Andrew Pilgrim

  • What’s in your Bag?
    Before Xmas my trusty old bag finally died (who said Sheena?… How dare you!!!). No it was my roving/stalking bag. We had shared many good years bankside in all weathers and to be honest both of us were looking worse for wear and it was touch and go as to which one of us would […]
  • Frustrating Isn’t it?
    Frustrating isn’t it, when you are denied your one pleasure in life, when, in your mind, you have been perfecting a new technique or method and you are dying to try it out, when your tackle is starting to look forlorn and underused and you start to wonder if you may ever use it again? […]
  • Bluefin Tuna off Clacton?
    Ok, I can hear you all laughing but read on, you may be surprised. First I’d like to tell you about the amazing creature that is The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. Unfortunately I can’t as I have never even seen one never mind caught one so what follows is taken from www.bluefintuna.co.uk where you can read […]
  • New Year, New & Old Gear
    When Chub fishing I often like to use two rods. Apart from the obvious benefit of having two baits out it allows me to cover more water and ring the changes when it comes to baits and methods. My go to rod for the last few years has been my trusty Diawa Harrier Z MK2 […]
  • Practice What You Preach.
    Hi Guys & Gals, I trust you all had a very enjoyable Xmas and your sacks were full to bursting on Christmas morning, I know mine was but my beloved Sheena was busy basting her Turkey! Anyhoo, my last three blogs have been quite intense reading but I hope you found them useful and helpful […]
  • Advanced River Fishing Techniques Pt3
    In the first two blogs in this series we covered firstly how rivers flow and secondly how to approach fishing a flooded river. If you missed them they can be found here. https://essexanglers.co.uk/advanced-river-fishing-techniques-pt1/ and here. https://essexanglers.co.uk/advanced-river-fishing-techniques-pt2/ This week I thought we could talk about one of the Chub anglers favourite subject… Cheese Paste. Over the […]
  • Advanced River Fishing Techniques Pt2
    This week I would like to write about how to tackle fishing in a flooded river. If you haven’t read Part1 it can be found here. https://essexanglers.co.uk/advanced-river-fishing-techniques-pt1/ Please do read it, off you go, the rest of us will wait. All read and digested? good stuff , then I shall continue. Now we all understand […]
  • Advanced River Fishing Techniques Pt1
    WARNING… This blog may contain no reference to Drennan Acolytes or my Beloved Sheena. Ok I know this subject won’t be suitable for every reader but you may find it interesting, so get yourself a beer or a brew and read on. Are we all sitting comfortably?…. good … then I shall begin. In todays […]
  • HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR FISH?
    Don’t you get bored fishing the same water, using the same method to catch the same fish?…. No?…. Then maybe you should stick to Carp fishing. For the rest of us a change in species, venue or method is often just the thing to keep things interesting and exciting. So this week I decided to […]
  • A Bobby Dazzler
    I have to admit that I am not, nor ever have been, a big Darts fan. Back in my youth I used to pe partial to a game of arrows over a pint or six but that’s as far as it went. Seeing todays darts players being worshipped as sporting hero puzzles me somewhat, although […]