Stuart Gardiner

  • Angling and Etiquette Post Lock Down
    So with the passing of the 29th March our freedom to fish further afield, night fishing and matches a small part of normality is slowly returning. As its looking likely also that summer 2021 will be a staycation boom in the UK and with the resurgence of angling as a pastime it should be a […]
  • Stuart Gardiner – Roach
    Roach ( small but perfectly formed ) Redbridge Lakes, waggler and maggot bait Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Stuart Gardiner – Gibel Carp
    Gibel Carp, Redbridge Lakes, double maggot on 6 metre pole, fished off rushes. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our Twitter Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Stuart Gardiner – Ide
    Ide, Redbridge Lakes, 6 metre pole double maggot fished off the rushes. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our Twitter Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Stuart Gardiner – Bream
    Bream, Redbridge Lakes, double pinkie on waggler fished half way across the lake. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our Twitter Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Stuart Gardiner – Rudd
    Rudd, Redbridge Lakes double pinkie fished on waggler halfway across lake. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our Twitter Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Stuart Gardiner – Fantail Carp
    Fantail Carp, Redbridge Lakes, 6 metre pole double maggot close to rushes .Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our Twitter Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Stuart Gardiner-Tench
    Tench, Redbridge Lakes, 6 metre pole fishing double maggot close to rushes.Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our Twitter Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Bring back ‘ Burbot ‘ ?
    Burbot, Lota lota, aka Eel Pout, Lawyer Fish, Lingcod are a holarctic species native to the cold fresh waters of the Nearctic and Palearctic regions found between 40 and 70 degrees North latitudes. Burbot are demersal fish found in deep temperate lake bottoms and slow moving cold river bottoms between 4 and 18 degrees C. Primarily […]
  • Keep the bites coming in winter
    Well January certainly has not disappointed when it comes to being a trying month, the cold weather, the heavy rain rendered many rivers flooded and un-fishable so its down to the lakes to get some fish in the net. Of course fishing in cold / freezing conditions requires a different approach and generally is hard […]
  • What is it about Gudgeon ?
    As a traditional angler who enjoys catching all species of fish myself especially gudgeon in the past catching a net full on the grand union at Lady Capels ‘ gudgeon alley ‘ Im sure a few reading this will remember that venue and more recently at Birds Green Lakes had some real plump ones. There […]
  • Why We Fish ?
    While we still in this awful pandemic and even though fishing is allowed the distance, area and weather we can go to is fairly limiting for so many at this time, I myself am looking forward to brighter, warmer and drier days ahead in the months ahead when fingers crossed some new normality returns. Fishing […]
  • The Redbridge Return
    While we all enduring our current frustrating fishing time I have been reflecting on my own personal return to this great pastime after a 25 year break 3 years ago. Thinking back I am scratching my head as to why I left fishing for so long but easily done with life turning different corners like […]
  • A winters day at Churchgate Lakes
    I have been following Churchgate lakes on Facebook a while now and could not help but notice how the owner was very clearly putting so much time, effort and expense in making the fishery really top class. For me seeing fisheries put back investment into venues so as to make the whole fishing experience better […]
  • Darent Valley 9ft 3lb TC Specimen Rod Review
    I was very fortunate and humble to win one of these rods in a raffle in the summer and after seeing various reports on other models in the Darent Valley, Tacklebox range and was very keen to christen it with a suitable specimen fish fitting the rods description. With work and the general covid chaos […]
  • The Eagle Was Landed
    I have never been a serious Carp fisherman not on todays scale anyway but the first carp I caught is to this day a memory very ingrained in my fishing favourites. TBT to a July evening in 1978 at the Eagle Pond Wanstead. Back in the good old days of simple safe urban free fishing […]
  • Method Feeder Fun
    I was lucky to take advantage of a mild November Friday for a session at Crow Green on the small lake before the venue closes for its winter break, this fishery is by far one the tidiest well run venues I have fished with non muddy banks and excellent platform swims throughout. My approach here […]
  • Summer Rudding
    A Red Letter Rudd Day Sitting with the dark afternoons at 4pm now this is a blog on my best late summer session at Thornwood Springs, Epping chasing the massive Rudd that frequent there. It was a perfect mild day with prefect light breeze north easterly direction which made for perfect presentation in the swim […]