These lads know how to make angling TV

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

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

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