In June I took out a lovely Indian couple for a day’s fishing. Both beginners, they were in England to visit relatives. I really enjoyed the day and I learned as much about their culture as they did about fishing….

The river Kennet is fishing well this month, I still haven’t caught any barbel other than by float fishing. I so love this method and never use anything else. Many people have caught bigger fish than I have by legering…

Five days coaching with Connexions Slough this month assisted by Les Weller and it was so nice to have the sun on our backs again. Twynersh Fishing Complex near Thorpe Park once again produced the goods – lots of roach,…

I had a day on the Old Lake at Bury Hill as the start of my tench fishing season. Unfortunately the weather has not been kind and the tench have not quite got into full swing. I did manage one…

[Archive post transferred: original date 21 May 2004] Earlier this month I was fortunate to be given a tour of the new Jubilee Relief Channel by Alan Butterworth of the Environment Agency (EA). This has been designed to alleviate flooding…

[Archive post transferred: original date 30 April 2003] What’s a middle-aged bloke with a beard doing on something as trendy as blogger? Good question. I’ll try and answer that. I’m a retired copper and in order to retain what is…