Joe Chappell

  • Passing Time
    For Christmas, my parents bought me a DSLR camera. I’ve always loved nature and as good as our smartphones are nowadays, they can’t capture spectacular moments the same way a proper camera can when used correctly. Emphasis on the correctly here because they can be tricky to use at the best of times. Coupled with […]
  • ‘Chance of That?’
    The Half Term Campaign Chapter 4 – ‘Chance of That?’ Last week I had a week off from online school. Me and my friend Jack decided to take advantage of our last free week before the close season to target anything which swims in our local river (except for ducks of course). This the fourth […]
  • ‘The Day for Firsts’
    The Half Term Campaign Chapter 3 – ‘The Day for Firsts’ This is the third part in a mini-series of blogs I’ve written this week about fishing a small local river with my friend Jack. If you haven’t already, I’d suggest checking out the first couple of chapters. They can be found here. Chapter 1 […]
  • ‘Poxy Carp’
    The Half Term Campaign Chapter 2 – ‘Poxy Carp’ This is the second part of a little mini-series of blogs. For me, this week is half term which means no sixth form (online lessons) and therefore, lots of fishing. You can check out the first days fishing here if you missed it. I’d checked the […]
  • ‘Snow Bream’
    The Half Term Campaign Chapter 1 – ‘Snow Bream’ This week is half term and for me, that only means one thing. Fishing! Although I’m at home all the time at the moment due to online schooling, I still have work to do so I haven’t been fishing much. This week I managed to hit […]
  • How Rain affects my Fishing
    With spring just a month away, some of the best fishing is right around the corner. At this time of year and for the next few months, the fish are at their heaviest and if you can make the most of the warm spells and south westerly winds then you’re in for some fantastic fishing. […]
  • Frogs as Bait? – A Peek into 15th Century Fishing Bait.
    Over 500 hundred years ago they obviously didn’t have boilies and pellets so what did they use? As you can imagine native earthworms such as the anecic earthworm and maggots were readily available and often used however there were lots of strange of baits that have been forgotten about. In this blog, I’m going to […]
  • 7 Useless Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Maggots.
    Here are 7 utterly useless facts that you might not know about maggots.
  • The 2021 Essex Anglers Species Hunt
    Today, January First, 2021, marks the start of a year long competition between myself and fellow bloggers on the Essex Anglers site. The goal is simple, to catch as many different species as we can. The only catch being they must be caught in Essex. Every time a new species is caught, it will be […]
  • 10 Perfect Christmas Gifts for All Anglers
    Are you struggling with ideas on what to get that special fishy someone this Christmas? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Sometimes, unless they’ve specifically asked for a certain rod, or new chair, or in my case a new pair of waders, it can be hard at Christmas to know what to get. Here’s […]