Tarpon fishing at Silver King Lodge, Costa Rica

30lb Jack on Fly

I have just about recovered from the endless delays and missed connections James and I suffered on our recent excursion to Silver King Lodge in Costa Rica, thanks to the bungling inefficiency of American Airlines, and would strongly advise travellers to avoid flying with them at all costs if there is an alternative?! I won’t […]

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 […]