Month: April 2017


Mullet Fishing by Pete Bluett – Part 2

In part 2 of Pete’s excellent article he explains the methods he uses to target mullet. Methods The following methods are those that I currently use to catch thick lips. They will almost certainly seem impossibly crude to seasoned coarse anglers, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned in all my years chasing mullet, it’s to keep it simple. I have found

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Summerhayes – Open – 23rd April 2017

It was back to Summerhayes and back on Sellicks this Sunday, I was really hoping for a draw on the other side but when the bucket reached me there were only two pegs left and Gabe Skarba said he’d have the last peg so I went in and peg 5 wasn’t the result I’d hoped for and Gabe ended up on peg


Mullet Fishing by Pete Bluett – Part 1

My latest guest blog is one I’ve been looking forward to for a while now, regular visitors to the blog will have read about my efforts at trying to catch mullet over the years without a great deal of success so I was well chuffed when National Mullet Club Catch Recorder, Pete Bluett, agreed to pen an article about mullet fishing for me. Loads of great

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Zizz 24-7 Head Torch – A Review

My latest product review is the Head Torch from Zizz 24-7 Lighting, I ordered it via Amazon and it arrived in a rather large package although on opening, the head torch was in a much more modest sized box! It comes with a really neat storage case that can be clipped to your rucksack, belt etc with the clip provided and three

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Fishing and Testicles – A Review

As you might well have guessed from the title of my latest book review, this isn’t your normal run of the mill fishing book! I first became aware of it when both Keith Arthur and Bob Roberts mentioned it, the author is a certain Billy Makin, former top match angler, maker of floats and creator of one of the first commercial fishery complexes who now

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Perry St Pond – League 2 – 16th April 2017

For round two I was on the low numbers at Perry St, we met at Millfield Café for breakfast and once again it was really good and I can’t fault it. Once everybody was sufficiently fuelled up we headed to Perry St to do the draw, the Sadborow section drew and headed off first and then it was our turn, I fancied

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Summerhayes – Open – 14th April 2017

With it being Good Friday, myself and Janders booked into the silvers only match at Summerhayes. Jeff Sparkes has been running the Friday matches with all the winners qualifying for a Champion of Champions match in October and because of the Bank Holiday there was a good turnout of 18 anglers. Jeff announced the draw and said all the odd peg numbers were being used today so

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Summerhayes – Open – 9th April 2017

After a really nice day at the Big One yesterday, I woke up to blue skies, the sun shining and it was looking like being a lovely day, I just needed to catch a few fish now. I picked Janders up and we reached the venue in plenty of time, we were just going to collect some nets when we could see

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The Big One – 8th April 2017

After seeing all the posts on Facebook about the Northern Angling Show last week, I was really looking forward to seeing all the new gear being released this year at The Big One. We got there around dinnertime and first stop was the Daiwa stand where we had really nice chat with Bob Roberts, what a top bloke and he showed us

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Quick Bites – Mike Stone

The third of my ‘Quick Bites’ is with former Kamasan Matchman of the Year, Mike Stone First of all I would like to say that interviewing Mike is like trying to nail jelly to the ceiling!! Does he ever stay still?? Hi Mike, can you tell us a little about yourself? I’m aged 60, was born in Taunton, Somerset but now living