Fish Wild – April 2007 Online

The April edition of Fish Wild is now online.

I particulary like Mike Connors article on what makes somebody an angler.

What many people completely fail to understand is that the number or size of fish is basically irrelevant to a true angler. Indeed, a true angler will quite happily spend hours trying to catch minnows, or even just watching a fish!

Get the full article here.


  1. Charlie dunn · March 21, 2007

    Spent a couple of hours on the water today,trotting small worms in the tree-pool,and landed two brown trout.The first was a good fish-nudging the pound mark,and the other was a typically sized half pounder.It was bitterly cold though-and did not see any flies coming off the water!

  2. Alistair · March 21, 2007

    Good Grief Charlie – yur a brave Kelvinator right enough, it was bitter today. A trout of around a pound is a fine trout though – was it in good condition ?

  3. Charlie dunn · March 21, 2007

    Yes! it was plump.It has obviously been feeding well in the mild weather we had recently-come april/may it should be much larger.Also spent a half hour watching the sparrowhawk starting her nest-very intrerestng!

  4. Alistair · March 21, 2007

    Sounds like a lovely day Charlie, great news about the sparrowhawk !

    By the way, you email addy is still bouncing back – the yahoo one !

  5. Charlie dunn · March 21, 2007

    Here’s the new one-hope that works.

  6. Charlie dunn · March 21, 2007

    P.S-read that dudes article-most of it would make you want to top yourself,but i can totally relate to paragraph 16-and he’s bang on!you can only achieve this sense if you are in tune with your surroundings-and not enough anglers know this,and therefore do not develop it-and catch fewer fish as a direct result of this.He was unfair on put and take fisheries though-they can be important for bringing newcomers to the sport,and offer the novice a good chance to learn how to cast the fly and play a fish-and not clutter up his river!

  7. Charlie dunn · March 21, 2007

    Also on the subject of wildlife-are there any otters in your stretch?ther has been a breeding pair down here for a few years now,and they have been doing very well(mabey thats why the sea trout dont hang about).

  8. Alistair · March 21, 2007


    “most of it would make you want to top yourself”

    You old cynic you 😉

    Its funny you should say that about the otters – I know there is a breding pair down in the city and I have always found that a bit odd – it is the one place you would expect them not to hang around much – I would expect to see some evidence up past gasrscube and further to the Junction pool but have never seen any evidence of any. I am sure there must be some up there though.
    Seen planty of voles though 🙂

  9. Charlie dunn · March 21, 2007

    The otters are extremely shy down here-you’ve got to be on the river very early/late to have any chance of a sighting-they’re most active at night!

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