My angling year is always broken down in to months, then species and then venues. Without doubt my favorite species and venues has to be Chew valley reservoir for pike.
At this time of year it can be very challenging doing any type of fishing, especially lure fishing with the winter floods, temperatures and wind directions changing by the day.
Spinners are not only fantastic underrated fish catchers, but they are also the first lure many anglers start out using.
The Spikey Shad is one of them lures that have got me out of trouble on a number of occasions when a blank has looked imminent.
Even though a lot of anglers will be bored sick with tutorials on how to dropshot, the truth is many out there still haven’t even heard of the tactic, let alone understood and mastered it. The following tips should hopefully give you a better understanding of this great fish catcher...