Category Archives: Specimen

Swingtips, Cocktails & Bream

mb-swingtip-atMartin 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.

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Summer Tinca

peter-tenchIn 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.

Angling Times is in all good news­agents from Tuesday, and also avail­able for down­load on IOS and Android devices.

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Puddle Chuckers For Rudd

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.”

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