Contents – April 2022
8 Soft Play
We join Matt Pillay at Messingham Sands where he reveals how he catches big weights of silver fish on the waggler and expander pellets.
16 Andy Power’s Diary
Andy reports back on the last two rounds of the Todber Manor Winter League, where conditions for fishing couldn’t have been much worse.
20 Bait Wars!
When we suggested two World Champions from the same family, Tommy and Emma Pickering, went head-to-head with different bait combos, we might have known it would be anything but friendly.
26 Meat Fishing… With A Difference!
River Trent legend Rob Perkins goes in search of chub using the underused and underrated combination of steak and mince.
34 Five Things Every Feeder Angler Should Know
Sean Cameron runs through his essential tips learnt from 40 years of feeder fishing.
42 Big-Final Practice Brings Benefits
Match Fishing regular Darren Cox says if you’ve qualified for a final, why not get to know the venue as well as you can beforehand?
48 Best Of Both Worlds
Making decisions on what species to fish for is a big part of feeder fishing… and it’s very easy to get it wrong! Alex Walker visits Barston Lakes to show how one approach can target any type of fish.
56 Feeder Essentials
Match Fishing new boy Tony Curd gets out on the bank to test the new Xenos Advance Feeder rods from Browning.
74 * NEW SERIES * Veteran’s Angle
John Brooks is retired and loves his match fishing, and every month will bring you tales, lessons and discoveries… because you can still teach an old dog new tricks!
86 Gearing Up For The Challenge!
With his mind fully focused on the Sensas Challenge, Will Raison gets into practice mode on the deep waters of the Gloucester Canal.
94 Dynamite Bait Clinic
All your bait-related questions are answered by Dynamite Bait’s panel of expert anglers.
96 Match Management
With limited options from a far from favourable draw, Glen Picton has to manage his expectations to get the best out of his peg.
104 Matt’s Month
Wrapping up the winter and sliding into spring, Matt Godfrey wins gold medals and sees out the season on the river.
108 Match Fishing Events
All the dates and info if you want to enter the Garbolino Club Angler Of The Year or the Peg No1 Match Fishing Subscriber Classic!
112 Browning Hotrods
Kye Jerrom reports on how his team fared during the recent Angling Trust Winter League Final on the Old Nene and Decoy Lakes.
60 Venue Detective
Andy May visits Midlands silver fish Mecca Meadowlands, and is amazed by how deep it is and how many fish are in the lakes!
66 A New Direction
Andy Dyson is a recent silver fish convert and now spends the colder months chasing nothing else. We joined him recently at The Old Hough fishery to find out what he’s learnt.
TACKLE AND COMPETITIONS
77 NuFish Competition
Here’s your chance to carry away a load of Aqualock luggage, worth £538.95!
78 New Gear
All the latest tackle and bait that will be hitting the shops this spring.
83 Up Close: Sonubaits
We take a look at some of the new products on offer from the Telford bait giant.
84 Up Close: Milo Redvolution Vitesse Whips
Tom Scholey takes to the bank with an impressive range of whips from Milo.