Tales Of The Riverbank – Part 12

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Flavour Of The Month   Archie (Braddock) rang to say he was making a video about how he prepares his baits and flavourings. Would I care to top and tail Continue Reading →

Tales Of The Riverbank – Part 11

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Chapter Four Life Through A Lens   Oh My Gurd The video cassette had a little boom back in the early nineties, not that they ever sold a lot in Continue Reading →

Tales Of The Riverbank – Part 10

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And so began a writing career that has swept me along on a tidal wave ever since. Without Colin it would never have begun. He found that spark within me and fanned the flames. Previously I just wanted to catch fish, that’s all. I never even dreamed of writing or anything else… Continue Reading →

Tales Of The Riverbank – Part 9

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I haven’t fished a match, as such, for more than a decade but a competition that did grab my attention was the UK Angling Masters Championships. What an event this Continue Reading →

Tales Of The Riverbank – Part 8

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Bob looks back fondly at the good old days of fishing and indulges in a bit of name dropping… Did Team Fishing Ruin Match Fishing? Team fishing was a real eye opener Continue Reading →

Tales Of The Riverbank – Part 7

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  Tales Of The Riverbank – Part Seven   Adapting, Adopting And Improving   I wouldn’t have missed my years in club match angling for the world because this was Continue Reading →

Tales Of The Riverbank – Part 6

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Those Were The Days I’m guessing that I fished my first club match when I was 12, maybe thirteen. Toll Bar Angling Club was typical of hundreds of similar clubs Continue Reading →

Tales Of The Riverbank – Part 5

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Bob’s saga continues…   Wetting The Baby’s Head Despite our fun and games on the carp lake, the desire to ‘guest’ on waters didn’t completely desert the Jonah and me Continue Reading →

Tales Of The Riverbank – Part 3

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Toll Bar Tincas   There’s an area north of Doncaster called Thorpe Marsh. Cornelius Vermuyden’s creation of the Dutch River and his diversion of the Idle so it discharged into Continue Reading →