Category Archives: Specimen

A Quartet Of Quality Fish

AT-April7_coverMartin 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.

AT-Drennan-Cup-pulloutThere 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.

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A Great End To The Season

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.

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Luring Pike From A Weedy Lair

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.

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