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From The Privvy – Chapter One

An Early Start I was woken at four in the morning by my father, it was sometime in July 1958 and I was going carp fishing for the first time. Today was the culmination of several weeks of preparation, my cousin had modified our rods by building solid glass tip sections and replacing the snake

5lb Roach or Deadbait Surprises

For a number of years now I've used whitebait extensively and the list of species I've caught on it is: barbel, carp, chub, eel, perch, pike, tench and both brown and rainbow trout. Having said that, like others, I don't find sea deadbaits any good for perch - for some reason perch don't seem to

Marshland Carp

I have fished the marshes of the Pevensey levels and the Romney Marsh since the early fifties and remember the Wallers Haven when it used to run by the garden of the Star Inn. In those days, Carp were very rare and the Wallers Haven had a different name, it was called the Pevensey Sluice.

Remembering Rice Lake

Back in the 1980’s I worked for Air Canada, which while providing me with zero by way of stimulation, job satisfaction and sense of fulfillment, did bung 10 free airline tickets my way every year. As a further sweetener, all AC staff (my how we teased the male flight attendants about being ‘DC’ as well

The Magic Of Mullet

The daffodil flowers faded not so long ago. Now their leaves are starting to wither untidily among the long weedy grass stems. I shan't cut them just yet, not if I want an even better display next year. Most of the buds on the surrounding trees have exploded into a green haze, among the branches