Masterline Bob James Lightweight Centrepin

If you are a tackle tart like me -READ NO FURTHER!- any failure to comply with these instructions will cost you serious money. However, if you really need a new centrepin for trotting even the lightest float on your local…

New stick floats

I’ve just read through my copy of a monthly fishing and shooting trade publication called Tackle & Guns from David Hall’s publishing stable. As a PAA coach I am sent a copy of this magazine each month and it helps…

Coaching with Lee again

Week five of the summer holidays and back to Twynersh with the assistance of Lee Blundell with kids from PAYP Slough. Tuesday 23rd August was the first day – our usual swim on the match lake was occupied so we…

Thursday at Frobury

This was my last outing with Reading PAYP this holidays and I met a new key worker Becky. She had never fished before and like her charges proved an enthusiastic pupil. Frobury is an excellent fishery for coaching and has…

Silver fish from the Kennet

Following my last two days coaching when very few fish were caught I was in desperate need of a few fish for myself and a bit of tranquility. The Kennet is always the answer at such times and the main…

Special venues for Slough PAYP

Week four of the summer holidays and I had promised PAYP Slough that I would organise a different venue for the two days this week as a special treat. I had arranged with Les Weller to take them to the…

Excellent service from Davies Angling

On Thursday 8th August my pole sections arrived from Dave at Oham lakes and the next day I went to Davies Angling in Staines to see Stuart with a view to buying the kit to elasticate the new sections. Stuart…

Frobury with Reading Connexions

Week three of the summer holidays began with another outing to Frobury fishery with Reading Connexions. This time they provided a minibus ably driven by Tom Woolmer who had just passed his minibus test. It was a pleasant change to…

Visit from Richard

On the second week of the summer holidays Lee was still unavailable and I was booked for two sessions with PAYP from Slough with eight pupils each day. I had asked Richard Metcalf (another PAA coach) to come all the…

Pole fishing at Marsh Farm

I do not consider myself an expert pole angler but over the last year or so I have been learning how to pole fish in order to broaden my skills base and be able to teach others. After my recent…