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Chopper

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Found this on a website, thought it may be of some use to the budding young anglers that use the site.

"Advice to Young Anglers Interested in Match Fishing
by George Glen - Scotland Team Manager

Match fishing adds another dimension to coarse angling that can make it more exciting and rewarding. These are my tips for budding match anglers ..

1. Join a club

A good start is to join a club that offers club trips, coaching and matches catering for juniors. You will learn so much faster along with your friends in the company of experienced anglers.

2. Watch good match anglers fishing

Often, when you are starting out in match fishing, it is better to watch a match than to take part. Watching good anglers fish is a great way to learn. Even better if you talk to them and try to understand what they are doing and why they do it. Then go and try out what you learned. Please show respect though and don't make a nuisance of yourself.

3. Go fishing as much as possible

Get out fishing as often as you can. Keep up 'pleasure fishing' as much as possible and try out other 'non-match' methods. Match anglers can learn from all other aspects of fishing. It's great to have many different fishing experiences that will stand you in good stead in the future. It's best not to specialise in Match Fishing until you have tried many other kinds of fishing.

4. Read about fishing in books and magazines

Reading about match fishing methods and tactics in magazines and books is a good way of picking up ideas. Be careful not to take what you read too seriously though. It is no substitute for practice and experience. Usually what is written about reflects fishing in England. Fishing in Scotland is often very different !

5. Build up your tackle - but don't get obsessed

We all build up our collection of tackle over the years. When you are starting out it is easy to waste money though. Take advice from adults in your club and buy large items second-hand if possible brand new rods are not better than used ones but cost a lot more!. Please don't get obsessed by tackle. Tackle is the tool we use to help us catch fish, not a hobby in itself. I see many young anglers who spend all their time thinking about the latest gear instead of good bait presentation or how fish behave. Watercraft will help you catch many more fish than that shiny new rod.

6. Keep it simple

Fishing it a simple game really. A fish, a hook, a bait, some line ... that's all there is to it ! However the endless combinations of baits and methods that makes match fishing so fascinating can also make it seem very complicated. The best match anglers always look to make things easy and strait-forward. I can't tell you how to do that but try to remember K.I.S.S. - Keep It Simple Stupid !

7. Keep your results in perspective

It's tempting to get carried away with your success if you get a few good results in matches. Scottish match fishing can often be very hit or miss, and luck of the draw often decides the winner. Don't think that you know it all. I promise you still have a lot to learn. The great thing about fishing, especially match fishing, is that there is so much variety and so much to find out. Though I know lots more than I did when I was young, I still learn a number of new things each time I go fishing. Keep an open mind. Learning new tricks and thinking up new ideas is what keeps match angling fresh and exciting for me.

8. Have fun

Remember that fishing is meant to be fun! If you take match fishing too seriously it's easy to become unhappy when you don't win. You can't win all the time. Try to enjoy simply playing the game.

Good luck and tight lines"



Lee Saville - Colmic Team Ossett
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Individual 2002 World Club Champion, Zagreb - Croatia.
Individual 2002 Angling Times North East Region Winter League Champion.
2001 Embassy Division 1 National Team Champions.

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very good advice but please note that before you go & sit behind a match angler always ask if he minds most will only be to happy to allow it & explain things BUT i do know there is the odd ones that wont like it, if you get a negative responce dont take it to hart just ask another one

tight lines.
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Yeah, but don't expect too much action.

If I get 10 bites I will have doubled what I got last week and last week was mild!

Gonna be a real grueller this Sunday, I reckon 1/2 of the 70 anglers will blank.

Just praying I draw peg 1 and get a reasonable days fishing.

Lee Saville - Colmic Team Ossett

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Individual 2002 Angling Times North East Region Winter League Champion.
2001 Embassy Division 1 National Team Champions.

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LEE
you must be gluting for punishment

good luck mate

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The rest have said it but some good advice there [:)]

quote:Gonna be a real grueller this Sunday, I reckon 1/2 of the 70 anglers will blank

Rather you than me Lee, then again we were going out on Sunday but Teepee cancelled it because it was too cold for him [:D]



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Bleedin soft Yorkies, [:D][:D][:D]

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Chris Taylor

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No u haven't seen the venue it is more solid than the drain underneath my house. I'll try and get down to u with a flask of tea lee.
 

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TEEPEE better not cancel sunday 9th cos its too cold....... what are you lot men or mice ? or is it that im just a HARD SOUTHERNER living in the north with the SOFT LOT ?
 

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Got it in one carpbob.[:D][:D]

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carpbob,
Why whats happening on the 9th,[:D] lol

And just for the record i only cancelled out of concern for
Norm & Andy's safety travelling from the snowy frozen north,

p.s. you'll not get me biting you "Bar Stewards"[:D][:D][:D]

Brrrrrrrr!!! turn that fire up luv,[:D]



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Chris Taylor

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Sorry no tea lee. Silly twit picked up his briefcase and was laid in bed all weekend so there was no tea for u. How did u and the team get on
 

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Chris,

sorry to hear about your Dad, hope is back is soon better.

I posted about the match in the 'where you fished today (part 9)' forum.

I could have done with that flask of tea, it was sooooo cold on Sunday!

Lee Saville - Colmic Team Ossett

Individual 2002 World Club Champion, Zagreb - Croatia.
Individual 2002 Angling Times North East Region Winter League Champion.
2001 Embassy Division 1 National Team Champions.

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Chris Taylor

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Lee
are osset putting teams into the seris of matches
The one wiv two on altofts,thornhill and one other
Chris
 
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