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  1. A bit of a barbel obsession...

    Barbel are a fish I've been fascinated ever since I started fishing. As a seven year old fishing the river Wharfe I remember being terrified of hooking one of the muscle bound beasts, but after a break of five years due to an obsession with rugby I watched 'A Passion for Angling', and this reignited my interest in fishing.

    My granddad, who is an angler with a vast knowledge of coarse fishing gave me an old Daiwa whisker float rod, as well as a new Shakespeare Mach 2xt barbel rod. ...
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  2. A summer at sunrise: matches 9 and 10

    To anyone thinking 'the lazy so and so putting two matches in one entry', or something along those lines, I would like to explain the reasons for doing this. One is that not much happened in the matches so I don't have tales of great successes to tell. The other reason is so it can show how a lesson I learned in one match was put into practice in the next, so putting the two matches together allows me to clearly show the difference that the change made.

    I'll start with match 9, where ...
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  3. A summer at sunrise: match 7

    For those wondering where 'match 6' is I have some explaining to do. In the league it is possible to 'drop' two out of the ten matches, and due to holidays I missed match 6, and I will miss match 8 for the same reason.

    Match 7 went, well, alright I suppose, however I left the match wishing I'd fished the peg in a different way. The peg in question was 51, a peg I've never fished, in fact I've never even seen anyone fishing there.

    It's an odd peg as it's at the narrowest ...
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  4. A summer at sunrise: match 5 as well as an insight to my fishing

    As the fith match of the sunrise lakes evening league drew closer I started to realise that I had to continue coming in the top three of matches to have any hope of coming in the top three of the league overall. I'm not exactly sure where I am at the moment but I'd guess I'm near the top as I've done alright so far, and to stay there I would have to keep doing alright, perhaps even better.

    There are ten matches in the league and your top eight results are taken, I however won't get ...
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  5. River regular

    It's been a few days since I last posted to my blog, and that's partly down to schoolwork but also down to me doing more fishing than usual due to the long nights.

    The first trip was last Thursday on an evening match on the Wharfe at Boston spa. There was a much larger turn out than usual, so they put in the pegs by the town bridge, calling them 1a and 1b. These were the pegs most anglers fancied as before the match lots of chub had been seen taking bread off the surface that anglers ...
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