22 November 2018
What an enjoyable weekend. Two days of watching lots of junior anglers, with their parents and coaches having a great time out in the fresh air writes Daiwa Consultant Brian Skoyles. Saturday was a day on the beach as a guest of the Commercial Sea Angling Club, organisers of the “Daiwa Beach Open”.
24 October 2018
Hull and District AA has to be one of the most successful angling clubs in the country particularly when it comes to supporting and encouraging junior angling writes Daiwa Consultant Brian Skoyles. Just look at these statistics for 2018 so far. Hull and District AA have organised over 70 events for juniors on 7 different venues. This has involved over 1600 attendances by 433 different young anglers. An amazing achievement and a credit to all the coaches and parents who have supported the various events.
23 October 2018
It’s 8:30 AM and I am waiting for the car in front of me to start moving, and it’s fair to say both myself and my passenger, Bob Roberts, are full of anticipation. We’re on deck 7 of the Hull Rotterdam ferry and ahead of us two days in search of big perch. Some months ago I’d been told of a top guide in Holland, Rob Kraaijeveld, and after chatting with Bob I’d booked two days. We’d done our research on the area, corresponded with Rob, anxiously watched the long term weather forecast and at last it was time to go, if only the car in front would start moving!
08 October 2018
I knew it was good news when it was announced that the 2018 qualifier for the World Club Feeder Championships would be on the Gloucester Canal. Two reasons really: firstly, it’s good to keep up the canal’s profile and availability for these events; secondly, I knew we would have a chance of winning it whatever the competition we were faced with. I am also in a privileged position in as much as I fished a World Club Float Championship in the Czech Republic in 2000 and I know it’s a once in a lifetime experience, so I was excited that other younger members of the Daiwa Gordon League squad could also share that opportunity.
02 October 2018
Ashmead has to be one of the most atmospheric carp waters in the country and I have some wonderful memories of sessions spent there. It’s not the easiest water I’ve ever fished and by no stretch of the imagination would I call it a runs water, but the rewards can be very special. When I go to Ashmead, I know I’m going to be in good company with idyllic surroundings but catching will require that I work hard and have luck on my side.
28 August 2018
Daiwa Gordon League manager Mark Treasure reports back after a busy weekend of team events! It’s been a period of hectic activity for Daiwa Gordon League, culminating in the Division 1 National Championships on the River Trent near Nottingham last Saturday and the final round of the South West Super league on the Bristol Avon at Newbridge last Sunday. For the national we learnt a long time ago that rivers are very rarely method waters, so for us practice takes the form of a recce really, find your way around, get a few rigs right and then pick an experienced team for the match itself.
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.