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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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 […]

Catch rooster fish in Baja Mexico

Rooster fish in Baja, Mexico

One fish I have for a long time admired, but never thought I would ever catch, is the rooster fish – dashingly handsome and by reputation electrifyingly fast. If this were not enough, being a member of the jack family (which also includes the giant trevally/GT), the ferocity of its fight is legendary. It was […]

Float-tube review

Float tube review1

My good fishing pal, Ryan, located some reasonably priced float tubes to try and we thought we’d report back. At the time it seemed like a really good idea.

My pet pike

Pikey

Does anyone out there have a tame pike? I am very happy to confirm that I indeed do! Maybe I should qualify that statement in that it doesn’t actually belong to me (or anybody else for that matter). It lives in a one-and-a-half-acre lake in Staffordshire, which was dug out by my best friend, Ken […]