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Friday, 30 July 2010

Playing with the Canon again

Had four days off but with work being a bit stressful at the minute I couldn't be arsed to go fishing so had a lazy few days, did get the Canon out and took some pictures, firstly some close ups in my portable studio

Then some of Florence who just gets sweeter everyday.

More from my studio and Florence on my gallery follow the link

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Grandad I want to go fishing

I am fed up in this chair with just this stupid duck to play with

Friday, 23 July 2010

Back to Yellow Trucks

After 6 very good days away from the stress and trials of yellow trucks its back to work tonight, luckily its a weekend shift and the normal chaos isn't quite so bad.

Maybe a Trent session next week then the Vogels are over from Holland to enjoy our english hospitality and Weather!

Slowish Start to the season for me but I haven't been out as much as in the past but with only 7 working days in the entire of August I hope to catch up.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Out again on the Avon

Had a short session on the Severn yesterday I managed 7 to Pauls 6 no monsters but hey who cares

Great fishing in great company 

Back on the Avon today took 18 minutes for first barbel of the day

You guessed it " on the monkey"

11 heaven

Spent the last couple of days in the company of Paul Garner Monday it was a night on the Warks Avon which came good for us just before dark we slid the net under a big fish within seconds of each other Pauls went 11.06 and mine 11.04

Paul had 2 more eleven pounders during the night as well as 4 smaller barbel. I had 5 including fish up to 9lb more to complete a great session

Monday, 19 July 2010

Future world champion

Lucky me had great weekend at Go-Fishing with the team from Preston/Korum/Sonubaits I feel honoured to be part of such a great team with some of the best anglers in the UK

Also good to meet up with fellow team mate superstar angler and future world champion Lee Kerry.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Go Fishing 2010

I will be at Cudmore fisheries all weekend for Go-fishing 2010, I will be working on the Korum and Sonubaits stand so if you are at the show come over and look me up, it would be good to meet faces old and new

Thursday, 15 July 2010

All smiles for Lee

Lee hayes with one of plenty of barbel he has managed from the River Severn this week, when plenty are struggling Lee has managed to catch a few every day, the river is low and clear and fish have been hard to come by, all the same Lee has adapted well to the condtions and put a few on the bank.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Ratman bags up

Graham the Ratman had a corking day on the Severn yesterday in a short evening session he banked 15 barbel to over 7 lb all fish fell to the new wonder barbel bait, maggot!!!

Just like the good old days

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Out catching at last

After some rather long and unrewarding days at work it's good to be out catching,, like this nice 7lber from the Severn "on the monkey"

Monday, 12 July 2010

This Weeks Anglers Mail

This weeks anglers mail has a full report of my trip with Gary Newman to the Tidal Trent

Read how we got on and plenty more great stuff in the mail out tomorrow and every tuesday

The anglers mail website also has a video of the trip to wet your appetite at

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Back To My Roots

As a youngster I served my angling apprenticeship on the rivers of Broadland and up until a few years ago when I swapped the match scene for pleasure fishing I spent many happy hours fishing on rivers like the Bure and Yare.

Today I got out the camera and took a walk along the River Yare match length at Beauchamp Arms, it was a glorious day but as always on the Yare there was a fairly brisk wind.

Glenn Hubbard on his way to 15lb of roach on the pole

Match winner was old mate Nigel Knights with over 30lb of skimmers and roach and over 15lb was needed to win in any of the sections. Top weights came to the feeder with plenty of chopped worm and a bit of worm and a flouro maggot  on the hook.

Matt Crowe with over 17lb of prime roach on the feeder

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Work Work and more Work

Work is very busy at the minute and working some extra shifts has put a stop to any fishing for a day or two, it will be 2nd week of July before I can get out again, but fear not I will make up for the missed sessions later in the season.

The rivers are running very low and clear at the minute and it means an early or late session will often be more productive and adapting to the conditions by altering your rig, bait and approach will always pay off.

Got plans to fish the Severn, Trent and the Warks Avon in the next few weeks, then it will be time for Frans, Tjitske and Linda to visit us from Holland.

Little Florence continues to do well and I have spoke to Korum to see if we can get a special one piece suit made for the coming winter!!!