Match Fishing from Cup Final to Christmas Classic

Tiverton canal fishing catch

Of all the fishing I’ve done this year, the genuine surprise of all has been my return to the match scene. From thinking “I should do this a bit more” in January, I have fished over a dozen matches and become hooked on regular competition. Stranger still, I’ve not done too badly. What regular readers… Read more

Four Go Pike Fly Fishing…

fly casting for pike

While fishing can be a solitary pursuit, there are certainly methods where you cover more water and have more fun in good company. So, after a sedentary and completely biteless previous session on Exeter Shit Ship Canal I was raring to stretch my legs and enjoy some more active fishing this week. And with some… Read more

Great Angling Reads & Book Reviews for Autumn/Winter 2018

Best fishing books fly coarse carp2018

As the nights draw in, there’s nothing quite like a great fishing book or magazine to keep the fire burning. Contrary to the fears of book fans, real print is still fighting to keeps its place in the digital world we live in, too. In fact, you might even say there is a mini revival… Read more

From Rugeley with love: Fishing the Canal Pairs Match Series

Canal pairs match fishing series

There are few things I love more than a session on a classic canal, with light tackle and a whole gallery of species that might turn up. These venues take me back to youth and first ever attempts at match fishing. You know, back in the 1990s, when the scene wasn’t all about smashing out… Read more

Fishing the River Severn with Daniel Kawczynski MP

Do fishing and politics mix? Most of us hit the riverbank for calm rather than debate. Nevertheless, the calm of any waterside can make a perfect backdrop for friendly discussion, especially on those days when the weather is mild and fish aren’t biting hard.  Many is the time I’ve “put the world to rights”, so… Read more

From Miniatures to Monsters

specimen garfish Cornwall Dom Garnett

If there is any sport or pastime on the planet quite as varied as fishing? Everything from tangling with blennies to battling sharks can be filed under “angling”, even though they are as different in scale as Subbuteo and full blown eleven-a-side football. Lately, I’ve been taking to the far edges of the sport with… Read more

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