Another Friday, another student

On Friday I had another student from BSS Slough and ably assisted by my new coaching assistant Paul we took him to Twynersh as usual. This lad was only eight years old but had fished a little before. I really…

A hard day on Thursday

Thursday demonstrated to me how difficult it is sometimes to work with children, as this group that had made such headway in the last lesson seemed to take two steps backwards this week. It was if last week’s triumph had…

A day on the Kennet with Steve

On Wednesday I took Steve Gray from ATP (All Things Piscatorial) for a return trip to the river Kennet. I had booked him a guest ticket on the Warren Beat on the Wasing Estate and the plan was to trot…

Special treat for their last day

Tuesday was the last day of fishing for one of my groups from Slough and because they had done so well since the beggining of term their teacher and I had arranged for them to have a slightly longer day….

Old and new students try for pike

One of the more important contributions I make to angling is the introduction of young anglers to pike fishing. I feel it is essential for the safety of both the anglers and the fish that potential pike anglers overcome their…

Another returns to the fold

On Wednesday I had been booked by Andrew who had some experience of sea angling as a teenager but had no experience at all of freshwater angling. He told me that he would like some tuition on coarse angling as…

Two wet days out of three

I have had three more days coaching with Slough schools this week and we have been unlucky with the weather on two of them. The result was a garage full of wet tackle and two cars full of wet children….

Three days with BSS Slough

This week I did three more days coaching with BSS Slough, two of them with the same two groups I have worked with before and one with a new group. Unfortunately I have been asked not to publish details or…