The artifice of fishing

How many words have been written concerning our favourite sport over the years? How much of what is put in print is worth reading, let alone reading again? Many modern publications are little more than the work of advertising copy…

New fishing programme on TV

At last a fishing programme by the same maker as A Passion For Angling has made it on to mainstream television. This morning at 7 am. Channel 4 broadcast Catching The Impossible. This series of films is made by angler…

Damage to our fisheries by introduced species

Much has being written over the last few years about the decline of fish stocks, in both quality and quantity, caused by the influx of non indiginous species to the freshwater environment of the UK and also by some species…

The Internet can be a dangerous thing

I am a great fan of the internet, it gives me instant access to a great deal of information and enables me to share my views on various matters with other people all over the world, it is probably the…

What is the future of your fishing worth to you?

On Wednesday last week I attended the public launch of the Angling Trust, a new angling body which will speak for all UK anglers with one voice. If you never read anything else on the web then read this. I…

Quick update

Many thanks to those of you who have emailed to ask if the blog is still active – it is indeed, it’s just that I’m in the middle of a house move (yes, still!) but hope to be back up…

EA doing their job

I have just read this article in my local newspaper, the Staines Guardian. “An illegal angler has been banned from fishing for two-and-a-half years. Khan Marshall, 21, of Temple Dene Avenue, Staines, received the fishing ban when he appeared at…

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…