Contents – May 2022
8 Soft Play – Part Two
Following on from last month’s feature, this month Matt Pillay is being more aggressive with soft pellets and fishing them on the pole.
16 Andy Power’s Diary
With the winter behind him, Andy couldn’t wait to get stuck into all the big events that were up and running again with the arrival of spring.
20 Beast Taming!
Catching big, crafty carp on our commercials requires confidence, the right tackle and bait and nerves of steel, as Tom Scholey demonstrates.
26 Bob Nudd At 78
We recently caught up with and had the pleasure of chatting to one of the greatest match anglers there has ever been, the one and only Bob Nudd.
86 Matt’s Month
A whirlwind of a month for the Ginger Ninja Matt Godfrey, filming in sunny Scotland, running the Talent Pathway and starting his Feeder Masters campaign!
90 Veteran’s Angle
John Brooks tells how his local winter league was won – it helps if you draw well!
94 Dynamite Bait Clinic
More top information from our friends at Dynamite Baits on how to get the most out of your bait this spring and gain yourself an edge.
98 Starting From Scratch
Newly dug ponds with freshly stocked fish need the right approach to get the most out of them. Jim Hall is your guide to approaching new waters.
106 Match Fishing Events
We’ve got an exciting new competition to tell you about this month so don’t delay, because tickets for this will sell out fast.
112 Browning Hotrods
This month Kye Jerrom and his Browning Hotrods team tackle the Gloucester Canal on the Sensas Challenge Final.
34 Method In The Margins
Alex Dockerty reckons anglers neglect the margins at this time of year when they should just alter their approach.
42 One Method, Countless Options
Chris Cameron knows a thing or two about Method feeder fishing, so we asked him to share some of his knowledge.
48 The Golden Rod
Nick Speed recalls his recent £10,000 victory in the feeder-only Golden Rod final at the prolific Larford Lakes complex..
54 Feeder Essentials: Daiwa
A reel is definitely an essential for the feeder angler, and they don’t come much better than the Tournament Feeder 25QD.
58 Brimslade Revisited
Kevin Bennett returns to the venue where his match-winning Winter League performance helped his Thatchers team qualify for the big final.
64 Solving The Lodden Puzzle
Bream and skimmers are on Steve Tucker’s radar, but the fish he has in his sights refuse to give themselves up that easily.
70 Marginal Benefits
Tom Edwards reckons you can fish the margins from the ‘all-in’ to the ‘all-out’. Here’s how.
TACKLE AND COMPETITIONS
76 New Gear
More of the latest kit to hit the tackle shops.
80 Up Close & Competition: MAP
We cast an eye over the brand new Z36 Elite MKII and H36 Lite seatboxes, and then we give you the chance to win one of them!
82 Up Close: Okuma
Tony Curd gets out on the bank to test the new Ceymar reels, which offer performance without breaking the bank.
84 Up Close: Westlake
We check out a new range of pole rollers from retail giant Go Outdoors.