The Spin Doctors’ Lure Angling Oddessy – Part Two

How to lose lures and not influence fish It was nearing half past one in the morning in the rusty old van. We were reflecting on yet another mad gig, this time in Hinckley. Playing in a thrash band can be a dangerous thing, and we’d caused another near riot in an ill-prepared pub. Still,

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

The Cobra Multi Baiter

A few weeks ago I was talking to one of my Dutch friends on the phone, when I asked quite innocently if their National Cricket Team were awarded Dutch Caps. As this went right over his head, metaphorically, he decided that a trip to England was in order to help improve his English. Isn't it

Ducks And Other Little Things

Early evening, after a long, hot day and the consumption of a full flask of coffee, a six pack of Diet Coke and a litre or two of lemonade, Hubby was desperate to reduce the pressure. 'It's no good,' he said. 'I've got to have a sprinkle. Look the other way for a minute.' As

A Change Is As Good As A Rest

There comes a point in everyone's life that there has to be change to overcome the mundane similarities of day to day living and of course weekend to weekend leisure. The familiar becomes mundane and hackneyed, much like the title of this article, and the only hope to regain that momentum we call enthusiasm is