Essex Anglers

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What is Essex Anglers?

Essex Anglers is a group of passionate Anglers from Essex who want to blog and share their fishing experiences.

Whether it be hunting for Big Carp, stalking Local Rivers for Chub, Match Fishing, Chasing Predators or exploring the Coastline one of us will cover it.

Our Anglers

Bailey Payne
Bailey Payne

Bailey is an all-round Angler willing to try anything and keep learning, mainly enjoying stalking Essex Rivers for Chub/Perch, he also spent his earlier fishing career Pole Fishing for a mix of species.

Peter Baker
Peter Baker

Peter is an opportunist Angler who makes the most out of every session regardless of how long it is.
He believes effort equals rewards.

Mark Harding
Mark Harding

Mark is a 51 year old angler. He started fishing on the River Lea from 3 years old. Mark prefers rivers to lakes, however he is happy to fish lakes through the summer. Favourite fish are Sea Trout, Barbel, Chub, Pike and Zander. Mark spends a fair amount of time fishing the fenland drains too.

Tom Baird
Tom Baird

Tom’s an active angler, he has been Fishing since 1988 starting off with float Fishing with his Dad and brothers, then caught the Carping bug. These days he loves a variety of different styles of Fishing. Tom enjoys Fishing with his sons’ and daughter. He likes showing them how to Fish and more importantly how to handle the Fish once caught. As we all know it’s not just the Fishing (big part), but the surroundings and the nature that comes with it.

Joe Chappell
Joe Chappell

Joe is a Fishing mad 17 year old. Joe’s passion started when he was about 9, ever since then his been hooked. Joe is a bit of an all-rounder, often Sea Fishing with his dad and Predator Fishing during the colder months however, undoubtedly Joe’s passion is Carp.

Jack & Terry
Jack & Terry

Jack & Terry are 2 best mates that love their fishing and sharing their experiences with people, the main species they fish for is carp but they do enjoy fishing for other species too.

Andrew Pilgrim
Andrew Pilgrim

57 years a fisherman. Matched Fished in national championships, Big game fishing worldwide for Tuna and Sailfish, Sport Fishing in the tropics for Snappers and Barracuda but equally at home on a small pond Fishing for Tench and Crucians or trotting big Rivers for Roach, with his Fishing mad wife. His first love remains stalking Chub on small Rivers. (Without the Wife!) “If it’s wet I’ll fish it”

Brian Holland
Brian Holland

52 years old and Carp being the main quarry, though Lure Fishing for Perch has gradually taken over on Sunday’s. Always carry at least 1 Lure rod and 1 Carp rod in car for a quick stalk

Alan Stevens
Alan Stevens

Alan is a passionate sea fisherman, spending most weekends on the beaches and piers along the Essex coastline. He began sea fishing aged 10 learning from his dad and brother, fishing the Crouch and Blackwater estuaries. Now, 46 years later Alan still gets the same buzz targeting seasonal species ranging from bass, sole and thornback rays.

Latest Anglers Blogs

Chelmer Piking!
Well today meant for something I haven't really done before! Well two things I haven't really done before! Lure Fishing, and Pike Fishing! Having never caught a Fish on the Lure or caught a Pike, this would be a good chance to do something new! Luckily fellow blogger Thomas Baird …
My Twist on the Multi Rig
Around February, I encountered a problem while using the well-known Multi Rig. I wanted to use a low profile, 10mm popup but having only metal bait screws, the popup just wouldn’t pop up. The idea came to me to use a small piece of foam behind the hook shank, the …
Tylers Common – Wagtail Review
Last week, myself and Jack, accompanied by my dad, brother-in-law and cousin made a visit to Tylers Common Fishery, I had fished this fishery on numerous times but not properly for over 5 years I'd say, other than a short session recently for a few hours with my children to try and entice them …
Fishing Mind, Body & Soul
I was asked a question the other day, which really made me think (I know a vein did pop out on the side of my head). I was asked, what does fishing mean to me? In France 2019, Harry chose fishing as our day activity. At first, I thought what …
The migration back to hunting Cyprinids
It's had been almost 4 months since I stepped foot on my syndicate, those that have read any of my previous blogs will understand the bass took over my summer with a final tally of over 500 ranging from fish smaller than the 130mm lures to just over 4lb.The river …

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