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.
15 September 2016
A number of Daiwa UK employees, as well as associates from Japan, recently went on a Carp fishing trip with consultant Brian Skoyles. Making their way down to Hull were Daiwa UK Rod Technicians David Maling, Scott Richardson and Taku Oda, alongside Ted Akutsu and Harry Sezai. To get an insight into the two days, Brian has written a short diary piece below.
12 September 2016
The 2016 World Pairs Angling Championship came to an end on Friday and what a terrific week of fishing it was.
30 August 2016
Daiwa Marketing Assistant, Kris Smith, visited Consultant Bob Roberts last week to learn from the 'Barbel Master'. Below is how Kris found the few days down south.
29 August 2016
I’m a member of a carp syndicate based at a North Lincolnshire water called Lakewood. It’s a lovely water, full of character, containing a good head of commons and mirrors to mid-twenties. It is brilliantly run by Dave Butt and his team of helpers, so you are guaranteed immaculate pegs, no litter and a pleasant membership that respects each other’s space and experience. Every year the syndicate organises a charity social, a combination of talks, socializing and money raising. This year I was invited to be one of the guest speakers writes Daiwa Consultant Brian Skoyles.
12 August 2016
I’m driving down the A1 towards Newark and I’ve just been overtaken by a waving Bob Roberts, which is not really surprising as it’s his fault I’m on the road in the first place, writes Daiwa consultant Brian Skoyles.
10 August 2016
Daiwa consultant Brian Skoyles has recently returned from a tricky session on Etang du Bois. The water holds some huge fish but would Brian land “The Fish of his Dreams”?
05 August 2016
Over the years I’ve been involved in many junior coaching events, but this was to be my first Korda Carp Academy. I had heard so many good things about the Academy, so as I headed round the M25 I was really looking forward to the three days ahead, writes Daiwa consultant Brian Skoyles.