2010 – Mid October Blog

Apparently, those who fish rivers on a regular basis will have had their prayers answered this week. After weeks of drought the heavens opened and suddenly the rivers were rising like Continue Reading →

2010 – Late May Blog

Greetings and welcome to the Late May blog. Might I suggest you make yourself comfortable, perhaps with a drink. It’s a bumper blog edition and you could be here a Continue Reading →

2010 – Mid-May Blog

You know, I had a brilliant time at the Barbel Society’s ‘Running Water 2010’  show on Sunday despite the attendance appearing to be well down on recent years. With Dave Chilton Continue Reading →

2010 – Early May Blog

So much to share and so little time. Afraid I’m racing to cram this blog in between fishing sessions and mountains of work. So much for a leisurely retirement. A Continue Reading →

2010 Late April Blog

Move Along Folks, No Fishing Here… If you’re wondering why there have been no updates on the site for a few weeks or why I’ve not responded to any emails Continue Reading →

2010 – Early April Blog

Early April Blog Greetings everyone! I struggled to get out on the bank for most of this week needing to catch up on a backlog of writing. Anyway, I’m back on top on Continue Reading →

2010 – Late March Blog

Sorry about the delay in publishing this March Blog but I’ve been doing far too much fishing of late and when time can be freed up the paid work has Continue Reading →

2010 – Early March Blog

Well, the news is that this winter has been the coldest for 31 years – even longer if you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland. It has been a bit Continue Reading →

2010 – Late February Blog

January was a bit of a mad month, wasn’t it? I guess the usual suspects must have had a miserable Christmas and decided to cheer themselves up with a bit Continue Reading →

Dear Diary Parts Five and Six

Back in 1992 I wrote a series for David Hall called Tales From The Riverbank – Dear Diary in which I recounted stories about what I’d been up to in Continue Reading →

Dear Diary Part Four

Bob Journeys to the Severn and fishes with the legendary Ron Lees, takes in the Trent National and gets involved in a bit of Motorway carnage. Just click on the Continue Reading →

Dear Diary – Part Three

Lets drift back to June 1992 and dip into a fondly remembered series I wrote for David Hall’s Coarse Fishing. This is Part Three. Search the site and you’ll find Continue Reading →

Effective Barbel Rigs – Part Two

After reading Part One I’m sure that some of you were left thinking, “Is that it? Surely there’s more to it than that! It’s not fair! You must be keeping a secret Continue Reading →

2010 – Almost February Blog

Last Gasp Scribblings… Sorry folks, not a lot of fishing in this offering. Quite frankly I’ve been too busy and even if I wasn’t, it would be difficult to find Continue Reading →


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2010 – Mid-January Blog


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Get Out There And Give It A Go! In the last blog I showed it was quite possible to catch fish in these arctic conditions providing you are determined enough. Either Continue Reading →