Fishing Fallacies

Angling literature is full of old wives' tales that have been repeated so many times that they're now accepted as "fact". In this piece, I intend highlighting some of these fishing fallacies. No doubt some of these statements will be considered controversial, and I'm sure the Editor will love you to write in and say

Pete's Day Out

The Conference Of The Lure Anglers' SocietyDerby University, 5th June 1999 Text and Photos by Pete Welsh If any of you have read my Lure Angling Odyssey, you’ll already be familiar with my ‘novice’ status and clumsy attempts to catch fish. If you haven’t, well you are now. So what better way of jumping in

The Spin Doctors’ Lure Angling Odyssey – Part Five

The Soar With A Bare Head Smash! My radio alarm clock was once more hurled across the bedroom as it dared shout local news at my slumbering form. Local news for local people! Who cares? Nobody at 5:30 a.m. It was June the 16th. For some odd reason all this lure fishing, and blanking, had

From The Privvy – Chapter Four

A Mistake With A Monster My return to England in 1969 marked some very significant changes to my life, none of them very conducive to doing much fishing. Not only did I have to go to work every day, but I also got married to the 'wife from hell' and not long after that I

The Banax Tova 600L Baitcasting Reel

First things first, take a look at the reel pictured here, click on the pictures to have a better look and then have a guess at how much you think a reel like this would cost you by the first impression it creates. The price will be indicated later in this review, but I think