Roger Marlow shows you how to tackle tricky weir pool swims in the latest issue of Angling Times, out today.
The England Veteran and Drennan Leicester team man shows you there is nothing to fear when it comes to extracting fish from an intimidating river swim.
Also inside, intrepid big-fish angler, Martin Bowler, shows how to catch sea fish on coarse gear.
There is also the full report on Drennan Barnsley Blacks’ latest big team win and a special Where to Fish pull-out guide with over 1000 venues to fish!
The Angling Times is in all good newsagents each Tuesday and also available in digital form for iOS and Android devices.
Christian Barker has certainly had a good season so far with some sizeable chub coming his way, including the muscular 5lb 9oz sample pictured.
“I have been using simple tactics, including free-lining natural baits, bread and luncheon meat,” he explains. “I have been using either my Matchpro Medium Feeder rod — an awesome tool, with plenty of backbone to tease fish out of dense weed — or my classic Drennan Super Specialist 1.5lb test.
“I have also been experimenting with the Wide Gape Specialist hook pattern this year. They give a better hook up when using insect baits and have proved invaluable!”
The Drennan Wide Gape Specialist is an eyed pattern that is available in both Barbed and Barbless designs. This super-strong, forged hook has a bronze finish, short shank and special bend with a curved, chemically etched needle point. It is a reliable choice when targeting all manner of quality fish, such as chub, tench, carp and barbel.
Stu Lennox managed to grab a day’s fishing on his local canal before resuming his Army duties overseas. The result was this impressive 3lb predator!
“I thought I would use my final day in the UK to pop down the Kennet & Avon Canal,” the well-respected specimen angler explained. “I had a 20lb mixed bag on the pole and then this 3lb perch on a 3″ live bait fished paternoster style using a small Drennan Loafer, 6.9lb (0.20mm) Supplex hooklength and a size 6 Drennan Specimen hook.”