Essex Anglers

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What is Essex Anglers?

Essex Anglers is a newly formed group of passionate Anglers from Essex who want to blog and share their fishing experiences.

Whether it be hunting for Big Carp, stalking Local Rivers for Chub, Match Fishing, Chasing Predators or exploring the Coastline one of us will cover it.

Our Anglers

Bailey Payne
Bailey Payne

Bailey is an all-round Angler willing to try anything and keep learning, mainly enjoying stalking Essex Rivers for Chub/Perch, he also spent his earlier fishing career Pole Fishing for a mix of species.

Peter Baker
Peter Baker

Peter is an opportunist Angler who makes the most out of every session regardless of how long it is.
He believes effort equals rewards.

Mark Harding
Mark Harding

Mark is a 51 year old angler. He started fishing on the River Lea from 3 years old. Mark prefers rivers to lakes, however he is happy to fish lakes through the summer. Favourite fish are Sea Trout, Barbel, Chub, Pike and Zander. Mark spends a fair amount of time fishing the fenland drains too.

Paul Knott
Paul Knott

Paul is a 28 year old Carp Angler from Essex, he has been Carp Fishing for most of his life Fishing various venues across Essex. Paul is also a team member with Rod Hutchinson.

Tom Baird
Tom Baird

Tom’s an active angler, he has been Fishing since 1988 starting off with float Fishing with his Dad and brothers, then caught the Carping bug. These days he loves a variety of different styles of Fishing. Tom enjoys Fishing with his sons’ and daughter. He likes showing them how to Fish and more importantly how to handle the Fish once caught. As we all know it’s not just the Fishing (big part), but the surroundings and the nature that comes with it.

Ben Steeles
Ben Steeles

Ben Steeles is a 23 year old passionate Sea Angler targetting anything that swims. Ben has been Fishing for the last 2 years and loves catching Smooth Hounds and Rays.

Joe Chappell
Joe Chappell

Joe is a Fishing mad 17 year old. Joe’s passion started when he was about 9, ever since then his been hooked. Joe is a bit of an all-rounder, often Sea Fishing with his dad and Predator Fishing during the colder months however, undoubtedly Joe’s passion is Carp.

Latest Anglers Blogs

Casting practice
Hello everyone and welcome to my blog I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoy sea fishing. Wednesday 8th july 2020 a very good friend of mine came all the way up to grays from Peterborough to help me out with my pendulum casting. Got down grays wharf …
A ‘Lucky’ First Trip
Since we have been allowed to fish again in mid-May, I decided to fish as many new waters this year as possible, wanting to move on from the local day ticket lakes where the average fish are single figure, and to break the 20lb barrier. I think it’s fair to …
Making your own Floats
I make a lot of my own floats for when I am Pole Fishing, I also sometimes use these floats on a rod too. It's a nice feeling catching a Fish on a float you have put together on your own. Admitingly, making floats doesn't have to be hard, but …
Fishing with the Kids
As a Dad, I want my kids to enjoy fishing as much as I do. I suppose in a way to recreate the memories I had with my Dad and make some new ones along the way. What I found hard, was how to get them into it. Children’s attention …
My River Roding Curse!
Today (Sat 4th July 2020), marked my first early start for a while, arriving at my club River for the first time this season at an early 8am. I decided to Fish a stretch I haven't yet, haven't even walked this stretch before. After rain last night and a bit …

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