Pristine 2lb 9oz Roach For Danny Taylor

A single maggot and a size 18 was the successful combination that Danny Taylor used to catch this superb 2lb 9oz roach from the Hampshire Avon. Adopting classic stickfloat and maggot tactics, the New Milton, Hampshire-based specimen hunter targeted the main river and a sidestream during a day session on the… Read more

Martin Lofthouse Rewarded With 3lb 4oz Grayling

Playing big grayling on fine lines in fast currents can be heart-in-the-mouth stuff, but Martin Lofthouse’s nerve held firm long enough for him to land this 3lb 4oz cracker from a Northern river. The 50-year-old all-rounder, from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, trotted a worm hookbait under an Avon float carrying 7BB… Read more

Martin Bowler’s Top Tips #27 – Maggot Feeder Rig

During the winter there is one bait that will usually score when all else fails, and that bait is maggots and plenty of them.  Maggots are a great bait not only for chub but also for barbel during the winter. The rig I use is a very simple and one… Read more