Martin Bowler’s eagerly awaited book, Totally Immersed, is coming soon! Here’s a sneak look at the eye-catching dust jacket.
“This panoramic image forms the whole of the dust jacket and I feel gives you all a good idea of what to expect inside,” Martin explained.
“A year in my angling life above and below water,” he added.“If the contents don’t convince you it’s worth buying then nothing I ever produce will, as I don’t think I’m capable of better!”
Pre-orders will start in a couple of weeks and the book will be available from early October at www.martinbowler.co.uk.
Simon Ashton has caught a lifetime best 6lb 3oz chub from the River Wear in Durham.
“After locating a few chub with one proper lump among them I decided to return the very next day to see if I could tempt the big ‘un,” Simon tells us. “I fed the swim at range with hemp and maggot for 30 minutes, little and often, without casting. Then, after what seemed ages, I couldn’t hold back any more!
“It only took five trots before the float dipped and the biggest chub I’ve ever hooked made a desperate bid to find the far bank. A few minutes later, after a couple of heart-stopping moments I eased her over the landing net head!”
“After two weigh ins I settled on 6lb 3oz and a 20-year wait for a 6lb chub was mine! It’s the first big chub I’ve had since the ‘black death’ decimated the river’s rich dace and roach stocks eight years ago.”
Simon’s handsome fish was banked using 3.3lb Float Fish line with a size 20 Maggot hook and double white maggot hook bait. His “old-faithful” 15ft Matchpro Ultralight was used to control a straight Crystal waggler down the swim.
Mick Denton has returned from a trip to France with several specimen-sized fish under his belt, including this exceptional sturgeon!
Mick is normally an out-and-out match angler who fishes for Drennan Oxford, but couldn’t turn down the chance of some specimen action when offered a trip to France. Not forgetting his roots, his Acolyte Carp pole was also loaded into the van in anticipation of some daytime fishing on the pole. Although the pole fishing sport wasn’t hectic, Mick landed several good fish, including catfish, roach, perch, tench and a surprise eel.
He also managed to smash four new personal bests on the trip, as he caught common carp to 25lb, mirror carp to 28lb 4oz, catfish to 28lb 4oz and this lovely looking sturgeon at 43lb. Well done Mick!
Mick is pictured wearing his Drennan Match Clothing, which more than stood up to the weather and looks the part as well!