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FM fish-in Saturday July 23rd 2016

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Had I foregone my participation in the FM fish-in near Ross on Wye last Saturday I could now be reporting the day’s events along with a few nice fishy-fotos, but I just had to fish didn’t I? ... Full story

Elevated Carping

It was this morning, our first proper, sizzling summer morning that I took the horn by the balls and ventured into the Welsh hills to investigate a patch of Ordnance Survey blue. ... Full story

The Art of Angling

Or I should say “art in angling”? I thought the title might stifle a few yawns. If you have got this far you can yawn now, but you never know - you might find something interesting. ... Full story

Tarpon: a dream accomplished.

As a kid with the fishing bug I read an article about an angler in a far off place catching tarpon. I dared to dream and promised myself that one day I would catch one. It became a lifelong ambition that never left me. When I was much older, and having caught the Florida holiday bug, I thought I might just have a chance... ... Full story

'The Wader Makers': new release from Simms.

  Simms Fishing Products, the country’s only domestic wader manufacturer, shows the secret of making the best waders in the world. Simms recently released this film ... Full story

Great Tenching

Graham Elliott’s excellent article ‘Camping for Tench’ rekindled my south-easterner’s urge to get back onto a nice big pit with deep clear water and lots of luxuriant, bright-green weed! Such a water filled my eyes, my soul and my days for 17 years, a water many will know as Johnson’s Lakes in New Hythe, Kent. ... Full story

Martin Salter: On The Road Again.

It feels like my feet have barely touched the ground since returning from my Australian trip in April. Once I had ploughed through the inevitable backlog of emails and got my diary into some sort of order in was clear that I was going to be on the road a fair bit over the next couple of months. ... Full story

Graham Elliott: Camping for Tench

Well, the day was finally here. I had bid on a 48 hour session in deepest Kent to try and catch a monster tench. ... Full story

Eddie Benham: A Light Hearted Look at Bait Boats.

Let’s take a look at the years Before Bait Boats. Well, if we look back through the ages we will find that long, long ago, David slew Goliath with a slingshot, an instrument designed to propel a pebble or stone. ... Full story

Bite-alarming!

I can barely believe it myself but I’m old enough to have witnessed the evolution of the electric bite alarm, though I came onto the scene shortly after the commercial production of Richard Walker’s famous ‘Heron’. As a kid, the very sight of this piece of fishing-wizardry – safely encased within a glass cabinet in my local tackle store – would have me near-salivating in anticipation of owning one when I got older and, hopefully, richer – they weren’t cheap for a lad dependent on pocket-money. ... Full story

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