Bob from Hampton Court

A couple of weeks ago I went over to Shepperton marina for a chat with fishing coach Steve Gray who runs All Things Piscatorial, a new website for and about fishing coaches. He introduced me to Bob from Hampton Court…

Back on the River

At last my wrists have healed enough to allow me to have a day’s fishing for myself, the first since October. I chose to visit the Lower Itchen Fishery on the river Itchen near Southampton. I paid over £100 for…

Eleven pike in three hours.

Thursday 27th October will live in my memory for many years to come as the best day’s pike fishing I have had with any group. Three lads and a key worker fished from about 11.15 a.m. until 2.15 p.m. with…

Silver fish from the Kennet

Following my last two days coaching when very few fish were caught I was in desperate need of a few fish for myself and a bit of tranquility. The Kennet is always the answer at such times and the main…

Pole fishing at Marsh Farm

I do not consider myself an expert pole angler but over the last year or so I have been learning how to pole fish in order to broaden my skills base and be able to teach others. After my recent…

River Kennet with Les

On Friday Les Weller and I decided to have an evening session on the river Kennet and to fish a couple of hours into dark for the barbel. Les is now a member of the Wasing syndicate and so we…

Pike on the lure

I have just got home after a morning on Teddington weir with Chris Clark in his new inflatable boat. I was a bit dubious about lure fishing from a blown up plastic boat but the fabric on Chris’s boat is…

Trip to Newbury

I had a busy day yesterday and spent the afternoon an evening in my beloved Kennet valley without even wetting a line. The Wasing Estate syndicate had their AGM in the evening, more about that later, and I wanted to…