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

Free fishing on Dartmoor’s Avon Dam

wild brown trout fishing Dartmoor Avon Dam

With a baby due in just over a month now (so, God help me), I’ve been trying to snatch every chance going to make the most of the calm before the storm. As usual, my tastes have been pretty mixed, too, with both local match fishing (more on this in my next post) and some… Read more

Wild west fishing, from Bantham to Exmoor

River Exe Hadeo Fly Fishing Devon Somerset

Did you ever get the feeling you’d hit a great fishing location but got your timing off? I’ve been exploring beyond my regular haunts this month and found some fine locations, albeit not during any kind of fishing rush hour. Even so, I’ve managed to extract some lovely wild fish while enjoying that excitement that… Read more

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