Hitting The Spot

Steve Briggs discusses the importance of being open minded about location.

I guess it was the recent trip to Euro Aqua that once again proved just how important it is to find the right areas when we are fishing.

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Abbey Adventures

It’s a slow start to the year for Calum Kletta when he makes a return trip to Abbey Lakes.

In 2012 I was lucky enough to get a winter trip to the famous Abbey Lakes complex in France with the purpose of doing some filming for the Gardner Tackle website and YouTube channel.

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How to tie the perfect maggot rig

When winter comes and the fishing starts to slow down, there is only one bait I really turn to, and that’s the humble maggot.

I like to use bunches of maggots so I don’t have to drop my hook size at all. I’m a fan of big hooks all year round, and when using quantities of maggots, I also like to ‘match the hatch’ and use them as hookbaits.

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Off The Beaten Track

Dave Magalhaes reflects on a successful session that left him cradling the second largest carp in his target water.

The venue in question is a little bit off the beaten track and contains some lovely Claremont strain carp, which is very typical of the lakes in the area.

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