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.

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.

Jack & Terry
Jack & Terry

Jack & Terry are 2 best mates that love their fishing and sharing their experiences with people, the main species they fish for is carp but they do enjoy fishing for other species too.

Andrew Pilgrim
Andrew Pilgrim

57 years a fisherman. Matched Fished in national championships, Big game fishing worldwide for Tuna and Sailfish, Sport Fishing in the tropics for Snappers and Barracuda but equally at home on a small pond Fishing for Tench and Crucians or trotting big Rivers for Roach, with his Fishing mad wife. His first love remains stalking Chub on small Rivers. (Without the Wife!) “If it’s wet I’ll fish it”

Latest Anglers Blogs

Small River Roach Fishing
Regular readers of my blogs will recall that I have a soft spot for one particular Essex River, and in particular one little stretch a mile of so long, I fished this beautiful meandering river at least weekly often 2/3 times a week for many, many years, 10 years ago …
Sunny River Fishing
Today I headed to a lovely stretch of the Chelmer, this stretch has fantastic Roach in to a great size, loads of Chub and Dace too, a brilliant bit of River and it was my first time Fishing it, and I continued to use the centerpin in hope of continuing …
Carpdell
Welcome back to another JT Carpers blog, unfortunately we have hit the bank since the last blog however it didn’t quite turn out how we wanted (Blank city 🙁) so this week’s blog is another blast from the past, this week we revisit a trip that was interesting to say the least.  So, we visited Carpdell Fisheries in …
Fishing the Stour
So, it was an early start today. Was fishing by 05:45 and made the rookie mistake of setting up my rod once I was at my swim. Still a bit dark at that time and took me a bit longer to thread the line through the eyes lol (getting old). …
Back to the old school.
When I was a lad growing up in South Yorkshire in the 60s & 70s (stick with me) things were different in many ways. In my late teenage years it seemed that everyone was a fisherman – at work on a Monday morning the question “Where did you go at …

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