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Tom Scholey

5 Foolproof Roach Fishing Tips

Unlike many other species these silver beauties will feed in the coolest weather. But how should you go about targeting them? Here are five deadly tricks…

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Alan MABBETT

Ten tricks to catch carp with Fjuka

DAVID PRESTON - THE BRAINS BEHIND AVID, KORUM, SONUBAITS AND PRESTON INNOVATIONS Big carp are wary, wise and hard to catch. They’ve seen all the usual flavours and bases. Fjuka is different and the fish aren’t scared of it. Add Fjuka to your repertoire and dramatically improve your chances of catching. 1. NEEONZ TOPPER Neeonz are super bright and give off a trail of rising attractants, courtesy of the emulsifiers and its very particular mix of essential oils. Just tip your hookbait with a fluoro orange and you’ve multiplied your chances of a run.   Big carp are wary, wise...

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Alan MABBETT

How to catch a Barbel

How to Catch Your First River Barbel Fancy banking your first whiskers this weekend?Here are 6 top tips everyone should try 1. FIND THE FISH The first thing to understand about barbel is that they don’t live everywhere. Look for fast water. Weir pools are great, as are fast, gravel runs. Deep, slow water should normally be avoided. You are more likely to catch bream here! In shallow rivers, take a walk along the river with a pair of polarising sunglasses. You will often see barbel flashing, as they turn in the current. 2. CHOOSE YOUR TIME Early mornings or...

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Alan MABBETT

Turn Line Bites Into Fish

10 June 2021 Getting plenty of line bites but no fish? Here's how to turn bites into full bags. by Tom Scholey Line bites. We’ve all had them. Weird movements on the float, little pulls and lifts that tell you the fish are around your bait.Or it might be that you are feeder fishing, and your tip is regularly twitching and tapping with the movements of fish – but never actually going round with a positive bite. So if you're getting plenty of signs, but not actually catching anything READ ON. A GREAT GUIDE TO TURN BITES INTO CATCHES The...

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