Tag: match fishing

The Magic of Fishing: The most relatable angling book in a generation?

Magic of Fishing John Morwood

As a self-confessed lover of angling books, it’s always great to find one that is a genuine surprise. Not so long ago in the Angling Times, I wrote about the need to nurture wordsmiths from beyond the ranks of sponsored stars and household names. Because as thrilling as it might be to read about record… Read more

Lucky charms, lakes and amazing spring fishing!

Guided fly fishing Lessons Roadford Lake Devon

Did you ever get the feeling you had entered a purple patch in your angling life? Just as there are phases you can’t seem to do anything right, there are other times when you can’t do much wrong. I’ve endured plenty of those times when the angling gods seem to have scorned me. Or perhaps,… Read more

Tench bubbles and trout flies

pole fishing venues devon

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

From Chew Valley perch to chub on the fly

As excellent as so much of it was, another summer feels like it has been and gone all too quickly. Everything is damper and cooler as I sit here in the last evening light and reflect on recent events. I feel weirdly both fulfilled, but also as if I could and should have taken a… Read more

Twists, turns & teeth: The 2019 Tiverton Christmas Match

Tiverton Angling Club Christmas Match 2019

Attending your local festive club contest is a highlight for any match angler. In fact, they become something of an annual ritual. That’s especially true of the Tiverton club’s Christmas match, which has a big entry pool, lots of prizes and an unpredictable venue- in other words all the ingredients for something a bit special…. Read more

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

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