Category: River

Roach On A Rising River!

Conditions were terrible, but I still headed for the local river on the last weekend of the season! Find out how I targeted roach and dace on the Cherwell using groundbait, maggots, pinkies and...

The Cray Triplets!

Argh! It wasn’t just Reggie and Ronnie the crayfish twins who gatecrashed my party; I caught THREE of the pesky bait-thieving menaces last weekend! It was during my very last river session of the...

Last Redfin Of The Season?

This is possibly my last river roach of the season, so a very nice chunky one to end on!  My local River Cherwell’s a really tough nut to crack. It’s narrow, winding and sparsely...

A Chub For Bill

My tribute to Bill Allen, who has been entertaining thousands of anglers via his fabulous Easy Fishing channel for many years. Bill is now in a hospice and can sadly no longer go fishing....

All You Need Is Chub

I decided to tackle my local river after a month of floods and sub-zero temperatures! Carrying minimal tackle and targeting several swims with float tackle with bread. It was hard, as expected, but I...

First Vid Of 2021!

Hope you enjoy my first fishing film of the year! Over Christmas I started to scope a few new venues with the help of my van, my bike and my hiking boots. This was...

Get River Riggy With It!

The latest addition to my Fishing Tackle Talk YouTube playlist is an in-depth look at pole rigs for fishing on rivers. I explain my current choices for various baits, species and conditions, plus some...

Thames Champs Third Place

It was nice to end the weekend on a high with a cracking match on the Thames Championship. 24 teams of six, so it’s a nice big event with a real buzz in the...

Tough On The Thames

Just back from the three-day Thames Festival, expertly run by Paul Glenfield and his team. The river has been extremely patchy due to a lack of flow and it was so clear you could...