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This diary sections shows what we get up to, sometimes in the business but often around and about.  As I go fishing on every chance I get, I thought you might like to see what I catch in each place, tactics and bait used.  You will soon realise that I am not a sophisticated angler and anybody can do what I do (most people probably better)

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A few hours on the Bristol Avon A few hours on the Bristol AvonAfter a period of being indoors to avoid the rain and the wind in an exceptionally warm period, I had to get out fishing.
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tough time on the River Wye Tough time on the River WyeSandy and I have just spent a few days away on the River Wye just above Hereford, one of our favourite bolt holes. 

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My First Camel Trip My First Tamar TripThe trout season had ended and I wanted to fish a river so had a chat with fishing buddy Graham and we decided to have a go for grayling. I hadn’t ever fished the River Tamar so that made our mind up to go and fish Netherbridge.Read more...

Fishing in Madeira Fishing in Madeira

I have always fancied catching a Wahoo, and Madeira is the nearest place to the UK to do it and the best time is meant to be October, so when Sandy suggested spending our 30th wedding anniversary there in October, I thought what a great idea.

 

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A Chub on the River Culm A Chub on the River Culm

I managed to slip out for an hour or two as I fancied catching a chub, I hadn’t caught one in a while.

 

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A Day on the Royalty, and with the Avon Roach Project A Day on the Royalty, and with the Avon Roach Project

October has come around again, and this time Sandy and I were able to attend the Avon Roach Project fund raising weekend.

 

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The Canadian Sturgeon & Salmon Experience The Canadian Sturgeon & Salmon ExperienceOne of the items that has always been on my bucket list is fishing for Sturgeon in British Columbia. A friend put me in touch with BC Sportfishing (BCSF) in Harrison on the West Coast of Canada and it was recommended that I chose an odd numbered year so that I could catch pink salmon too, possibly on the fly.Read more...

Squirrelling about in Poole Squirrelling about in PooleSandy and I decided to spend a couple of days away in the Poole area. The main reason was to join Mark Everard and his crowd, mostly Environment Agency scientists or associates in a species competition to see how many sea fish species we could catch off Poole harbour.Read more...

The Quest for Sea Trout The Quest for Sea TroutI went out trying to catch a sea trout last night. It was first time wet fly fishing in the Torridge as I usually prefer dry fly fishing, trying to cast to a fish and see the take. However, more sea trout are caught at dusk and at night wet fly fishing so I opted for that this time.Read more...

A great day sea fishing A great day sea fishingAfter having our previous trip cancelled by the weather, this trip more than made up for it - brilliant!Read more...

Bass from the Burrows Bass from the BurrowsIt was a glorious day in Devon so Graham and I decided to travel to Crow Point off Braunton Burrows fly fishing for bass. Read more...

Angling Heritage work Angling Heritage workI've just spent Sunday and Monday setting up the initial displays in Torrington Museum for Angling Heritage. Read more...

What, No Mullet? What, No Mullet?The day was meant to be mullet fishing but with Graham, Reg and I but there were none to be seen at low tide. I don't know if this was because it was midday, or the sediment in the water due to the spring tides. Always there is so much to learn.Read more...

The Tech hunt continues The Tench hunt continues

My friend Graham has never caught a Tench so we headed to a local pond where I have caught them in the past.

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Flyfishing for Bass in the Taw/Torridge Estuary Flyfishing for Bass in the Taw/Torridge EstuaryAfter introducing Graham to the joys of Mulleting, we decided to head to crow Point near Braunton Burrows to fly fish for Bass.Read more...

Torridge Mulleting Torridge MulletingHaving had success with trout fishing a couple of days earlier, I decided to chance my luck and go mullet fishing on the lower Torridge.Read more...

Torridge Trouting Torridge TroutingOn a warm evening at the end of June, I decide to try my luck fly fishing in an impromptu session.Read more...

Chaos on a Tench Trip to Kent Chaos on a Tench Trip to KentMy friend Mick Cutler and I had been talking for a few months about having a day or two fishing together for tench in Kent, but it didn't quite go as planned.Read more...

Bullied by Bullocks Bullied by BullocksThe season might not have opened, but I had to get out for a fishing session and went to Stevenstone, an old estate lake just outside Torrington with wild carp.Read more...

Devon Wildlife Devon Wildlife

One of the joys of living off the beaten track in Devon is the wildlife you see around and about.

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