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Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 22, 2022  |  0 comments
Dave Roberts takes a look at the barbel baits and tactics that make him one of the most successful river anglers around.
Nick Speed  |  Nov 02, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s nothing Nick Speed likes more than catching barbel on the River Trent, and with more and more matches being won with these magnificent fish we decided to pick his brains to discover the best way to catch them.

Darren Cox  |  Sep 03, 2021  |  0 comments

We join Darren Cox on the Seven Meadows stretch of the Warwickshire Avon at Stratford for a lesson in how to target big fish on the pole.

Mark Pollard  |  Sep 03, 2021  |  0 comments

We join Mark Pollard on the River Ouse at Newport Pagnell for an early season river practice session when it was still too early to rely on roach.

Dave Wesson, Rob Perkins  |  Sep 03, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s a bit of a dying art these days but fishing with a float attached top and bottom is a key skill for any river angler. But what do you do if you’re faced with a downstream wind? River fishing expert Rob Perkins has the answers.

Josh Newman  |  Sep 02, 2021  |  0 comments

The Town Welland, as the stretch of River Welland running through Spalding town centre is affectionately known, has to be THE roach venue to fish this winter. We joined local expert and England Youth international Josh Newman for a small-river masterclass.

Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 02, 2021  |  0 comments

Steve Harwood reveals all the hints, tips and refinements that might make you change your opinion of the pole feeder.

Dan Webb, Mark Pollard  |  Sep 02, 2021  |  0 comments

When it comes to the silver-fish Mecca of the Old Nene, who better to guide you through attacking the venue than the legendary Mark Pollard? Dan Webb investigates…

Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 02, 2021  |  0 comments

Later than expected, Hadrian is back with his definitive guide to fishing ‘to hand’ on flowing water.

Rob Perkins  |  Sep 02, 2021  |  0 comments

When faced with a raging flooded river, most match anglers would turn tail and head home, but not Dynamite Baits’ Rob Perkins. Here’s how he takes on a chocolate river…

Rob Perkins  |  Dec 28, 2018  |  0 comments
With the recent influx of silver fish, Dynamite Baits’ Rob Perkins reckons there has never been a better time to pole fish the River Trent. I have been lucky enough to live within walking distance of the mighty River Trent all my life, and as a result I have witnessed the changes it’s undergone – some for better and some for worse. 
Currently, and happily, the river is in the best form it has ever been, with lots of roach, perch and dace along with all the bigger species the river holds all being found in abundance. Regarding this, methods have traditionally revolved around rod-and-line techniques; however, in recent years there has been a shift toward more pole fishing, especially as the roach and dace shoals have increased tenfold.