22 March 2017
In my opinion Hull and District Angling Association are brilliant at organising events to encourage newcomers to angling but this event was a bit special even by their standards. A combined H&DAA, PAC and Angling Trust Event with opportunities to try Pike angling, Carp fishing and general coarse angling spread over two ponds. Jointly organised by Andy Loble on behalf of the Angling Trust, Clive Melhuish PAC Regional Organiser, Derek Pye H&DAA Fisheries Officer and supported by Carp-Talk, it promised to be a great day, I was really looking forward to being involved ... writes Daiwa Consultant Brian Skoyles.
28 February 2017
I’m stood with Dave Mutton in the torrential rain, staring out over a wind lashed lake. I’d recently had a conversation with a somewhat depressed organiser Clive Melhuish and the junior pike academy was going ahead despite the appalling conditions writes Daiwa Consultant Brian Skoyles.
22 December 2016
Daiwa Consultant Bob Roberts recently enjoyed a trip to Antigua mangroves to fish for Tarpon. Here, Bob explains this amazing trip.
09 December 2016
With the write-up on the Junior section of the Daiwa Open in Withernsea going up a few days ago, Event Organiser Paul Jefferson has now covered the main event, which you can read about below.
06 December 2016
The end of November marks the time for the annual Daiwa Open in Withernsea, Hull. Attracting beach anglers from all over the north east of England, the competition features several categories including: Junior, Lady, Flatfish, Whiting and Men. Daiwa Consultant, Brian Skoyles, was at the Junior event and below he describes the Juniors competition.
04 November 2016
Consultants Bob Roberts and Brian Skoyles recently headed for Linear Fisheries in search of Roach, we’ll let Brian tell us how they got on.
25 October 2016
In Part 1 of Cathal Hughes' guide to Irish festivals, he explained everything outside of the fishing. In Part 2, he describes the tackle, tips and tactics you can use to make sure your trip to Ireland is a successful one.
24 October 2016
For many anglers heading off to catch a ferry across the Irish Sea, it is often the highlight of their angling year. Nothing compares to the excitement of travelling up the road in a van or car bursting with tackle, wondering what joys the trip will bring, writes experienced Irish match angler, Cathal Hughes.
14 October 2016
I like my surface fishing for carp, I’m rubbish with a fly rod, so fly fishing for carp has not really been on my radar, but that might be about to change. A couple of years ago I met a fly angler called John Blewitt on an Angling Trust course and we have kept in touch. John fancied catching a carp on the fly and I had experience of some good surface fishing venues, it seemed logical to combine John’s skills and my knowledge to target carp on the fly.
29 September 2016
Finding a word to describe Ashmead Fishery is not easy, but for now I’ll settle for unique. I’ve just returned from a fabulous session at Ashmead and in conversation with another angler it was described to me as a maze with no swims and a thousand places to fish … it describes Ashmead beautifully, writes Daiwa consultant Brian Skoyles.