Category Archives: Coarse fishing

Perch by Alan walsh

When I was about thirteen my local newsagents/toy store got in some fishing gear and displayed it in the front window. There was only a couple of rods and some reels and a bit of tackle. At this stage, I … Continue reading

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In search of bigger perch with Martin Bowler

Martin Bowler needs no introduction, he is one of the most prolific specimen hunters of our times and an expert at targeting big fish. Martin has done it all and has the British record for more than one species. Martin … Continue reading

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Dai Gribble

IFD: Dai Gribble has been fishing for 47 years and in that time he has fine tuned his skills and knowledge of watercraft to produce the amazing results we see today. This year Dai really rocked the record books by … Continue reading

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Tony Kersley

IFD: When it comes to Match fishing in Ireland, few names crop up as much as Tony Kersley’s. Tony moved over here many years ago and started fishing the match fishing circuit where he has consistently stayed at the top. … Continue reading

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Simon Gibson

IFD: Simon Gibson has had fishing in his life since his earliest memories. Simon grew up in Northern Ireland in a fishing orientated family. There is one species above all others that captured Simon’s imagination from a young age, the … Continue reading

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Jason Summers

IFD: Jason Summers is one of the top tench anglers in the country, His love for tench started as a child and he will tell you himself how he is still as passionate as ever. It’s anglers like Jason that … Continue reading

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Jan Porter

IFD: Jan Porter is one of the best known faces in fishing. Jan was one of the top UK match anglers for many years, known as the man in red, and he now works for Shimano and rapala as a full … Continue reading

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Zoltan Bodnar

Zoltan Bodnar moved to Ireland from Hungary . He was quick to get used to Irish fishing and has become one of the top tench and bream anglers in the country. Zoltan also loves his pike fishing and has fished … Continue reading

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Ben Carvosso

Ben Carvosso is one of Ireland’s top coarse anglers. Fishing since the 1980’s Ben has fished for most things that swim in our rivers and lakes, and mostly specializing  in his real love of tench and pike fishing. Ben is … Continue reading

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Kevin Lyons Melview lodge

Kevin Lyons runs Melview Lodge, one of the top coarse fishing B&B’s in the country. With excellent coarse fishing for all the usual species but especially tench and bream, and the pike fishing is top class also. Kevin has been … Continue reading

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