Bailey Payne

  • 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 offered to take me out […]
  • River Chelmer – Hard Going
    I headed back to the River Chelmer, this time with the old man in the promise of some River Fish and a change from his usual match style Fishing at our club lakes. We shared a little weir pole Fishing half each, his approach started off with a little cage feeder with some groundbait and […]
  • Perch on the Chelmer
    Today I was back on the River after some Carp bashing last weekend, and I headed to a new stretch of the Chelmer for me, a lovely little weir pool and not a bad place to spend a few hours. It was only a 3-4 hour session so not long but proved eventful! And not […]
  • Drenched at Newland Hall Fishery
    Today we had a little bit of an Essex Anglers social! Myself, Tom, Joe and Paul headed to Newland Hall Fishery in Chelmsford to see how we could do. We booked this in advance so didn’t expect the rain that came down! Certainly wasn’t expecting a lot after the huge downpour we had and was […]
  • Back on the Pole
    With summer now coming to an end, I realised I hadn’t been out this year and fished for Crucians, which are one of my favourite species to catch, such a challenge to catch the shy little Fish! I headed to my club lake in Essex on the Pole with the aim of targetting Bream/Skimmers and […]
  • Sunny River Fishing
    Today I headed to a lovely stretch of the Chelmer, this stretch has fantastic Roach in to a great size, loads of Chub and Dace too, a brilliant bit of River and it was my first time Fishing it, and I continued to use the centerpin in hope of continuing my learning of the method! […]
  • Learning the Centerpin Reel!
    Well, in the week I took delivery of something new, yet something old school, guess the title probably gives it away! I got my first centerpin reel! I was really excited to try and decided for my tactics to be a bit of youth! Fishing with a light float and some maggot and catch whatever […]
  • River Trotting
    I headed to a small stretch of a River for a small trotting session with a mix baits just to get a few fish and catch some different species! And it didn’t disappoint! It was only a quick hour session with my waggler rod a light float fishing quite shallow to see what I could […]
  • Quest for Rudd
    Today I continued my quest for a big Rudd! Heading back to this little rural Essex Lake in hope a big chunky Rudd decides to feed! It wasn’t great weather, a very cold wind blowing all day and rain was looming, so without a brolly I weren’t sure how long I would last! My technique […]
  • First Winter on the Roding
    In this post I am going to be looking back on my first winter Fishing the Roding. Sadly I didn’t manage loads of trips to Fish the River due to conditions, the River spent most of the winter flooded and un-fishable. As you can see here, it was a bit high, and this was a […]