Martin Bowler’s Top Tips #22 – Accuracy

During the colder months use a Feederbomb – accuracy is key to winter fishing and for introducing maggots these are the best. Feederbombs are a quite unique design that really does cast better than almost any other feeder. They are a fantastic choice when you are looking to feeder fish accur­ately at… Read more

Martin Bowler’s Top Tips #20 – Use An Up-Trace

When using a paternoster or a free roving float for pike fishing it is always important to use an up-trace. To fish without an up-trace can lead to bite-offs and a lost pike will often result in the fish being unable to shake the hooks. To save having to remake… Read more

Martin Bowler’s Top Tips #18 – Create An Anchor Point

In many situations, there is no point in overcomplicating rigs, but there is one key feature to my barbel rigs and that is the use of an anchor point.  My go-to barbel rig for most conditions consists of a fluorocarbon hooklink attached to a Uni-Link Swivel and short section of… Read more

Grand Performance For Hemingray In Riverfest Final

Drennan England international Steve Hemingray collected a £1100 cheque after finishing ninth overall in the Angling Trust Riverfest Final on the River Wye at Hereford with a 29lb 6oz two day aggregate weight. One of 72 finalists chasing a £13000 top prize, Steve drew peg 88 in B Zone one… Read more