Two Pints of Maggots & A Packet of Hooks - The Fishing Podcast
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Episode 21 - With Special Guest Steve Gregory
Season 3, Ep. 6
You Join Dave on the bank of Hall Farm Fishery for the first "Face to Face" Podcast with Former UK Match Record holder, Steve Gregory.Steve was a true pioneer when it came to commercial fishing and the big weights associated with them. Since the mid 1990s Steve has helped develop some of the best fisheries in the UK as well as continuing to compete at the top level.Not only is he owner of Hall Farm Fishery, but still regularly works and consults with fisheries regarding netting, stocking and design.Along side his fishing exploits, Steve is also in the process of relaunching www.miraclebaits.co.uk in the coming months to fulfil a growing list of requests for his famous Paste and Groundbait mixes.Watch the whole conversation with extra footage here: https://youtu.be/mV8inHGG2TQ
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Episode 20 - With Special Guests in the "Forum" : Keith Arthur, Alex Dockerty & Tony Grigorjevs
Season 3, Ep. 5
In this latest episode we change the format and introduce "The Forum" replacing "The Big Chat"We talk to Legendary Angler, Commentator and face of fishing on our tv sets for over 20 years; Keith Arthur, Golden Rod Winner and Angling Coach; Alex Dockerty and Features Editor for Improve Your Coarse Fishing Magazine; Tony Grigorjevs.3 anglers from 3 different generations all with one thing in common... the love of fishing!The topic of conversation is all about "Angling Media" and its evolution from simple weekly newspaper clippings about fishing, through to modern day social media along with the advantages & dis-advantages of having so much angling info at your finger tips. This new format opens up a plethora of opinions, conversation and honesty.The usual features of the Press Pack and Tackle Shed stay the same where we look at the latest news that has caught the eye and any interesting items of tackle to hit the shelves.A new section for the new upcoming season. A compelling listen once again!
Monday, April 4, 2022
Episode 19 - With Special Guest Warren Martin
Season 3, Ep. 4
In the fourth episode of 2022 and series 3, Dave talks to Matrix backed, 2012 Fish O Mania Champion, Warren Martin.Known as a commercial angler, Warren talks about how he fell into commercial fishery matches having first cut his teeth across the competitive Norfolk Broads match scene. We discuss the East Anglian Match Scene and how Warren's light hearted approach to qualifiers means he has become one of the most likable anglers within the competition scene. Known for his Pellet Waggler exploits, we look at the method in a little more depth and Warren answers those burning questions when it comes to the tactic. In the press pack we take a brief look at the news from June 1996, The latest Angling Times and Monthly Match Fishing Magazine.In the Tackle Shed Dave talks about the recent "Big One" Angling Exhibition held at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire. Who was in attendance and what it is like to work at an angling exhibition. Some new releases from Matrix and other brands will also no doubt be popular for the upcoming season. The Last Podcast in its current format.
