To Catch A Carp By Tim Paisley & Friends

Now for those of you who don’t know me, I’m an avid reader of books and it is not unknown for me to stay up all night to devour a book from cover to cover until I have absorbed all the information within its pages. It is with this insatiable appetite for reading and writing

End Of Season 2000

Well for me that really was the season that wasn't. I can't remember the last time I caught a fish that I was really chuffed with, but at least I finished the season having a fun time down at the Bisterne charity match on the Hampshire Avon. In fact, I only just made the match

Just A Dream

I'm starting to get used to these weird experiences now. Not quite a dream, more of an alternative reality. Everything seems to be ordinary, but not quite right. Perhaps it's the sounds, or the light. Slight imperceptible differences, but enough to make me realise that I'm having another one of those ‘funny turns'. And so

A Barbel Story

We arrived about 6pm, bundling out of the car to stretch cramped limbs and eagerly look at the river. The Teme ran summer low. A little recent rain had put just a tiny tinge of colour into it. It looked good.   Unable to wait we hauled the gear out of the car and began

The Power Of A Good Bait Recipe

I’m sure most carp anglers start off their specimen hunting days using shop bought ready-made boilies. These baits are very convenient, relatively cheap in small amounts and effective fish catchers. The number of different manufacturers and flavours found in tackle shops illustrate just how popular boilies are. Once anglers have started catching consistently on boilies