Hair rigs – love ’em or hate ’em – have one main disadvantage, particularly when tied up prior to fishing and that is you have to decide what size bait you will be using when you tie them. I like…

How many words have been written concerning our favourite sport over the years? How much of what is put in print is worth reading, let alone reading again? Many modern publications are little more than the work of advertising copy…

Just before Christmas we had our first real cold spell of the winter and it started the night before one of the school outings I so enjoy. I took three young lads, all new to the sport, to fish on…

I am sitting at my laptop writing this and the rain is hammering against the window driven by a cold north westerly gale. Summer seems such a long time ago, despite the mildest autumn on record. One of the earliest…

I started my barbel fishing a little early this year with a trip to the river Wye organised by Nick Watkins, a fellow coach. We have a couple of outings together each year – here is one of our first….

Once again a lot of water has flown under any number of bridges since I updated this blog and once again I have run out of excuses (to myself) for not posting, so here goes. I usually start my spring…

The interweb thingy has finally been validated by one of the leading names in angling! Peter Drennan (one of my all time heroes) has finally endorsed the whole sphere of electronic communications by launching his own company website, Drennan International….

There was a time, long, long ago when I didn’t even own a centrepin and always fished with fixed spool reels. I would like to share with you my journey into the world of centrepins, especially as the man who…

It is a well established fact, handed down from generation to generation, that a man cannot have too many centrepins! But I must be coming close. Yesterday I went to the Farnborough tackle sale just for a look round and…

I mentioned Nicky in my last post and told how I had been forced to disappoint him by not taking him pike fishing, well, I decided to give him a taste of river fishing too. On our next outing I…