It was “this big”

I just received this picture by email – just goes to show what you can do with a digital camera and some editing software! Tempted? Me? Nah.

New bait shop

On Saturday I was out on my travels locally and I spotted a new sign saying The Bait Warehouse in a local garden centre. It was late afternoon and the shop was shut, so I was unable to visit until…

Trip to Newbury

I had a busy day yesterday and spent the afternoon an evening in my beloved Kennet valley without even wetting a line. The Wasing Estate syndicate had their AGM in the evening, more about that later, and I wanted to…

I’m in the movies!

About ten months ago I was contacted by a man who said he was from IWTV (International Web Television) and asked me if I would be interested in making some coaching video clips. Well, anyone who knows me will tell…

Aquatic ape

On Tuesday, BBC Radio 4 broadcast the second in an excellent two-part series, The Scars of Evolution, the like of which make them worth the entire licence fee on their own. Part 2 is still available on “Listen Again” on…

Carp Anglers forum

Welcome to visitors from the Carp Anglers Group Forum! A couple of years ago I took Robert Green out for a day’s float fishing for barbel on the river Kennet and taught him to use a centrepin reel to trot…

Using the lift method for tench

I am writing this post in answer to a comment kindly left by Nigel Punter and I will need more space than is available on the comments page. Nigel asked about fishing for tench using the lift method. Firstly I…

My first love

Picture courtesy BBC Sport I have always been a great fan of rugby and can remember going to games with my Dad when I was about seven or eight. He played for Staines Rugby Club and was quite a gifted…

Another big roach from Twynersh

Les Weller called this morning to ask where everyone was last night – it seems that he didn’t receive the email I sent everyone cancelling last night’s meal and to make things worse he brought a couple of friends. I…