It’s not what you know but who you know!

Tench have always been my favourite stillwater fish, I think I caught my first one in about 1962. In those days tench were for grown up, proper anglers and us kids were happy with little perch and roach. So when…

More big Thames chub

As a result of my previous two posts I was sent a picture of this 7lb 4oz chub caught by Robert Waters from Molesey in Surrey. He says: It was caught on 6/3/09 on the river Thames at Chertsey Surrey…

One of the reasons I moved here

One of the main disadvantages of coaching full time is that over the last nine years I have had less time to fish how and where I would prefer to fish and whilst I enjoyed the achievement of the lad…

Coaching with the NFA

This Summer I have been very busy coaching alongside my colleagues from the NFA often in conjunction with the Environment Agency at various fisheries in the South of England. The days are organised by the fishery in question and the…

New fishery for coaching

I mentioned that I was now using two new fisheries for coaching – the second is near Arborfield Garrison near Wokingham. The garrison has many memories for me as at the tender age of sixteen years I left home and…