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While we were all tooked up at home with the heating on full blast yesterday, avoiding the lashing rain and high winds, that man Danny Bellfield never ceases to grab an opportunity and get out on the bank in search of fish. Up at 3.30am with nearly a two hour round trip drive, along with a twenty minute bank walk to his desired peg along the river Ribble, you would say, the man is not in his right mind, but this is what Danny does week in week out and what sets him apart from others.Finding the conditions challenging to say the...

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With the usual cooling late September weather still not in sight, my hot summer fishing on the Northern 'mere' continued as the month of October crept even closer. My confidence tanks had been overflowing of late with the capture of two lovely upper 20lb mirrors on consecutive trips in the middle of a sweltering September and now with the Autumn Equinox behind me, i really couldn't see why my current run of successes should not continue. There where a few fish that most certainly were pinned on my wanted list and 2 or 3 of them fell to one angler during...

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It’s a sure sign of autumn when witnessing those once green leaves, now “brown” falling from the trees after losing their right to be there due to the drop in air temperature, which is ready to drop more, making this a tricky time for anglers and their fishing. It’s long been highlighted that this season brings complications, what with water temperatures and feeding patterns of fish changing. .  A combination of factors recognised for causing difficulties is, primarily, leaves. Stray leaves from the fall cause havoc, encouraging the rise in pH levels in the water, which can put feeding on hold for weeks...

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A cool crisp November morning the trees lining the river swaying in a gentle early morning breeze shedding a few leaves with every sharp gust. This time of year the countryside is awash with all its autumnal shades of browns and yellow ochre’s mottled in-between are the vibrant greens of those evergreens thriving in the early morning sun. Autumn is truly one of the special seasons for fishing and as the bankside loses it colour so my mind turns to Pike and as we will see in this blog, Roach on the stick float  Set up for the day was my...

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After a great start to the summers fishing this year with the capture of a new personal best common, I decided to concentrate my efforts once more back on the much loved 40 acre Cheshire mere, a venue that I had become very fond of other the last few seasons.                                           Despite capturing a number of the lakes lovely carp over the years there where still a few that I really wanted to catch including at least 5 known 30lb carp,...

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