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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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.

VIDEO: Pike on Fly

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Mike Green catches a 10-pound summer pike, which puts up a great, sometimes acrobatic, fight and decides it doesn’t like the look of the landing net!

Palm Springs Salmon Fishing

18lb stillwater salmon from Greetham Valley Fishery

Son James also had an epic battle with another big fish, running him all over the lake, and finally turning the scales to 19lbs – a wonderful fish and in perfect order!

Where else can you catch 200lbs of carp in an afternoon?

Holmes Farm Fishery, Leicestershire

In the week all you have to do is turn up and fish and, having caught 200lbs of carp in a few short hours, I would suggest that you could do a lot worse!