Dry fly on the Test

Although I am primarily a coarse fisherman I really enjoy a spot of fly fishing for trout on a river so when I was offered a day on the river Test as a guest of Strategic Shipping by their Import…

Kids’ “taster day” at Reading

On Sunday I went to Cottage Lane near Burghfield, a lake rented by Reading and District Angling Association to help out on a “taster day” for local kids run by Reading Angling Project and organised by my partner in TryAngling,…

A father and two sons at Twynersh

Last Saturday I had a booking to teach Simon Taylor and his two sons, Will aged 10 and Tom aged 9. I was unable to find a fourth person to complete the course but this was more than made up…

Bored kids

Regular readers of this blog and website will know that a lot of my coaching involves kids (or “young people” as we’re supposed to call them nowadays!). Ideally kids should be outdoors enjoying the brief few months of decent weather…

New angling web site

I have just found a new website that provides loads of useful information for anglers in the South East of England Take a look when you need details of a fishery, club or tackle shop in the area, it also…