04 October 2019
Most of my lure fishing takes place of small still waters, local rivers or canals, so it’s fair to say that the next two days will be taking us out of our comfort zone as along with my son Martyn we’re fishing the Haringvliet in Southern Holland. The Haringvliet is a very special water, huge in size, huge in potential. We’d travelled through the day to get here, and we were both tired, but as we stood looking out over a vast stretch of water, I knew we wouldn’t get much sleep, we wanted to get started.
13 September 2019
It was with great anticipation that this years pairs event came round for myself and partner Martin Greene, after finishing 8th in 2017 and 4th in 2018 we were hoping with a large slice of lady luck to make it into the elusive top 3 but failing that another top 10 finish would we felt be an achievement in this fiercely contested match, undoubtedly the Worlds greatest pairs event, in fact I believe outside of the international arena this is THE ultimate event.
29 May 2019
I’m very proud to be a Patron for the Forces Carp Project which is organized by Simon Bangert. Through the therapy of carp angling its aim is to assist the rehabilitation of wounded, sick and injured service men and women.
28 May 2019
Every summer Hull and District AA organise a series of junior Carp Academies, they are brilliantly organised and extremely popular. The Hull and District team of coaches deserve a lot of credit. They arrive early on the Saturday morning and by lunchtime have set up bivvies, catering facilities and tackle ready for the arrival of the juniors. From then till midday the following day they do everything possible to make sure the juniors have a great time and experience the thrill of catching the hard fighting Grebe carp.
25 April 2019
Congratulations to River Clyde angler Peter Hutchison who won the 2018 Daiwa Cup for the biggest salmon of the season on UCAPA (United Clyde Angling Protective Association LTD) controlled water. Peter was presented with the cup and his Daiwa prize at the UCAPA Salmon season opening ceremony on the 16th of February.
02 April 2019
By no means do I class myself as a competent lure angler but I do enjoy it. Over the last two years I’ve had some success with various lure styles but shied away from the smaller types of lures, that is up to this year.
26 March 2019
I’ve just come back from the fourth and last Pike Academy for the winter season 2018/19 and as usual have been totally impressed by both the organization of the Hull and District AA team, the coaching from the Pike Anglers Club members and the enthusiasm of the juniors taking part, writes Daiwa Consultant Brian Skoyles.
22 February 2019
Around 3 years ago I set myself a target to catch a 3lb Perch. I’d seen loads of 3’s on social media and the angling press - I honestly thought it would happen pretty quickly. How wrong was I.
21 January 2019
Anyone who knows me will know I’ve been pretty obsessed with fishing from a very young age. I’ve been inspired by so many of the leading Anglers in the industry. This brings me on to Carp Society and their new book which I received at the start of December - Still For The Love Of Carp.
28 November 2018
Saturday 17th November 2018 7:30 am at the Northfield Club, Withernsea, East Yorkshire and it is time for the draw for the Daiwa British Junior Championship. The organisers have already visited the beach and reported back that conditions look perfect, so with the draw complete, group picture taken, it was off to the beach. It didn’t take long for the 30 competitors to get ready and for the match to get underway.