Profile Of A Charterboat Skipper

I’ve been told that the secret of becoming a really good charterboat skipper is to sink a boat early on in your career. The logic behind this advice, apparently, being that it is similar to when you first learn to drive. They say you've got to have one accident - everybody does - so the

Lure Fishing – Part One

One of the great things about lure fishing is the mobility. One of the great things about the mobility is the opportunity it gives you to talk to many different anglers during a session. As you move from swim to swim, talking to carp anglers, tench fishermen, matchmen out practising, you soon build up a

Using Flavours

When I wrote my Flavours and Attractors piece for Crafty Carper (Nov 98), I was very surprised at the large number of calls I received asking for further information. Some of these were very perceptive; which made me realize there are far more serious carpers out there than I thought. There are also many less

Outside Flavouring

The question I am most often asked is "How do I do outside flavouring"? So I say, you do it like this: 1) Get some plastic freezer bags from the supermarket, the ones with labels on. They come in three sizes, and you want the smallest. 2) Squirt the chosen flavour into the bag. (see

Ducks And Other Little Things

Early evening, after a long, hot day and the consumption of a full flask of coffee, a six pack of Diet Coke and a litre or two of lemonade, Hubby was desperate to reduce the pressure. 'It's no good,' he said. 'I've got to have a sprinkle. Look the other way for a minute.' As