Tag: coarse fishing

Epic chub and new fishing reads!

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This time of year can feel a bit ominous at the best of times. Just as you pine for one last weekend of t-shirt weather that never comes, you inevitably finish summer with so many dreams unrealised. In my own little world, though, things have been very finely balanced. My switch of jobs to the… Read more

Late summer angling highlights

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What a difference a few weeks make in fishing. From heatwave conditions, it now feels decidedly autumnal. Summer has gone in a blur. My daughter is growing up at a scary rate and I’ve changed jobs. Any chance I can press pause and just have one more perfect summer afternoon please?! Unsurprisingly, I’ve been a… Read more

Tench bubbles and trout flies

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What a difference a month or so makes to fishing and life in general. With restrictions easing and a spell of cheerful weather, there has been a sense of sheer relief and optimism. Whether it’s watching trout on a stream or getting back to match fishing, freedom never felt so precious or welcome as it… Read more

Last orders & fresh hope

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I won’t lie to you, late winter has felt endless this year. There is indeed light at the end of the tunnel (and we’re assured it isn’t a train coming to smash us to bits), but life still feels like it’s in slow motion. For some reason, the whole situation reminds me of one of… Read more

Summer fishing lessons and big surprises

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In spite of all the difficulties this summer, there has been some welcome optimism in the fishing world. After being rested for many weeks, a lot of fisheries have been on fire! And what great news in general for angling that we’re seeing a spike this summer. In simple terms, the more people buy a… Read more

2019 Fly For Coarse Roundup: Winners Announced!

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After another twelve months of remarkable captures, not to mention a lot of head scratching among the judges, it was Ian Gould’s perfect crucian capture, closely followed by Stuart Watson’s magnificent fly caught catfish which topped the 2019 Fly For Coarse contest. In an exciting seventh year for the pioneering competition run by yours truly… Read more

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