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 – Early October Blog

  It’s a bit short notice, I know, but if anyone fancies popping down to Brown’s of Leighton Buzzard on Saturday 2nd October I’ll be there representing Daiwa and you’ll Continue Reading →

2010 – Bonus End Of September Blog

Everywhere you look there are signs that autumn is approaching rapidly. Officially we’ve got another four weeks before the clocks go back but I’ve a sneaky feeling we’ll be well into Continue Reading →


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2010 – Late September Blog


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Dare you enter the Devil’s Arse? Hmmm, hardly the kind of poster you normally expect to see in a gift shop window unless of course you’re in the Peak District village of Continue Reading →

2010 – Late July Blog (Part Deux)

Welcome back to part deux of what must be the longest angling blog in the world. Mind you, no-one’s exactly complaining, are they? Well, that’s not exactly true. There is Continue Reading →

2010 – Late June

New Season News Well the long wait is finally over. As June 16th approached I was buzzing to get out on the rivers and start fishing again. Quite what made me so 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 →

2009 – Mid November Blog

The old fishing’s started to get a mite tricky in recent weeks. From the heydays and high days of summer when barbel proved as easy to catch as certain mugs on the Internet forums I’m reduced to scratching around for bites. Continue Reading →

2009 – Early October Blog

Low water conditions have had an impact on the fishing but that hasn’t stopped Bob giving his chief detractor both barrels. Batten down the hatches as the insults fly! Continue Reading →

Carbology Explained – by Lee Swords

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 →