2010 – Mid October Blog

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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 – Early June Blog

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Not so much a blog this time as practically an entire magazine’s worth of ramblings. This is the longest blog I’ve ever written but you’ve got to admit, says he smugly, Continue Reading →

Carbology Explained – by Lee Swords

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Carbology Explained – by Lee Swords. Part 1… (of several…) Carbelling: The fusing of barbel fishing and carp fishing Carbology: The science of catching barbel using techniques evolved from those Continue Reading →

More Book Reviews…

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Are Angling Books A Good Investment? A little while back I reviewed Big Carp reprint of Dick Walker’s famous tome in this column. The book’s publishing house, The Little Egret Continue Reading →

Book Review – A Specimen Fishing Year – John Wilson

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Title: A Specimen Fishing Year Author: John Wilson Publisher: Little Egret Press Let us be in no doubt, John Wilson is an iconic figure. He effectively brought angling to the Continue Reading →

Tales From The Riverbank – Introduction

There’s something delightfully indulgent about writing a book in which you are the central character, the glue that holds it all together. It would have been easier not to bother, Continue Reading →

Tales Of The Riverbank – Part 1

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Chapter One Humble Beginnings Caught In The Net I can hardly remember a time in my life when fish weren’t important to me in some way. Perhaps it’s in the Continue Reading →