Contents – November 2022
8 AGAINST THE CLOCK
This month we join Nick Speed at Lindholme Lakes for the very first qualifying round of the Shimano Aero Leger Cup. Read on to discover what this competition is all about and how Nick fared on one of his favourite venues.
16 ANDY POWER’S DIARY
Andy reports back on how he got on in the Fishing Association Super Cup Final as well as the Maver festival down at White Acres.
20 THINK SMALL TO WIN IN WINTER
Grant Albutt reckons that actively targeting silver fish will see you winning more matches this winter as they are easy to catch and great weight builders.
72 THE ORIGINAL FEEDER MASTER
Tom Scholey travels to Potter Heigham in Norfolk for a day with one of the founding fathers of modern feeder fishing, Nick Larkin.
78 THE BIGGEST WIN OF MY CAREER
We recently caught up with Sam Brown for an informal chat about his fishing and the journey that resulted in him being crowned the 2022 Maver Match This champion.
86 ADAPTING TO SEASONAL CHANGES
Steve Tucker reveals his autumn tactics to deal with the unsettling effect that a changing season can bring on a commercial.
92 VETERAN’S ANGLE
John Brooks recently made the long journey from the south-east to Tunnel Barn Farm for the Match Fishing Peg No1 Subscriber Classic match. Were all those miles worth it?
96 DYNAMITE BAIT CLINIC
All your bait related questions are answered by Dynamite Baits’ sponsored anglers.
98 SHIMANO AERO LEGER CUP – QUALIFIER 1
We report back from Lindholme Lakes on the very first round of our exciting new competition run in partnership with Shimano – The Aero Leger Cup.
100 SHIMANO AERO LEGER CUP – QUALIFIER 2
The second round of our new competition was held at Larford Lakes with anglers hoping to be among the 15 to qualify for November’s final.
102 MATCH FISHING PEG No1 SUBSCRIBER CLASSIC
Over 80 Match Fishing subscribers once again descended on Tunnel Barn Farm for the annual Match Fishing Subscriber Classic sponsored by Peg No1.
106 MATT’S MONTH
Winter is well on the way and Matt Godfrey has got off to a brilliant silver fish campaign early in the season qualifying for two finals already!
112 BROWNING HOTRODS
This month Kye Jerrom shares his monthly column with team-mate Andrew Moss, who has just returned from representing England in the Masters Feeder World Championship in Spain.
28 HEAD FOR COVER
Match Fishing’s Tony Curd heads to the Old Lake at Surrey’s Bury Hill Fisheries where big shoals of bream dominate catches. Usually associated with being an open water species Tony proves that heading for cover can be extremely productive!
34 FISH FOR ALL TO CATCH BIG
Sean Cameron reckons that changing your big-fish mind-set on waters like the Trent is a sure-fire way to win your next river competition.
40 FEEDER ESSENTIALS: SHAKESPEARE
One of the most iconic brands of all time, Shakespeare is back in the match fishing market with a bang! Tony Curd checks out the brand new Superteam SFX Plus feeder rod range.
42 TAKING ON THE WORLD
Joe Carass recently spent a week with the England feeder team in Belgium and followed them as they prepared for this year’s Feeder World Championship.
52 VENUE DETECTIVE
This month Andy May visits the awesome looking Hampton Springs Fishery in Cheshire, where despite it being mid-October the fishies didn’t want to be anywhere near the bottom!
58 WHIPS ON THE WYE
Whip fishing isn’t as popular on rivers as it was a few years ago, mainly because there are too many big fish to catch! However, on the River Wye at Hereford it can still be a winning method, so we caught up with Danny Ashington and Chris Jones to discover what it’s all about.
TACKLE AND COMPETITIONS
64 NEW GEAR
More of the latest tackle and bait to arrive on the shelves of your local tackle shop.
66 MILO COMPETITION
If you’ve read our feature on the River Wye starting on page 58, you’re probably wishing you had one of those awesome Milo whips! Well, now you can have one because we’ve got one to give away (worth £499.99) in our latest competition.
68 UP CLOSE: OCTBOX
For the times when you want to go all minimalist yet still fish efficiently and in comfort, take a look at the Octbox Comfort Seat.
70 DAIWA’S NEW PRODUCTS FOR 2023
We’ve been to see what Daiwa have in store for 2023 and we’ve picked a few of the products to show you that we think you’re going to love.