Net it!

Martin Bowler re­veals how to catch more bar­bel with a Method feeder

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME - STEVE FITZ­PATRICK EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS to our pal Rob Woot­ton on win­ning fish­ing’s big­gest pay­out – all £70,000 of it – at the Maver Match This Fi­nal at Hay­field Lakes. Rob is fa­mously cool un­der pres­sure, and he needed that qual­ity in spades at this event.

Lead­ing from the start, Rob had to keep nick­ing fish on pole, bomb and Method from dif­fer­ent spots in his peg to stay a frac­tion ahead of his ri­vals. With two min­utes to go he was neck and neck with for­mer win­ner Chris Cameron, then came the bite from a 5lb ghostie which, if landed, would see him win the ti­tle and the huge pay­out.

Even sea­soned on­look­ers couldn’t be­lieve how he calmly played it to the net like it was just another fish on a plea­sure ses­sion!

We can’t all win £70k, but we can try the rigs and tac­tics Rob used to make his 42kg win­ning catch – find out more on P4&5 this week.

This week’s is­sue is crammed with great info for catch­ing fish, and helps you solve your prob­lems too.

Paste and mar­gin fish­ing are prob­a­bly the two most frus­trat­ing ways of fish­ing on com­mer­cials if you ask me – I don’t think I’ve ever got them right – so the tips from Paul Garner and Steve Ringer’s exclusive col­umns are a must-try for me.

With­out doubt, Paul’s pasta trick will have me raid­ing the pantry at home be­fore the week­end – turn to page 30 to read more.

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