How Low Can You Go?

Boat fishing on the drift has been a popular method of sea angling for years. Whether you are fishing for Plaice, Turbot or Brill along sandbanks, or for Cod and Pollack over a wreck, few anglers have experienced anything like the fishing available off the West Coast of Ireland. How the hell do you go

Topdawg Jerk Bait

It was at a Lure Anglers’ Society competition at Ardingly reservoir where I first saw Del Bennett working a jerkbait. Using a jerkbait rod and a multiplier reel in perfect co-ordination, I was fascinated watching him practicing the technique. He was jerking the rod tip, in perfect rhythmic timing with the spinning handle of the

Flavours And Additives

For those of you who don’t know me, I’ve been around for so long I don’t even believe it myself! It’s been said that when I started fishing the Dead Sea was only sick! In the late 1950’s I modeled myself on Dick Walker, complete with floppy hat and cane MK IV’s. Through the sixties

A-maise-d!

I never expect presents from abroad, particularly from my family. They are always too busy at a water’s edge to stroll round towns or villages looking for suitable gifts to take home and I don’t blame them for that.When number one son returned from a carp trip in deepest France, though, I thought he had

FLOATING ON AIR

I’m sure my brain cells are being destroyed by global warming, or something -possibly gin. At our final work party, a few weeks ago, Jack attempted to clear one of the remote swims. A fair sized tree had tumbled from the high banks of the country park which lies adjacent and landed in the lake.