Maggots Found Growing In Man’s Head

Ohhh Lovely, now that is one way for the “bait boys” to keep em fresh

An American holidaymaker got a nasty surprise when he discovered that the lumps on his scalp were not bites or shingles, but live botfly maggots. Aaron Dallas, from Colorado, US, sought medical advice when the bumps appeared on his scalp [...]

Pastures new for Emanuele

Emanuele picked me up; I was ready to go as soon as he arrived. The day looked promising, rain was forecast for later but the sky was mostly white with the odd dark cloud and patchy blue.

I have known and fished with Emanuele since around July 2004 – old time readers of the blog [...]

June Fish Wild

The June edition of Fish Wild – the free online publication for anglers by anglers is now online.

Go get it.

A New Technique

I think I may have found a technique to rival New Zealand droppers – a cutting stare!

The Contemplative Angler describes the method very well –

I stationed myself on a rock in mid-stream and began to regard the pool with disdain – beginning with moderate annoyance I accelerated through active pique, arriving within seconds [...]

The FishCam

Here is a gadget to help all those river anglers who are just learning to read the water…

Yup – it is a Fishcam

That “news”paper the Sun stated:

AN underwater camera for finding fish in rivers is causing uproar among anglers — who say it is WRECKING the sport.

Somehow they [...]

Fish Wild – May 2007

Yup folks, the 2007 copy of Fsh Wild is now online.

View it here.

BBC Faux Pax

Oh dear, oh dear – I see not many people are happy at the BBC for this little ditty encouraging disabled anglers to grab a concession:

If you are of a mind to disable or kill some fish, you will be delighted to hear that your own disability may work in your favour when obtaining [...]

Runner up in the Sports Category

Yegads, I came runner up in the Metro Blog Awards

Congratulations to Caught Offside who targets those who love football and indulging in everything that goes along with following it.

I just knew posting about Toad Sex was a bad idea so close to the judging.

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Navy sails in to clean up Kelvin

I came across this storywhen I got back from my trip(more on that later) – sounds positive

ROYAL NAVY sailors are teaming up with a local environment charity to help clean up the River Kelvin.

A 40-strong team from Clyde-built HMS Daring will be using special equipment including open-top canoes to clear hard-to-reach spots [...]

Book Review – Philadelphia on the Fly – Tales of an Urban Angler by Ron. P. Swegman

How do you review a book that you like? I know what I don’t like in a fly fishing book these days- basic how to books, books that are stating the obvious, books on fishing that have very little actual fishing in them – do what so you look for in a book on fly [...]

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