Mike Green - All-Rounder!

Mike Green fisherman

Mike Green retired in 2004, having spent most of his career as a practising opthalmic optician in Northamptonshire. Mike has fished in the UK and abroad for most of his life, catching all manner of species in the UK, Canada, Alaska, New Zealand, Asia and Americas.
 
In recent years Mike has become a self-confessed pike fanatic. He loves nothing more than working his way down the bank of his beloved River Nene in Northamptonshire, flicking out a pike fly. In 2009 Mike caught the fish of a lifetime - a pike of 40lbs 8oz, which he caught on fly at Bristol's Chew Valley Lake - at the time the lake record.
 
Once retired, Mike started his own fishing blog, www.luckygreens.co.uk, recording his escapades both at home, mainly fly fishing for pike, and abroad, chasing saltwater species like tarpon, GTs and bonefish. Mike was the first fishing writer to join drowningworms.com in 2013.
 
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The Green luck holds firm!

Lucky escape for Mike Green

Enjoy your fishing at every opportunity. That is my heartfelt advice, and if it sounds a bit morbid let me relate an experience that showed me just how rapidly this sweet life could be curtailed. It happened a few years ago when my first Nissan Pathfinder (I am now on my third!) was almost three […]

Catch carp on luncheon meat

common vs mirror carp

Before going on holiday to Costa Rica with son James for some giant tarpon fishing, I thought I would pop up and spend one night at my best friend’s little fishery near Stafford. He is such a great lad and doesn’t get the chance to fish as much as I do for many reasons that […]

Pike and zander fishing at Grafham Water

Bob Church Zander

Many people know that I fish regularly with Bob Church, possibly the best know angler in the UK. Despite not being in the best of health in recent years, Bob’s keenness and enthusiasm is undaunted – and he NEVER wants to pack up! Even so, when we fish together these days it often seems to […]

Fly fishing for GTs in Christmas Island

Christmas Island GT on fly

Before fishing for giant trivially on Christmas Island, I’ve been lucky enough to catch a number of the brutes elsewhere. I’ve had giant trevally (GTs, as opposed to G&Ts, to which I’m also a bit partial!) up to 70lbs fishing in the Seychelles (now a ‘no go’ area because of the Somali pirates!) and also […]

Salmon fishing with the Airflo ‘Balance’ Reel

Salmon from the River Lyon, Perthshire

There was a time when salmon and sea trout fishing was at the top of my list and I would look forward to four, five or even six trips in their pursuit, mostly to Scotland, but occasionally to Ireland and Wales. Off the cuff I can think of eight different Scottish rivers that I have […]

Sod’s Law

Nice rainbow trout

Yesterday afternoon I had a lovely little spell of “bonus” fly fishing. Bob Church and I were at one of our favourite venues in Bedfordshire, comprising three private gravel pits: two large ones of about 30 acres each, containing mostly carp and pike, and a smaller one of about 4 acres in between them. This […]