Shimano Spares

A couple of weeks ago I lost a part of one of my old Shimano reels. This reel, a Power Aero 4000 FGT, is about ten years old. The part concerned is the adjuster for the front drag and also…

Back on the River

At last my wrists have healed enough to allow me to have a day’s fishing for myself, the first since October. I chose to visit the Lower Itchen Fishery on the river Itchen near Southampton. I paid over £100 for…

Chub fishing with Richard Walker

Early in December I was contacted by a chap called Richard Walker who wanted a day’s chub fishing on the river Kennet. At first I thought it was a wind up as anyone over twenty years old will realise that…

Apologies – part one

I have neglected this blog since injuring both my wrists at the end of October, mostly because I have been unable to hold a fishing rod and have been wearing wrist supports on both arms for most of the time….

Apologies – part two

On the 9th December Graham Walker from the PAA finally accepted my invitation for a day on the river Itchen and brought his son with him. Unfortunately the Itchen was not on top form being a funny grey/green colour as…

Apologies – continued

The end of December meant the Christmas holidays and more opportunities for Pike Handling courses with Berkshire Council. Despite my wrists being a little better, it was with some trepidation that I signed the contracts in earlyDecember for three days…