Trotting with braided line

Now the next instalment of Martin’s barbel float fishing adventures. The next item of tackle I want to talk about is the line, because most of my trotting for barbel is done with a float attached top and bottom to…

A rod for Rob

Martin at The Tackle Exchange in Walton showed me a new rod from Shakespeare, the Excelsior XL Match a slim line, stepped up, match rod which at fourteen feet is lighter than anything I have seen under two hundred pounds….

Guiding days

It may be news to some of you that I don’t only teach young people and beginners, rewarding though this is. I have found that there are lots of people who fished when they were young and then discovered girls…