Unorthodox carp fishing

Still no rain! So I decided to go to the Timsbury stretch of the river Test, another trout, fly-only stretch that opens in the Autumn for coarse fishing. I went with a good friend Chris Clark who is familiar with…

Late autumn on the rivers

Where’s the bl**dy rain? The experts on global warning warned us to expect warm, wet winters – ideal winter barbel fishing weather. The Thames has been producing some big barbel around Hampton Court but only at night and then only…

Grayling fishing on the Itchen

This month has also meant the beginning of the grayling fishing on the Lower Itchen Fishery. This is an exclusive fly only trout and salmon fishery during the summer months but on the 14th of this month allows bait fishing…

June update

Five days coaching with Connexions Slough this month assisted by Les Weller and it was so nice to have the sun on our backs again. Twynersh Fishing Complex near Thorpe Park once again produced the goods – lots of roach,…

Start of my tench season

I had a day on the Old Lake at Bury Hill as the start of my tench fishing season. Unfortunately the weather has not been kind and the tench have not quite got into full swing. I did manage one…