School holidays mean Sue and I can escape for a well deserved break (on her part anyway) so half the month gets lost in terms of fishing.
Being able to accurately cast to one spot in the swim when feeder fishing, can determine how quickly and how many bites you get.
I had a chat the other day with James Armstrong, the outcome of which was I agreed to team up with my angling mate Graham Drewery to do a magazine feature on weir pool fishing for barbel. In my view the perfect combination of work and play!
I mentioned in my last blog that I was making a series of DVDs with Stu Walker and this has taken up every spare moment of our time so far.
On a number of occasions I have been sat on top of spawning fish and caught nothing at all and on other occasions the angler next to me have bagged up big style and I’ve ended up being nothing but a photographer.
Martyn Skoyles looks at the tackle he uses to maximise his chances of success, and turn cruising carp into extra fish on the bank.
Dave Proudfoot, Tony Voss, a SKY film crew and myself travelled to Iceland at the end of May to sample the boat and shore fishing on offer from various locations.