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  • A Double – the fish are back
    Well another week passes and the challenge of writing fishing blogs in these somewhat constrained times remains. I mean, even the Whiting deserted our shores so how hard does it have to get before we wave the white flag of surrender. But have no fear friends, I have some good news – the fish are […]
  • River Cat-Fishing
    Today’s blog is split into a two parts, last weekend and this weekend of Fishing my little spot on my local River. With the milder weather here and spring now fully on the horizon, I was hopeful for a few Fish! I had been upstream ledgering this spot previously, however, due to missed bites I […]
  • ‘Chance of That?’
    The Half Term Campaign Chapter 4 – ‘Chance of That?’ Last week I had a week off from online school. Me and my friend Jack decided to take advantage of our last free week before the close season to target anything which swims in our local river (except for ducks of course). This the fourth […]
  • The Fish Louse
    Evening all, Hope you are all safe and well. Looks like their is light at the end of the tunnel. In the mean time I thought I would put my knowledge to good use. I hope you enjoy….. Stillwater fisheries contain a whole host of parasite and host interactions and one of the most common […]
  • Call of the pike part 2 (with a chub thrown in).
    There is something compelling about pike. Of all our freshwater fish their call, for me, is the most insistent. They are the black-eyed death-dealer of our fresh waters, the equaliser, the remorseless destroyer without whom natural balance would falter.
  • Perception of Colour
    So, you have rocked up to the lake or river and you find fish and you select your bait, whether its Boilies, Pop-ups, maggots or lures you pick out your favourite colour and begin fishing. Have you ever taken the time to think is the colour I am fishing with is appropriate? Colour, what is […]
  • Back In Action
    One of my early childhood memories is of throwing a half constructed Airfix model out of my bedroom window. The frustration of sticking hundreds of fiddly bits of plastic together was too much for my clumsy, shaky fingers and short temper. These traits have lived with me all my life  and is the reason I […]
  • ‘The Day for Firsts’
    The Half Term Campaign Chapter 3 – ‘The Day for Firsts’ This is the third part in a mini-series of blogs I’ve written this week about fishing a small local river with my friend Jack. If you haven’t already, I’d suggest checking out the first couple of chapters. They can be found here. Chapter 1 […]
  • ‘Poxy Carp’
    The Half Term Campaign Chapter 2 – ‘Poxy Carp’ This is the second part of a little mini-series of blogs. For me, this week is half term which means no sixth form (online lessons) and therefore, lots of fishing. You can check out the first days fishing here if you missed it. I’d checked the […]
  • ‘Snow Bream’
    The Half Term Campaign Chapter 1 – ‘Snow Bream’ This week is half term and for me, that only means one thing. Fishing! Although I’m at home all the time at the moment due to online schooling, I still have work to do so I haven’t been fishing much. This week I managed to hit […]
  • The Call Of The Pike Part 1
    Painting: Ice river by Bob Dellar
  • Blanking for Fun.
    Two blanks on the trot!… Bloody weather!……not only is this frustrating as an angler it also means that I’ve very little to write about this week, so let me ask you a question.  How dedicated are you when it comes to fishing?  When you have blanked you sit at home staring into the distance whilst […]
  • Being Complacent
    Complacency is the word of this week, As the weather was nice on Saturday, I ventured to the local park lake with my stalking rod for a few hours. Stalking I travel light.  One 6ft telescopic rod, a mat, and a net.  I have a rucksack which has only one alarm on a bank stick, […]
  • Just One Thing
    I don’t normally major on rod and reel reviews for one simple reason in that I believe so much is down to personal fishing style, budget and of course the unique conditions of our own local marks. I am not against product reviews to be clear and read, and learn, a lot each week including […]
  • Wychwood Riot Rods – Tackle Review
    With the freezing temperatures having rolled in over the last couple weeks it has been very hard to get over onto a lake where it hasn’t frozen over and with only 1 lake in my local district as per Government guidelines my options are limited. So, with that in mind today I’m going to write a tackle review on my Wychwood Riot Rods.  […]