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 […]

Where and how to catch big tarpon on fly

Tarpon fly fishing Costa Rica

My first (and only-so far) trip in search of catching a silver leviathan on fly was last October, and began with two longish flights firstly from Heathrow to New York, and then on to San Jose in Costa Rica. Flying is usually a bit of a pain and tiring, but has to be endured if […]