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,

Profile Of A Charterboat Skipper

I’ve been told that the secret of becoming a really good charterboat skipper is to sink a boat early on in your career. The logic behind this advice, apparently, being that it is similar to when you first learn to drive. They say you've got to have one accident - everybody does - so the

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

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

Using Flavours

When I wrote my Flavours and Attractors piece for Crafty Carper (Nov 98), I was very surprised at the large number of calls I received asking for further information. Some of these were very perceptive; which made me realize there are far more serious carpers out there than I thought. There are also many less