This week’s Angling Times announces the overall winner of the hotly contested Drennan Cup!
In this issue, Martin Bowler talks about targeting carp in the Spring and reveals one of his favourite rigs.
Also, the newly crowned Drennan Cup champion reflects on his amazing season packed full of big fish.
Angling Times is in all good newsagents from Tuesday, 28th April and also available for download on IOS and Android devices.
Steve Rowley, usually known for his pike fishing exploits, packs his pike gear away on March 14th and takes a break, before turning his attention to tench. Steve explains his approach:
Steve with an early season 8lb plus tench.
After a demanding winter chasing pike, I enjoy a few weeks off before starting my baiting campaign. I love float fishing on the marginal shelves, so I spend two to three weeks just baiting a couple of spots to entice them into the area, before employing my favourite float leger tactics.
Baiting up early prevents the weed growth and gives the tench plenty of confidence feeding over the area in readiness for my first session. Big tench in my area usually means 8 and 9lb’ers, with double figure fish being very rare indeed. This Spring I hope to land my first double and break my long standing 9lb 14oz personal best.
Tackle Den in the Cotswold Water Park are having an Open Day this Saturday and special guest Martin Bowler will be in attendance between 9am and 1pm.
This is rare opportunity to come and chat to probably the finest all-rounder of his generation. Whatever the species or method Martin has a wealth of knowledge, so get yourself along to the open day and pick his brains.
(Full range of the NEW Terry Hearn rods will be there to view as well!)
Address: Lake 11, Spine Road, South Cerney, GL7 5TL