Bailey Payne

  • Roving the local River
    As a lot of my regular readers will know, the Rivers I fish most often are the Wid, Chelmer and Roding. However with the new government guidelines on Angling and fishing local within your district it sadly means I can’t fish any of these venues. Staying within my district only allows me one River, the […]
  • History of Bait – Sweetcorn
    Hopefully starting a little mini series talking about the history of some Fishing baits, with positive responses I will continue the idea and do some other baits, of course if you are interested in a bait, let me know and I will research it for you. But today, we look at Sweetcorn, a bait to […]
  • River Roving
    Well, writing this now since entering lockdown and sadly this stretch of River is out of my district so I have to halt my exploration and learning of this not so new stretch of river to me. I have just re-joined BDAC, having not been a member since I was a kid, and have fond […]
  • Tackle Box Darent Valley 8ft Quiver Review
    I have had this Rod for a little while now, and used it in a few different situations and venues, so have been building this Review for a while, one of the reasons it has took so long, as I really wanted to really give it a test. And I have to admit, I am […]
  • Winter Method Feeder for Carp
    I headed out on a bit of a wet Decembers morning for some method feeder carp fishing at a commercial type lake. Stocked full of small Carp around 5lb. To make things a bit interesting fellow blogger Joe decided to come along and we thought we would make a bit of a competition out of […]
  • Birthday Piking
    Well, in my previous blog, you will know I was out Piking earlier this week on Monday. I had fellow bloggers and good friends Tom and Andrew with me, in hope we could team up for a few Pike! I did ask for some Pike related presents for my birthday, including some Pike Gloves (Always […]
  • Murky River Fishing
    Well, with my Birthday on Sunday, I booked a few days off for Fishing around it, Friday, I planned on trying some trotting with maggot on the centerpin, Saturday as usual, I fancied heading to my Roach spot and try for a few roach on a cage feeder with bread, and on Monday I have […]
  • Winter Fishing
    With us now firmly in December, Winter fishing is now upon us, cold rainy days and nights, frosty mornings. This type of weather separates Fishermen, with the smart who stay in and warm, and the mental who go out and freeze! However, winter fishing isn’t all bad. It offers a change in fishing, different species […]
  • Urban River Fishing
    Well, today with my isolation over, a session Fishing was needed no matter how long the session, even with this brief 2 hour session on the River. I headed back to where I caught that warrior 2lb Roach before I had to self isolate and this time went to use the Pole, in hope I […]
  • My Approach to Rivers
    Well, unfortunately due to Covid getting a bit closer than I would hope, I have to self isolate! So it means I can’t get Fishing this weekend! Lucky I have the memory of last weekend firm in my head, and that lovely 2lb Roach! So a different blog from me, hopefully you enjoy! As a […]