Fishing Information: Fishing Events Advice and Articles

The Fishing articles below provide information and contact details for Angling Associations, Charities and Angling bodies

Not all are specific to Game, Coarse or Sea Fishing. All the clubs and associations cover our South West region - an area which includes Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire and a small part of Hampshire. We are keen to promote Angling events within our region. If you have an event or article you would like considered for publication on our website please email [email protected] along with your contact details.

Calling all Fishermen & Women - Emerald Pool Fishery in Somerset will be hosting a Charity Fishing Match on Saturday 14th October in memory of Luke Organ to raise money for SADS charity. Everyone welcome - just £20 per person... Read more

| September 11 2023 | Other Articles
Sunday 4th June was South West Fishing For Life’s 15th anniversary celebration day. The organization which was founded at Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor and is a fly fishing organization for people suffering, recovering and living with breast cancer. Sunday was not just a special celebration but a... Read more
| October 23 2023 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice

The annual South West Fly Fair takes place at Roadford Lake, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0RL on Sunday 26 February 2023 from 10am ~ 4pm

 

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South West Lakes | February 21 2023 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice

I was chub fishing the other day, sharing the river with a friend as we went from swim to swim, leapfrogging each other in our search for the fish. With stops for lunch and of course the obligatory photographing of the best looking specimen, we must have taken five... Read more

Chris Yates | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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Editors Note: This editorial was submitted by Mike and the following is an extract from the accompanying letter. I feel it encapsulates the principles of Get Hooked - anglers working together, putting something into the sport for other anglers to enjoy.


.... First I want to congratulate you on the Get Hooked Angling Guide. I have a copy of every edition

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Mike Winter | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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If you are a keen angler with children I feel it is only fair to introduce them to the sport of angling with the many benefits it can bring. In this day and age many anglers it would seem do not make an effort to give kids the start they need. Angling will hopefully give a lifelong interest in the environment and a means to unwind in an ever stressful world.

I have been an angler... Read more

Wayne Thomas | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
Name: Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles

One of the most rewarding days coarse fishing you can have is to spend a day on a well-stocked commercial fishery. If you pick the correct lake good sport can be enjoyed 12 months a year with fish that average between 3lb and 7lb. These are a nice size because they give a good fight but allow you to use normal tackle. This type of fishery is a... Read more

Marcus Watt | December 2 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
Name: Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles

A 29lb plus fish caught on a large deadbait.

For the last thirty years I have travelled and fished the length and the breadth of the UK for many different species, both in freshwater and in the sea. As I grow older and my passion for angling increases as... Read more

Pete Gregory | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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The Bristol Avon flows from its twin sources near Sherston and Tetbury to its confluence with the River Severn at Avonmouth and travels some 117 kilometres in total (72 miles). The river has five major tributaries, the Rivers Marden, Somerset Frome, Chew, Bristol Frome and the By Brook. All provide excellent coarse fishing although the By Brook is mostly controlled by private syndicates... Read more

Mike Goodchild | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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Graham Sleeman is the editor of the Get Hooked! Guide
I extracted this editorial from a fishing diary I dug out the other day. It covered 1981, a year when I was single, no responsibilities, and lots of spare time! It details what was a great day, by our standards, on our local pond Dutson Water which has always been pretty difficult. The... Read more

Graham Sleeman | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
Name: Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles

My float has been bobbing up and down, showing signs of movement from rudd and roach. I've caught, in the hour or so I've been here, about twenty small fish, and one large, and very beautiful, golden rudd, the first I've ever caught. I was surprised at how golden it was. It's back was almost orange fading to a brilliant gold leaf colour on its body. I felt so happy to holding it, as if... Read more

Tom O'Reilly | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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Graham Sleeman is Editor of Get Hooked!

I don't often attempt to fish in January but it was a really nice day with plenty of sunshine and no real wind.

There was sweetcorn and bread in the freezer so Alf and I loaded up and headed out.

Unfortunately when we arrived the lake was completely frozen over. We are not put off easily, so we set about clearing a swim.... Read more

Graham Sleeman | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
Name: Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles

Coarse fishing has spawned a huge variety of baits, both natural and 'unlikely'. Some of these, and the species you are likely to catch, are listed below.

BREAD.
Bread will make at least five forms of bait to assist the angler when fishing,

1. The... Read more

Roy Retallick | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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