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Episode 18 - With Special Guest Adam Richards
Season 3, Ep. 3
In the third episode of 2022 and series 3, Dave talks to Frenzee backed former Matchman of the year, Adam Richards.Adam has a serious pedigree over the last 15 years on the UK match scene, competing on the biggest stage across a variety of venues. Adam talks us through his formative years and how he became the youngest ever Kamasan Matchman of the year winner aged just 18. Since then, numerous big money final prizes have eluded him, but surely it is only a matter of time before Adam has his name on one of the major trophies.In the press pack we look at the 2002 Fish O Mania Final and the controversy which came about and the methods which have evolved since.In the Tackle Shed we talk about Catapults, the latest products from Preston Innovations and look at what was available 20 years ago in the Tackle shops,
Sunday, February 6, 2022
Episode 17 - With Special Guest Robson Green
Season 3, Ep. 2
In this episode Dave speaks to Actor, Singer and Globe Trotting Angler, Robson Green.Having starred in over 15 series of different angling tv programmes, Robson tells us where it all began and how his angling journey took him around the world catching some of the most exotic species on earth. Robson also talks about how his acting and angling went hand in hand along with his latest upcoming series and future plans.Robson's passion and enthusiasm for all things fishing is nothing short of infectious. A must listen for any angler of any discipline within our sport.In the press pack we look at any standout stories and articles in the weekly and monthly angling press. During the Tackle Shed we look at what is due to hit your tackle shop shelves and look back at items of tackle and pricing in the year 2002.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Episode 16 - With Special Guests Sean Ashby & Tackling Minds
Season 3, Ep. 1
In the first episode of the 2022 and series 3, Dave talks to Sensas backed and England Former World Champion, Sean Ashby.Sean talks us through how he became an England regular and now one of the most senior members of the squad. As England's last individual gold medalist, it was only right that we re-visited that famous win in the Czech Republic. Sean also shares his favorite groundbait mixes for natural venues.We also talk to Dave Lyons who is an inspiration for what he has achieved in such a short space of time with his fishing charity "Tackling Minds". We talk about the creation and the plans for the organization. Home - Tackling MindsIn the press pack we look at the cost of bait and fishing a match in 1993 and in the Tackle Shed we talk to Mark Greatrix from Fishing Evolution and what the guys at the store think will be big hits in 2022.A fantastic start to the year for Two Pints of Maggots & A Packet of Hooks Podcast.In the press pack, Dave looks at the latest interesting stories in the angling press/social media, along with the Tackle shed, giving thoughts on the latest bargains and any other new fishing items and bait that caught the eye.A big thank you to all the listeners so far. Please like and share the podcast and follow me on social media.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Episode 15 - With Special Guest Mark Pollard
Season 2, Ep. 15
In the final episode of the second series and 2021, Dave talks to Matrix and Hinders Bait Consultant, Mark Pollard.Mark is surely one of the most recognizable and consistent anglers across the match fishing circuit. During the "Big Chat" Mark offers some brilliant tips which are borne out from his coaching sessions. He also delves into how his angling career began and evolved leading to becoming a fulltime angler.Mark gives some brilliant anecdotes and shines a light on how/why his England Career didn't take off as well as many onlookers believed it should.A fantastic end to the first year of Two Pints of Maggots & A Packet of Hooks Podcast.In the press pack, Dave looks at the latest interesting stories in the angling press/social media, along with the Tackle shed, giving thoughts on the latest bargains and any other new fishing items and bait that caught the eye.A big thank you to all the listeners so far. Please like and share the podcast and follow me on social media.
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Episode 14 - (Fishery Special) with Special Guest Alex Dockerty
Season 2, Ep. 14
In the seventh episode of the second series, Dave talks to Drennan backed 2021 Golden Rod winner, Alex Dockerty.Alex is the face many thousands of anglers will see when visiting Drennan Lindholme Lakes in North Lincolnshire, as the resident coach and face of the onsite tackle emporium.As well as talking about the ongoing evolution of the Lindholme complex, we also discuss how Alex progressed from a Junior into a serial big match finalist and ultimately... winner.Alex has an honest and approachable manner and is only too keen to answer listener questions and give some top tips for commercial match angling.In the press pack, Dave looks at the latest interesting stories in the angling press, along with the Tackle shed, giving thoughts on the latest bargains and any other new fishing items and bait that caught the eye.
Friday, October 1, 2021
Episode 13 - With Special Guest Zac Brown
Season 2, Ep. 13
In the sixth episode of the second series, Dave talks to Preston Innovations backed and Daiwa Dorking Team Member, Zac Brown.Straight off the back of winning the biggest prize in match fishing of £100k, Zac talks about that match and how the last couple of hours unfolded.As well as winning the Fishing Association Cup, Zac has both the UK Champs and Maver Match This on a steadily growing match fishing CV. He talks about humble beginnings fishing his local River Mole, to the passion and pride of fishing for one of the most famous match fishing teams in UK history...Dorking.Zac's laidback approach and success in match fishing makes this episode a superb listen.In the press pack, Dave looks at the latest interesting stories in the angling press, along with the Tackle shed, giving thoughts on the latest bargains and any other new fishing items and bait that caught the eye.