February 14, 2019

A recent short mild spell filled me with a sense of positive anticipation as I arrived for my latest Monday session. According to Richard a few carp had been caught recently, including some during daylight hours. Surely, a decent catch was on the cards? Or at least, it...

March 2, 2017

According to a recent search I did on Google, 'serendipity' is when someone accidently finds something good. Or, to put it another way, serendipity is the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. Apparently, the term dates back to175...

February 26, 2017

For some reason, whenever I have one of those exciting bag-up sessions, that sees me banking several decent carp, the very next session is more often than not, a bit of an anticlimax. I return to the banks a week later hoping for more of the same, but my aspirations ar...

February 21, 2017

I popped down to my local lake, Wetlands for the week end and set up in peg 7 .could see the warm weather had woken the carp up because they were all mulling around in packs, picking food up and grubbing around in the silt. So before I set all the gear up I had a walk...

February 17, 2017

I suppose the term "anorak" is applied most commonly to train spotters, rather than to any other group of like minded hobbyists. A dictionary definition of said condition, would be: "A person obsessively interested in a thing or topic that doesn't seem to warrant such...

February 10, 2017

Maggots (often referred to as "the goots" amongst carp anglers), definitely fit into the 'Marmite' category. You either love 'em or hate 'em. As for me, I've had some great catches on the wriggling wonders in the past, particularly when float fishing a mop-like bunch o...

March 5, 2016

Having re-read last week's blog, it struck me that I might have given the misguided impression that my recent holiday in the Caribbean was a period of enforced 'Cold Turkey' from angling opportunities. However, fishing is most definitely a major component of Caribbean...

February 25, 2016

At last, after (what seemed like) an interminable gap of two weeks, I returned from a Caribbean Cruise, raring to get started on some serious angling. Now don't get me wrong, the Caribbean islands of Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Antigua, St Kitts, St Martin and St...

February 4, 2016

Since the demise of our two, much loved Labradors, Mrs. A seems to have gone berserk on the holiday booking front. Granted we'd not been able to leave the dogs in the care of anyone else for a couple of years, on account of their elderly, incontinent condition, but we'...

February 28, 2015

Whilst the two latest additions to the specimen lake (magnificent Mirrors of 31 lb 8 oz and 29 lb 0 oz, respectively) were settling, undisturbed into their new surroundings, it seemed like a good idea to do a night session on the match lake. Historically, February has...

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