Match Practice and Summer Fishing

Goodiford Mill fishing Devon coarse silver pond

The sheer amount I’ve had to write about this last month (along with some techy issues with the evil that is WordPress) have meant rather less of my own blogging lately. Apologies for that to those who like to regularly read this blog. That said, I’ve managed to fit some interesting trips in, from local… Read more

The Long and Short of it

May has been a beautiful, if busy month so far. The sudden arrival of summer hasn’t been the only rapid change either, as I’ve started a new part time role at the Angling Trust. I’ll be getting behind the scenes at the trust to see all kinds of projects around the country and report on… Read more

A Return to Match Fishing, from Tiverton Canal to Summerhayes

After the craziest period of snow for a decade here in the South West, spring feels especially welcome this year. 2018 has certainly been eventful so far, for mixed reasons. I managed to write off my car in the snow, which wasn’t great news. Then again, I will shortly be beginning a new part time… Read more

Fly Fishing at Farmoor Reservoirs

Farmoor Reservoirs represent a welcome conundrum to anyone who enjoys a bit of variety in their fishing. How do you choose between fantastic, grown-on trout (including some huge browns) and some cracking pike on the fly? I still hadn’t completely made my mind up when I arrived on a chilly morning in late February, waiting… Read more

Pike Fishing at Blenheim Palace

pike fishing Oxfordshire

Any angler who sees a fair bit of the country inevitably ends up with a head full of unfulfilled plans. Every time we travel and see a pretty river or lake, we think “I’ll fish there one day”. Too often we don’t. Which is why I was delighted to be invited for a day ticket… Read more

Winter Fly & Coarse Fishing

Fishing always brings out the optimist in me. Odd, because by nature I tend to be a glass half empty sort of person. I don’t buy lottery tickets; I anticipate weather forecasts to be wrong; when my team go one-nil up, I fully expect an equaliser to arrive with every opposition attack. For some reason… Read more

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