CONTENTS – November 2021
8 Chop & Change
We join Des Shipp at Willow Marsh Fishery for an insight into how he tweaks his silver fish tactics to adapt to a certain fishery and its rules.
16 Andy Power’s Diary
Andy Power has fished four big-money finals this month as well as the final round of the UK Champs.
20 Line Them Up!
When it comes to fishing big rivers Tom Scholey takes a super-confident small fish approach to maximise his chances of success.
26 Venue Detective
Something a bit different this month for Andy May as he takes us to Rudyard Lake, a large expanse of water with plenty of history, heritage and fish.
80 Against The Clock
When the going gets tough Dan White has to make a spur of the moment decision, to go for the main or silvers prize with the clock ticking and the carp on the munch.
86 Play It Safe
This month Darren Cox visits Tunnel Barn Farm and explains the importance of creating safe zones in your swim.
92 Match Fishing Subscriber Classic
We report back on our annual Subscriber Classic match fished at the excellent Tunnel Barn Farm.
96 Browning Hotrods
Kye Jerrom is chasing the individual dream as he and a few of his Browning Hotrod team-mates go for glory in this year’s RiverFest final.
102 The Witham Wizard
Lincolnshire’s upper River Witham might only be tiny, but Neil Fisher knows how good the fishing can be.
108 Preston Innovations UK Pole Championship Final
Woodland View was the scene for the first ever final of the Preston Innovations UK Pole Championship. Who walked away with the title?
112 Makin’s Memories
More tales, wit and banter from former (a very long time ago) Matchman Of The Year Billy Makin.
36 The Feeder Master
Joe Carass reports back from Upper Tamar Lake where the venue recently hosted the 2021 Preston Innovations Feeder Masters final.
42 A Window On The Trent
When it comes to match fishing a low, clear river like the Trent, Andy Starkey reckons if you fish the window feeder you will soon be in the money!
54 Maggot Margins
Maggots are rarely used on commercial pools, something Jim Hall reckons is a big mistake.
60 Tricks Of The Trade
We join Russell Shipton at Puddledock Farm in Essex for some top tips for fishing commercials now the weather is getting colder.
66 What Fish Want
Amer Jawad mixes his tactics around to keep the bites coming as the fish in his swim on the River Great Ouse go from confident to cagey.
TACKLE AND COMPETITIONS
50 Middy Competition
Thanks to those nice people at Middy we’re giving you the chance to win a Middy 11.5m Xtreme M3 MkII pole, worth £599.99!
76 Up Close: Preston Innovations
Tom Scholey gives the new flagship Superium X90 pole a workout. How was it for him?
78 Up Close: Garbolino
We take a look at the new range of Garbolino Competition SP Titanium Pole Floats, available from Benwick Sports.
Daiwa MATCHWINNER MW1 Power Margin Pole
Stephen Ascroft, Warwickshire
Garbolino Essential Match 11ft 6in Carp Waggler Rod Simon Plummer, Coventry
Dynamite Baits Flavoured Sweetcorn
James Holyland, Carmarthenshire
Preston Innovations Magstore Rig Sticks
Barry Pegram, Essex