Float fishing on the Kennet

On Thursday Joe and I went to the Warren beat on the Wasing Estate. We were armed with lots of casters purchased from Davies Angling in Staines and a variety of pellets. I had established that a spare pair of…

A man with problems

About this time last year I received an email from a man who wanted to polish his skills as he was already regularly fishing the river Thames and had been fishing since he was a lad. We tried to organise…

Busy week of coaching

Having had Sunday off, I was back on the bankside on Monday and Tuesday coaching with my new NFA hat on. I am now both a PAA and NFA licensed coach. The venue was Beale Park at Pangbourne, Berkshire, a…

Farnham A.S. Open Day

On Saturday I was working with the EA who had organised some taster coaching sessions for Farnham Angling Society on their centenary open day. It was held at Kings Pond on their Badshot Lea Complex and the public were encouraged…

One of my weird theories

As a result of a comment by Joe Perdoni on a previous post, I’ve decided to put my one of my theories, previously only spoken of to close friends, down in print. Joe says: “Why is it that fish always…

Double shift at Twynersh

I have just got home from a very gruelling day at Twynersh Fishing Complex. I’m forcing myself to write it up now as I have another day’s coaching tomorrow and just like when I was in the police, it doesn’t…

Visitors from Greece

Yesterday I was back at Twynersh Fishing Complex expecting two mums and their sons for one of my beginners courses. Anne and her son Yiannis are here on holiday from Athens and Caroline and her son Hugo live in a…

Coaching can be hard work!

Last Thursday I was back at Twynersh Fisheries for a full day of coaching. I had a normal beginners’ course at 10 a.m. and a special two hour course at 4 p.m. The morning course was with Dad Terry, his…