Sunday, 28 December 2008

When the wind is in the East...

My good friend John, who came up to Coventry to paint a sign on the door of our Gallery on Sunday, has bought himself some tackle so that when he visits we can also get a few hours on the bank. This weekend I decided that we would probably both fit into the swim at Bretford where I'd had such a good day last time out

Friday, 19 December 2008

Tackle Review: Okuma Aventa Pro Centre Pin Reel

I do believe that an opinion of a major item of tackle such as a reel cannot be formed in any less than six months of hard and continuous usage. I also believe that a reel is a piece of tackle that should be able to survive a lot of misuse and still fare well

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Perfect Swim

After my recent efforts on the canal, I had to get out and do some real fishing, and so yesterday morning I took advantage of an early morning lift to Bretford

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Gentlemen of the canal.

The day was freezing cold and I had to take Molly for a long walk to vent some of her exuberant energy. I wanted to fish but had to take Molly, and that always, always means trouble, especially if I stay in the one spot for too long

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

The Winter Wye

Hay is an interesting town if you are the booky type, but I'm not especially. However it has a number of other redeeming features that commend it to an angler staying at a hotel in town, especially if that hotel just happens to back onto the steep wooded cliff that tumbles down to the waters of the Wye.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Keeping on keeping on...

Worms catch perch and chub, also roach and barbel, and, perch, chub, roach and barbel are the prime stock fish of the Bretford stretch of the Avon. According to my club Coventry AA book. Now, I'd seen a huge perch and plenty of chub, indeed had caught a few of the larger residents of the latter species, so it seemed logical that big roach also, up to two pounds at the very least, were feasible