July 27, 2019

This week's session represented a major departure from the norm in more ways than one. For a start it commenced on a Thursday, which is just about unheard of in my scheme of things (some people say grand children are a blessing, but when they disrupt my fishing plans,...

August 5, 2017

On this occasion, a combined blog is in order. Last week, two solid days of intense maintenance work on a troublesome PA system (at church) robbed me of the opportunity to put my exploits in writing, so here goes with a double whammy. One feature that stands out regard...

June 22, 2017

My session last week was such a disaster, that I couldn't even bring myself to write about it at the time. Having set up in peg 5 for all the wrong reasons (namely, that I'd had lucrative sessions from there, in the preceding three weeks) I inevitably paid the price. I...

October 27, 2016

Thankfully, every once in a while, we experience an unexpectedly productive session that exceeds our expectations. This is particularly gratifying in less prolific times of the year, when low water temperatures have a tendency to significantly reduce catch rates. I've...

October 9, 2016

Much has happened in the last month since my last blog, not least a spectacular holiday in New York. A visit to the 'Big Apple' for my wife and I is something that had long been planned, but reality far exceeded our expectations, for entirely the wrong reasons. You mig...

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'...

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...

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...

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...

August 14, 2015

The session this week was always going to be a major departure from the norm, for one principle reason; namely, that I was accompanied for the full 24 hours by my 14 year old nephew Ross. Hitherto, Ross had only experienced half a dozen or so carp fishing expeditions,...

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