Bream, Dummies and Debates

Fishing for Dummies!

Greetings, fellow fish botherers. What a funny few weeks I’ve endured lately. Such have been my other commitments, and a bout of sickness, that I’ve only just managed to put this blog together. So I hope I can fill you in on a few scores, even if a lot of it has been less than… Read more

Slim Pickings & Winter Coarse Fishing in Devon & Somerset

Free fishing river Tone

Is it still worth going fishing when the weather is bitterly cold or totally unsettled? It’s a tough question at times. Experience will often give you a hunch, for better or worse, whether there is much chance of action, not to mention  which fisheries fare best when it’s brass monkeys. But it’s never an exact… Read more

The Late Show

Exeter canal pike

How often do we actually go fishing when our chances of catching are at their highest? It’s a question I’ve been forced to ponder lately, with some tricky sessions on the bank. Experience alone will often give us a hunch as to when will be a productive time to fish, but life tends to make… Read more

Unique Fish Leather Collector’s Edition of Crooked Lines!

Crooked Lines Fish Skin Leather Special Collectors Edition

It can be a hard thing to hold onto exciting news, but it is high time I broke a little secret to you. Crooked Lines is set for a spectacularly unique “scales and all” collector’s edition shortly, bound in fish skin leather! Yes, you read that correctly. Fish leather is certainly an unusual medium, but… Read more

A Lucky Break

Arek Kubale Polish fly fisherman

It’s been a strange old month for unexpected twists and minor calamities, with some tricky fishing to boot. I’ve spent recent cold days in the company of my Polish friend and fellow writer Arek Kubale, and other days stranded indoors, just left wondering and waiting for the weather to shift. We had bitter winds, but… Read more

Winter Reads & Fishing on Silverton Pond

Greetings to everyone and welcome to the new site, which will also be the new home of my regular blog. Some fairly calamitous things have delayed this update, but suffice to say Donald Trump’s ridiculous head wasn’t the only ominous thing to bear this month. With my trusty fishing wagon breaking down and going to… Read more

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