Tag: match fishing

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

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

Fishing against the elements

When it comes to the best or worst weather to go fishing, that can depend on the method and species. Since the turn of the year we’ve had most permutations, to be fair, from torrential rain to subzero temperatures. It was a brutal -10C on a recent return journey from from Hull, having given a… Read more

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

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