Author: Mike Linstead (page 1 of 8)

Barbel Fishing the River Wye with Bob James

Back in January of this year, a plan was hatched to spend a few days in the company of angling legend Bob James, pursuing barbel on his private stretch of the River Wye.

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Under the Surface – Summer Tench Fishing

Mike Linstead looks back at a summer spent fishing for still water Tench on the float.

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Targeting Tench

During the long cold nights of last winter I found myself dreaming of summer evenings on the bank and made a promise to myself that this season I would make a concerted effort to specifically target tench.

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National Fishing Month – Take a Friend Fishing

This month marks the annual drive to encourage new people into the world of angling and, having been blessed with a wealth of memories and experiences thanks to a life spent by the water, I’m always keen to share my passion with friends and family.

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Under the Surface and Beneath British Waters at Nuddock Wood Carp Lake

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Under the Surface meets Beneath British Waters

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Serving Your Apprenticeship

Whilst nosing around on the Carpology website the other day I noticed an old article by James Vincent.

I do enjoy reading what he has to say as it is common sense and to the point.

Indeed he made one point that I’ve been mulling over for quite a while so I thought I’d pick up the baton from James, so to speak.

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Discovering La Fonte – Part 2

Not wanting to lull the fish into a predictable pattern we decided that Wednesday would see us flip our tactics on their head.

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Discovering La Fonte – Part 1

After travelling through the night on the Friday, we hopped off the Euro tunnel in the early hours and headed south to the quiet corner of Normandy where the lake is situated.

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Deux Iles – Into the Unknown

It’s not everyday you get the opportunity to fish a lake that has barely seen a line in the water. But, back in December, whilst reporting in at the Angling Lines office I was asked by Bridget Dawson if I’d be interested in field testing a lake that wasn’t open to the public.

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