Fishing one-liners

Fishing joke

What is an eel’s favorite dance? The conger Two parrots sitting on a perch. The first one says to the other: “Can you smell fish?” What do you call a fish without an eye? A fsh Why didn’t the prawn share his toys? He was a little shellfish What fish is a serial killer? Jack […]

Wife fishing jokes

Bride and groom fishing

Once upon a time a man asked a girl to marry him. The girl said, “No way!” and the man lived happily ever after and went fishing a lot and hunted and played golf and drank beer and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted. THE END

Two blokes are fishing together, enjoying the peace…

How to tie a loop knot

Simple fly fishing knot 1

There are many different knots you can use for fly fishing but there aren’t many that are guaranteed to keep your fly straight. This simple little knot is one I have used for many years for trout, sea trout and salmon fishing. It’s easy to tie and keeps the line from ‘hingeing’ on the eye […]

Persistence pays on Chew (Part II)

Russell Cowell 39lb pike

You may remember that last year at about this time four of us had a two-day stint at Chew Valley Lake, trying our luck fly fishing for pike. The result was just two fish between us, but remarkably the one I caught – at 5.45pm on the second day – was an immaculate 30-pounder, fully […]

‘Iron Mike’?!

Chronicle and Echo, May 2013

As my last post reports, I have recently returned from a trip to Cuba where, as well as fishing for tarpon and bonefish, I got back into the water, 50 years after my last SCUBA dive. It was some thrill. Now, for my sins and mainly due to my friendship with Bob Church, who has […]

Fishing the flats in Cuba

La Tortuga, Cuba fishing

I have just about recovered from jet-lag following a really exciting and enjoyable trip to Cuba along with great mate, Rod Barley. “If the Lord is willing and the creek don’t rise”, I hope to be repeating it!