19 July 2018
The football World Cup may be over, but another great sporting events kicks off in less than two weeks. National Fishing Month (NFM) 2018 - the highlight of the fishing year – begins on 27th July and gives everyone the chance to give angling a go under the guidance of specially-trained experts. And everything is free!
19 June 2018
I locked the gate, returned to the car and sat for a second. Two thoughts crossed my mind, one I was shattered and two what a fabulous day I’d just had. I’d been invited by Gary Wright, Junior Section Leader, for Nottingham Piscatorial Society to join them for their first Junior Carp Academy and it’s fair to say it had gone well, writes Daiwa consultant Brian Skoyles.
30 May 2018
Tom Scholey has won the Garbolino Spring Festival at Lindholme Lakes with a perfect four point score. The popular event was contested by 66 rods, and saw weights up to 300lb recorded over the course of the five day contest.
15 May 2018
Hull and District Angling Association are rightly proud of their record of supporting junior angling, from their summer scorcher sessions to their pike days they are always well organised and well supported. Over the last few years some of the most popular events have been the Carp Academy weekends and it was time for the first of this years scheduled four weekends writes Daiwa Consultant Brian Skoyles.
14 May 2018
The Hobie® Fishing Worlds in Amal, Sweden will run from May 15 to 20 on Lake Vanern and will be contested by 48 anglers from 20 nations and 5 different continents. The elite group of anglers will be targeting two main species, Pike and Perch. Top kayak anglers from around the globe will compete using the Hobie® Mirage Pro Angler 14 kayaks. Daiwa is proud to be a contributing sponsor of Hobie® on a local, European and World level.
10 May 2018
Tom Scholey enjoyed a great weeks bream fishing on Voorne Canal at the Don Slaymaker Memorial Festival, finishing third out of the 115 strong field. His team, made up of himself, Matt Godfrey, Jordan Holloway and Will Freeman also managed to win the team event.
06 February 2018
At a recent slide show for Wetherby Angling Club as part of their fund-raising activities for the “Kids” charity, Daiwa Consultant Brian Skoyles offered a day’s fishing as a raffle prize. The winner was Shaun Leighton and after I had finished my talk we swapped contact details and sorted a date.
23 November 2017
It’s Saturday 11th November and once again I’m on the seafront in Withernsea, East Yorkshire, and for once I’m pleased to be watching anglers rather than fishing myself writes Daiwa Consultant Brian Skoyles.
16 November 2017
The leaves are falling off the trees and the first frost of the winter has taken hold so to me this means it’s time to get ready for some fantastic small water fishing. At this time of year most anglers hang up the rods and sit in doors tying flies, dreaming of the new season or having nightmares about the fish they have lost in the season just gone.
01 September 2017
My season no longer starts on October 1st, it seems to run through most of the year. However many clubs sensibly have restrictions as to when you pike fish and September or October is the start of my season on many of the waters I fish.