Steve Chatfield looks at travelling light, the art of simple fishing when time is tight.
I have been fishing for many years, I didn’t actually meet Isaac Walton but I am getting on a bit. My Angling heroes were Richard Walker, Benny and Kevin Ashhurst, Ivan Marks, John Apperton, Ray Mumford (always fished in a shirt and tie) and a young lad called Bob Nudd.
I used to do a bit of match fishing mainly at local club level, but I have fished nationals and a few opens. I mainly stopped because I seemed to draw too many pegs that I would not have chosen to fish, plus with a young family, it was expensive.
I love catching fish both small and large and it is made easier when you can choose your own swim location through watercraft and experience. My greatest pleasure is to help inexperienced anglers and if they want to accept a little help, getting them to understand how to improve their catches through learning the basics of hooks, baits, floats, plumbing up, shotting patterns, feeding and other methods. This is why I became a Cadence Brand Ambassador, as I believe Go Fishing, Give Back is a great legacy for the future of angling.
Steve Chatfield talks us through the basics of tidal rivers and why they are some of the best river areas to fish.
Making sure you have balanced tackle is the best way to get maximum enjoyment out of your fishing. In this blog, Steve Chatfield looks at the age old...
Steve Chatfield loves nothing more than chasing after crucian carp gold, in this blog he takes us through his set ups for catching crucians.
Steve Chatfield loves winter fishing, here are some of his top tips to get the most out of the colder months.
Steve Chatfield looks back on a late summer week-long fishing holiday with three good friends on the River Severn.
Steven Chatfield takes us on a tour of the River Adur, exploring the many streams and areas of interest on his local water.
Steve Chatfield looks at fixed spool reels, how he uses them and why you don't need a free running reel to use them with bite alarms.
Bite alarms are not for the lazy, sit back approach argues Stephen Chatfield, they can be used in different ways to cover a diverse range of fishing...
The mental health and wellbeing benefits are well-known to keen anglers, Stephen Chatfield looks at how you can get started in angling and how we're...