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Late summer angling highlights

Tench fishing devon tiverton canal

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

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

Last orders & fresh hope

big perch Goodiford Mill fishing Devon

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

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

Fly For Coarse 2018 Winners Announced!

Fly for coarse competition 2018

At the turn of each year, it’s both an honour and a thorny challenge to try to rank twelve months of “Fly For Coarse” catches alongside two of my angling heroes, Matt Hayes and  John Bailey. Each year there are a whole lot of fish that impress; along with three or four more that leave… Read more

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