Tag: match fishing

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

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

A Lucky Break

Arek Kubale Polish fly fisherman

It’s been a strange old month for unexpected twists and minor calamities, with some tricky fishing to boot. I’ve spent recent cold days in the company of my Polish friend and fellow writer Arek Kubale, and other days stranded indoors, just left wondering and waiting for the weather to shift. We had bitter winds, but… Read more

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