Miscellaneous Articles

Fishing Fallacies

Angling literature is full of old wives' tales that have been repeated so many times that they're now accepted as "fact". In this piece, I intend highlighting some of these fishing fallacies. No doubt some of these statements will be considered controversial, and I'm sure the Editor will love you to write in and say

Always Take The Weather

This weekend the weather has been diabolical. It's been so bad that our annual Air Show didn't quite take off. Oh, the planes were up there, all right, we could hear them, but as for actually seeing anything much – forget it. Rain and wind rattled window panes, had birds and squirrels clinging on to

Fisherman's Friends!

A while ago there appeared in an EMAP angling magazine, an advertisement, small and discreet, offering a service. 'Friends or Lovers for Lonely Fisherfolk,' it declared, together with a box number for applicants.A date line for those who have been abandoned at the river bank. Haven't we all, at one time or another, I hear

Why?

Ice crystals keep trying to form amongst the brown and broken weed stems, then a cold blast of air sweeps across the water to lash my face, and the crystals are gone. I had arrived at the water over two biteless hours ago, warmed by the car's heater, and full of optimistic expectation. The warmth

GOOD MORNING CAMPERS

There will come a time in the life of a fishing widow when your teenaged anglers decide that they want to go on a fishing holiday with their friends, one of whom has access to his mother's car for the week. Of course they do. It's all part of the growing up process, the beginning