Martin Bowler’s quartet of pristine fish takes centre stage on the cover of this week’s Angling Times.
The Drennan-backed star of Catching The Impossible shows you a great way of fishing the maggot feeder at distance inside the latest issue.
There is also a special eight-page Drennan Cup pullout supplement in the centre pages, with a summary of all the most important goings on in the big-fish world, plus some great tactics you can use to catch yourself a fish of a lifetime.
Gary Newman enjoyed a great days fishing on the River Colne, landing numerous fish from a pre-baited spot at the end of a shallow glide.
Both were caught on boilies wrapped in paste with a PVA bag of broken boilies and 6mm halibut pellets, from a swim that he had been trickling a bit of bait into. The swim was at the end of a shallower, faster run where it then dropped off into deeper water and slowed down.
They were landed on 12ft 1.75 lb Martin Bowler Specialist Barbel rod with Series 7 BR 9–30 Carp Method reel loaded with 10lb ESP Syncro main line, and end tackle was a 2ft 10lb fluorocarbon hook link to a size 7 ESP T6 hook.
With the water temperature slowly rising, Martin Bowler decided to have one last go in the hope of landing a big pike…
Available in 13cm (43g) and in four eye-catching colours.
Pictured above is the E-Sox Zagtail, a large, floating, jointed lure which can be fished from sub-surface down to 2m in depth. The jointed body produces an excellent double action which in conjunction with the flashy holographic finish means that even on a plain, straight retrieve they look extremely life-like.
Find out how Martin got on in this week’s Angling Times, available in newsagents now and on iPad and Android.