December 27, 2015

I absolutely must tell you about an unfortunate angling accident that I experienced last week. Oddly enough, it occurred not on the banks of Wetlands, but in my garage of all places.  But first, I turn to the subject of the three large Mirrors that were released into t...

December 16, 2015

My sense of smell seems to have declined steadily with age. Evidence of said demise, is to be found in a recent landmark event, that saw me not only tolerating my wife's acquisition of a bottle of relatively expensive (compared to the price of a bait spray) bottle of J...

December 9, 2015

I seem to have done quite a bit of waiting, one way or another in the last few days, which is rather apt, bearing in mind that we have just entered the period of Advent. According to Wikipedia, Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of...

December 2, 2015

This week's session received a massive injection of interest due to the much heralded release last Wednesday, of three new Mirror carp into the specimen lake. The event was witnessed by a small team of excited onlookers, in the shape of Richard, Dave, Dean, Andy, Franc...

November 19, 2015

I wonder what impact technological developments will have on our carp fishing 20 years into the future. That's assuming, of course, that the next generation of anglers will actually tread the banks of a carp water, rather than engage in some kind of virtual game, using...

November 11, 2015

 

I have often pondered the question, as to whether I am an optimist or pessimist, when it comes to angling. Certainly, I am not some kind of detached fatalist, who takes life as it comes, without any kind of aspiration. What's more, I always attempt to influence the co...

November 5, 2015

What value can one put on the capture of a carp? No doubt, there are as many answers to that question as there are carp anglers. Whilst some are perfectly happy to spend their days catching 'single figure' and 'low double' carp, at the other end of the scale, there are...

October 30, 2015

Hindsight is a wonderful thing! And it seems upon reflection, that I might have made a wrong decision this week regarding my night fishing tack. I was fooled into thinking that the clear blue sky that appeared in the afternoon, heralded yet another very cold night, wit...

October 8, 2015

In my last blog, I shared a few thoughts about my attempts to nudge statistics in my favour, by the accumulative effect of adding up as many helpful tactics and precautions as possible. One thing I didn't mention though, is that I always combine this with an effort to...

September 30, 2015

 

This week my session got off to a flyer, in spite of some initial doubts on my part, but more of that later. Firstly though, there is a persistent thought buzzing round inside my head that I need to explore. I have long believed that to be a good angler, it is useful...

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