Winter coarse fishing and new angling books reviewed

Grand Western Canal fishing

Have you ever looked at a brutal weather forecast and thought to yourself: “sod it, I’m still going fishing”? It can be a fine line between braving it or writing off that foul weather angling trip. Sometimes such conditions are better for curling up with a book than drowning maggots- and there are some great… Read more

Autumn fishing and troubled waters

I would love to start this post with some uplifting lines about autumn being some kind of fishing nirvana, blah blah blah, but I would be mostly lying. With dicey conditions and even worse timing on my part, it has been a right slog. Some highlights, yes, but some very testing days as well. I… Read more

Hooked on Lure Fishing: New Book Release!

Hooked on Lure Fishing book Dominic Garnett

It’s with great joy and huge relief to have the first copies of my new book Hooked on Lure Fishing in my hands this month. After all, it has been over three years in the making. I say “my” book, but it has been a massive collaborative effort, testament not only to my co-conspirators but… Read more

Catfish, booze and colourful catches at Anglers Paradise

Anglers Paradise Day Ticket Lakes Eldorado

Of all the places to go fishing in Devon, there is a special sort of madness about Angler’s Paradise. And so, earlier this week, it was a happy sort of coincidence that several friends were converging there at the same time. A real rogues gallery of interesting characters, in fact, from wildife filmmakers Jack Perks… Read more

From Cradleside to Lakeside

Fishing dad

“Life changing” is probably the polite way to describe the past five weeks or so of upheaval. Correct, as most regular readers will have spotted, I am now a dad. It’s a wonderful thing. It’s especially wonderful when you finally get home after an early scare and nearly a fortnight in hospital; I’ll spare you… Read more

Match Fishing and Monster Eels at Trinity Waters, Somerset

Ghost carp somerset match fishing

As much as I enjoy wild places and peaceful fishing, coming back to match angling has been one of the best things I’ve done in recent seasons. It has involved some serious adaptation, however, and I’m still learning some big lessons along the way. Competition tends to have this effect; it quickly highlights any lack… Read more

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