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Author: paulgarner

19 Jan

GET MAPPING!

If you have bought yourself an echo sounder with built-in GPS then there is a seriously useful bolt-on that you can add to it that won't cost you a penny, but which can give you some fascinating insights into why certain areas and spots are better than others. I'm talking about adding topographical maps showing the underwater contours of your favourite fisheries to your sounder that can be accessed whilst you are out on the water. Such maps don't exist for every waterbody yet, especially in the UK, but there are enough to get started and it is easy to record your own. Until recently you normally had to pay for software to create maps. My buddy and I...
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17 Dec

FISHING PHOTOGRAPHY PT 6

We have finally come to the last part of this mini-series, and this month I am going to talk less about actually taking pictures and more about what to do with them when you get back home. Although there is no substitue to getting your photographs as good as possible on the bank there is still some work that you can do to improve and safeguard your precious memories when you get back home. STORAGE I know so many people who just buy one big memory card and leave months or even years worth of images on the card and never make a back-up when they get home. This really is a crazy thing to do, as modern memory...
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21 Nov

Sonar Sense Part 2

In part one I covered the key features to look for in an echo sounder designed for predator fishing and how much you should be looking to pay. This time I am going to move on to looking at how I set up my sounder to give a clear image of what is going on below the surface. PORTABILITY With a few exceptions, most echo sounders are designed to be fixed permanently to a single boat. This is great if like our American and European cousins you fish from your own boat all the time, but as most of us in the UK use hire boats for much of our fishing this isn’t of great use to us. Fortunately,...
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1 Nov

FISHING PHOTOGRAPHY PT5

There are few more anxious moments in fishing when you have finally got a new personal best resting in the net and suddenly realize that you are the only one on the bank with no one to help you get a decent photo. Perhaps you might have a good mate that will come out and do the shots for you, but if you are anything like me, it is likely to be the middle of a wet night and you are many miles from home. The good news is that getting good self-take photographs is actually not that difficult, as long as you follow some simple rules and get yourself into a regular routine. Most of the steps are exactly the...
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19 Oct

EARLSWOOD LAKE VLOG

I am planning to put together some semi-regular blogs on my own fishing over the next few months. A lot of these will be combined with photo-shoots or other work, so hopefully will tie in nicely with some of my printed articles and give a 'behind-the-scenes' look at some of the things I get up to. Here is the first one, shot a while back at the prolific Earlswood Lakes in the West Midlands.   ...
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