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
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
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
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.
There will come a time in the life of a fishing widow when your teenaged anglers decide that they want to go on a fishing holiday with their friends, one of whom has access to his mother's car for the week. Of course they do. It's all part of the growing up process, the beginning