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The almost August Fishing Blog…Contains actual fishing!!

Well, we are through July and wasn’t it a warm one! Even the rain we saw towards the very end of the month was hot! Not that I am complaining too much but as I have said previously, I have been sweating like a proper bastard during this heat wave thing that has been the […]

Barbel hooks….getting to the point of it

What are you looking for when seeking out good barbel hooks? And who makes the best hooks for barbel? That is a question I am often asked, well I am very much “old school” when it comes to the hooks I use for my barbel fishing in that I use Drennan Super Specialists ( DSS) […]

July Blog part deux

I have an article in Coarse Angling Today this month ( July/August 2013), which is nice because it means that I must be getting ever more awesome by the day as only awesome people can get their names into print…Pftttt, yeah right! Anyone with half a brain and a decent computer can put together an […]

Time to go nocturnal on the Trent and avoid sun stroke!!

July 2013 may well go down as one of England’s rare summers! I can remember 1977 and I can vividly remember the day it all ended and we got some rain…This one however may rival it…it is hotter than Taylor Swift on “Taylor Swift IS Hot Day!!”…And that is hot! But it is still nowhere […]

Barbel baits…Tweaks and Twists

Barbel baits come in many sizes and many shapes, for me long passed are the days when a big lump of Spam would be my first choice offering followed by maggots and casters presented over a bed of hemp, nope those baits are not for me anymore. I have to be honest, I cannot be […]

July Blog…Fishing the Trent and getting it all in perspective

Sometimes, I find that I can get more than a shade obsessed with something and that is when that something then becomes “something” bigger than what it actually is and I  go for it  like a dog with a bone! It’s a personal character thing which has both positive and negative aspects so I will […]

A guest article….Alderfen Fishery…. By Ron Clay

Alderfen Fishery   By Ron Clay     I was first introduced to this fishery some 5 years ago by Jim Baxter, the then Editor of that once fine angling publication: “Angling Star”. My first trip out there was purely to have a look see, and quite honestly I wasn’t impressed. It looked like a […]