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 Carp Wake Up

Molly at 33.2oz - mirror carp

This time things were to be different. I managed a few rudd, twenty carp in the 8oz-to-a-pound class, a 5lb zander, three pike and two thirties, pictured here.

Want to catch a salmon?

Palm Springs Salmon Fishing Rutland UK

At the weekend I took 5 friends to the remarkable inland salmon fishery, Palm Springs, where I have almost always managed my limit of four fish. What sport!

Where to fish when the UK rivers close

Mike Green 16lbs 14oz zander

Saturday was officially the last day of the season for UK rivers. As many look towards 16th June, I get my kicks elsewhere by turning to my favourite stillwaters and reservoirs.

When To Fish For Pike

Nene bonanza small

Yes, it is possible to catch pike in the summer – especially on surface lures – but on the whole it only gets good after two or three hard frosts and a good flood, at least in my experience.

Massive brown out of the blue

Mike Green personal best brown trout Rutland Water

It was all very enjoyable; but then something special happened. I was retrieving yet another small perch when I felt a jolt, and line screamed off my reel at an alarming rate of knots!

Catching big pike and perch at Grafham Water

GRAFHAM DROPSHOT 23 1

“If this is a perch it’s a world record!” I exclaimed to Dave, as the fish continued to pull hard and made a series of unstoppable dives back to the bottom.