Thread Easy Line Threader

I originally published this review on the TryAngling website but we’re in the process of redesigning that site and part of the plan is to move tackle reviews, catch reports and so on to this blog for instant publishing. I…

Review of Berkley Fireline

I originally published this review on the TryAngling website but we’re in the process of redesigning that site and part of the plan is to move tackle reviews, catch reports and so on to this blog for instant publishing. As…

Third day of the winter half term

At the end of the previous two days courses I had chopped up the remaining dead baits and thrown them around the dead weed bed that had been the focus of our fishing. Imagine my frustration when on Thursday morning…

Second day of the winter half term

Back to the Predator lake on the Wasing Estate on Wednesday, this time with a group from Reading. The weather was much the same as yesterday but the young people were slightly older and some had a little more angling…

Pike handling courses, winter half term

Once again the management of the Wasing Estate allowed me to use their Predator Lake for three days during the winter half term to run a series of Pike Handling Courses. These courses are probably the most valuable courses I…

New product for dead baiting

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a company called PCI who offered to send me a sample of their products to help with my coaching activities in return for a link from this blog. Most of…

Shimano Spares

A couple of weeks ago I lost a part of one of my old Shimano reels. This reel, a Power Aero 4000 FGT, is about ten years old. The part concerned is the adjuster for the front drag and also…