So a typical day just now is wake up and look out to see what kind of day it is and try and scope out if a couple of hours fishing is a possibility – this all depends on the weather, what fun family activities are planned, how the two kids slept and whether I [...]
It is my birthday today (Easter Monday) and it is a nice chilled out day with the family. I plan to do some urban fishing tomorrow with Theo Pike and then some non urban stuff on Friday all going well.
Reader numbers have jumped in the last month or so – [...]
So just after I had sent my waders for a full hole repair job to Diver Dave I then spent a few nervous trips thinking I had a leak – turned out it was just the cold and not creeping water in my nether regions.
Anyway, last time I was out I noticed a distinct [...]
Firstly to the gent in the boat who I possibly destroyed his last ten minutes of fishing by attempting to sidle past his bobbing float – a apologise profusely. Why am I doing it here? Because I think the gent may be a reader – after I shouted an apology he called me by my [...]
This one is all about dry fly fishing – I bought mine second hand without a cover in a wee bookshop on Otago lane .
(the picture is an affiliate link to Amazon)
I see you can now buy it for the princely sum of 1p plus a couple of [...]
Cleaning out our rivers and trying to make sure the fish are a happy bunch is quite a selfish act for anglers. We have a vested interest in making sure the river is clean and healthy because we want there to be more fish for us to catch. We also do not like [...]
Hello new and old readers – the spring appears to be springing (although we could have -15 temps back any moment).
Just thought I would make a boring old post about housekeeping – don’t panic, do not run away you might actually hear something interesting and possibly slightly controversial – I [...]
It is 22 days until the brown trout season opens – I am hoping to get out after Pike fairly soon however I have a bit of a problem – my waders have a bit of an evil leak in them. Not a horrific leak or anything but certainly a couple of creepers – one [...]
Ok – so you bought the book I suggested yesterday – you will be reading up on all the insects you will probably meet by the river so you will actually have some kind of idea what fly to put on – but what about the times you do not actually see any insect activity [...]