Tag: match fishing

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

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

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

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