These lads know how to make angling TV
John Wilson’s Fishing World, Quest, Tuesday, August 2, 6am
Off the Hook: Extreme Catches, Shed, Thurs, August 4, 2.30pm ONCE again the lads from Korda have done our sport proud on national TV.
The Big Fish Off is a superb series and they have followed that up in fantastic style with Monster Carp, which is equally gripping.
Each episode provides entertainment for anglers and non-anglers alike. Ali Hamidi and Danny Fairbrass understand that they need to display our sport in a different light to what has been I’D not fished a canal for a few years when I suddenly got the urge after my daughter moved to a village on the Trent and Mersey near Alrewas.
After seeking some expert advice I fished with chopped worms along the middle and was delighted to catch several perch topped by a fish over 1lb, plus a bonus skimmer.
All went swimmingly for a few hours, but things eventually took a turn for the worse when a welldressed gent stopped behind me.
“Lovely to see someone fishing our canal!” was his opening gambit. “I’m on the parish council and we’re trying to persuade PDC Fishing Champs, Sky Sports 3, Thursday, August 4, 7.30pm
Steve Ringer’s Skills School, youtube.com/GoFishingOnline
Go Fishing – Summer Barbel youtube.com/GoFishingOnline villagers not to feed bread to the ducks. Instead, we encourage the feeding of seeds, like these...”
He then proceeded to produce a large handful of seeds and throw them into the canal where I was fishing. That was the signal for the entire duck population of Staffordshire to arrive en masse.
My swim became a seething cauldon of squabbling mallards... and I was soon on my way home. Squabbling ducks hit the canal. Three groundbait bowls in a heavy duty waterproof material. The largest has a zipped top and the two smaller ones fit neatly inside. AUGUST 2, 2016 61