Last week I picked up Nicky from his home to go fishing but there had been a hard frost the night before which had been thawed by a cold North Eastery wind carring a lot of drizzle. He wasn’t dressed…

The winter term started quietly enough if a little uneventfully except for a fine carp caught by this young lad on his first lesson. He caught it on a four meter whip without elastic and a two and a half…

In early Autumn I returned to Britford for another coaching session, this time with Colin and his son Joe.. Their second lesson is featured here and their third here. I knew this session would prove a very steep learning curve…

Some of my students have expressed an interest in river fishing, I can’t imagine where that idea came from… (if you keep on about something for long enough they will eventually come to believe it was their idea). This obviously…

It has been eight months since I have updated this blog and I have spent the last three of them trying to think up a plausible excuse. Yes, I have been busy coaching four or five days most weeks and…

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…

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…

I have been promising Jordan some serious carp fishing since the start of the last ice age that masqueraded as our winter and today I took him to Royal Berkshire Fishery to try for carp using conventional carp tackle. I…

On Monday I took Josh to a fishery I had never fished before – Lizard Fishery at West Drayton is closer to Josh’s home than most of the venues I normally use. On our arrival we met the baillif and…

At last we are beginning to catch some fish now that the water is warming up and I am starting to get some better results on my coaching courses. The small carp at Longmoor are feeding freely and while they…