Where to Fish and When - Top Tips

Ever wondered how you're supposed to know exactly where to fish? Or fished with one of those people who always seems to pick the best spot? We have - and it is one of the most frustrating feelings in the sport. But have no fear, that's what this section is all about.
We'll be adding posts and articles from our team of fishing superstars, who will offer down-to-earth advice and guidance on what to look for and when - from fishing the clearer side streams when the rivers are in flood, to getting out there two days before a hard frost (apparently!). We hope it helps!

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.

Where’s the best place to catch a monster fish?

Red Tailed Catfish from Jurassic Mountain Lake, Thailand - Mike Green

This MUST be one of the best places on Earth to catch monster fish. It’s comfortable, warm, reasonably priced, and all tackle and bait are provided. It’s an experience I definitely hope to repeat.

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.

Corporate fishing and shooting in Staffordshire

Corporate fishing Midlands featured

I just visited a small private trout fishery on a well-run estate near Stoke on Trent. It’s mainly a venue for corporate fishing and shooting days, and the trout can be very obliging – last year I had twenty lovely rainbows to 5lbs+ in short order.

Bermuda fishing

White Marlin

Best known for its billfish and wahoo, Bermuda is home to all kinds of quality sportfish, including yellowfin and blackfin tuna, bonita, dolphinfish, barracuda, snapper, rainbow runner and amberjack. Plenty for the visiting angler to go at.

Loch Tummel fishing

Ross Black salmon

This catch was submitted by our reader, Ross Black, in Scotland. It’s a beautiful 7lb 8oz wild brown trout, caught from Loch Tummel in Perth and Kinross earlier this month.