Martin Bowler’s latest Angling Times column is a blast from the past.
The top allrounder and star of Catching The Impossible goes back to his roots by legering with a swingtip and fishing cocktail baits for bream.
In Martin’s own words it really is, “A wonderful way to fish!”
The July 21 issue of Angling Times is in the shops now and also available on iPad and Android.
In this week’s Angling Times, Peter Drennan joins Martin Bowler in search of summer tench.
July may be too late for a tench of record proportions, but there is still great sport to be had.
With a dawn start, a little preparation and careful rig placement, you can enjoy a great days tench fishing during the summer months.
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Dave Robinson ditched his usual plans for the river season this year and decided to venture along the banks of the River Cam in search of big rudd.
Dave with the biggest four rudd of the morning
Arriving at 4am, Dave made his way across the meadow in the direction of the river. His chosen area was a big wide opening on a bend where a small drain met the River Cam.
“When I finally found the water as the sun broke the horizon, I was shocked just how many fish were present. There was tench rolling in the weed just off the marginal shelf, bream topping out in the middle and pike smashing into large shoals of silver fish.
“I was confident I would be in with a good chance. I started feeding corn down the centre in the faster flow. After 20 minutes or so I had fish swirling at the surface with every pouch. The atmosphere was electric.”