So the new year is upon us, I like so many other fishing bloggers have been sat thinking about how our 2013 has gone.
My year was pretty good, it was the first year I started fishing again after a 15 year absence. It took me a little while to pick it up again. Here is a picture of me and my step daughter Emily “fiddling” with some of the tackle I’d not touched for years.
A slightly different post to the normal posts you would find on a fishing blog because this one is really only meant for a few people. So… what is “The Paul Bailey Challenge”. Paul Bailey is the father of one of my closest friends (for many years) Matt Bailey. Paul used to take me and Matt fishing when we were kids, usually down the Erewash Canal as it was really close to our houses. Matt and his dad would travel further a field, fishing the River Trent occasionally. Paul was mad on all types of fishing and would regularly go deep sea fishing, I guess this is where Matt’s love of fishing comes from.
In my day job I am the MD of a web design agency based in Ilkeston, I have worked in the web industry for over 15 years building and marketing websites. I am also a member of Stanton Fishing Club who currently don’t have a website. Who better to help the club develop their own web presence then me?
I have been thinking of ways to keep Tom interested whilst out fishing, he keeps saying he wants to go but his attention span is really short at the moment, I put it down to his age. This week I thought I should try Pike / Perch fishing with a spinner rod and reel in the local Erewash Canal which happens to be at the bottom of my street.
As you will know if you have read any of my other recent posts I have just got back into fishing after a huge number of years out of the game (so to speak). I have been looking for a decent local club to join, I used to be part of “Middleton” years ago but have been told this club died off over 10 years ago. I also had a Stanton Fishing Club membership a few years ago so thought I would look into this a bit more.
It is not a denying fact that course fishing is popular among a huge number of folks in the UK. Many anglers love to catch course fish such as chub and bream. However, some anglers are experts in targeting these fishes than others. The primary reason for their success is they use top natural baits to target course fishes. Unfortunately, many anglers lack sufficient knowledge about various types of baits for catching chubs and beams. So, what are the best baits for course fishing?