Catching Fish: Why Are Anglers So Hard to Please?

Double-figure bream caught from Hollowell Reservoir, Northants

Catching no fish isn’t great, but catching fish one-after-another is not what want either! When it comes to fishermen, there’s no pleasing us!

Modify fishing tackle the easy way

Make your own treble hook

Sometimes, no matter how much you’ve spent on your fishing tackle, there’s something about it that isn’t quite right. It could be too long, too short, too thin, too fat… something just doesn’t feel right. But what can you do about it? It isn’t easy to modify fishing tackle, and replacing a rod or reel […]

Fun on the Bayou – Mississippi Redfish & Black Drum

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To my delight the fish shot forward and engulfed my fly. In a flash all spare line was gone, and the reel screamed in protest, as the beast took off for the horizon.

Chasing giant tarpon in Costa Rica

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As some of you may be aware, I am known by some friends as ‘Lucky Green’, and I have to admit that on this occasion it was fully justified!

The End of an Era

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It was quite upsetting to witness her condition, but a reminder that nothing lasts forever, and a very small consolation was that this morning a jack of about five pounds was there with his nose an inch from my bait-can.

Where’s the best place to catch a monster fish?

Red Tailed Catfish from Jurassic Mountain Lake, Thailand - Mike Green

This MUST be one of the best places on Earth to catch monster fish. It’s comfortable, warm, reasonably priced, and all tackle and bait are provided. It’s an experience I definitely hope to repeat.