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Thanks B. V.

I was actually going to get some time to go fishing! Both daughters were planning to be out late, which means that they won’t appear until about 1pm, and David was off to a concert. Brenda could have a long lie in and I could be up early, and sneaking quietly out of the door

Lure Fishing – Part Two

Setting HooksOne of the most frustrating aspects for beginners is the number of takes which fail to result in a fish on the bank. What often happens is that you feel the savage take of a fish, strike into it, feel it struggle briefly, then it’s away. Sadly, it’s experiences like this which dissuade many

Stick Float Secrets

The float drifts away from me, downstream, tugging impatiently at the line. It’s partnered by a newly dropped autumn leaf, gleaming golden in the sun’s rays. I hold back the float, with my middle finger lightly pressed against the rim of the spool. Strangely, the leaf also pauses in its journey, seemingly waiting for the

Can Anyone Help Me To Find A Lake?

Not just any lake, the one I’m looking for is very special. You see, I used to fish there when I was a boy, and that was a long, long time ago. I haven’t been back there for years and I’ve kind of forgotten where it is. As a boy, I used to cycle to

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