WELCOME to our bumper Summer Special issue. We’ve had great fun putting together our ‘50 Greatest Catches’ feature and I’m sure you’ll enjoy our trip down memory lane, especially as it highlights just how good fishing really can be on our lakes and rivers.
This huge celebration reveals the best record breakers, big match weights, history-making fish and some of the biggest shock catches we’ve ever seen in our sport.
Deciding on the top 50 was a tough one, and there were some split decisions within the office, but we were all settled on what we believe to be the No1 in our list – do you agree?
Without giving too much away, there’s something to be said about being in the right place at the right time when it comes to an amazing catch of fish, but you’ve got to get your tactics right too. This is why we picked out the winning methods which took them so you can try them too. Who knows, maybe the next time your float dips, the alarm screams, or the quivertip pulls around in a huge curve it will be your dream fish on the end. If you’re looking for the best places to head for then our big Where to Fish and Match News sections will point you in the right direction of some action too – tight lines!