginning

Fly-caught pike from Chew Valley Lake, Mike Green

“It’s a f……..g great crocodile!” he replied, and one look at his ashen face told me he believed it! “Whatever it is, I do NOT want it in this boat with me!”

WANTED: New nickname

Rod Barley with a 100lb Chao Phraya Catfish from jurassic mountain fishing lake in Thailand

After a week carp fishing in Thailand, with the goal of catching a giant arapaima, I believe I need a new nickname. “Golden B******s” no longer applies. I was thoroughly duffed up by every other angler, who landed some huge carp, catfish and arapaima.

Catching Fish: Why Are Anglers So Hard to Please?

Double-figure bream caught from Hollowell Reservoir, Northants

Catching no fish isn’t great, but catching fish one-after-another is not what want either! When it comes to fishermen, there’s no pleasing us!

Modify fishing tackle the easy way

Make your own treble hook

Sometimes, no matter how much you’ve spent on your fishing tackle, there’s something about it that isn’t quite right. It could be too long, too short, too thin, too fat… something just doesn’t feel right. But what can you do about it? It isn’t easy to modify fishing tackle, and replacing a rod or reel […]