A Linear Gem...

Tom Maker

It is no secret that I spend a lot of my fishing time down at the Linear Complex in Oxfordshire. I have a real affection for the whole complex and of course the great bunch of guys that run the place, which is why I have lost count of the number of nights I have fished there since I was a young teenager! 

Combat the Crayfish

Mark Pitchers

Crayfish really are the ultimate bait robbers; not only can they make short work of any hookbait offerings but also the rig and end tackle in the process! The uncertainty of not knowing if a rig is presented efficiently with the hookbait still intact can be frustrating and even demoralising for the angler, so, in this feature I’d like to highlight a few tips and tactics to ensure you get the best results from these crayfish infested waters.


The Vanishing Act

Rob Hughes

As hunters one of the best ways to increase our chances is to be stealthy. This applies to the way we look and behave on the bank and also what our presentation looks like below the surface. Camouflage and concealment is how we currently deal with this and hiding things or making them blend in, are the norm.

Catching Carp Off The Top

Mark Pitchers

At this time of year the first pieces of kit to be loaded into my van before setting off from home will be my floater fishing gear.